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1989–-- 2003: Early life and education

Swift's youth home in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Taylor Alison Swift was born upon December 13, 1989, Reading Healthcare Facility in West Reading, Pennsylvania.

Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a former stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a previous homemaker who formerly worked as a mutual fund Her younger bro, Austin, is a star.

She was called after singer-songwriter James Taylor Scottish German heritage; some of her antecedents worked in the music market.

Swift's great-great-grandfather on her daddy's side was an Italian immigrant business owner and neighborhood leader who opened a number of businesses in Philadelphia in the 1800s.

She spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her daddy bought from one of his customers.

Swift identifies as a Christian She went to preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by the Bernadine Franciscan before moving to The Wyndcroft School The household relocated to a leased home in the rural town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she went to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School At age 9, Swift ended up being interested in musical comedy and performed in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.

She likewise traveled frequently to New york city City for singing and acting lessons.

Swift later on moved her focus towards country music, inspired by Shania Twain's songs, which made her want to just run around the block four times and fantasize about whatever. She spent weekends carrying out at local celebrations and events.

After seeing a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt sure she needed to move to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a profession in music.

She took a trip with her mom at age eleven to go to Nashville record labels and sent demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was declined, nevertheless, due to the fact that everyone in that town wished to do what I wished to do. So, I kept believing to myself, I need to find out a method to be various. When Swift was around 12 years of ages, computer system technician and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He helped with her very first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to write Fortunate You.

In 2003, Swift and her parents began dealing with New York-based skill manager Dan Dymtrow. With his aid, Swift modeled for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Increasing Stars campaign, had an initial tune included on a Maybelline compilation CD, and attended meetings with major record labels.

After carrying out original tunes at an RCA Records showcase, Swift was offered an artist development offer and started making regular trips to Nashville with her mom.

To help Swift get into c and w, her dad moved to Merrill Lynch's Nashville office when she was 14 years old, and the household moved to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift at first went to Hendersonville High School before transferring to the Aaron Academy after two years, which might better accommodate her touring schedule through homeschooling. She finished a year early.

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2004–-- 2008: Profession beginnings and launching album

In Nashville, Swift worked with knowledgeable Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges Brett Beavers Brett James Mac McAnally the Warren Brothers and formed an enduring working relationship with Liz Rose They began meeting for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.

Rose believed the sessions were a few of the easiest I've ever done. Generally, I was simply her editor. She 'd discuss what happened in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was trying to say. And she 'd be available in with the most amazing hooks. Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing home however left the Sony-owned RCA Records at the age of 14.

She remembered: I really felt that I was running out of time. I wished to catch these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through. At a market showcase at Nashville's Bluebird Coffee shop in 2005, Swift captured the attention of Scott Borchetta DreamWorks Records executive who was preparing to form an independent record label, Huge Device Records. She had very first satisfied Borchetta in 2004.

Swift became one of Big Machine's very first signings, and her father purchased a three-percent stake in the business for an estimated $120,000.

She began working on her eponymous debut album soon after. Swift encouraged Big Device to employ her demo manufacturer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right chemistry.

She wrote 3 of the album's songs alone, and co-wrote the staying eight with Rose, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brian Maher, and Angelo Petraglia Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006.

The New York City Times

described it as a small work of art of pop-minded nation, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift's company, pleading voice. Taylor Swift peaked at number 5 on the U.S.

Signboard 200, where it spent 157 weeks the longest remain on the chart by any release in the U.S. in the 2000s decade.

Swift opening for Brad Paisley in 2007. To promote her launching album, Swift opened for other country acts' tours in 2006–-- 2007.

Big Maker Records was still in its infancy throughout the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mom helped stuff the CD singles into envelopes to send out to radio. She invested much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio trip, tv looks, and opening for Rascal Flatts on choose dates throughout their 2006 tour after they fired their previous opening act, Eric Church, for playing longer than his allotted time. Church jokingly told Swift she should give him her very first gold record as thanks for getting fired. She sent him her first gold record with a note that stated, Thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Flatts trip. I best regards value it. Taylor. Borchetta said that although record industry peers initially disapproved of his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift tapped into a previously unknown market teenage ladies who listen to country music.

