Wiz Khalifa And Taylor Swift

1989–-- 2003: Early life and education

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

Her dad, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a previous stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mom, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a former homemaker who formerly worked as a shared fund Her more youthful sibling, Austin, is a star.

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

Swift's great-great-grandfather on her dad's side was an Italian immigrant entrepreneur and community leader who opened a number of businesses in Philadelphia in the 1800s.

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

Swift determines as a Christian She participated in preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by the Bernadine Franciscan before moving to The Wyndcroft School The household relocated to a rented house in the suburban town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she went to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School At age nine, Swift ended up being thinking about musical comedy and performed in 4 Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.

She also took a trip frequently to New york city City for singing and acting lessons.

Swift later shifted her focus towards country music, influenced by Shania Twain's songs, that made her want to simply run around the block 4 times and fantasize about whatever. She invested weekends carrying out at regional festivals and occasions.

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

She traveled with her mother at age eleven to visit Nashville record labels and submitted demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was rejected, however, since everybody because town wished to do what I wanted to do. So, I kept believing to myself, I need to figure out a way to be various. When Swift was around 12 years old, computer service 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 Fortunate You.

In 2003, Swift and her moms and dads started working with New York-based talent manager Dan Dymtrow. With his help, Swift designed for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Rising Stars project, had an initial song consisted of on a Maybelline collection CD, and went to meetings with significant record labels.

After carrying out original songs at an RCA Records showcase, Swift was given an artist advancement deal and started making frequent journeys to Nashville with her mom.

To assist Swift break into c and w, her father transferred to Merrill Lynch's Nashville workplace when she was 14 years of ages, and the family transferred to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift initially went to Hendersonville High School prior to moving to the Aaron Academy after 2 years, which might better accommodate her touring schedule through homeschooling. She finished a year early.

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2004–-- 2008: Career starts and debut album

In Nashville, Swift dealt with skilled 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 meeting for two-hour composing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.

Rose believed the sessions were a few of the most convenient I have actually ever done. Generally, I was simply 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 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 remembered: I genuinely 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 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 very first fulfilled Borchetta in 2004.

Swift became one of Huge Machine's first finalizings, and her daddy bought a three-percent stake in the business for an estimated $120,000.

She began dealing with her eponymous launching album soon after. Swift encouraged Huge Maker to hire her demonstration producer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right chemistry.

She composed 3 of the album's songs alone, and co-wrote the remaining 8 with Rose, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brian Maher, and Angelo Petraglia Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006.

The New York Times

described it as a little masterpiece 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.

Billboard 200, where it invested 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 nation 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 mother assisted stuff the CD songs into envelopes to send out to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio tour, television looks, and opening for Rascal Flatts on select dates throughout their 2006 tour after they fired their previous opening act, Eric Church, for playing longer than his designated time. Church jokingly told Swift she must provide him her 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 said that although record market peers initially disapproved of his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift used a formerly unknown market teenage ladies who listen to country music.

Following Tim McGraw, four more songs were launched throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Song Picture to Burn and Need to've Said No . All appeared on Billboard Hot Nation Songs, with Our Tune, and Ought to've Said No reaching primary. With Our Song, Swift became the youngest person 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 holiday 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 country musicians' tours throughout 2006 and 2007, consisting of George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Swift won awards 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 individual to be honored with the title.

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

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

In July of that year, Swift started a romance with singer Joe Jonas that ended 3 months later on.

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2008–-- 2010: Brave and acting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journey to Courageous, a three-part documentary miniseries, was aired on television and later on released 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 premiere of Hannah Montana: The Film, Swift had a cameo look in the film and recorded two songs for its soundtrack In 2009, the music video for You Belong with Me was named Finest Female Video MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech was interrupted Kanye West an incident that ended up being the subject of debate, widespread media attention, and lots of Web memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the incident 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.

Billboard named her 2009's Artist of the Year The album ranked number 99 on NPR's 2017 list of the 150 Greatest 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 Punk Story.

