Taylor Swift Biography
Taylor Swift rose to prominence as a country music singer at the age of 16. Early hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” appealed to both country and pop fans and helped propel her albums to multi-platinum status, including the Grammy-winning Fearless (2008).
Swift’s 2014 studio album 1989, which featured the No. 1 singles “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, kept her at the top of the charts. Her subsequent albums, Reputation (2018) and Lover (2019), were also huge commercial successes.
Early Life,and Education
Taylor Alison Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. Swift grew up on her family’s Christmas tree farm in nearby Wyomissing. Swift’s grandmother was a professional opera singer, and she quickly followed in her footsteps.
Swift frequently visited Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital, to further her music career. She co-wrote songs and tried to get a recording contract there.
Taylor Swift and her family relocated to nearby Hendersonville, Tennessee, in an attempt to advance Swift’s career.
Swift frequently visited Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital, to further her music career. She co-wrote songs and tried to get a recording contract there. Swift and her family relocated to nearby Hendersonville, Tennessee, in an attempt to advance Swift’s career.
Swift’s debut album was also well received by critics. In 2007, she received the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) Award for Top New Female Vocalist. That same year, Swift released Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.
Her renditions of “Silent Night” and “Santa Baby” were minor country chart hits.
Swift was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Artist category in 2008, and she also received other honors, including the ACM’s Female Vocalist of the Year Award.
Around the same time, Swift released her next album, Fearless, which topped both the country and pop charts for 11 weeks. Swift had become the highest-selling country artist of 2008 by the end of the year.
Swift won several awards for her work on Fearless, including Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the 2009 CMT Music Awards for “Love Story.”
Swift also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me” that year, making her the first country music star to do so. During Swift’s speech, rapper Kanye West leaped to the stage, took the microphone, and declared that R&B singer Beyoncé should have won Swift’s award.
Swift was unable to deliver her acceptance speech, and West was booted from the show. Later in the show, when Beyoncé accepted her award for Best Video of the Year, she summoned Swift to the stage to finish her speech. West later apologized privately to Swift and publicly on The Jay Leno Show.
Swift revealed in late August 2017, using an image of a snake, that her sixth studio album, reputation, would be released in November. The snake image is a reference to Kim Kardashian calling Taylor Swift a “snake” on Twitter in 2016 after Swift denied giving West permission to use her name in his song “Famous.”
On August 24, Swift released her first single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” Swift portrayed all of her misrepresentations in the music video. Within the first day, the video had over 19 million views on YouTube.
The tracklist for reputation was leaked to social media a few days before its November 10 release date. Swift responded by posting the entire list to her Instagram page, which included 15 songs, including a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and rapper Future titled “End Game.” The two later appeared in the song’s video, which was released in January 2018.
Swift released “ME!” with Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie on April 26, 2019, along with a video of the duo singing and dancing amid a slew of elaborate sets and swirling colors. It was the first single from her seventh studio album, Lover, with “You Need to Calm Down” and the title track also becoming radio singles in the following months.
Swift won six awards at the American Music Awards in November, including artist of the year and artist of the decade. A few weeks later, it was revealed that Lover was the only album in the United States to sell one million copies in 2019.
Swift announced on Instagram that her eighth studio album, ‘Folklore,’ would be released on July 23, 2020. The 16-track album was released the following day at midnight. Swift announced again on December 10, 2020, that she would release a surprise album titled ‘Evermore’ at midnight.
At the 2021 Grammys, ‘Folklore’ was named Album of the Year. Swift also made history that year when she became the first female solo artist to win the Grammy three times.
Swift was rumored to be dating Joe Jonas of the popular musical group The Jonas Brothers for much of 2008. Swift and Jonas both refused to acknowledge their relationship. Swift said at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, “He’s an amazing guy, and anyone would be lucky to be dating him.”
Whatever their relationship had been, it appeared to have soured by the time Fearless was released. “Forever & Always” is said to be about Jonas.
Swift was later romantically linked to actor Taylor Lautner, one of the successful Twilight saga’s stars. The couple allegedly met while filming Swift’s big-screen debut, Valentine’s Day, which was released in theaters in February 2010. Unfortunately, the couple didn’t last long enough to see the premiere together, as they split up in late 2009. Swift then dated Mayer for a short time, which ended badly when she wrote the scathing song “Dear John” about the womanizer.
Swift was then romantically linked in 2010 to Glee star Cory Monteith and Jake Gyllenhaal, and in 2012 to Conor Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. She dated another celebrity at the end of 2012, ringing in the new year with Harry Styles of One Direction, but the relationship ended in 2013. Swift dated Calvin Harris, a music producer, DJ, and singer, in 2015, but the couple reportedly split up in June 2016. Swift began dating actor Tom Hiddleston shortly after, but the couple split up three months later.
Taylor Swift Net Worth
The Award-winning actress has been so successful and has amassed net worth estimated to be US$400 million