Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. World’s leading contemporary recording artists AND she is known for narrative songs about her personal life
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.
Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now. It debuted at number one in the United States and the single “Mean” won two Grammy Awards, and became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. Its singles “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood” reached number one in the US, Australia, and Canada. Swift’s sixth album, Reputation (2017) and its lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” topped the UK and US charts;
Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.8 million in the US.. As a songwriter, she has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was included in Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. She is also the recipient of 10 Grammys, one Emmy, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 Country Music Association Awards, She has appeared in Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015) and Forbes‘ lists of top-earning women in music (2011–2015), 100 most powerful women (2015), and Celebrity 100 (2016).
1989–2003: Early life
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, and her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), was a homemaker who had worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. Swift has a younger brother named Austin. She spent the early years of her life on a Christmas tree farm which her father purchased from one of his clients.
2004–2008: Career beginnings and Taylor Swift
In Nashville, Swift worked with experienced Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges . She eventually formed a lasting working relationship with Liz Rose. They began meeting for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school Rose thought that the sessions were “some of the easiest 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 trying to say. And she’d come in with the most incredible hooks”. Swift was signed by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house, but left RCA Records when she was 14 She later recalled: “I genuinely felt that I was running out of time.