52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Brave was called Album of the Year Best Nation Album, and White Horse was called Best Nation Tune Best Female Country Singing Efficiency. 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 received unfavorable reviews and caused media reaction.

Jon Caramanica of The New york city Times found it revitalizing to see someone so talented make the periodic flub.

2009 Country Music Association Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Brave and was called Performer 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 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 songs for the Hannah Montana: The Film soundtrack You'll Constantly Discover Your Way Back House and Crazier She contributed 2 songs to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, consisting of the single Today Was a Fairytale , which was her first number one on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at second on the Signboard Hot 100.

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

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

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 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 carrying out throughout the Speak Now World Tour In August 2010, Swift launched Mine , the lead single from her 3rd studio album, Speak Now. It entered the U.S. Billboard 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 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 Us Stimulates Fly , and Ours were launched as songs. All other than The Story of Us were Hot Nation Songs top-three entries, with Stimulates Fly and Ours reaching top.

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

Later on in 2010, she briefly dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Finest Country Tune and Best Nation Solo Performance for Mean, which she performed throughout the ceremony.

Media publications noted the performance as an enhancement from her much slammed 2010 Grammy performance, 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 Signboard (2011 ), and Entertainer 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 Best Female Albums of Perpetuity, writing: She may get played on the country station, but she's one of the couple of real rock stars we've 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 launched a live album, Speak Now World Tour: Live She contributed two initial tunes to The Hunger Games soundtrack album Safe & & Sound , co-written and recorded with the Civil Wars T-Bone Burnett Eyes Open. Safe & & Sound won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written 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 , released 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 very first top in the U.S. and New Zealand, and arrived slot on iTunes' digital song sales chart 50 minutes after its release, making the Fastest Selling Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.

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

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

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

On Red, Swift dealt with brand-new manufacturers besides longtime collaborators 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 number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. This made Swift the 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 Tour ran from March 2013 to June 2014 and earned over $150 million, becoming the highest-grossing country trip when it finished.

Red had actually offered eight million copies by 2014.

The album earned several distinctions, consisting of four elections at the 56th Yearly Grammy Awards Its single I Knew You Were Trouble won Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Swift received American Music Awards for Best Female Nation 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 a special 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 recorded Sweeter than Fiction , a song she wrote and produced with Jack Antonoff One Possibility film soundtrack. The song got a Best Initial Tune election at the 71st Golden World Awards She provided 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 phase throughout their set at the 2013 Country Radio Workshop to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree enthusiast, in the animated movie The Lorax made a cameo in the sitcom New Woman and had a supporting role in the movie adjustment The Provider In March 2014, Swift lived in New York City.

Around this time, she was dealing with her 5th studio album,, with manufacturers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Load Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through various projects, consisting of 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 Trip, the highest-grossing tour of 2015 1989 offered 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 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.

Three of its singles Shake It Off Blank Space , and Bad Blood including rap artist Kendrick Lamar reached top in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.

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

. Other singles 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 overall income.

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

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

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

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

copyright rights management and holding company, TAS Rights Management, filed for 73 trademarks associated to Swift and the 1989 age 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 called Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2014, becoming the very first artist to win the award two times.

2014 American Music Awards, Swift received 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 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 Best Pop Vocal Album, and Bad Blood won Finest Music Video. Swift was the very first lady and fifth 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 song This Is What You Came For , which includes vocals from Barbadian vocalist Rihanna; Swift was at first credited under the pseudonym She consequently outdated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a few months.

She started dating English star 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: Reputation

Swift on her Credibility Arena Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American trip of all time In August 2017, Swift successfully took legal action against David Mueller, a previous morning show personality for Denver KYGO-FM. 4 years earlier, Swift had informed Mueller's employers that he had actually sexually attacked her by searching her at an occasion. 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 assault for nominal damages of only a dollar.

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

Swift afterwards cleared her social media accounts and released Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her sixth album, Reputation The single was Swift's 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 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 became the very 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 worldwide sales totaled up to 2 million copies.

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

Wiz Khalifa And Taylor Swift