Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift (born 13.12.1989)

Taylor Swift is an American country and pop singer. She began her musical career as a teenager and her debut single 'Tim McGraw' was released in 2006.

Taylor Swift: Childhood

Taylor Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and now lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Taylor's grandmother was a trained opera singer and Taylor cites her grandmother as one of her primary influences, along with LeAnn Rimes and Dolly Parton.

Taylor Swift began performing locally and writing her own material around the age of 10. She sang in karaoke contests, at festivals and fairs. When she was 11, Swift handed copies of her demo tape to all of the receptionists on Music Row in Nashville. She faced a lot of rejection, both from record labels and her peers. She channeled those feelings of rejection into one of her early songs, 'The Outside.' On her return from Nashville, Swift was invited to sing the national anthem at the US Open tennis tournament.

The Swift family eventually moved to a suburb of Nashville in order to aid their daughter's burgeoning career. When Taylor performed at the Bluebird Café, she caught the eye of Scott Borchetta. Borchetta promptly signed Taylor to his label, Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift: Music Career

Swift's debut single was entitled 'Tim McGraw' and was released in 2006. Later that year, she released her eponymous debut album. The album debuted at number 19 in the Billboard 200 album chart, selling over 60,000 copies in the first week of release. It also topped the Billboards Top Country Albums chart and has sold over 3 million copies across the globe.

In May 2007, Swift performed 'Tim McGraw' at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Tim McGraw himself was in the audience at the time. Since that performance, Taylor Swift has been an opening act for both Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the Soul2Soul 2007 tour.

The second song to be released from the Taylor Swift album was 'Teardrops on My Guitar'. The track reached number two in the Billboard Country Chart. In October 2007, Taylor Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter / Artist of the year.

Taylor's third single, 'Our Song' spent six weeks at number one on the Country charts.

In October 2007, Swift released Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection. The album featured covers of Christmas classics, as well as self-penned tracks. Swift was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy but lost out to Amy Winehouse in 2008.

Later in 2008, Taylor Swift released a Wal-Mart exclusive EP named Beautiful Eyes.

Taylor Swift's second studio album proper was released in November 2008. Entitled Fearless, the album debuted at number one on the main Billboard 200 album chart. The lead single from the album was 'Love Story' and was accompanied by a music video that was based on the story of Romeo and Juliet.

Taylor Swift: Personal Life

It is known that Taylor Swift has previously dated the singer Joe Jonas. The song 'Forever & Always' was written about Jonas and was a last-minute addition to her Fearless album.

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23rd November 2014 -

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19th November 2014 -

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It's pretty hard to believe what Taylor Swift has accomplished in just a short number of years. With her new album, 1989, it makes it her third record in a row that has sold over...

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18th November 2014 -

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17th November 2014 -

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Uber, the ridesharing service that enables passengers to connect with drivers of vehicles via a smartphone application, has teamed up with Spotify. The deal will allow Uber riders to play their own music playlists during...

Taylor Swift Takes Greg James for a Ride, Lip Syncs To "Blank Space", Is Awesome

14th November 2014 -

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Post Blank Space, Taylor Swift is basically the queen of the world – and out hearts. But she’s not resting. Have you read about that time Taylor took time out of her day to send...

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Decision To Pull All Music From Spotify

14th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift's fight against digital streaming services over inadequate royalty payments hit the headlines last week after she removed all of her music from Spotify, which has obviously been a huge blow to the popular...

Taylor Swift's Record Label Hits Back at Spotify's Claims over Pay

13th November 2014 -

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Scott Borchetta, the CEO of Taylor Swift's record label Big Machine, has hit back at claims from streaming service Spotify that the singer was on track to make $6 million a year from the company...

Taylor Swift Definitely Plans On Staying Single, And Is Not Giving Up Her "Independence For Anyone"

12th November 2014 -

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As well as being one of the music industry's most successful young stars, Taylor Swift is also known as a serial dater after having brief romances with several high-profile stars, but the 24 year-old singer...

Spotify's CEO Challenges Taylor Swift's Fight Against Inadequate Royalties

12th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift's fight against digital streaming services over inadequate royalty payments hit the headlines last week after she removed all of her music from Spotify. But the popular streaming site's CEO, Daniel Ek, has now...

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11th November 2014 -

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Can’t get enough of Taylor Swift’s awesome new ‘Blank Space’ video? Well you're in luck, as the singer has teamed up with American Express to launch an app which givers users a closer look at...