Following Tim McGraw, 4 more songs were released throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Song Picture to Burn and Need to've Said No . All appeared on Signboard Hot Nation Songs, with Our Song, and Must've Said No reaching number one. With Our Tune, Swift became the youngest individual to single-handedly write and sing a number-one tune on the chart.

Teardrops on My Guitar reached number thirteen on the U.S.

Swift likewise launched the vacation album Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Vacation Collection in October 2007 and the EP Beautiful Eyes in July 2008.

She promoted her launching album thoroughly as the opening act for other country musicians' tours throughout 2006 and 2007, consisting of George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Swift won accolades for Taylor Swift. She was one of the recipients of the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007, becoming the youngest person to be bestowed the title.

She also won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award for Finest Brand-new Artist, Academy of C And W Awards' Leading New Female Vocalist, American Music Awards' Favorite Country Female Artist honor.

She was also chosen for Best Brand-new Artist 50th Annual Grammy Awards She opened for the Rascal Flatts on their 2008 summer and fall tour.

In July of that year, Swift began a love with singer Joe Jonas that ended 3 months later.

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2008–-- 2010: Fearless and acting

Swift's 2nd studio album, Brave, was launched on November 11, 2008.

5 songs were launched in 2008 through 2009: Romance White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Fearless . Romance, the lead single, peaked at number 4 on the Signboard Hot 100 and number one in Australia.

You Belong with Me was the album's highest-charting single on the Signboard Hot 100, peaking at number two.

All 5 songs were Billboard Hot Country Songs top-10 entries, with Love Story and You Belong with Me peaking at primary.

Fearless debuted at primary on the Signboard 200 and was the top-selling album of 2009 in the U.S.

Fearless Tour, Swift's first headlining show trip, grossed over $63 million.

Journey to Courageous, a three-part documentary miniseries, was aired on television and later released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Swift likewise performed as a supporting act for Keith Urban's Escape Together World Tour in 2009.

Envisioned at the best of Hannah Montana: The Movie, Swift had a cameo appearance in the film and taped 2 songs for its soundtrack In 2009, the music video for You Belong with Me was named Best Female Video MTV Video Music Awards approval speech was disturbed Kanye West an occurrence that became the subject of debate, prevalent limelights, and numerous Internet memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the occurrence and subsequent media attention turned Swift into a bona-fide mainstream celeb.

That year she won 5 American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Nation Album.

Signboard named her 2009's Artist of the Year The album ranked number 99 on NPR's 2017 list of the 150 Biggest Albums Made By Females.

She won Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for Romance at the 2009 CMT Music Awards, where she made a parody video of the song with rapper T-Pain called Thug Story.

52nd Yearly Grammy Awards, Fearless was named Album of the Year Best Country Album, and White Horse was named Best Country Tune Best Female Nation Singing Efficiency. Swift was the youngest artist to win Album of the Year.

Throughout the ceremony, Swift sang You Belong with Me and Rhiannon Stevie Nicks, an efficiency that received unfavorable reviews and caused media backlash.

Jon Caramanica of The New York Times found it revitalizing to see somebody so talented make the periodic flub.

2009 C And W Association Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Brave and was called Entertainer of the Year, the youngest person to win the honor.

Swift included on John Mayer's single Half of My Heart Boys Like Ladies' single 2 Is Better Than One , both of which she co-wrote.

She co-wrote and taped Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler and co-wrote two tunes for the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack You'll Constantly Discover Your Way Back House and Crazier She contributed two tunes to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, consisting of the single Today Was a Fairytale , which was her very first number one on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at second on the Signboard Hot 100.

While filming her cinematic debut Valentine's Day in October 2009, Swift started a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Lautner; they broke up later on that year.

Valentine's Day saw her play the ditzy sweetheart of a high school jock, a function which got blended reviews.

