Wait For It Taylor Swift

1989–-- 2003: Early life and education

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

Her dad, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a former stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mom, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a former housewife 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; a few of her antecedents worked in the music market.

Swift's great-great-grandfather on her father's side was an Italian immigrant entrepreneur and community leader who opened several companies in Philadelphia in the 1800s.

She spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her daddy bought from among his clients.

Swift recognizes as a Christian She attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by the Bernadine Franciscan before transferring to The Wyndcroft School The family relocated to a rented house in the rural town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she went to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School At age nine, Swift became thinking about musical theater and performed in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.

She also took a trip regularly to New york city City for vocal and acting lessons.

Swift later on shifted her focus toward country music, inspired by Shania Twain's songs, that made her want to simply run around the block four times and daydream about whatever. She spent weekends performing at local celebrations and events.

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

She traveled with her mom at age eleven to check out Nashville record labels and submitted demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was turned down, however, due to the fact that everyone because town wanted to do what I wished to do. So, I kept thinking to myself, I require to figure out a method to be various. When Swift was around 12 years old, computer system repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He helped with her first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to compose Fortunate You.

In 2003, Swift and her parents started working with New York-based skill manager Dan Dymtrow. With his assistance, Swift designed for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Rising Stars campaign, had an initial tune consisted of on a Maybelline collection CD, and attended meetings with significant record labels.

After performing initial songs at an RCA Records display, Swift was given an artist advancement offer and started making frequent journeys to Nashville with her mother.

To help Swift break into c and w, her father moved to Merrill Lynch's Nashville office when she was 14 years old, and the household relocated to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift initially participated in Hendersonville High School prior to moving to the Aaron Academy after two years, which could much better accommodate her touring schedule through homeschooling. She graduated a year early.

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2004–-- 2008: Profession beginnings and debut album

In Nashville, Swift dealt with knowledgeable Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges Brett Beavers Brett James Mac McAnally the Warren Brothers and formed a long lasting working relationship with Liz Rose They began satisfying for two-hour composing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.

Rose thought the sessions were a few of the simplest I have actually ever done. Basically, I was just her editor. She 'd write about what took place in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was attempting to say. And she 'd can be found in with the most extraordinary 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 recalled: I truly felt that I was running out of time. I wished to capture these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through. At an industry 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 Machine Records. She had first satisfied Borchetta in 2004.

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

She started dealing with her eponymous debut album quickly after. Swift persuaded Huge Device to hire her demonstration producer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right chemistry.

She wrote three of the album's tunes alone, and co-wrote the staying 8 with Rose, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brian Maher, and Angelo Petraglia Taylor Swift was launched on October 24, 2006.

The New York City Times

explained it as a little work of art of pop-minded nation, both wide-eyed and negative, held together by Ms. Swift's firm, pleading voice. Taylor Swift peaked at number five 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 years.

Swift opening for Brad Paisley in 2007. To promote her debut album, Swift opened for other nation acts' trips in 2006–-- 2007.

Huge Maker Records was still in its infancy during the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mom helped stuff the CD songs into envelopes to send to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio trip, television appearances, 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 allocated time. Church jokingly informed Swift she ought to give him her first gold record as thanks for getting fired. She sent him her first gold record with a note that said, Thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Flatts tour. I truly value it. Taylor. Borchetta said that although record industry peers at first disapproved of his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift tapped into a formerly unknown market teenage girls who listen to c and w.

Following Tim McGraw, four more singles were launched throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Tune Picture to Burn and Ought to've Said No . All appeared on Signboard Hot Nation Songs, with Our Song, and Should've Said No reaching number one. With Our Tune, Swift became the youngest person to solitarily write and sing a number-one tune on the chart.

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

Swift also released the holiday album Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection in October 2007 and the EP Beautiful Eyes in July 2008.

She promoted her debut 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 among the receivers of the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007, becoming the youngest person to be bestowed the title.

She likewise won the C and w Association's Horizon Award for Finest New Artist, Academy of C And W Awards' Top New Female Vocalist, American Music Awards' Favorite Country Female Artist honor.

She was also nominated for Best New Artist 50th Yearly Grammy Awards She opened for the Rascal Flatts on their 2008 summer and fall trip.

In July of that year, Swift began a romance with vocalist Joe Jonas that ended three months later on.

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2008–-- 2010: Fearless and acting

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

5 songs were launched in 2008 through 2009: Romance White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Brave . Love Story, the lead single, peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and top in Australia.

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

All 5 singles were Billboard Hot Country Songs top-10 entries, with Romance and You Belong with Me peaking at number one.

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

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

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

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

Imagined at the best of Hannah Montana: The Film, Swift had a cameo appearance in the film and tape-recorded two songs for its soundtrack In 2009, the music video for You Belong with Me was called Best Female Video MTV Video Music Awards approval speech was disturbed Kanye West an event that ended up being the topic of debate, prevalent limelights, and lots of Web memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the occurrence and subsequent media attention turned Swift into a bona-fide mainstream celebrity.

That year she won five American Music Awards, consisting of Artist of the Year and Favorite Country Album.

Billboard 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 Ladies.

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 Punk Story.

52nd Yearly Grammy Awards, Courageous was named Album of the Year Best Nation Album, and White Horse was called Best Country Song Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Swift was the youngest artist to win Album of the Year.

