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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Taylor Swift Earns $400k In Two Weeks Since Return To Streaming


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Most people would have thought that Taylor Swift’s return to Spotify was done just to troll her nemesis Katy Perry, but it actually seems to have been a savvy business move as well.

A new report indicates that the 27 year old pop star has earned just under $400,000 in the space of just a fortnight since her back catalogue came back to streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and Pandora two weeks ago.

Much was made of the fact that Swift made the sudden decision to end her boycott of streaming services on the eve of her rival Katy Perry releasing her new record Witness on June 9th, but Billboard now claims that the two weeks since have seen TayTay earn $285,000 (£224,000) in streaming revenue and $59,000 (£46,000) in publishing royalties.

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Lorde Apologises For Taylor Swift 'Autoimmune Disease' Comment


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Lorde has apologised after comparing being friends with fellow pop star Taylor Swift as like being around someone with an autoimmune disease.

The 20 year old New Zealand-born singer, who has just released her second album Melodrama, made the rather strange remark in a profile interview with The Guardian at the weekend. Quickly, she received a backlash from Swift’s fanbase who criticised her for the comments that Lorde now admits were “insensitive” – but she said that she hadn’t been addressing Swift directly.

“It's like having a friend with very specific allergies,” she had told the British newspaper in an article published on Saturday (June 17th).

Continue reading: Lorde Apologises For Taylor Swift 'Autoimmune Disease' Comment

Jack Antonoff Hears A 'female Voice' When He Writes Music


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Jack Antonoff hears a ''female voice'' in his head when he writes music.

The 33-year-old singer and songwriter - who is currently dating Lena Dunham - has admitted whenever he sits down to pen a anew track he will hear women play back the song in his head,.

The Bleachers frontman told the Metro newspaper: ''I grew up with only sisters and wen i write, I very much hear things in a female voice. Not to generalise but females are more honest and transparent. There's just a connection there.''

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Taylor Swift's Music Reappears On Streaming Services After Singer Ends Boycott


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Taylor Swift has decided to end her long-standing boycott of streaming services, announcing that her back catalogue of albums will return to services such as Spotify.

Swift made the decision to pull her entire discography from streaming services back in late 2014, citing the deleterious effect she felt that the streaming model was having on the music industry. However, her reversal comes reportedly as a thank-you to her fans after her most recent album 1989 passed the 10 million sales mark.

“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA's 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” a Taylor Swift fan Instagram page announced on Thursday night (June 8th).

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Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn Spotted On Cosy Nashville Date


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Last month rumours surfaced that Taylor Swift was dating acting newcomer Joe Alwyn, and now it seems those claims have been confirmed as pictures emerge of the stars having a breakfast date together in the singer's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee - despite their attempts at keeping the relationship under wraps.

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Perhaps they have decided that now's the time to unveil their love to the world because far from adopting a variety of disguises and keeping her public appearances as low key as possible as was previously reported, she was happily chatting away and enjoying a refreshment with Joe on a balcony in full public view at an undisclosed location in Nashville on a Saturday.

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Katy Perry Says She's Waiting For Taylor Swift To Apologise To Her


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Katy Perry has once again publicly addressed her feud with rival Taylor Swift, telling talk show host James Corden that she wants the “B.S. to be done” and is waiting for Swift to apologise to her.

The 32 year old pop megastar has been feuding with TayTay for about five years now, in a dispute that apparently dates back to Perry allegedly stealing three of Swift’s back-up dancers from her Red tour in 2012. Returning with a new album in June, Perry appeared on Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Monday night (May 22nd) to speak about how bored she is of it all now.

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Who Is Taylor Swift's Alleged New Romance Joe Alwyn?


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Taylor Swift is apparently in a brand new relationship following the turmoil of her Tom Hiddleston romance last year, but this time she's keeping it well under wraps. It's still just a rumour at this point, but it's thought that she has been seeing British actor Joe Alwyn

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The 27-year-old singer has reportedly been dating 26-year-old 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' star Joe Alwyn for the last few months, hanging around with him in London where she has rented an apartment. Joe is thought to still live with his parents, while Taylor has allegedly been donning wigs to stay disguised.

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'Don't Come For Me': Katy Perry Addresses Feud With Taylor Swift


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It's been nearly two years since the release of Taylor Swift's hit single 'Bad Blood' and Katy Perry has keep mostly silent on the subject - until now. But if you're hoping for an instant clapback to the suggestive lyrics, you'll be sorely disappointment.

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Katy Perry has managed to address the issue of whether or not Taylor's 'Bad Blood' was about her, without actually explaining anything. In fact, it's a struggle to work out what exactly her upcoming as-yet-untitled new album is about too.

Continue reading: 'Don't Come For Me': Katy Perry Addresses Feud With Taylor Swift

Harry Styles Talks Taylor Swift Relationship


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More than four years after their high-profile courtship ended, Harry Styles has finally opened up about his much-talked-about relationship with Taylor Swift, and all of those songs that are apparently about each other.

The ex-One Direction singer, who is currently embarking on his much-anticipated solo career, spoke to Rolling Stone in an in-depth interview published this week. In it, he addressed his brief romance with fellow pop star Swift, whom he dated back in 2012.

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Tom Hiddleston Shuts Down Interviewer Over Taylor Swift Question


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Tom Hiddleston entertainingly shut down an interviewer on live television after he was asked a question about his much-discussed relationship with Taylor Swift last year.

The 36 year old British actor appeared on the American breakfast TV show ‘Today’ in order to discuss and promote his new film, Kong: Skull Island, on Wednesday (March 8th). However, the discussion was soon directed towards the summer romance that Hiddleston enjoyed with Swift from May to September last year.

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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 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 - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Taylor Swift

Date of birth

13th December, 1989

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.78




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