Swift made her TELEVISION acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS CSI: Criminal Activity Scene Examination, playing a rebellious teenager.

Later that year, Swift hosted and performed as the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live; she was the very first host to compose their own opening monologue.

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2010–-- 2012: Speak Now

Swift carrying out during the Speak Now World Tour In August 2010, Swift launched Mine , the lead single from her 3rd studio album, Speak Now. It went into the U.S. Signboard Hot 100 at number three.

Swift composed the album alone and co-produced every track.

Speak Now, launched on October 25, 2010, debuted at atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of a million copies.

It became the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist, with 278,000 downloads in a week, making Swift an entry in the 2010 Guinness World Records The tunes Mine, Back to December Mean The Story of Us Triggers Fly , and Ours were launched as singles. All except The Story of United States were Hot Country Songs top-three entries, with Sparks Fly and Ours reaching number one.

Back to December and Mean peaked in the top ten in Canada.

Later on in 2010, she briefly dated star Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Finest Country Tune and Best Country Solo Efficiency for Mean, which she performed during the event.

Media publications kept in mind the efficiency as an improvement from her much criticized 2010 Grammy efficiency, which acted as a testament to her abilities as an artist.

Swift won other awards for Speak Now, consisting of Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association (2010 and 2011), Woman of the Year by Billboard (2011 ), and Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (2011 and 2012) and the C And W Association in 2011.

American Music Awards of 2011, Swift won Artist of the Year and Favorite Nation Album.

Rolling Stone put Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Finest Female Albums of All Time, composing: She may get used the nation station, but she is among the few real rock stars we have actually got these days, with a perfect ear for what makes a tune click. Speak Now World Tour ran from February 2011 to March 2012 and grossed over $123 million.

In November 2011, Swift released a live album, Speak Now World Tour: Live She contributed 2 original songs to The Cravings Games soundtrack album Safe & & Noise , co-written and recorded with the Civil Wars T-Bone Burnett Eyes Open. Safe & & Sound won the Grammy Award for Best Tune Composed for Visual Media and was chosen for the Golden World Award for Best Initial Song Swift featured on B.o.B's single Both of United States , released in May 2012.

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2012–-- 2014: Red

In August 2012, Swift released We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together , the lead single from her 4th studio album, Red. It became her first primary in the U.S. and New Zealand, and reached the top slot on iTunes' digital tune sales chart 50 minutes after its release, earning the Fastest Offering Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.

Other songs launched from the album include Begin Again I Understood You Were Trouble Everything Has Actually Altered The Last Time , and Red . I Knew You Were Difficulty arrived 5 on charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

3 singles, Begin Again, 22, and Red, arrived 20 in the U.S.

Swift performing on the Red Trip Red was launched on October 22, 2012.

On Red, Swift worked with new manufacturers besides long time collaborators Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose:

Shellback Dann Huff Jeff Bhasker Butch Walker Dan Wilson Jacknife Lee

The album integrates brand-new categories for Swift, such as heartland rock dubstep dance-pop The album debuted at top on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. This made Swift the first woman to have two million-selling album openings, a record acknowledged by the Guinness World Records.

It was Swift's very first number-one album in the U.K.

. The Red Tour ran from March 2013 to June 2014 and earned over $150 million, becoming the highest-grossing country trip when it completed.

Red had actually sold 8 million copies by 2014.

The album earned a number of distinctions, consisting of 4 elections at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Its single I Knew You Were Difficulty won Finest Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Swift got American Music Awards for Best Female Country Artist in, and Artist of the Year in She got the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award for the 5th and 6th successive years in 2012 and 2013.

Swift was honored by the Association with an unique Pinnacle Award, making her the second recipient of the distinction after Garth Brooks Throughout this time, she had a short-term relationship with English vocalist Harry Styles In 2013, Swift taped Sweeter than Fiction , a tune she composed and produced with Jack Antonoff One Opportunity movie soundtrack. The song got a Best Original Tune nomination at the 71st Golden World Awards She supplied visitor vocals for Tim McGraw's song Highway Don't Care , including guitar work by Keith Urban.