Taylor Swift - Blank Space

11th November 2014 -

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'Blank Space' serves as the second track on Taylor Swift's album '1989', which was released on 27th October, 2014. The track has now received an accompanying music video, featuring the singer in a huge mansion.

Watch Taylor Swift As A Nightmare Dressed As A Daydream In Crazy New 'Blank Space' Video

10th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ video has officially landed online (finally) just a few hours after Yahoo mistakenly posted the clip and then removed it. Taylor’s latest (and arguably best) music video is a just over...

Why Taylor Swift Refuses To Help Spotify's "Grand Experiment"

7th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift is living proof that music stars do not need the aid of streaming services to sell their records. Only days after the 24 year-old singer pulled all her back catalogue from Spotify, her...

Bought an Album Last Week? There's a 22% Chance it was Taylor Swift

6th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift's 1989 represented 22% of all albums sold in the United States between October 27 and November 2. The incredible stat means Swift has the highest first week sales for 12 years and makes...

Taylor Swift Dissed At CMA Awards

6th November 2014 -

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This year’s Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) saw some light-hearted dissing at the expense of country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift.Taylor Swift was dissed at the CMAs on Wednesday eveningHosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad...

Taylor Swift Spotted On Arriving At 'Letterman' Studios In New York

5th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift looks smart in a black and green dress teamed with black stilettos as she arrives in New York for her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. She can be seen posing...

It's Official, Taylor Swift Is The Queen Of The Album Charts As '1989' Sells Over 1.2 Million Copies In Its First Week

5th November 2014 -

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We all knew Taylor Swift’s 1989 was going to be this year’s most mammoth music release, but it appears the album has managed to surpass expectations. The record, which has been praised by fans and...

Taylor Swift Prepares for Monster Release, Pulls Music from Spotify

4th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift's record label as pulled all of her music from Spotify as the ready the release of 1989, which is likely to have the biggest opening week sales in a decade. Several artists, including...

Taylor Swift Removes All Music From Spotify

4th November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift is one of the most popular female recording artists in the world right now, and it also seems she is quite the strategist when it comes to the business side of things as...

Look Out World! Taylor Swift Is Coming To A City Near You!

3rd November 2014 -

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With '1989' becoming a smash hit across the globe, a world tour announcement was inevitable; but with 2012's 'The RED Tour' becoming a sold-out sensation, Taylor Swift has some pretty large shoes to fill -...

Taylor Swift - 1989 Album Review

3rd November 2014 -

 Review

Taylor Swift is only 24-years-old and five albums deep into her career, but with every record she releases, she continues to take her sound to new heights and change the game as we know it....

5 Things To Know About Taylor Swift's Cosmo UK Cover Interview

2nd November 2014 -

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Taylor Swift looks fabulous on the cover of Cosmo UK's December edition. The 24-year-old singer has been promoting her recently released album 1989 and opened up in the interview about her friends, New York and...

Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Is "Not Looking" For A Man

31st October 2014 -

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As well as being one of the music industry's most successful young stars, Taylor Swift is also known as a serial dater after having brief romances with high-profile stars such as John Mayer and Jake...

Taylor Swift Set For Transatlantic Number 1 Album

30th October 2014 -

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Taylor Swift’s chart dominance looks set to be total this week as midweek sales figures put her new album 1989 at number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic.Taylor Swift is set for a simultaneous...

Taylor Swift Counters N.Y. 'Global Welcome Ambassador' Blowback

30th October 2014 -

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It’s fair to say that the reaction to Taylor Swift being appointed New York City’s 'Global Welcome Ambassador' has been mixed.Taylor Swift was controversially selected to be a cultural 'ambassador' to attract tourists to NYDee...

The Reviews Are In: Has Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Managed To Impress The Critics?

28th October 2014 -

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Last week Taylor Swift’s new album leaked online, causing the suits of the music world to go into panic mode, after all, they’d been relying on Swift’s loyal fanbase to help boost this year's record...

Taylor Swift Named New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador For Tourism, Set For New Year's Eve Times Square Performance

27th October 2014 -

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Even though Taylor Swift started out as a country singer, she may feel more at home in the city as of late. The 24 year-old singer had a very big day on Monday (Oct 27th),...

Can 1989 Go Platinum In 2014? After The Leak, Taylor Swift Can Count On Fan Loyalty

26th October 2014 -

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Perhaps one of the most anticipated albums of 2014 is Taylor Swift’s nostalgia-laden 1989 – so the news that Swift’s latest songwriting effort was hit with a leak this weekend isn’t really a surprise.Taylor Swift's...

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