Taylor Swift Biography
Taylor Alison Swift is a singer-songwriter from the United States. Her narrative songwriting, which is frequently inspired by her own experiences, has gained significant media attention and critical acclaim.
How old is Taylor Swift? – Age
She was born as Taylor Alison Swift on 13 December 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is 32 years as of 2021.
Where did Taylor Swift go to school? – Education
She began playing the guitar after a computer mechanic taught her how to play three chords. She was twelve when she discovered country music. She was influenced by Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks. She went to the Alvernia Montessori School. Taylor and Austin used to go to Bible lessons because their parents were members of the Presbyterian Church. Horseback riding became her interest from then on. She was given her own pony, Ginger. Taylor went on to win a number of horse racing contests.
She joined the Youth Theatre Academy shows after relocating to Wyomissing and traveled to New York on a regular basis for acting and singing instruction.
She won a national poetry competition in high school for submitting a piece titled “Monster in My Closet.” Her talent for poetry aided her songs. “Lucky You” was her debut song.
Her skill was apparent, as was her parents’ encouragement. Her mother approached Dan Dymtrow, and with his help, the twelve-year-old was cast in Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Rising Stars” campaign and was then interviewed by many big record labels.
Taylor Swift – Family
She was born to Andrea Gardner Swift and Scott Kingsley Swift. Her dad was a stockbroker, and her mum was a stay-at-home mom who raised Taylor and her younger brother, Austin. Taylor’s grandmother, Majorie Finlay, was an opera singer who rose to prominence as one of the greatest of her generation. Listening to her grandma sing instilled in her a passion of music. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2016. She was so heartbroken that she began a campaign to encourage frequent cancer screenings in order to catch the deadly disease early.
Taylor Swift Husband
In 2008, she dated Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers, but the relationship ended after Joe fell in love with Camilla Belle.
She dated Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhall, Harry Styles, and Calvin Harris shortly after. Taylor was photographed with Tom Hiddleston in 2016, however she subsequently revealed that her relationship with Tom had terminated.
What is Swift’s Salary?
She earns $150 million annually.
Swift Net Worth
Her net worth is $400 million.
Taylor Swift Career
She joined RCA Records and began traveling from Nashville to Pennsylvania before her father relocated to Nashville to help his daughter’s flourishing career. She enrolled in “Aron Academy” and was home-schooled there.
Swift collaborated with various composers while performing at events, including Brett Beavers, Mac McAnally, and Liz Rose, finally settling on Liz functioning mostly as an editor.
She performed at the ‘Bluebird Café’ in 2005, when she impressed Scott Borchetta, then a DreamWorks Records executive wanting to establish his own production business, and he instantly signed her.
Taylor Swift released her debut album, ‘Taylor Swift,’ in October 2006. Her album hit number five on the Billboard 200, and her recordings ranked for more than 157 weeks.
Taylor’s track ‘Tim McGraw,’ cleverly labeled by her management team, soared to the top of the music charts. She composed the song in a math lesson while thinking about her senior year lover.
With songs like “Our Song” and “Teardrops on My Guitar,” which became anthems for teens, the sixteen-year-old was building out a career for herself. They went crazy over her voice, and she nailed it, ensuring her stardom.
The next year, she released her holiday album, named ‘Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.’ She proceeded to open for famous musicians while marketing her new album. Following her initial success, she recorded the album Fearless, which was released in 2008 alongside her single “Love Story.” It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, with “You Belong with Me” at number two. In 2009, the ‘Billboard 200’ named it the best-selling album of the year. MTV also selected the song video ‘Best Female Music Video.’ She was also selected ‘Artist of the Year’ for her record that year.
She was the youngest person to win the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year.’
She was nominated for three awards: ‘Best Country Album,’ ‘Best Country Song,’ and ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance.’ Swift collaborated with musicians such as John Mayer, Kellie Pickler, and others, creating tracks that continued to top the music charts, such as “Today is a Fairytale,” a hit from the “Valentine’s Day” soundtrack.
Her debut role as an actor was in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when she played a rebellious adolescent. She was the only celebrity to compose her own monologue for “Saturday Night Live” and “Entertainment Weekly.” In 2009, she made her cinematic debut in the film ‘Valentine’s Day.’
In October 2010, her album ‘Speak Now’ was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as the quickest selling digital album by a female artist. It got over 278,000 downloads in its first week. In the book, she is also credited as becoming the first female artist to have ten songs from her album chart on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’
Taylor Swift proved to fans and critics alike in 2012 with her new album ‘Red,’ that she was more than just a country musician. The CD had music from many genres, including dance-pop, heartland rock, and dubstep, and got a positive response.
She became the first female to have three straight albums sell over one million copies after the release of her critically praised the album, “1989,” in 2014.
Her ‘1989 World Tour’ made more than 250 million U.s. dollars, making it her most successful tour. She rose rapidly to the position of brand ambassador for major companies such as Cover Girl, Sony Electronics, and Diet Coke. She successfully established herself as a brand in her own right, launching her own perfume line. ‘Reputation,’ her sixth studio album, was published in 2017. The album opened at number one on the Billboard 200, and Taylor Swift became the first individual to have four albums sell one million copies in the United States in a single week.
‘Lover,’ her seventh studio album, was released in 2019. It was Taylor’s sixth album to earn more than 500,000 copies in a single week in the United States. Taylor Swift released two albums in 2020, ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore.’ At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021,she won the ‘Album of the Year’ for her album ‘Folklore’ and became the first female in history to receive the award three times. From ‘Taylor Swift’ in 2006 through ‘Fearless’ in 2008, all of her albums charted in the ‘Billboard Top 100.’ Her following albums, ‘Speak Now,’ ‘Red,’ and ‘1989,’ catapulted her to the forefront of country-pop music.
Even though most of her songs have received recognition in some way, chartbusters such as ‘Tom McGraw,’ ‘You Belong with Me,’ ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ ‘Love Story,’ and ‘Back to December’ have propelled her to the top of the Australian, Canadian, and Indian music charts.
She has had four tours in her career, two of which were global tours (‘Speak Now’ and ‘1989’). All of her shows have been sold out, and none have brought in less than a hundred million dollars.
She has received 10 ‘Grammy Awards,’ 23 ‘Billboard Music Awards,’ 11 ‘Country Music Association Awards,’ 8 ‘Academy of Country Music Awards,’ 19 ‘American Music Awards,’ 1 ‘Brit Award,’ and a ‘Emmy Award’ as a vocalist.
With her remarkable songwriting abilities, she has earned a seat in ‘The Songwriters Hall of Fame.’