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Taylor Swift

American singer-songwriter

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage.

Taylor Swift
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Swift at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Born
Taylor Alison Swift

(1989-12-13) December 13, 1989 (age 29)
Residence
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • philanthropist
  • actress
Net worthUS$320 million (2018)[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Years active2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteTaylor Swift Official Website
Signature
Taylor Swift Signature.png

She has won 10 Grammy Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 23 American Music Awards, one Brit Award, one Emmy and 6 Guinness World Reocrds, etc.

CareerEdit

She released her debut single, "Tim McGraw", in 2006 at the age of 16. In 2008, she sold more albums than anyone else that year.

She won Country Music Television's (CMT) "Breakthrough Video of the Year" award in 2007 for "Tim McGraw". She was also nominated by the Academy of Country Music for "Top New Female Vocalist".

The lead single from Swift's fourth album Red, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", became her first number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single "I Knew You Were Trouble" reached number two on the chart while becoming her first chart-topper on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs chart.

Swift performed "Shake It Off", the lead single from her fifth album, 1989, at the 2014 MTV VMAs.[2] 1989 was released in October 27, 2014. The singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" all reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. These singles, along with "Style" and "Wildest Dreams", have also topped the Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs chart.

Her single, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", was recorded with English singer Zayn Malik (former member of One Direction). It was released as a single for the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades Darker (2017). It reached number two on the Hot 100 in the US and Canada.

On June 8, 2017, Swift restored her music on streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music after previously removing it from being streamed. This move was seen by critics as a move in her alleged rivalry against singer Katy Perry, whose album was released the next day. On August 25, 2017, Swift released the single "Look What You Made Me Do" and announced that her sixth studio album, Reputation, would be released on November 10, 2017.

On April 26, 2019, Swift released her seventh studio album, Lover’s first single "ME!" featuring Brendon Urie.

On June 14, 2019, Swift released Lover’s second single "You Need to Calm Down".

On August 16 Swift released Lover as the lead single from Lover.

Personal lifeEdit

Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania[3], to Scott Swift and Andrea Swift, and was raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on a Christmas tree farm[4].

Swift has three cats. One is named "Meredith" after the doctor on Grey's Anatomy.[5] The second is named "Olivia" after the detective, now sergeant, on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[6][5] The third one is "Benjamin".

She has a brother by the name of Austin Swift, who is an actor.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album    
Country
   
Country
 [7]  [8]  [9]
2006 Taylor Swift 5 1 14 1 81 33 38
2008 Fearless 1 1 1 1 5 2 1
2010 Speak Now 1 1 1 6 1 1
2012 Red 1 1 1 1 1 1
2014 1989 1 1 1 1 1
2017 Reputation 1 1 1 1 1
2019 Lover 1 1 1 1 1

SinglesEdit

Year Song  [10]  
Country[11]
 [12]  [13]  [8]  [14] Album
2006 "Tim McGraw" 40 6 Taylor Swift
2007 "Teardrops on My Guitar" 13 2 63
"Our Song" 16 1 54
2008 "Picture to Burn" 28 3 85
"Should've Said No" 33 1 67 18
"Love Story" 4 1 4 2 1 Fearless
"White Horse" 13 2 43 60 41
2009 "You Belong with Me" 2 1 30 5
"Fifteen" 23 7 63 48
2010 "Fearless" 9 10
"Today Was a Fairytale" 2 1 57 3 29 Valentine's Day OST
"Mine" 3 2 7 30 9 16 Speak Now
"Back to December" 6 3 7 26 24
2011 "Mean" 11 2 10 45
"The Story of Us" 41 70
"Sparks Fly" 17 1 28
"Ours" 13 1 71
2012 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 1 1 1 4 3 1 Red
"Begin Again" 7 10 4 30 20 11
"I Knew You Were Trouble" 2 2 2 3 3
"Everything Has Changed" (featuring Ed Sheeran) 7
2013 "22" 20 9 21 23
2014 "Shake It Off" 1 1 2 1 1 1989
"Blank Space" 1 1 4 1 2
2015 "Style" 6 6 21 8 11
"Bad Blood" 1 1 4 1 1
"Wildest Dreams" 5 4 40 3 8
2016 "Out of the Woods" 18 19 6
"New Romantics" 46 35
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever" (with Zayn) 2 2 5 3 4 Fifty Shades Darker OST
2017 "Look What You Made Me Do" 1 1 1 1 1 Reputation
"...Ready for It?" 4 7 7 3 9
"End Game" (featuring Ed Sheeran and Future) 18 49
"New Year's Day"
2018 "Gorgeous" 13 9 15 9 19
"Delicate" 12 20 28 33
"Getaway Car"
2019 "ME!" (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco) 2 2 3 2 3 Lover
"You Need to Calm Down" 2 4 5 3 5
"Lover" 10 7 14 3 3

