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.

Judge Dismisses Copyright Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift Over 'Shake It Off' Lyrics

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 14 February 2018

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Two songwriters had claimed that the chorus of Swift's song had been stolen from their 2000 song 'Playas Gon' Play', written for short-lived group 3LW.

A judge in California has thrown out a lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift for copyright infringement brought by two songwriters who claimed that she had ripped off lyrics of their song for Swift’s 2014 hit ‘Shake It Off’.

Songwriting duo Sean Hall and Nathan Butler argued in their lawsuit, which they brought last summer, that Swift had stolen lyrics from their 2000 song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’, written for the American girl group 3LW, for ‘Shake It Off’, which became an international megahit for Swift four years ago.

The 3LW song has lyrics that read: “Playas, they gonna play / And haters, they gonna hate”. Compare that to the chorus to Swift’s hit single, which goes, “‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”

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Taylor Swift Fans Enraged After DJ Who Groped Her Is Hired By Mississippi Radio Station

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 01 February 2018

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Mississippi station WMYQ-FM has reportedly hired David Mueller as a presenter, despite losing the much-publicised court battle against Swift over allegations he groped her last summer.

Taylor Swift’s fans have reacted with outrage at the news that David Mueller, the DJ who was sacked for reportedly groping the singer at a meet-and-greet five years ago, has been hired by a radio station in Mississippi.

Mueller lost his job at KYGO-FM in Denver, Colorado after Swift’s security and management team complained that he had allegedly groped her buttocks during a photo op at the media event back in 2013. He subsequently sued Swift for $3 million, claiming she had ruined his career with a false accusation.

She launched a countersuit against him claiming that he had assaulted her, however, and during a court appearance last summer a jury ruled in Swift’s favour and Mueller’s lawsuit was dismissed.

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Quincy Jones Isn't Impressed By Taylor Swift

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 31 January 2018

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Iconic record producer Quincy Jones has slammed Taylor Swift's songwriting.

Quincy Jones has slammed Taylor Swift's songwriting.

The legendary music producer has taken aim at the chart-topping star's songwriting talents, suggesting that her tunes are too hook-heavy.

Quincy - who has previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra - told GQ magazine: ''We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks.''

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The UK's Biggest Weekend To Feature Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran And Manic Street Preachers

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 30 January 2018

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Who needs Glastonbury when you have The Biggest Weekend?

Music fans across the UK will no doubt be lamenting the lack of Glastonbury Festival fun this year, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that the next best thing is being set up across four different locations. The Biggest Weekend will feature headliners the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more.

Image caption Taylor Swift performing at the Jingle Bell ball

The BBC has announced the first line-up for their forthcoming Biggest Weekend festival; an event which is set to take place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Plus, it's probably the best value for money you'll ever see from a festival.

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Kendrick Lamar Stars On Jay Rock's New Album

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 15 January 2018

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American rap star Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.

Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.

The 30-year-old star has previously collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift and J. Cole, and Jay has revealed they have joined forces for new track 'King's Dead, which will appear on his own new album.

Of his new record, Jay - who was involved in a bike accident in 2016 - shared: ''The album is done. I just had a minor little setback.

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Taylor Swift Parties With Ed Sheeran And Future In 'End Game' Video

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 12 January 2018

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She takes her celebration of life to international levels.

Taylor Swift drops her first new video since releasing her latest album 'Reputation' in November, with her old pal Ed Sheeran and Future joining her for an international party adventure in 'End Game'. This is how party-girl Taylor celebrates life in three different continents.

Image caption Taylor Swift performing at Jingle Ball 2017

Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video has been shot in three cities; we see her partying on a yacht and driving a supercar in Miami with Future, necking shots at a karaoke bar in Tokyo with Ed Sheeran, and joinging a New Year's Eve party in London complete with a pint of lager and a greasy kebab.

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Camila Cabello's Chart Success

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 09 January 2018

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Former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello has enjoyed impressive chart success since becoming a solo artist.

Camila Cabello's 'Havana' has enjoyed the longest run at the top of the Billboard 100 by a solo female in nearly five years.

The 20-year-old singer has enjoyed impressive success since she quit Fifth Harmony in December 2016, and her single has been at the top of the charts for an unusually long period of time.

It is, in fact, currently in the midst of the longest run since Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble'.

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Taylor Swift's Album Was Not The Number One Best Selling Record - Despite Selling The Most Copies

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 04 January 2018

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The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services

In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.

Image caption Has Taylor Swift ended her feud with Katy Perry?

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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

Taylor Swift - 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016