1989–-- 2003: Early life and education
Swift's childhood house in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Taylor Alison Swift was born upon December 13, 1989, Reading Medical Facility in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a previous stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mom, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a former housewife who formerly worked as a shared fund Her more youthful bro, Austin, is a star.
She was named after singer-songwriter James Taylor Scottish German heritage; a few of her antecedents operated in the music market.
Swift's great-great-grandfather on her daddy's side was an Italian immigrant entrepreneur and community leader who opened numerous organizations in Philadelphia in the 1800s.
She invested her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her dad purchased from one of his clients.
Swift determines 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 family moved to a leased house in the suburban town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she went to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School At age 9, Swift became thinking about musical theater and carried out in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.
She also traveled routinely to New york city City for singing and acting lessons.
Swift later shifted her focus towards c and w, inspired by Shania Twain's tunes, which made her wish to simply run around the block 4 times and fantasize about whatever. She spent weekends carrying out at regional festivals and occasions.
After seeing 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 mother at age eleven to check out Nashville record labels and sent demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was declined, however, since everyone because town wanted to do what I wished to do. So, I kept thinking to myself, I require to determine a method to be different. When Swift was around 12 years of ages, computer technician and regional musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He assisted with her very first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to compose Lucky You.
In 2003, Swift and her moms and dads started working with New York-based skill manager Dan Dymtrow. With his assistance, Swift designed for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Rising Stars project, had an initial song consisted of on a Maybelline compilation CD, and went to conferences with major record labels.
After carrying out original tunes at an RCA Records showcase, Swift was given an artist development deal and began making regular journeys to Nashville with her mother.
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 home in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift at first participated in Hendersonville High School before moving to the Aaron Academy after two years, which could much better accommodate her touring schedule through homeschooling. She graduated a year early.
2004–-- 2008: Profession beginnings and launching album
In Nashville, Swift dealt with experienced 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 fulfilling for two-hour composing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.
Rose believed the sessions were some of the most convenient I've ever done. Essentially, I was just her editor. She 'd discuss what happened 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 ended up being the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing home but 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 catch these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through. At an industry display 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 fulfilled Borchetta in 2004.
Swift turned into one of Big Machine's very first signings, and her dad acquired a three-percent stake in the business for an approximated $120,000.
She began dealing with her eponymous launching album quickly after. Swift convinced Big Maker to employ her demo producer 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 8 with Rose, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brian Maher, and Angelo Petraglia Taylor Swift was launched on October 24, 2006.
The New York Times
described it as a small masterpiece of pop-minded nation, both wide-eyed and negative, held together by Ms. Swift's company, pleading voice. Taylor Swift peaked at number five on the U.S.
Billboard 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 country acts' trips in 2006–-- 2007.
Big Machine Records was still in its infancy during the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mother assisted things the CD singles into envelopes to send to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio trip, tv 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 allotted time. Church jokingly told 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 trip. I best regards value it. Taylor. Borchetta said that although record market peers initially his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift tapped into a formerly unidentified market teenage girls who listen to c and w.
Following Tim McGraw, four more singles 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 Tune, and Need to've Said No reaching number one. With Our Tune, Swift became the youngest individual to solitarily compose and sing a number-one song on the chart.
Teardrops on My Guitar reached number thirteen on the U.S.
Swift likewise released 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 extensively as the opening act for other nation artists' trips throughout 2006 and 2007, including George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Swift won honors for Taylor Swift. She was among the receivers of the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007, ending up being the youngest person to be honored with the title.
She likewise 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 Finest Brand-new Artist 50th Yearly 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.
2008–-- 2010: Brave and acting
Swift's 2nd studio album, Brave, was released 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 four 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 second.
All five singles were Billboard Hot Nation Songs top-10 entries, with Love Story and You Belong with Me peaking at number one.
Courageous debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was the top-selling album of 2009 in the U.S.
Fearless Tour, Swift's first headlining show trip, earned over $63 million.
Journey to Courageous, 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 Tour in 2009.
Envisioned at the premiere of Hannah Montana: The Motion Picture, Swift had a cameo look in the film and tape-recorded two songs for its soundtrack In 2009, the video for You Belong with Me was named Best Female Video MTV Video Music Awards approval speech was disturbed Kanye West an incident that ended up being the subject of controversy, widespread limelights, and lots of Web memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the occurrence and subsequent limelights 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 rap artist T-Pain called Thug Story.
52nd Yearly Grammy Awards, Courageous was called Album of the Year Best Country Album, and White Horse was called Best Nation Tune Best Female Country Vocal 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, a performance that got negative reviews and triggered media reaction.
Jon Caramanica of The New York Times discovered it revitalizing to see somebody so talented make the occasional flub.
2009 Country Music Association Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Courageous and was called Performer of the Year, the youngest person to win the honor.
Swift featured on John Mayer's single Half of My Heart Boys Like Women' single Two Is Much 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 songs for the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack You'll Always Discover Your Method Back House and Crazier She contributed 2 songs to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, including the single Today Was a Fairytale , which was her very first top on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at number two on the Signboard Hot 100.
While filming 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 TV acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS CSI: Crime Scene Examination, playing a defiant teen.
Later on that year, Swift hosted and performed as the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live; she was the first host to write their own opening monologue.
