We Love Taylor Swift

1989–-- 2003: Early life and education

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

Her daddy, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a previous stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a former housewife who previously worked as a mutual fund Her younger brother, Austin, is an actor.

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

Swift's great-great-grandfather on her daddy's side was an Italian immigrant business owner and community leader who opened numerous services in Philadelphia in the 1800s.

She invested her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her dad bought from among his customers.

Swift determines as a Christian She attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by the Bernadine Franciscan before moving to The Wyndcroft School The household moved to a leased home in the rural town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she attended Wyomissing Location Junior/Senior High School At age nine, Swift became interested in musical comedy and carried out in 4 Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.

She also took a trip frequently to New York City for vocal and acting lessons.

Swift later on shifted her focus toward c and w, inspired by Shania Twain's tunes, which made her want to simply run around the block four times and fantasize about everything. She spent weekends carrying out at regional celebrations and events.

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

She took a trip with her mom at age eleven to visit Nashville record labels and sent demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was rejected, nevertheless, due to the fact that everybody because town wished to do what I wished to do. So, I kept thinking to myself, I need to figure out a way to be various. When Swift was around 12 years of ages, computer system repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He aided with her very first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to compose Fortunate You.

In 2003, Swift and her moms and dads began working with New York-based talent manager Dan Dymtrow. With his assistance, Swift designed for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Increasing Stars campaign, had an initial song consisted of on a Maybelline compilation CD, and attended conferences with significant record labels.

After performing original tunes at an RCA Records display, Swift was offered an artist advancement offer and started making regular journeys to Nashville with her mother.

To help Swift burglarize country music, her father transferred to Merrill Lynch's Nashville office when she was 14 years old, and the family moved to a lakefront home in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift initially participated in Hendersonville High School prior to transferring 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: Career starts 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 started satisfying for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.

Rose believed the sessions were a few of the simplest I have actually ever done. Generally, I was just her editor. She 'd write about what occurred in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was attempting to state. And she 'd be available in with the most unbelievable 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 genuinely felt that I was running out of time. I wished to record these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through. At a market display at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe in 2005, Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta DreamWorks Records executive who was preparing to form an independent record label, Big Device Records. She had first met Borchetta in 2004.

Swift turned into one of Huge Maker's first signings, and her father bought a three-percent stake in the business for an estimated $120,000.

She started working on her eponymous launching album quickly after. Swift convinced Huge Maker to hire her demonstration producer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right chemistry.

She wrote three 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 launched on October 24, 2006.

The New York City Times

explained it as a little work of art of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and negative, held together by Ms. Swift's firm, pleading voice. Taylor Swift peaked at number 5 on the U.S.

Signboard 200, where it spent 157 weeks the longest stay 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' trips in 2006–-- 2007.

Huge Machine Records was still in its infancy throughout the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mother assisted stuff the CD singles into envelopes to send to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio tour, television looks, and opening for Rascal Flatts on select dates during their 2006 trip after they fired their previous opening act, Eric Church, for playing longer than his designated time. Church jokingly informed Swift she ought to give him her very 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 trip. I sincerely appreciate it. Taylor. Borchetta said that although record industry peers initially disapproved of his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift used a formerly unidentified market teenage girls who listen to country music.

Following Tim McGraw, 4 more songs were released throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Tune Image to Burn and Should've Said No . All appeared on Signboard Hot Country Songs, with Our Song, and Should've Said No reaching number one. With Our Song, Swift ended up being the youngest individual to solitarily write and sing a number-one song 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 debut album thoroughly as the opening act for other nation musicians' tours throughout 2006 and 2007, consisting of George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Swift won honors for Taylor Swift. She was one of 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 also won the C and w Association's Horizon Award for Best Brand-new Artist, Academy of C And W Awards' Top New Female Singer, 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 season and fall tour.

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

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2008–-- 2010: Fearless and acting

Swift's second studio album, Fearless, was launched on November 11, 2008.

5 songs were released in 2008 through 2009: Romance White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Fearless . Romance, the lead single, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and top in Australia.

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

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

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

Fearless Trip, Swift's very first headlining show tour, earned over $63 million.

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

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

Visualized at the best of Hannah Montana: The Film, Swift had a cameo look in the film and taped two tunes 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 interrupted Kanye West an occurrence that became the subject of controversy, widespread limelights, and lots of Web memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the event and subsequent limelights turned Swift into a bona-fide mainstream star.

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

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

52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Brave was called Album of the Year Best Nation Album, and White Horse was named Finest Country Song Best Female Nation Singing Performance. 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 negative reviews and caused media reaction.

Jon Caramanica of The New York Times discovered it refreshing to see somebody so gifted make the periodic flub.

