1989–-- 2003: Early life and education
Swift's childhood house in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Taylor Alison Swift was born upon December 13, 1989, Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a previous stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a previous housewife who previously worked as a mutual fund Her younger sibling, Austin, is an actor.
She was called 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 neighborhood leader who opened several services in Philadelphia in the 1800s.
She spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her daddy bought from among his customers.
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 rural town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she attended Wyomissing Location Junior/Senior High School At age nine, Swift became interested in musical theater and performed in 4 Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.
She also traveled routinely to New york city City for vocal and acting lessons.
Swift later on shifted her focus toward c and w, motivated by Shania Twain's songs, that made her wish to just run around the block 4 times and fantasize about whatever. She spent weekends carrying out at local celebrations 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 visit Nashville record labels and submitted demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was rejected, however, because everyone in that town wanted to do what I wanted to do. So, I kept believing to myself, I need to figure out a method to be various. When Swift was around 12 years of ages, computer repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He assisted with her first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to write Lucky You.
In 2003, Swift and her moms and dads started working with New York-based talent supervisor Dan Dymtrow. With his help, Swift modeled for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Rising Stars campaign, had an original tune consisted of on a Maybelline collection CD, and attended meetings with major record labels.
After performing initial songs at an RCA Records showcase, Swift was given an artist advancement offer and started making frequent trips to Nashville with her mother.
To help Swift burglarize c and w, her father transferred to Merrill Lynch's Nashville office when she was 14 years old, and the household relocated to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift at first went to Hendersonville High School before transferring to the Aaron Academy after 2 years, which could much better accommodate her touring schedule through homeschooling. She graduated a year early.
2004–-- 2008: Career beginnings and debut album
In Nashville, Swift worked with skilled 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 started satisfying for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.
Rose thought the sessions were a few of the easiest I've ever done. Generally, I was just her editor. She 'd discuss what occurred in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was attempting to state. And she 'd can be found in with the most extraordinary hooks. Swift became 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 display at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe in 2005, Swift captured the attention of Scott Borchetta DreamWorks Records executive who was preparing to form an independent record label, Big Device Records. She had first satisfied Borchetta in 2004.
Swift turned into one of Huge Machine's very first finalizings, and her father bought a three-percent stake in the business for an estimated $120,000.
She began dealing with her eponymous launching album quickly after. Swift encouraged Huge Maker to employ her demonstration manufacturer 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 eight with Rose, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brian Maher, and Angelo Petraglia Taylor Swift was launched on October 24, 2006.
The New York Times
explained it as a small 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 five on the U.S.
Billboard 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 debut album, Swift opened for other country acts' trips in 2006–-- 2007.
Big Device Records was still in its infancy during the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mother helped stuff 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 during their 2006 tour after they fired their previous opening act, Eric Church, for playing longer than his allocated time. Church jokingly informed Swift she should offer him her very first gold record as thanks for getting fired. She sent him her very first gold record with a note that stated, Thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Flatts tour. I truly value it. Taylor. Borchetta stated that although record industry peers at first his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift took advantage of a formerly unidentified market teenage ladies who listen to c and w.
Following Tim McGraw, 4 more singles were released throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Song Picture to Burn and Ought to've Said No . All appeared on Signboard Hot Nation Songs, with Our Song, and Ought to've Said No reaching top. With Our Tune, Swift ended up being the youngest individual 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 launched 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 extensively as the opening act for other country musicians' trips throughout 2006 and 2007, consisting of George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Swift won distinctions for Taylor Swift. She was one of 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 C and w Association's Horizon Award for Best New Artist, Academy of Country Music Awards' Top New Female Singer, American Music Awards' Favorite Nation Female Artist honor.
She was likewise nominated for Finest New Artist 50th Annual Grammy Awards She opened for the Rascal Flatts on their 2008 summertime and fall tour.
In July of that year, Swift started a romance with vocalist Joe Jonas that ended 3 months later on.
