Taylor Swift

  • 06 July 2007

Date of birth

13th December, 1989

Occupation

Musician

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.78

Taylor Swift (born 13.12.1989) Taylor Swift is an American Country-turned-Pop artist, who has earned seven Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards as of January 2015.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2015, Taylor Swift has a net worth of 280 million USD.

Childhood: Taylor Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania to Andrea and Scott Kingsley Swift. Swift began writing her own music at around the age of ten. She went on to perform some of these songs live at local karaoke contests, festivals and fairs, before compiling her own demo tape when she was eleven. Swift travelled to Nashville and began handing out the demo tape to receptionists on Nashville's Music Row, and despite many rejections, she was later chosen to sing the national anthem at the US Open tennis tournament. With the sudden growth of her potential career, the Swift family moved to Nashville entirely. Swift gave a performance at the Bluebird Café, which was seen by Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records. He promptly signed Swift to the label.

Career: Taylor Swift released her debut single, 'Tim McGraw', on 19th June 2006 at the age of 16. The film reached the 40th spot on Billboard's Hottest 100, and the 6th spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Later in the same year, Taylor Swift released her self-titled debut studio album, which was released on 24th October 2006. The album received glowing reviews, and shot to the top of the Billboard Country Albums charts, as well as coming in at number five on Billboard's 200 list. The film went on to become double Platinum in the UK and 6x Platinum in the US. On 14th October 2007, Swift released 'Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection'. The EP received moderate results and topped the US Holiday Albums Charts, as well as reaching the 20th Spot on Billboard's 200 list.

It was swiftly followed by a second EP, 'Beautiful Eyes', which was released on 15th July 2008. The EP topped the US Country Albums charts, as well as reaching the ninth spot on Billboard's 200 list. The EP was still on Billboard's 200 (admittedly at number 192) by the end of the year - almost six months later. On 11th November 2008, Taylor Swift released her second studio album, 'Fearless', which received glowing reviews and became her first chart topping album. As well as topping the Billboard 200 list in 2009, it was still in seventh position in 2010, and was still in the charts at number 88 in 2011, and was still in the charts at 126th position in 2012. This helped the album become 6x Platinum in the US and Australia, as well as being certified 9x Platinum in the Philippines. 'Fearless' was still in the Billboard charts when Taylor Swift released her third studio album, 'Speak Now'. The album was released on 25th October 2010. Again, the album received glowing reviews and topped 7 main albums charts, including Billboard's 200 and the US Country Music charts.

The following year on 21st November 2011, Taylor Swift released her first live album from her world tour. 'Speak Now World Tour - Live' received moderate reviews, yet did not see as much success as the previous album. It still, however, reached the 11th spot on Billboard's 200 List. On 22nd October 2012, Taylor Swift released 'Red', her fourth studio album. It received strong reviews, and reached the top spot of ten major world album charts. It also became Swift's third album to remain at the top spot on Billboard's 200 list for six weeks, making Swift the first artist to achieve that in 43 years since The Beatles. Swift released her fifth studio album, '1989', on 27th October 2014. The album received strong reviews again and received very similar success and became the bestselling album in the US of 2014.

Personal Life: In July 2008, Taylor Swift dated Joe Jonas until they broke up in October 2008, when Swift began dating Taylor Lautner until December of the same year. Between late 2009 and early 2010, Swift was romantically linked to John Mayer. Between October and December 2010, Swift dated Jake Gyllenhaal, although they were seen together in January and February of 2011. Between July and September 2012, Swift dated Conor Kennedy, before dating One Direction singer Harry Styles between October 2012 and January 2013. Swift's most recent relationship as of 2015 is with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris in June the couple were announced by Forbes as the highest paid celebrity couple over the past year with a combined earnings of over $146 million.

The Internet Loves Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran's Cute Friendship

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 13 September 2018

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Swift and Sheeran went out hiking together this week, with Taylor capturing their adorable friendship on Instagram.

The internet has died of cute at Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran’s cute friendship, after Taylor posted an Instagram video in which she pokes fun at his lack fitness while on a hike.

In the clip posted on Wednesday (September 12th), Swift could be seen giggling as she filmed her best friend Ed puffing out of breath behind her while they were out hiking outside Taylor’s home city of Nashville.

“You okay, bro?” she eventually teases Sheeran, which resulted in the worn-out English singer flipping the bird at the camera, leaving Swift laughing.

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BTS Have Easily Beaten Taylor Swift's 24-Hour Video Views Record

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 29 August 2018

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The group are quickly becoming worldwide phenomenons.

Looks like South Korean pop artists are breaking records once again as K-Pop group BTS overtake Taylor Swift with the most-watched video in one day. 'Idol' has gained more than 45 million views on YouTube in just 24 hours, surpassing 'Look What You Made Me Do' by at least 2 million.

Image caption BTS at Billboard Music Awards

The band are also breaking their own records with their highest one-day viewing record for a video previously being 35.9 million for 'Fake Love' earlier this year. The viewing count for 'Idol' is currently at 101 million since it premiere on Friday (August 24th 2019).

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Jennifer Hudson And Taylor Swift Are Jellicle Cats In Upcoming Musical Movie

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 July 2018

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A film adaptation of 'Cats' shoots this Fall.