Throughout the event, Swift sang You Belong with Me and Rhiannon Stevie Nicks, an efficiency that received negative reviews and triggered media backlash.

Jon Caramanica of The New york city Times found it rejuvenating to see somebody so talented make the occasional flub.

2009 C And W Association Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Courageous and was named Performer of the Year, the youngest individual 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 tape-recorded Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler and co-wrote two songs for the Hannah Montana: The Motion picture soundtrack You'll Always Find Your Method Back House and Crazier She contributed 2 songs to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, consisting of the single Today Was a Fairy tale , which was her very first primary on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at number two on the Signboard Hot 100.

While shooting her cinematic launching 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 received mixed evaluations.

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

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

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2010–-- 2012: Speak Now

Swift performing throughout the Speak Now World Trip In August 2010, Swift launched Mine , the lead single from her third studio album, Speak Now. It got in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 3.

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

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

It ended up being the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist, with 278,000 downloads in a week, earning Swift an entry in the 2010 Guinness World Records The songs Mine, Back to December Mean The Story of United States Sparks Fly , and Ours were launched as songs. All other than The Story of Us were Hot Nation Songs top-three entries, with Sparks Fly and Ours reaching number one.

Back to December and Mean peaked in the leading 10 in Canada.

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

Media publications noted the efficiency as an improvement from her much slammed 2010 Grammy efficiency, which served as a testimony to her abilities as an artist.

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

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

Wanderer placed Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Finest Female Albums of Perpetuity, composing: She might get played on the country station, however she is among the couple of authentic rock stars we have actually got these days, with a perfect ear for what makes a song click. Speak Now World Tour ranged from February 2011 to March 2012 and earned over $123 million.

In November 2011, Swift launched a live album, Speak Now World Trip: Live She contributed two original tunes to The Hunger Games soundtrack album Safe & & Sound , co-written and taped with the Civil Wars T-Bone Burnett Eyes Open. Safe & & Noise won the Grammy Award for Best Song Composed for Visual Media and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Tune Swift featured on B.o.B's single Both of Us , released in Might 2012.

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2012–-- 2014: Red

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

Other singles launched from the album consist of Begin Again I Understood You Were Problem Whatever Has Altered The Last Time , and Red . I Knew You Were Trouble arrived five on charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

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

Swift carrying out on the Red Tour Red was launched on October 22, 2012.

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

Shellback Dann Huff Jeff Bhasker Butch Walker Dan Wilson Jacknife Lee

The album integrates new genres for Swift, such as heartland rock dubstep dance-pop The album debuted at primary on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. This made Swift the very first female to have 2 million-selling album openings, a record recognized by the Guinness World Records.

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

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

Red had actually offered eight million copies by 2014.

The album made numerous accolades, consisting of four elections at the 56th Yearly Grammy Awards Its single I Understood You Were Problem won Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Swift received American Music Awards for Finest Female Country Artist in, and Artist of the Year in She received the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award for the fifth and sixth successive years in 2012 and 2013.

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

Swift performed As Tears Pass the Rolling Stones Chicago, Illinois as part of the band's 50 & & Counting Florida Georgia Line on phase throughout their set at the 2013 Country Radio Workshop to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree enthusiast, in the animated film The Lorax made a cameo in the comedy New Lady 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 5th studio album,, with manufacturers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Stack Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through various campaigns, 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 first recorded, main pop album.

The album was launched on October 27, 2014.

Swift performing at the 1989 World Trip, 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 sell more than one million copies in their opening week, for which she made 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 including rap artist Kendrick Lamar reached primary in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.

. The singles Style and Wildest Dreams reached the top 10 in the U.S.

. Other songs were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Trip ranged from Might to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing trip of the year with $250 million in total income.

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

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

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

The following day, Apple announced that it would pay artists during the complimentary trial duration, and Swift consented to stream 1989 on the streaming service.

intellectual property rights management and holding business, TAS Rights Management, filed for 73 hallmarks related 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 Lady of the Year in 2014, becoming the first artist to win the award twice.

2014 American Music Awards, Swift got the inaugural Penis Clark Award for Quality.

In 2015, Swift won the Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist The video for Bad Blood won Video of the Year Best Cooperation 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Swift was among 8 artists to get 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 Vocal Album, and Bad Blood won Finest Video. Swift was the first female and fifth act total to win Album of the Year two times as a lead artist.

Swift dated Scottish DJ and record producer 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 vocalist Rihanna; Swift was at first credited under the pseudonym She subsequently outdated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a few months.

She began dating English star Joe Alwyn in September 2016.

Swift wrote the tune Better Man Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was launched in November.

2017–-- 2018: Reputation

Swift on her Reputation Arena Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American trip of all time In August 2017, Swift successfully sued David Mueller, a previous early morning show character for Denver KYGO-FM. 4 years earlier, Swift had actually informed Mueller's managers that he had sexually assaulted her by groping her at an occasion. After being fired, Mueller implicated Swift of lying and sued her for damages from his loss of work. Soon after, Swift counter-sued for sexual assault for nominal damages of just a dollar.

The jury rejected 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 very first number-one U.K. single.

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

Credibility was launched on November 10, 2017.

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

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

First-week worldwide sales totaled up to two million copies.

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

Wait For It Taylor Swift