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1989–-- 2003: Early life and education

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

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

She was named 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 dad's side was an Italian immigrant business owner and community leader who opened numerous businesses in Philadelphia in the 1800s.

She invested her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her father bought from one of his clients.

Swift determines as a Christian She attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by the Bernadine Franciscan prior to transferring to The Wyndcroft School The family transferred to a rented house in the rural town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she participated in Wyomissing Location Junior/Senior High School At age 9, Swift became interested in musical comedy and carried out in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.

She also took a trip frequently to New york city 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 4 times and daydream about everything. She invested weekends carrying out at local festivals and events.

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

She took a trip with her mom at age eleven to go to Nashville record labels and submitted demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was declined, nevertheless, since everyone in that town wished to do what I wanted to do. So, I kept believing to myself, I need to find out a method to be different. When Swift was around 12 years old, computer 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 dealing with New York-based talent manager Dan Dymtrow. With his help, Swift designed for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Increasing Stars campaign, had an original tune included on a Maybelline compilation CD, and participated in conferences with significant record labels.

After carrying out original songs at an RCA Records display, Swift was provided an artist advancement offer and began making frequent journeys to Nashville with her mom.

To help Swift burglarize country music, her father moved to Merrill Lynch's Nashville workplace when she was 14 years of ages, and the household moved to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift initially participated in Hendersonville High School before moving to the Aaron Academy after two years, which might 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 experienced Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges Brett Beavers Brett James Mac McAnally the Warren Brothers and formed a lasting 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 have actually 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 unbelievable hooks. Swift ended up being the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Tree releasing home but left the Sony-owned RCA Records at the age of 14.

She recalled: I really 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 met Borchetta in 2004.

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

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

She wrote 3 of the album's tunes 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

explained 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 invested 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 launching album, Swift opened for other country 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 mother assisted stuff the CD songs into envelopes to send out to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio trip, television looks, and opening for Rascal Flatts on choose 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 must offer him her very first gold record as thanks for getting fired. She sent him her very first gold record with a note that said, Thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Flatts trip. I truly appreciate it. Taylor. Borchetta stated that although record market peers initially disapproved of his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift used a formerly unknown market teenage girls who listen to country music.

Following Tim McGraw, four more songs were launched throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Tune 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 top. With Our Song, Swift became the youngest person 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 debut album extensively as the opening act for other nation musicians' trips 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, ending up being the youngest person to be honored with the title.

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

She was also chosen for Best 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 love with vocalist Joe Jonas that ended three months later on.

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2008–-- 2010: Courageous and acting

Swift's 2nd studio album, Fearless, was released on November 11, 2008.

5 songs were launched in 2008 through 2009: Romance White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Brave . 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 second.

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

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

Fearless Trip, Swift's first headlining concert tour, grossed over $63 million.

Journey to Fearless, a three-part documentary miniseries, was aired on tv 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.

Visualized at the premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie, Swift had a cameo look in the movie and taped 2 songs for its soundtrack In 2009, the video for You Belong with Me was called Best Female Video MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech was cut off Kanye West an occurrence that became the topic of debate, prevalent limelights, and many Web memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the incident and subsequent limelights turned Swift into a bona-fide mainstream celebrity.

That year she won five American Music Awards, including 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 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 tune with rap artist T-Pain called Goon Story.

52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Fearless was called Album of the Year Best Nation Album, and White Horse was named Finest Country Song Best Female Country Singing Performance. Swift was the youngest artist to win Album of the Year.

During the event, Swift sang You Belong with Me and Rhiannon Stevie Nicks, an efficiency that got negative evaluations and triggered media reaction.

Jon Caramanica of The New York Times discovered it rejuvenating to see somebody so talented make the occasional flub.

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

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

She co-wrote and taped Finest Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler and co-wrote two tunes for the Hannah Montana: The Film soundtrack You'll Always Discover Your Way Back House and Crazier She contributed two songs to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, including the single Today Was a Fairytale , which was her first top on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

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

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

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

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2010–-- 2012: Speak Now

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

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, 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 released as singles. All other than The Story of Us were Hot Country Songs top-three entries, with Sparks Fly and Ours reaching primary.