2008–-- 2010: Brave and acting
Swift's 2nd studio album, Courageous, was released on November 11, 2008.
Five songs were released in 2008 through 2009: Love Story White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Fearless . Romance, the lead single, peaked at number 4 on the Signboard Hot 100 and top in Australia.
You Belong with Me was the album's highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at second.
All 5 singles were Signboard Hot Country Songs top-10 entries, with Love Story and You Belong with Me peaking at primary.
Fearless debuted at primary on the Signboard 200 and was the top-selling album of 2009 in the U.S.
Fearless Trip, Swift's first headlining performance trip, earned 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.
Visualized at the best of Hannah Montana: The Film, Swift had a cameo look in the movie and tape-recorded 2 tunes for its soundtrack In 2009, the video for You Belong with Me was called Finest Female Video MTV Video Music Awards approval speech was disturbed Kanye West an event that became the topic of debate, prevalent media attention, and lots of Internet 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.
Signboard called 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 Love Story at the 2009 CMT Music Awards, where she made a parody video of the tune with rapper T-Pain called Thug Story.
52nd Yearly Grammy Awards, Brave was called Album of the Year Best Nation Album, and White Horse was named Finest 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, a performance that got negative evaluations and caused media backlash.
Jon Caramanica of The New York Times discovered it rejuvenating to see someone so talented make the periodic flub.
2009 Country Music Association Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Fearless and was named Performer of the Year, the youngest person to win the honor.
Swift featured 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 taped Finest Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler and co-wrote two songs for the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack You'll Constantly Discover Your Method Back Home and Crazier She contributed 2 songs to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, including the single Today Was a Fairy tale , which was her first number one on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at number two on the Signboard Hot 100.
While filming her cinematic debut Valentine's Day in October 2009, Swift began a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Lautner; they separated later that year.
Valentine's Day saw her play the ditzy sweetheart of a high school jock, a function which got mixed evaluations.
Swift made her TELEVISION acting launching in a 2009 episode of CBS CSI: Criminal Offense Scene Examination, playing a defiant teen.
Later on that year, Swift hosted and carried out 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 throughout the Speak Now World Trip In August 2010, Swift released Mine , the lead single from her 3rd studio album, Speak Now. It got in the U.S. Signboard Hot 100 at number 3.
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, 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 singles. All other than The Story of Us were Hot Nation Songs top-three entries, with Sparks Fly and Ours reaching primary.
Back to December and Mean peaked in the leading ten in Canada.
Later in 2010, she briefly dated star Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Yearly Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Finest Country Tune and Best Nation Solo Performance for Mean, which she carried out throughout the event.
Media publications kept in mind the performance as an enhancement from her much criticized 2010 Grammy performance, which served as a testimony to her abilities as an artist.
Swift won other awards for Speak Now, consisting of 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 Country Album.
Wanderer placed Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Best Female Albums of Perpetuity, writing: She might get used the nation station, however she is among the few real rock stars we've got these days, with a perfect ear for what makes a tune click. Speak Now World Trip ranged from February 2011 to March 2012 and earned over $123 million.
In November 2011, Swift released a live album, Speak Now World Tour: Live She contributed two initial tunes to The Cravings Games soundtrack album Safe & & Noise , co-written and tape-recorded with the Civil Wars T-Bone Burnett Eyes Open. Safe & & Sound won the Grammy Award for Best Tune Composed for Visual Media and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Finest Original Tune Swift included on B.o.B's single Both of Us , launched in Might 2012.
2012–-- 2014: Red
In August 2012, Swift launched We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together , the lead single from her 4th studio album, Red. It became her first primary in the U.S. and New Zealand, and reached the top slot on iTunes' digital song sales chart 50 minutes after its release, making the Fastest Selling Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.
Other singles released from the album include Begin Again I Knew You Were Trouble Everything Has Actually Altered The Last Time , and Red . I Knew You Were Problem arrived five on charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.