2010–-- 2012: Speak Now
Swift performing during the Speak Now World Trip In August 2010, Swift launched Mine , the lead single from her 3rd studio album, Speak Now. It got in the U.S. Signboard Hot 100 at number three.
Swift wrote 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 ended up being 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 songs Mine, Back to December Mean The Story of United States Sparks Fly , and Ours were launched as songs. All except The Story of Us were Hot Nation Songs top-three entries, with Triggers Fly and Ours reaching primary.
Back to December and Mean peaked in the leading ten in Canada.
Later in 2010, she quickly dated star Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Finest Country Song and Best Nation Solo Efficiency for Mean, which she performed throughout the event.
Media publications noted the efficiency as an enhancement from her much slammed 2010 Grammy efficiency, which functioned as a testament to her abilities as a musician.
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 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 placed Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Best Female Albums of Perpetuity, composing: She may get played on the country station, but she is among the few real rock stars we have actually got nowadays, with a perfect ear for what makes a tune click. Speak Now World Trip ranged from February 2011 to March 2012 and grossed 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 & & 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 World Award for Best Initial Tune Swift featured on B.o.B's single Both of United States , launched in Might 2012.
2012–-- 2014: Red
In August 2012, Swift launched We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together , the lead single from her fourth studio album, Red. It became her very first top 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 Whatever Has Altered The Last Time , and Red . I Knew You Were Difficulty arrived five on charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.
Three songs, Begin Again, 22, and Red, arrived 20 in the U.S.
Swift performing on the Red Trip Red was released on October 22, 2012.
On Red, Swift worked with new manufacturers besides long time partners Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose:
Shellback Dann Huff Jeff Bhasker Butch Walker Dan Wilson Jacknife Lee
The album includes 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 very first female to have 2 million-selling album openings, a record recognized by the Guinness World Records.
It was Swift's first number-one album in the U.K.
. The Red Tour ran from March 2013 to June 2014 and grossed over $150 million, ending up being the highest-grossing nation tour when it completed.
Red had actually offered 8 million copies by 2014.
The album made a number of awards, including four elections at the 56th Yearly 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 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 6th consecutive years in 2012 and 2013.
Swift was honored by the Association with an unique Pinnacle Award, making her the 2nd recipient of the award after Garth Brooks During this time, she had a short-term relationship with English singer Harry Styles In 2013, Swift taped Sweeter than Fiction , a song she composed and produced with Jack Antonoff One Chance movie soundtrack. The tune received a Best Initial Tune nomination at the 71st Golden World Awards She provided visitor vocals for Tim McGraw's tune Highway Don't Care , including guitar work by Keith Urban.
Swift carried out As Tears Pass 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 enthusiast, in the animated film The Lorax made a cameo in the sitcom New Girl and had a supporting function in the film adaptation The Giver In March 2014, Swift resided in New york city City.
Around this time, she was dealing with her 5th studio album,, with manufacturers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Heap Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through various campaigns, including welcoming 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 documented, official pop album.
The album was released on October 27, 2014.
Swift performing at the 1989 World Trip, the highest-grossing trip of 2015 1989 offered 1.28 million copies in the U.S. throughout the 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 offered over 10 million copies worldwide.
3 of its singles Shake It Off Blank Space , and Bad Blood including rapper Kendrick Lamar reached top in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
. The singles Design and Wildest Dreams arrived 10 in the U.S.
. Other songs were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Tour ran from Might to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing tour of the year with $250 million in total income.
Prior to 1989's release, Swift stressed the significance of albums to artists and fans.
In November 2014, she eliminated her whole brochure from Spotify, arguing that the streaming business's ad-supported, totally free service undermined the premium service, which provides higher royalties for songwriters.
In a June 2015 open letter, Swift slammed Apple Music for not providing royalties to artists during the streaming service's complimentary three-month trial period and mentioned that she would pull 1989 from the catalog.
The following day, Apple revealed that it would pay artists throughout the complimentary trial duration, and Swift accepted stream 1989 on the streaming service.
copyright rights management and holding business, TAS Rights Management, applied 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 Signboard's Woman of the Year in 2014, ending up being the first artist to win the award two times.
2014 American Music Awards, Swift received 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 Collaboration 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 Finest Pop Vocal Album, and Bad Blood won Best Video. Swift was the very first female and 5th 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 separation, they co-wrote the song This Is What You Came For , which features vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna; Swift was initially credited under the pseudonym She subsequently outdated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a couple of months.
She began dating English actor Joe Alwyn in September 2016.
Swift wrote the tune Better Guy Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was launched in November.
2017–-- 2018: Reputation
Swift on her Track Record Arena Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American tour of perpetuity In August 2017, Swift effectively took legal action against David Mueller, a previous early morning reveal character for Denver KYGO-FM. Four years previously, Swift had informed Mueller's employers that he had sexually assaulted her by groping her at an event. After being fired, Mueller implicated Swift of lying and sued her for damages from his loss of employment. Shortly after, Swift counter-sued for sexual assault for nominal damages of just a dollar.
The jury turned down Mueller's claims and ruled in favor of Swift.
Swift thereafter cleared her social networks accounts and launched Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her sixth 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 integrates a heavy electropop noise, 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 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 worldwide sales amounted to two million copies.
The album had actually offered over 4.5 million copies worldwide as of 2018.