Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Biography

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.



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Ed Sheeran Reveals Taylor Swift's Leaking Protocol


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Ed Sheeran could only listen to his collaboration with Taylor Swift on an iPad to ensure it wouldn't get leaked.

The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker has revealed the extreme measures his 'Bad Blood' hitmaker pal - who wrote ' puts in place to make sure no one hears her music online before its release date.

Asked if Taylor sends him her music to listen to before it's out, he told Capricho magazine:''She would never send new songs, no. I hear them but has to be with her.

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Taylor Swift's Pre-Superbowl Show May Be Her Only Live Performance Of 2017


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Taylor Swift may have delighted her fans by playing her newest single ‘I Don’t Want to Live Forever’ at a pre-Super Bowl party over the weekend, but she also frustrated them by revealing that it may be her only live performance of 2017.

The 27 year old megastar did a comparatively intimate show in front of only (!) 9,000 fans on February 4th at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night at the Club Nomadic in Houston.

During the late-night performance, she belted out a number of her best-known hits, including from her multi-platinum-selling 1989 such as ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Blank Space’ – and made a number of football references in honour of the big occasion the following evening, choosing to play early hit ‘You Belong With Me’ for the first time in four years, with its lyrics about bleachers, boys and high school days, saying “I felt like it might be appropriate”.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift's Pre-Superbowl Show May Be Her Only Live Performance Of 2017

The Grammys Emphasise The Wisdom Of Taylor Swift With This Inspiring Promo Video


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As part of their Believe In Music initiative and in conjunction with the 59th Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy have created a video featuring a bunch of ambitious young women who are striving for greatness saying lines from Taylor Swift's inspirational speech from last year's awards show.

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Entitled 'It Was You', the short promo features dancers, instrumentalists, a basketball player, an aspiring astronaut, a David Bowie fan and even an orchestra conductor all speaking the wisdom of the 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' singer (who actually didn't receive a Grammy nomination this year, which is a first since 2011).

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Taylor Swift And Gigi Hadid Go Nuts Over 'Fifty Shades Darker' Song On The Radio


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She might be a multi-million selling, 10-time Grammy winning superstar, but that doesn't mean Taylor Swift doesn't still get excited when her songs come on the radio. She documented her first time hearing her and Zayn's 'Fifty Shades Darker' track in full in a video for her fans.

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The singer and her good friend Gigi Hadid (incidentally Zayn Malik's girlfriend) got seriously pumped when 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' hit the radio yesterday (February 1st 2017) - Taylor and Zayn's theme song for the upcoming erotic thriller 'Fifty Shades Darker'.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift And Gigi Hadid Go Nuts Over 'Fifty Shades Darker' Song On The Radio

Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele


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Ed Sheeran has lifted the lid on his friendship with songstress Taylor Swift and revealed that neither of them were the popular kids at school. The star - who currently holds the number one and two spots in the charts - said that now they are the popular kids, they have "taken it too far".

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In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheeran revealed their friendship as a competitive one.

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele

Zayn And Taylor Swift Hit Up Luxury Hotel For 'Fifty Shades Darker' Video


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Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift finally unveiled the official video for their 'Fifty Shades Darker' song 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' yesterday (January 26th 2017). It was shot at London's St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel and has the perfect amount of romantic tension for the corresponding movie.

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Directed by Grant Singer, the video sees the pop superstars enjoying the luxuries of celebrity - hotels, champagne, paparazzi - but knowing it's not enough when they are apart. It's classy and it's sexy, an elegant veil over the otherwise hair-raisingly erotic content of the film itself.

Continue reading: Zayn And Taylor Swift Hit Up Luxury Hotel For 'Fifty Shades Darker' Video

Taylor Swift Smashes London Hotel Filming New Music Video


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Taylor Swift smashed a bathroom mirror when she filmed the music video for 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever'.

The 27-year-old singer and Zayn Malik have joined forces on their new single, which is set to feature on the soundtrack of the upcoming erotic movie 'Fifty Shades Darker', and it has been reported by the Mail Online the pair caused utter chaos in London's five-star hotel St Pancras Renaissance where the shot the accompanying video for their song.

A source said: ''Taylor had to light the curtains on fire for her part. The smoke alarms were turned off on the nearby floors so that the building didn't have to be evacuated.

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Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old Veteran With Christmas Visit


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Taylor Swift gave a Christmas surprise to perhaps her oldest fan on Boxing Day, 96-year-old World War II veteran Cyrus Porter.

The singer made a quick visit to Missouri the day after Christmas, to show up at the veteran’s home and perform hit ‘Shake It Of’, for Porter and his family.

Did John Mayer Shade His Ex Taylor Swift On Her Birthday?


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John Mayer has been attempting damage control on Wednesday after apparently shading his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift on her birthday the day before.

TayTay turned 27 years old on Tuesday (December 13th), and celebrated with her friends and family as well as being inundated with well-wishes from her celebrity BFFs, including Gigi Hadid and Camila Cabello.

However, her former flame Mayer seemingly didn’t feel the same way, and was said to have tweeted: “Tuesday December 13th may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually.”

Continue reading: Did John Mayer Shade His Ex Taylor Swift On Her Birthday?

Zayn Malik Reveals How He Brought Taylor Swift On Board For 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever'


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Zayn Malik has opened up about collaborating with his girlfriend's pal Taylor Swift on the new single 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' from the soundtrack to 'Fifty Shades Darker', revealing that the popstar was eager to get on board after hearing the unfinished version.

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It wasn't exactly difficult for Zayn to bring Taylor on board given that his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid is a part of the 'Bad Blood' singer's squad (alongside the movie's star Dakota Johnson), but it seems she was more than enthusiastic about the project when the producer and Grammy-winning songwriter Jack Antonoff played her the semi-completed product.

Continue reading: Zayn Malik Reveals How He Brought Taylor Swift On Board For 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever'

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

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

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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

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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

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Taylor Swift Waxwork - A new outfit for Taylor Swift is unveiled by Madame Tussauds Berlin at Brandenburg Gate in celebration for the upcoming Echo 2016 Awards. at Brandenburg Gate, Madame Tussauds - Berlin, Germany - Monday 4th April 2016

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Taylor Swift

Date of birth

13th December, 1989

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.78




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