3 singles, Begin Again, 22, and Red, arrived 20 in the U.S.
Swift carrying out on the Red Trip Red was released on October 22, 2012.
On Red, Swift dealt with brand-new manufacturers besides long time collaborators Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose:
Shellback Dann Huff Jeff Bhasker Butch Walker Dan Wilson Jacknife Lee
The album incorporates new genres for Swift, such as heartland rock dubstep dance-pop The album debuted at primary on the Signboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. This made Swift the very first female to have two 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, becoming the highest-grossing nation tour when it completed.
Red had offered 8 million copies by 2014.
The album earned a number of distinctions, including 4 elections at the 56th Yearly Grammy Awards Its single I Understood You Were Problem 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 got 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 Peak Award, making her the second recipient of the accolade after Garth Brooks During this time, she had a short-term relationship with English singer Harry Styles In 2013, Swift tape-recorded Sweeter than Fiction , a song she composed and produced with Jack Antonoff One Chance film soundtrack. The song received a Best Initial Tune election at the 71st Golden World Awards She offered visitor vocals for Tim McGraw's song Highway Do not 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 throughout their set at the 2013 Nation Radio Seminar to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree fan, in the animated movie The Lorax made a cameo in the sitcom New Girl and had a supporting function in the movie adaptation The Provider In March 2014, Swift resided in New York City.
Around this time, she was dealing with her 5th studio album,, with producers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Load Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through various campaigns, consisting of welcoming fans to secret album-listening sessions.
Influenced by 1980s synth-pop, Swift severed ties with the country noise of her previous albums, and marketed 1989 as her first documented, official pop album.
The album was launched 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. during the first week of release and debuted atop the Billboard 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 offered over 10 million copies worldwide.
3 of its songs Shake It Off Blank Space , and Bad Blood including rapper Kendrick Lamar reached primary in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
. The singles Design and Wildest Dreams reached the top 10 in the U.S.
. Other singles were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Tour ranged from May to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing trip of the year with $250 million in total revenue.
Prior to 1989's release, Swift stressed the value of albums to artists and fans.
In November 2014, she eliminated her whole catalog from Spotify, arguing that the streaming business's ad-supported, free service undermined the premium service, which supplies higher royalties for songwriters.
In a June 2015 open letter, Swift slammed Apple Music for not offering royalties to artists throughout the streaming service's totally free three-month trial duration and stated that she would pull 1989 from the brochure.
The following day, Apple revealed that it would pay artists throughout the free trial period, and Swift consented to stream 1989 on the streaming service.
intellectual property rights management and holding company, TAS Rights Management, declared 73 hallmarks associated to Swift and the 1989 era 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 first artist to win the award two times.
2014 American Music Awards, Swift received the inaugural Penis 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 Cooperation 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 Finest Pop Vocal Album, and Bad Blood won Best Video. Swift was the very first female and fifth 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 breakup, they co-wrote the song This Is What You Came For , which features vocals from Barbadian vocalist Rihanna; Swift was at first credited under the pseudonym She subsequently dated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a couple of months.
She started dating English star Joe Alwyn in September 2016.
Swift composed the song Better Guy Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was launched in November.
2017–-- 2018: Credibility
Swift on her Reputation Stadium Trip (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American tour of all time In August 2017, Swift effectively sued David Mueller, a former early morning reveal character for Denver KYGO-FM. 4 years earlier, Swift had informed Mueller's managers that he had actually sexually assaulted her by groping her at an event. After being fired, Mueller accused 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 just a dollar.
The jury rejected Mueller's claims and ruled in favor of Swift.
Swift thereafter cleared her social media accounts and launched Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her 6th 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.
Credibility was released on November 10, 2017.
The album incorporates 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 became the very first act to have 4 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 amounted to two million copies.
The album had actually offered over 4.5 million copies worldwide since 2018.