In addition to her musical talent, Taylor Swift’s background is largely Italian. Her parents, Carmine Antonio Baldi and Anna Maria Swift, were Italian immigrants from Castelnuovo Cilento in southern Italy. She has smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and distant French ancestry. In addition, she considers the number thirteen to be lucky. She was born on a Friday the thirteenth, and her first #1 hit song had a 13-second intro.
In September 2009, she won the MTV Video Music Awards as Best Female Video. During her acceptance speech, however, the rapper Ye (who had been involved in several other award show antics) interrupted her speech, claiming that Beyonce’s video for “Single Ladies” was the best video of all time. Afterward, Swift was invited onstage to finish her speech. Swift went on to win four Grammy Awards in 2010: best new artist, best country album, and best female artist.
As a multi-Grammy Award winner, Taylor Swift has sold more than two hundred million albums worldwide. Eight of her songs have topped the Hot 100. Her concert tours have been among the highest-grossing in history. Swift has won eleven Grammy Awards and three Album of the Year awards. Her album, “Red,” has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and is the second highest-selling digital artist ever.
Taylor Swift’s debut album, 1989, was released in October 2006. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. The New York Times called the album a “mini-masterpiece of pop-minded country”. Her single, “Our Song”, was one of the most popular songs of 2006, selling more than three thousand copies in its first week. Swift followed up with a second studio album in 2008, called “Bad Blood.” The lead single, “Feeling Good,” went on to become the highest-selling country single of all time, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She’s still very young, but she has already earned more than $650 million in the US since 2005, when she signed with Big Machine Records. Her debut album sold 7.75 million copies worldwide. Swift’s success has been fueled by her willingness to share her wealth. She’s made her way to the top with an album that sold seven million copies in the US alone. In 2017, she was a brand ambassador for Macy’s.
Swift’s popularity has continued to rise. She has starred in several movies, including a music video for her song “The Man.” The video features Swift in a beard, and takes aim at the irresponsible behaviors of wealthy men. It’s a definite classic, but Taylor Swift’s career continues to grow. She has been in numerous supporting roles as well, and her upcoming music video will likely be one of the most popular of all time.
After 1989 became a global phenomenon, Swift stepped back from the spotlight for a while. She participated in a civil trial in August 2017, testifying about sexual assault against former radio DJ David Mueller. The former radio personality denied the allegations. The judge dismissed the suit, and a jury ruled in Swift’s favor. The singer released the hit single “Shake It Off” in August of that year, which went on to become the number one album in the United States.