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

Swift featured on John Mayer's single Half of My Heart Boys Like Girls' 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 2 tunes for the Hannah Montana: The Motion picture soundtrack You'll Always Discover Your Method Back Home 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 second on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

Valentine's Day saw her play the ditzy girlfriend of a high school jock, a role which received combined reviews.

Swift made her TV acting launching in a 2009 episode of CBS CSI: Criminal Activity Scene Examination, playing a defiant teenager.

Later on that year, Swift hosted and carried out 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 during the Speak Now World Trip In August 2010, Swift released Mine , the lead single from her 3rd studio album, Speak Now. It entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 3.

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

Speak Now, launched on October 25, 2010, debuted at atop the Signboard 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, earning Swift an entry in the 2010 Guinness World Records The tunes Mine, Back to December Mean The Story of United States Sparks Fly , and Ours were launched as singles. All other than The Story of United States were Hot Nation Songs top-three entries, with Triggers Fly and Ours reaching number one.

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

Later on in 2010, she quickly dated star Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Best Nation Song and Best Country Solo Efficiency for Mean, which she carried out during the event.

Media publications kept in mind the efficiency as an enhancement from her much slammed 2010 Grammy efficiency, which acted as a testament to her capabilities as a musician.

Swift won other awards for Speak Now, consisting of Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association (2010 and 2011), Lady of the Year by Billboard (2011 ), and Performer 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 Country Album.

Wanderer positioned Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Finest Female Albums of Perpetuity, composing: She may get used the nation station, but she's one of the few genuine 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 earned over $123 million.

In November 2011, Swift released a live album, Speak Now World Trip: Live She contributed 2 initial tunes to The Cravings Games soundtrack album Safe & & Noise , co-written and taped 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 Finest Initial Tune Swift included on B.o.B's single Both of United States , launched in May 2012.

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2012–-- 2014: Red

In August 2012, Swift launched We Are Never Ever Ever Returning Together , the lead single from her fourth 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 Selling Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.

Other singles released from the album consist of Begin Again I Understood You Were Problem Whatever 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 songs, 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 producers besides longtime 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 number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. This made Swift the first female 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 ranged from March 2013 to June 2014 and earned over $150 million, becoming the highest-grossing country tour when it finished.

Red had offered eight million copies by 2014.

The album made a number of distinctions, consisting of 4 nominations at the 56th Yearly Grammy Awards Its single I Understood You Were Trouble won Best 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 received the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award for the fifth and 6th successive years in 2012 and 2013.

Swift was honored by the Association with a special Peak Award, making her the 2nd recipient of the honor after Garth Brooks During this time, she had a short-term relationship with English vocalist Harry Styles In 2013, Swift tape-recorded Sweeter than Fiction , a song she composed and produced with Jack Antonoff One Chance movie soundtrack. The song got a Best Initial Tune nomination at the 71st Golden World Awards She supplied guest vocals for Tim McGraw's song Highway Don't Care , featuring guitar work by Keith Urban.

Swift carried out As Tears Go By the Rolling Stones Chicago, Illinois as part of the band's 50 & & Counting Florida Georgia Line on stage during their set at the 2013 Nation Radio Workshop to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree lover, in the animated film The Lorax made a cameo in the sitcom New Lady and had a supporting role in the film adaptation The Provider In March 2014, Swift lived in New York City.

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

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

The album was launched on October 27, 2014.

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

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

3 of its songs Shake It Off Blank Area , and Bad Blood featuring rap artist Kendrick Lamar reached number one in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.

. The singles Design 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 ran from May to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing tour of the year with $250 million in overall earnings.

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

In November 2014, she eliminated her entire brochure from Spotify, arguing that the streaming business's ad-supported, free service weakened the premium service, which supplies higher royalties for songwriters.

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

The following day, Apple revealed that it would pay artists during the free trial duration, and Swift agreed to stream 1989 on the streaming service.

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

She re-added her whole brochure 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, ending up being the very first artist to win the award two times.

2014 American Music Awards, Swift got the inaugural Cock 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 Partnership 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Swift was among eight artists to receive a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the 2015 Academy of Country Music 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 very first female and fifth act general to win Album of the Year twice 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 song This Is What You Came For , which features 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 tune Better Man Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was released in November.

2017–-- 2018: Credibility

Swift on her Credibility Stadium Trip (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American trip of perpetuity In August 2017, Swift effectively sued David Mueller, a former early morning reveal character for Denver KYGO-FM. Four years previously, Swift had notified Mueller's bosses that he had actually sexually attacked her by searching her at an event. After being fired, Mueller implicated Swift of lying and sued her for damages from his loss of employment. Quickly after, Swift counter-sued for sexual assault for nominal damages of only a dollar.

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

Swift thereafter cleared her social media accounts and released Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her 6th album, Track record 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 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 accomplishment, Swift ended up being the first act to have 4 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 2 million copies.

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

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