AwardsEdit

  • Grammy Awards[15]
    • 2010 (52nd Award Ceremony)
      • Album of the Year, Fearless
      • Best Country Album, Fearless
      • Best Female Country Vocal Performance, "White Horse"
      • Best Country Song, "White Horse"
    • 2012 (54th Award Ceremony)
      • Best Country Solo Performance, "Mean"
      • Best Country Song, "Mean"
    • 2013 (55th Award Ceremony)
      • Best Song Written for Visual Media, "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games)
    • 2016 (58th Award Ceremony)
      • Album of the Year, 1989
      • Best Pop Vocal Album, 1989
      • Best Music Video, "Bad Blood"
  • CMT Music Awards
    • 2007, Breakthrough Video of the Year: Tim McGraw
  • Academy of Country Music Awards
    • 2008, Best New Female Vocalist

NominationsEdit

  • Country Music Association Award
    • 2007, Horizon Award
  • American Music Awards
    • 2007, Favorite Female Artist, Country Music
  • Academy of Country Music Awards
    • 2007, Top New Female Vocalist
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2008 (50th Award Ceremony)
      • Best New Artist
    • 2010 (52th Award Ceremony)
      • Record of the Year, ''You Belong with Me''
      • Song of the Year, ''You Belong with Me''
      • Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, ''You Belong with Me''
      • Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, ''Breathe'', featuring Colbie Caillat
    • 2012 (54th Award Ceremony)
    • 2013 (55th Award Ceremony)
    • 2014 (56th Award Ceremony)
      • Album of the Year, Red
      • Best Country Album, Red
      • Best Country Song, ''Begin Again''
      • Best Country Duo/Group Performance, ''Highway Don't Care'' (with Tim McGraw, featuring Keith Urban)
    • 2015 (57th Award Ceremony)
      • Record of the Year, "Shake It Off"
      • Song of the Year, "Shake It Off"
      • Best Pop Solo Performance, "Shake It Off"
    • 2016 (58th Award Ceremony)
      • Record of the Year, ''Blank Space''
      • Song of the Year, "Blank Space''
      • Best Pop Solo Performance, ''Blank Space''
      • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, ''Bad Blood'', featuring Kendrick Lamar
    • 2018 (60th Award Ceremony)
      • Best Country Song,''Better Man''
      • Best Song Written for Visual Media, ''I Don't Wanna Live Forever'' (from Fifty Shades Darker)
    • 2019 (61th Award Ceremony)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "VMAs 2014: Taylor Swift Throws 'Shake It Off' Pop Party - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone.
  3. "Taylor Swift Biography: Singer (1989–)". FYI. Archived from the original on August 30, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Raab, Scott (October 20, 2014). "Taylor Swift Interview". Esquire. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Caitlin Petreycik (27 October 2014). "10 Reasons Why Taylor Swift's Cat Olivia Benson Has The Best Life Ever". Seventeen magazine. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. Stephanie Webber (28 February 2015). "Taylor Swift Catches Cats Olivia, Meredith Cuddling Together After Their "Cat Fights"". US Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  7. "Taylor Swift | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "australian-charts.com - Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
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  11. "Billboard - Music Charts, Music News, Artist Photo Gallery & Free Video". Billboard.
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  13. "Taylor Swift Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  14. "charts.org.nz - Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?". charts.nz. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  15. "Taylor Swift". The GRAMMYs.

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