Finally, after 37 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical 'Cats' is getting a musical film, and the recently announced all-star cast is enough to get us very excited about it. The only thing that would make this better right now would be to learn that Lin-Manuel Miranda was joining - but there is hope yet.

Image caption Cats

Ever since the 2014 revival, there has been renewed interest in this fascinating production and the movie version is almost guaranteed to be a hit. 'Cats' is set to start shooting in November this year with an experienced cast that really couldn't get much better.

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The Year Of The Plagiarist: Artists Accused Of Stealing Music In The Last Year

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 28 June 2018

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Copyright infringement between 2017 and 2018.

It seems we can't go a year without some big hit being slapped with an accusation of plagiarism by a usually not-famous songwriter. In 2014 it was Robin Thicke and Pharrell's 'Blurred Lines', then it was Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' and Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk', and the case regarding Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' was even appealed in 2017.

This last year really seems to have been thick with copyright infringement claims, with the latest being Childish Gambino and his politically-charged monster hit 'This Is America'.

Image caption Childish Gambino at the BET Awards

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Taylor Swift Meeting Adele And JK Rowling Is So Pure

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 26 June 2018

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The Brits visited the singer at her London show.

Some things in this world are so pure they deserve to be spoken about. Like fandoms colliding in the most awesome way when Taylor Swift snapped a selfie with British singer Adele and 'Harry Potter' author Jk Rowling. This turned out to be the best UK tour the singer has ever had.

Image caption Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium

The 28-year-old 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker has been documenting her Reputation Stadium Tour on Instagram, this month kicking off the UK and Ireland leg. On June 8th she performed her first ever UK stadium show at Manchester's Etihad Stadium with a second set the following night, as well as two shows at Dublin's Croke Park on June 15th and 16th and at Wembley Stadium onJune 22nd and 23rd.

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Trent Reznor Slams Taylor Swift's Trump Silence

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 June 2018

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He thinks artists ought to own their political opinions in public.

Say what you like about Trent Reznor, but he's certainly not afraid to tell it like it is. He opened up in an interview recently about the voice of superstars in the current climate, and his disdain for artists like Taylor Swift who refuse to speak out on important political matters.

Image caption Trent Reznor at ASCAP

The Nine Inch Nails frontman thinks that influential musicians sharing their opinions of social and political issues is of vital importance for young people and others who may not be able to voice their feelings but need somebody to stand-up on their behalf. He also thinks that stars like Taylor Swift, who avoid entering into political discussions, care more about their 'brand' than what's going on in the world.

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Earth, Wind & Fire Writer Brands Taylor Swift's 'September' Cover 'Boring'

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 May 2018

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Allee Willis doesn't sugarcoat her thoughts on the banjo cover.

The songwriter for Earth, Wind & Fire's 1978 song 'September', Allee Willis, has lashed out at Taylor Swift's acoustic rendition of the song for leading streaming service Spotify. She certainly didn't mince her words as she spoke about the 'boring' cover during a recent music event in Michigan.

Image caption  Taylor Swift at the Billboard Music Awards

Re-hashed as part of the 'Spotify Singles' series in April and recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, Taylor Swift's 'September' divided opinion with its banjo acoustics and down-played vocals. But it was the original songwriter for the song, which featured on 'The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1', who had the most to say about it.

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Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This year's winners included Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 20th May 2018

Katy Perry Has Offered Taylor Swift An Actual Olive Branch

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 09 May 2018

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The pair have been involved in a very public feud for a number of years

Their feud has had the pop world hooked since it began at least four years ago. Music juggernauts, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, have traded blows during interviews, on social media and even in their songs. However, it seems those times are over after Katy sent Taylor an actual olive branch to heal their rift.

Image caption Taylor Swift at the Jingle Ball

The man was identified by police as 38-year-old Julius Sandrock from Colorado, and it has been reported that he had rope, a knife, firearm ammunition, more masks and more gloves stowed away in his vehicle. He was taken into custody on Saturday (April 14th 2018) and released yesterday morning.

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Katy Perry Reveals She "Loves" Taylor Swift As A Songwriter

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 March 2018

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The singer was put on the spot about her feud with Swifty on American Idol

The feud between award-winning songstresses Katy Perry and Taylor Swift has been well-documented over the years since the pair had their alleged fall-out at least five years ago. But now, with Perry’s new role on reality singing show, American Idol, it seems Katy - at least - is ready to break the ice.

Katy Perry was put on the spot about Taylor Swift while on American Idol

The I Kissed A Girl singer praised Taylor Swift's songwriting skills as she responded to one of the contestants and his apology for being a fan of the Bad Blood star.

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Taylor Swift performing at iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2017 at The Madison Square Garden. Performers also included the likes of Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith and Niall Horan - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 8th December 2017

Taylor Swift seen alone and with Garth Brooks at the 50th annual CMA (Country Music Association) Awards held at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment in New York City - United States - Wednesday 28th September 2016

Taylor Swift and her latest beau Tom Hiddleston enjoy a romantic walk on the beach near Lowestoft in Suffolk, England. The couple were joined by Tom's mother and some other friends. After 2 hours spent on the beach the party returned to their cars and were escorted by Police back towards their house. United Kingdom - Sunday 26th June 2016