Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift May 2015 cropped and retouched.jpg
Swift performing in Detroit during the 2015 1989 World Tour
Born Taylor Alison Swift
December 13, 1989 (1989-12-13) (age 28)
Occupation
Net worth US $280 million (2017)[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Musical career
Origin Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
Years active 2006–present
Labels Big Machine Records
Associated acts
Website Taylor Swift Official Site

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter. She has won ten Grammy Awards as of February 2016.

Career[change | change source]

She had her first hit, "Tim McGraw", in 2006 at the age of 16 which was also her debut single. In 2008, she sold more albums than anyone else that year.

She won Country Music Television's (CMT) "Breakthrough Video of the Year" award in 2007 for "Tim McGraw". She was also nominated by the Academy of Country Music for "Top New Female Vocalist".

The lead single from Swift's fourth album Red, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", became Swift's first number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single "I Knew You Were Trouble" reached number two on the chart while becoming her first chart-topper on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs chart. In 2013, Red was nominated for Best Country Album and Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.

Swift performed "Shake It Off", the lead single from her fifth album, 1989, at the 2014 MTV VMAs.[2] 1989 was released in October 27, 2014. The singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" all reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. These singles, along with "Style" and "Wildest Dreams", have also topped the Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs chart.

Her single, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", was recorded with English singer Zayn Malik (formerly of One Direction). It was released as a single for the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades Darker (2017). It reached number two on the Hot 100 in the US and Canada.

On June 8, 2017, Swift restored her music on streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music after previously removing it from being streamed. This move was seen by critics as a move in her alleged rivalry against singer Katy Perry, whose album was released the next day. On August 25, 2017, Swift released the single "Look What You Made Me Do" and announced that her sixth studio album, Reputation, would be released on November 10, 2017.

Personal life[change | change source]

Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania[3], to Scott and Andrea Swift, and was raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on a Christmas tree farm[4].

Swift has two cats, both of the Scottish Fold breed. One is named "Meredith Grey" after the doctor on Grey's Anatomy.[5] The second is named "Olivia Benson" after the detective, now Sargent on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[6][5]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album US US
Country
CAN CAN
Country
2006 Taylor Swift 5 1 14 1
2008 Fearless 1 1 1 1
2010 Speak Now 1 1 1
2012 Red 1 1 1
2014 1989 1 - 1
2017 Reputation
To be released

Singles[change | change source]

Year Song US[7] US
Country[8]
US
Pop

100[9]

US
AC[10]
CAN[11] Album
2006 "Tim McGraw" 40 6 43 Taylor Swift
2007 "Teardrops on My Guitar" 13 2 7 5 63
"Our Song" 16 1 18 54
2008 "Picture to Burn" 28 3 49 85
"Should've Said No" 33 1 61 67
"Love Story" 4 1 1 1 4 Fearless
"White Horse" 13 2 23 43
2009 "You Belong with Me" 2 1 2 1
"Fifteen" 23 7 10 12 63
2010 "Fearless" 9 10
"Mine" 3 2 12 1 7 Speak Now
"Back to December" 6 3 11 14[12] 7
2011 "Mean" 11 2 10
"The Story of Us" 31 - 21 70
"Sparks Fly" 17[13] 1[13] 28
"Ours" 13 1 71
2012 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 1 1 2 10 1 Red
"Begin Again" 7 10 4
"I Knew You Were Trouble" 2 10 2 2
2014 "Shake It Off" 1 1 1 1989
"Blank Space" 1 1 1
2015 "Style" 6 4 6
"Bad Blood" 1 1
"Wildest Dreams" 5
2016 "Out of the Woods" 18
"New Romantics" 46
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever" (with Zayn) 2 2 Fifty Shades Darker OST
2017 "Look What You Made Me Do" Reputation
"...Ready For It?" Reputation
"Gorgeous" Reputation
"Call It What You Want" Reputation

Awards[change | change source]

  • Grammy Awards[14]
    • 2010 (52nd Award Ceremony)
      • Best Country Album, Fearless
      • Album of the Year, Fearless
      • Best Female Country Vocal Performance, "White Horse"
      • Best Country Song, "White Horse"
    • 2012 (54th Award Ceremony)
      • Best Country Solo Performance, "Mean"
      • Best Country Song, "Mean"
    • 2013 (55th Award Ceremony)
      • Best Song Written for Visual Media, "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games)
    • 2016 (58th Award Ceremony)
      • Best Pop Vocal Album, 1989
      • Album of the Year, 1989
      • Best Music Video, "Bad Blood"
  • CMT Music Awards
    • 2007, Breakthrough Video of the Year: Tim McGraw
  • Academy of Country Music Awards
    • 2008, Best New Female Vocalist

Nominations[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]