Taylor Swift

Country pop, Celebrity

1989 –

Who is Taylor Swift?

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in country music. She signed to the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's eponymous debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. "Our Song", her third single, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the country chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 and was supported by an extensive concert tour. The record won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift's third album, 2010's Speak Now, sold over one million copies in its first week of US release and was supported by the Speak Now World Tour. The album's third single, "Mean", won two Grammy Awards. Swift's fourth album, Red, was released in 2012. Its opening US sales of 1.2 million were the highest recorded in a decade, with Swift becoming the only female artist to have two million-plus opening weeks. The singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were worldwide hits. The North American leg of Swift's Red Tour will run until September 2013.

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Born
Dec 13, 1989
Reading
Also known as
  • Taylor Alison Swift
  • Swifty
  • T-Swizzle
  • Tay
Parents
  • Andrea Finlay
  • Scott Kingsley Swift
Siblings
  • Austin Swift
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Hendersonville High School
  • The Wyndcroft School
  • Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School
Employment
  • Recording Artists, Big Machine Records
Lived in
  • Wyomissing