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

Later in 2010, she briefly dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Yearly Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Best Nation Song and Best Country Solo Performance for Mean, which she carried out throughout the event.

Media publications noted the efficiency as an enhancement from her much criticized 2010 Grammy performance, 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 C And W (2011 and 2012) and the Country Music Association in 2011.

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

Rolling Stone positioned Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Best Female Albums of All Time, composing: She might get played on the nation station, however she's one of the few real rock stars we've got nowadays, with a flawless ear for what makes a tune 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 Tour: Live She contributed 2 initial songs 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 Tune Composed for Visual Media and was chosen for the Golden World Award for Best Initial Tune Swift included on B.o.B's single Both of Us , launched in Might 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 very first number one in the U.S. and New Zealand, and arrived slot on iTunes' digital song sales chart 50 minutes after its release, earning the Fastest Offering Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.

Other songs launched from the album consist of Begin Again I Understood You Were Trouble Everything Has Actually 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 songs, 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 dealt with brand-new producers besides longtime partners 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 acknowledged by the Guinness World Records.

It was Swift's 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 trip when it finished.

Red had offered 8 million copies by 2014.

The album earned a number of accolades, consisting of 4 nominations 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 Nation Artist in, and Artist of the Year in She received the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award for the 5th and sixth consecutive years in 2012 and 2013.

Swift was honored by the Association with an unique Pinnacle Award, making her the second recipient of the accolade after Garth Brooks Throughout this time, she had a short-term relationship with English singer Harry Styles In 2013, Swift tape-recorded Sweeter than Fiction , a tune she composed and produced with Jack Antonoff One Chance movie soundtrack. The song received a Best Original Tune election at the 71st Golden Globe Awards She supplied visitor vocals for Tim McGraw's tune Highway Do not Care , featuring 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 during their set at the 2013 Nation Radio Seminar to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree enthusiast, in the animated movie The Lorax made a cameo in the sitcom New Lady and had a supporting role in the film adjustment The Provider In March 2014, Swift resided in New york city City.

Around this time, she was working on her fifth studio album,, with manufacturers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Heap 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 nation noise of her previous albums, and marketed 1989 as her first documented, main pop album.

The album was released on October 27, 2014.

Swift carrying out at the 1989 World Trip, the highest-grossing trip of 2015 1989 sold 1.28 million copies in the U.S. during the first week of release and debuted atop the Signboard 200. This made Swift the very first act to have 3 albums sell more than one million copies in their opening week, for which she earned a Guinness World Record.

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

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

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

. Other singles were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Tour ran from Might to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing trip of the year with $250 million in total revenue.

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

In November 2014, she removed her entire brochure from Spotify, arguing that the streaming company'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 providing royalties to artists during the streaming service's totally free three-month trial period and specified that she would pull 1989 from the brochure.

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

copyright rights management and holding company, TAS Rights Management, filed for 73 trademarks related to Swift and the 1989 period memes.

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

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

2014 American Music Awards, Swift got the inaugural Dick 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 8 artists to get 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 Finest Pop Vocal Album, and Bad Blood won Best Music Video. Swift was the first lady and 5th act total 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 separation, they co-wrote the tune This Is What You Came For , which includes vocals from Barbadian vocalist Rihanna; Swift was initially credited under the pseudonym She consequently dated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a few months.

She started dating English actor Joe Alwyn in September 2016.

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

2017–-- 2018: Credibility

Swift on her Reputation Stadium Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American trip of perpetuity In August 2017, Swift successfully took legal action against David Mueller, a former early morning show personality for Denver KYGO-FM. 4 years previously, Swift had actually informed Mueller's employers that he had actually sexually attacked her by groping her at an event. After being fired, Mueller implicated Swift of lying and sued her for damages from his loss of work. Shortly after, Swift counter-sued for sexual assault for small damages of just a dollar.

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

Swift afterwards cleared her social networks accounts and released Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her sixth album, Track record 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 totaled up to two million copies.

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

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