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1989–-- 2003: Early life and education

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

Her daddy, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a previous stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mom, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a previous housewife who previously worked as a mutual 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 worked in the music market.

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

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

Swift recognizes 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 transferred to a rented home in the rural town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she attended Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School At age 9, Swift ended up being interested in musical comedy and carried out in 4 Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.

She likewise took a trip regularly to New York City for singing and acting lessons.

Swift later on moved her focus towards country music, influenced by Shania Twain's tunes, which made her wish to just run around the block 4 times and fantasize about everything. She spent weekends carrying out at regional festivals and events.

After watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt sure she required to relocate 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 sent demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was turned down, nevertheless, because everybody in that town wished to do what I wanted to do. So, I kept thinking to myself, I require to figure out a method to be different. When Swift was around 12 years old, computer service technician and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He assisted with her first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to compose Lucky You.

In 2003, Swift and her moms and dads began dealing with New York-based skill manager Dan Dymtrow. With his aid, Swift modeled for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Increasing Stars campaign, had an original tune consisted of on a Maybelline collection CD, and went to conferences with major record labels.

After performing original songs at an RCA Records showcase, Swift was given an artist advancement offer and started making frequent trips to Nashville with her mom.

To help Swift get into country music, her daddy moved to Merrill Lynch's Nashville workplace when she was 14 years old, and the family transferred to a lakefront home in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift initially participated in Hendersonville High School before transferring 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: Profession starts and launching album

In Nashville, Swift dealt with knowledgeable 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 satisfying for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.

Rose believed the sessions were a few of the most convenient I've ever done. Basically, I was just her editor. She 'd write about what happened in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was attempting to say. And she 'd be available in with the most extraordinary hooks. Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Tree releasing 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 wanted 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 very first met Borchetta in 2004.

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

She began working on her eponymous launching album shortly after. Swift convinced Big Machine to employ her demonstration manufacturer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right chemistry.

She composed three of the album's tunes 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 City Times

described it as a little masterpiece 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.

Signboard 200, where it invested 157 weeks the longest remain 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.

Huge Machine Records was still in its infancy during the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mother helped things the CD singles into envelopes to send out to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio trip, tv looks, and opening for Rascal Flatts on choose dates throughout their 2006 trip after they fired their previous opening act, Eric Church, for playing longer than his allotted time. Church jokingly told Swift she should offer 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 stated that although record market peers initially his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift took advantage of a previously unidentified market teenage girls who listen to c and w.

Following Tim McGraw, 4 more songs were launched 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 Must've Said No reaching number one. With Our Song, 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 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' trips throughout 2006 and 2007, including George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Swift won accolades for Taylor Swift. She was among the recipients of the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007, becoming the youngest individual to be honored with the title.

She likewise won the C and w Association's Horizon Award for Finest New Artist, Academy of C And W Awards' Top New Female Singer, American Music Awards' Favorite Country Female Artist honor.

She was likewise nominated for Best Brand-new Artist 50th Yearly Grammy Awards She opened for the Rascal Flatts on their 2008 summertime and fall trip.

In July of that year, Swift started a love with vocalist Joe Jonas that ended three months later.

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2008–-- 2010: Fearless and acting

Swift's 2nd studio album, Brave, was launched on November 11, 2008.

5 songs were launched in 2008 through 2009: Romance White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Courageous . 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 Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number two.

All 5 singles were Signboard Hot Nation Songs top-10 entries, with Love Story and You Belong with Me peaking at number one.

Fearless 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 concert trip, earned over $63 million.

Journey to Courageous, a three-part documentary miniseries, was aired on tv and later released 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 Film, Swift had a cameo appearance 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 cut off Kanye West an occurrence that became the subject of debate, widespread limelights, and numerous Internet memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the occurrence and subsequent media attention turned Swift into a bona-fide mainstream celeb.

That year she won 5 American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Country Album.

Billboard 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 Women.

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 Punk Story.

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

During the ceremony, Swift sang You Belong with Me and Rhiannon Stevie Nicks, a performance that got negative evaluations and triggered media backlash.

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 Performer of the Year, the youngest individual to win the honor.

Swift included on John Mayer's single Half of My Heart Boys Like Girls' single 2 Is Much Better Than One , both of which she co-wrote.