Swift performed As Tears Go By the Rolling Stones Chicago, Illinois as part of the band's 50 & & Counting Florida Georgia Line on phase during their set at the 2013 Country Radio Workshop to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree fan, in the animated movie The Lorax made a cameo in the comedy New Woman and had a supporting role in the film adjustment The Giver In March 2014, Swift resided in New York City.

Around this time, she was working on her fifth studio album,, with manufacturers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Load Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through different projects, consisting of inviting fans to secret album-listening sessions.

Influenced by 1980s synth-pop, Swift severed ties with the nation noise of her previous albums, and marketed 1989 as her very first recorded, official pop album.

The album was released on October 27, 2014.

Swift carrying out at the 1989 World Tour, the highest-grossing tour of 2015 1989 sold 1.28 million copies in the U.S. throughout the very first week of release and debuted atop the Billboard 200. This made Swift the first act to have three albums offer more than one million copies in their opening week, for which she earned a Guinness World Record.

By June 2017, 1989 had actually offered over 10 million copies worldwide.

Three of its songs Shake It Off Blank Area , and Bad Blood featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar reached top in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.

. The songs Design and Wildest Dreams arrived 10 in the U.S.

. Other singles were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Trip ran from May to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing tour of the year with $250 million in overall income.

Prior to 1989's release, Swift stressed the value of albums to artists and fans.

In November 2014, she eliminated her whole brochure from Spotify, arguing that the streaming company's ad-supported, totally free service undermined the premium service, which supplies greater royalties for songwriters.

In a June 2015 open letter, Swift criticized Apple Music for not offering royalties to artists during the streaming service's totally free three-month trial period and stated that she would pull 1989 from the catalog.

The following day, Apple revealed that it would pay artists throughout the free trial period, and Swift consented to stream 1989 on the streaming service.

intellectual property rights management and holding business, TAS Rights Management, filed for 73 trademarks associated to Swift and the 1989 period memes.

She re-added her entire catalog plus 1989 to Spotify, Amazon Music Google Play and other digital streaming platforms in June 2017.

Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2014, becoming the first artist to win the award two times.

2014 American Music Awards, Swift received the inaugural Penis Clark Award for Excellence.

In 2015, Swift won the Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist The video for Bad Blood won Video of the Year Best Partnership 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Swift was one of eight artists to receive a 50th Anniversary Turning Point Award at the 2015 Academy of C And W Awards.

58th Grammy Awards in 2016, 1989 won Album of the Year and Best Pop Singing Album, and Bad Blood won Finest Music Video. Swift was the first female and 5th act general to win Album of the Year twice as a lead artist.

Swift dated Scottish DJ and record manufacturer Calvin Harris from March 2015 to June 2016.

Prior to their breakup, they co-wrote the tune This Is What You Came For , which includes vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna; Swift was at first credited under the pseudonym She subsequently outdated English star Tom Hiddleston for a couple of months.

She began dating English actor Joe Alwyn in September 2016.

Swift composed the song Better Guy Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was released in November.

2017–-- 2018: Track record

Swift on her Track Record Arena Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American trip of all time In August 2017, Swift successfully took legal action against David Mueller, a former early morning reveal character for Denver KYGO-FM. Four years earlier, Swift had informed Mueller's managers that he had actually sexually assaulted her by searching her at an event. After being fired, Mueller accused Swift of lying and sued her for damages from his loss of employment. Shortly after, Swift counter-sued for sexual attack for small damages of just a dollar.

The jury declined Mueller's claims and ruled in favor of Swift.

Swift thereafter cleared her social networks accounts and released Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her 6th album, Credibility The single was Swift's first number-one U.K. single.

It topped charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the U.S.

Track record was released on November 10, 2017.

The album includes a heavy electropop sound, with hip hop R&B EDM It debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. With this achievement, Swift ended up being the very first act to have four albums offer one million copies within one week in the U.S.

. The album topped the charts in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

First-week around the world sales totaled up to two million copies.

The album had offered over 4.5 million copies worldwide as of 2018.

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