Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress best known for her narrative songs which usually describe her personal life. Most of her songs are about her ex-lovers. She is one of the most popular contemporary female recording artists. She became the youngest artist in history to win Grammy Award for the Album of the year at the early age of 20.
Taylor Swift was born on 13 December 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Swift nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed(German, English, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Italian, French, Swedish, Dutch, and Belgian Walloon).
Her birth name is Taylor Alison Swift. She is the elder child among the two children of Scott Kingsley Swift, a financial advisor and Andrea Gardner Swift, a homemaker who previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. She has a younger brother named Austin.
Since the age of nine, she became interested in musical theater and performed in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions. After watching a documentary Faith Hill, she wanted to visit Nashville to pursue a music career and traveled there at the age of 11 together with her mother, where she recorded labels and submitted a demo tape of some karaoke covers but got rejected.
She learned to play guitar for the first time at the age of about 12 years from a computer repairman and wrote her first song ever-Lucky You. She modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch as part of their “Rising Stars” campaign, had an original song included on a Maybelline compilation CD and attended meetings with major record labels in 2003.
She went to Alvernia Montessori School to complete her kindergarten and pre-school. Then, she got transferred to The Wyndcroft School. She attended Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School when her parents moved to Wyomissing, Pensylvania. She attended public high school but got transferred to the Aron Academy after two years and graduated a year early by getting home schooled.
Swift’s family relocated to Hendersonville, Tennessee to help her in her music career. There she worked with famous songwriters such as Troy Verges, Brett Beavers, Brett James. Mac McAnally, Liz Rose and The Warren Rose. She soon left RCA Records at the age of 14 as she wanted to pursue her character as soon as possible and she felt to be losing her time there.
Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, an executive of DreamWorks Record at an industry showcase at Nashville in 2005. She was one of the first people to be signed to the Big Machine Records, an independent record label of Scott Borchetta. Swift released her first album with her name as the title “Taylor Swift” on 24 October 2006 at the age of 16. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and marked the longest stay on any release in the 2000s by staying for 157 weeks in the chart. She released numerous singles in 2007 and 2008, all of which were successful on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with some songs as number one. Taylor Swift has won many awards as the Artist of the year, Top New Female Vocalist, Favourite country female artist and much more. She was nominated for the Grammys Awards 2008 for the Best New Artist. She released her second album- “Fearless” on 11 November 2008 with the lead single “Love story”.
It was at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. She released more singles in 2008 and 2009. Taylor Swift got to do her first concert tour- Fearless tour which earned over $63 million. She later released “Stripped Raw & Real” in 2010, “Speak Now” in 2010, “Red” in 2012 and “1989” in 2014.
She won the three Grammy Awards, and Swift became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. Taylor Swift has been nominated for over 50 awards and won more than 15 awards among them.
She made her acting debut from the TV drama called CSI: Crime Scene Investigation where she played the role of a rebellious teenager. Her debut movie was Valentine’s Day which was released in 2009. She recorded her name in the Guinness World Record by being the first female to have two million-selling album openings.
It was reported by Forbes that she earned $360 million as of June 2019 . Due to her growing fame, she has a net worth of $280 Million.
Being a great superstar, Swift has had many controversies, some true and some false, during her career. Currently, Taylor Swift is rumored to be dating British actor-Joe Alwyn .
The winner of many awards, Taylor Swift has also maintained her body quite well. She has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches and weighs 59 kg. Her bra size is 32 and her cup size is B. She has her body measurement of 35-24-35. Her dress size 2 US and shoe size 7.5 US. She has a blonde hair color and blue eye color.
Taylor Swift is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 70 million followers on Facebook, 126 million followers on Instagram and 85.7 million followers on Twitter. She has more than 31.7 million subscribers on YouTube channel Taylor Swift.