She co-wrote and tape-recorded Finest Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler and co-wrote two tunes for the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack You'll Constantly Find Your Way Back Home and Crazier She contributed 2 songs to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, consisting of the single Today Was a Fairytale , which was her very first number one on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at second on the Billboard Hot 100.

While filming her cinematic debut Valentine's Day in October 2009, Swift started 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 role which got combined reviews.

Swift made her TELEVISION acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing a rebellious teen.

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 compose their own opening monologue.

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2010–-- 2012: Speak Now

Swift performing throughout the Speak Now World Tour In August 2010, Swift launched Mine , the lead single from her third 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 Billboard 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, making Swift an entry in the 2010 Guinness World Records The songs Mine, Back to December Mean The Story of Us Sparks Fly , and Ours were released as singles. All except The Story of Us were Hot Country Songs top-three entries, with Sparks Fly and Ours reaching top.

Back to December and Mean peaked in the leading ten in Canada.

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

Media publications noted the performance as an enhancement from her much criticized 2010 Grammy efficiency, which served as a testament 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 Country Music Association in 2011.

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

Wanderer put Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Finest Female Albums of All Time, writing: She may get played on the nation station, however she is among the few genuine rock stars we have actually got nowadays, with a flawless ear for what makes a song 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 Appetite 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 World Award for Finest Initial Tune Swift included on B.o.B's single Both of Us , launched in May 2012.

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2012–-- 2014: Red

In August 2012, Swift released We Are Never Ever Returning Together , the lead single from her 4th studio album, Red. It became her very 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 Offering Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.

Other songs released from the album consist of Begin Again I Knew You Were Difficulty Whatever Has Altered The Last Time , and Red . I Knew You Were Trouble reached the top 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 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 integrates brand-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 first woman 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 Trip ran from March 2013 to June 2014 and grossed over $150 million, ending up being the highest-grossing nation tour when it finished.

Red had actually offered 8 million copies by 2014.

The album made numerous honors, including 4 elections at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Its single I Knew You Were Difficulty won Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Swift received 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 6th successive years in 2012 and 2013.

Swift was honored by the Association with a special Peak Award, making her the second recipient of the award 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 tune she wrote and produced with Jack Antonoff One Possibility film soundtrack. The tune received a Best Original Tune election at the 71st Golden Globe Awards She supplied visitor vocals for Tim McGraw's song Highway Do not Care , featuring 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 stage during their set at the 2013 Nation Radio Workshop to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree fan, in the animated movie The Lorax made a cameo in the comedy New Lady and had a supporting function in the movie adjustment The Giver In March 2014, Swift resided in New York City.

Around this time, she was dealing with her fifth studio album,, with producers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Heap Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through various projects, 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, main pop album.

The album was released on October 27, 2014.

Swift performing at the 1989 World Tour, 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 first act to have three albums sell 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 Area , and Bad Blood including 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 songs were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Tour ran from May to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing trip of the year with $250 million in total earnings.

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

In November 2014, she removed her whole brochure from Spotify, arguing that the streaming company's ad-supported, complimentary service undermined the premium service, which offers higher royalties for songwriters.

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

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

copyright rights management and holding company, TAS Rights Management, declared 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 named 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 Collaboration 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Swift was among 8 artists to get a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the 2015 Academy of C And W Awards.

58th Grammy Awards in 2016, 1989 won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, and Bad Blood won Best Music Video. Swift was the first female and fifth act general to win Album of the Year two times as a lead artist.

Swift dated Scottish DJ and record manufacturer Calvin Harris from March 2015 to June 2016.

Prior to their break up, 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 consequently dated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a few months.

She began dating English star Joe Alwyn in September 2016.

Swift wrote the song Better Guy Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was launched in November.

2017–-- 2018: Reputation

Swift on her Reputation Stadium Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American trip of perpetuity In August 2017, Swift successfully sued David Mueller, a previous morning reveal character for Denver KYGO-FM. Four years previously, Swift had actually 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 work. Shortly 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 networks accounts and launched Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her sixth album, Reputation 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 launched on November 10, 2017.

The album integrates a heavy electropop noise, with hip hop R&B EDM It debuted atop the Signboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. With this achievement, Swift became 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 sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide as of 2018.

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