Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is a female American songwriter, actress, and artiste.
Her music has received a lot of praise from good music lovers. She also indulges in voice-overs for movies.
Taylor‘s music is inspired by her life experiences while growing up as a kid.
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading hospital, which is located at West Reading, Pennsylvania.
She comes from a family of four which includes her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift, and finally her brother, Austin Swift, who happens to be a movie actor.
Taylor was from a Scottish lineage, which saw her father name her after an artiste known as James Taylor.
Taylor Swift started her education at Alvernia Montessori School, where finished her kindergarten and Preschool before transferring to a new school known as the ‘Wyndcroft School‘. Later on, her family had to move to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Where she had to attend Wyomissing Area Junior & Senior Highschool.
At age 14. Taylor Swift had already started her music career journey and her family had to relocate to a new house, which was located in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Due to the family relocation, she had to move to a new school which is known as Hendersonville Highschool.
It didn’t end there for the young Taylor Swift, who got transferred to a new school 2 years later. Her transfer was for the best as her current school could not accommodate her tour schedule. She continued her studies at Aaron Academy, which helped her a lot as she attended her tours and also did great in the educational field through homeschooling.
Taylor Swift never had a chance to attend college and get a degree because at age 16 Taylor Swift got a record deal from Big Machine Record Label.
At the early age of 9, Taylor Swift’s interest in music arose and she performed in 4 Berks Youth Theatre Academy (BYTA) productions. At age 11, she started performing at events and later visited Nashville Records to submit a cover song demo she did. At age 12, she started learning how to play the guitar, which she learned from Ronnie Cremer. Ronnie helped 12-year-old Taylor to improve her songwriting skills and she wrote a song titled, Lucky You.
At age 14, Taylor Swift got signed on a deal by Sony/AVT, this made her the youngest in the company to be signed.
2 years later, she got signed by the Big Machine Records. She stayed and won a lot of awards under Big Machines Records. On November 19, 2018, she ended her contract with Big Machines leading her to sign a deal at Republic Records, which allowed her to maintain ownership of her master recordings.
In the year 2008, there were a lot of trending rumors stating that Taylor Swift was in a relationship with Joe Jonas, which came as a shock to both Taylor and Joe. When Taylor Swift was asked to clear the air about the ongoing rumors at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, she said:
“He’s an amazing guy, and anyone would be lucky to be dating him.”
Another rumor then surfaced in the media, which claimed that Taylor was in a relationship with an actor named, Taylor Lautner (one of the star actors in the Twilight saga). The couples confirmed that the rumors were true but sadly broke up in late 2009.
Taylor Swift moved on with her life and dated John Mayer which also led to a breakup and ended on bad terms, this led to her song, Dear John, in which she talks about a womanizer.
In 2010, Taylor Swift got into a relationship with Cory Monteith and later on dated Jake Gyllenhaal.
The year 2012, Taylor Swift dated Conor Kennedy but later broke up with him and dated another celebrity named, Harry Styles. Their relationship ended in 2013.
The year 2015, Taylor dated Calvin Harris, but the couple broke up in June 2016. She moved on to date Tom Hiddleston but split 3 months later.
Taylor Swift Awards and Achievements
Taylor Swift has won 11 Grammy Awards, 1 Emmy Award, 32 American Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 35 Guinness World Records, 25 Billboard Awards, 8 Academy Of Country Music Awards, and 2 Brit Awards.
Taylor‘s great achievements made her one of Forbes list of Top 100 Powerful Women in the World, ranking her at 64 positions. She also became one of the 2015 Greatest 100 Songwriters Of All Time in Rolling Stone’s list.
2 of Taylor‘s albums titled, Red and 1989 were amongst Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Album Of All Time.
Taylor became the first female artist to have both her album, Fearless, and her song, Shake It Off certified diamond. She was also amongst the Magazines list of Top 100 Highest Paid Celebrities back in 2016, and also amongst Forbes list of Top-Earning Female Music Artistes, topping the list from 2016 – 2019.
Taylor Swift has featured in a lot of movies such as;
- 2010’s Valentine’s Day
- 2012’s The Lorax
- 2014’s The Giver,
- 2019’s Cats Movie,
- 2020’s Miss Americana,
- 2020’s Folklore: The Long Pond Studio, which was produced by her and will also appear in upcoming movie;
- Canterbury Glass
Taylor Swift Discography
Taylor Swift had some pleasant albums, which has seen her rise to stardom starting from her first album in:
- 2006 titled, Taylor Swift,
- Her second album titled, Fearless (2008, got re-recorded in 2021),
- Her third album, Speak Now (2010),
- Her fourth album, Red (2012),
- Her fifth album, 1989 (2014),
- Her sixth album, Reputation (2017),
- Her seventh album, Lover (2019),
- Her eighth album, Folklore (2020),
- And her last album titled, Evermore (2020)
Taylor Swift Social Media
She has over 162 Million followers on Instagram, her Instagram handle is @taylorswift, while her Twitter account, @taylorswift13 has over 88 Million followers.
She also has over 42.7 Million subscribers on her YouTube channel, @taylorswiftVEVO.
Taylor Swift Net Worth
According to random estimation garnered on social media, her net worth is estimated at around $400 Million and makes about $150 Million yearly from her music and brand deals.
Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Nashville, Tennessee
to Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner.
Her father was a stockbroker, while her mother worked in mutual fund marketing.
Taylor’s skill and passion to music were noted by her parent when she was very little.
They did everything they could to help her pursue a musical career.
“I never wanted to make that move about her ‘making it.’ Because what a horrible thing if it hadn’t happened, for her to carry that kind of guilt or pressure around.
And we moved far enough outside Nashville to where she didn’t have to be going to school with producers’ kids and label presidents’ kids and be reminded constantly that she was struggling to make it.”
Thankfully, Taylor’s skill was matched by her success. After her second album, Fearless, won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys, she embarked on her first global tour. Scott and Andrea’s relationship was strained as a result of her success. Andrea was always on the road with Taylor, leaving Scott behind.
Scott and Andrea split amicably in 2011. They kept their split a secret so as not to draw attention away from Taylor’s meteoric rise in the music industry.