Praying for Paris. Our hearts are breaking for and with you. https://t.co/8tQF6QHyz6
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 2014, Taylor Swift has a net worth of 200 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.
The boyband were named artist of the year, for the second year in a row.
It was a big night for British boyband One Direction at the American Music Awards on Sunday evening. The boyband took home the prize for artist of the year at the ceremony in Los Angeles, beating the likes of Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
One Direction won big at the American Music Awards.
The group, who also performed single ‘Perfect’ at the ceremony, have now won the fan-voted award two years in a row. They also took home the award for favourite pop/rock duo or group, beating Maroon 5 and Walk the Moon.
Continue reading: One Direction And Taylor Swift Lead The Winners At American Music Awards
One Direction played a game of 'Never Have I Ever' on 'The Ellen Show' on Wednesday, with surprising results.
One Direction are at last wrapping up their world tour in promotion of their newly-released album, and stopped off on the ‘The Ellen Show’ to tell Ellen Degeneres some of their secrets in a game of ‘Never Have I Ever’ – and the revelations were surprising!
Band leader Harry Styles made a couple of eyebrow-raising reveals during the short game on the show on Wednesday (November 18th), admitting that he once snogged one of the band’s fans, and also that he has gotten romantically involved with somebody twice his age.
R&B singer Jesse Braham filed the lawsuit earlier in November, but a sharp district court judge has dismissed it, and used Taylor Swift's lyrics in doing so.
A Californian judge presiding over the Taylor Swift plagiarism court case has borrowed one of the singer’s lyrics from ‘Shake It Off’ while dismissing the suit in her ruling.
Earlier this month, obscure American R&B singer Jesse Braham (who records as Jesse Graham) issued a $42 million lawsuit against Swift, accusing her of stealing his lyrics for her huge single ‘Shake It Off’, the first release from her multi-million-selling album 1989.
Taylor Swift has successfully defended the copyright lawsuit
Continue reading: Judge Uses Taylor Swift Lyrics In Dismissing Copyright Lawsuit
Perry's Prismatic world tour constituted the bulk of her earnings, which were just under $88 million in the 12-month period measured.
Katy Perry has edged out her fierce rival Taylor Swift to be named as the highest-earning female musician of 2015, with estimated income of $88 million in a 12-month period, according to the annual article by Forbes.
Perry’s Prismatic world tour accounted for the substantial part of her earnings, as she took approximately $1.3 million on every stop on the massive haul. Sponsorship deals tied in with the tour also added to this number, with deals with cosmetics brand Covergirl and fashion accessories company Claire’s as well as her fragrances released in conjunction with Coty.
Katy Perry earned $88 million between June 2014-June 2015, making her the highest-earning woman in music
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music
Singer Jesse Braham argues that the lyrics to his song 'Haters Gone Hate' are substantively similar to the chorus of Swift's track 'Shake It Off'.
Taylor Swift is being sued for copyright infringement by a struggling musician, who claims that the superstar ripped off one of his songs for the lyrics of her mega-hit ‘Shake It Off’.
American R&B singer Jesse Braham alleges that Swift uses substantially the same 22-word phrase she uses in the chorus for her former Number 1 single ‘Shake It Off’ as he did for his 2013 song ‘Haters Gone Hate’. According to legal papers, Braham is claiming copyright infringement of the phrases “haters gone hate” and “playas gone play”, which also appear in Swift’s song.
Taylor Swift will try to shake off the lawsuit filed by Jesse Braham
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'Shake It Off' Chorus
The chart star has launched a lawsuit of her own after a former radio DJ said she falsely accused him of inappropriately touching her.
Taylor Swift has launched a lawsuit of her own in retaliation against the Denver radio DJ who sued her, after he claimed lost his job when she falsely claimed that he had groped her.
Former radio host David Mueller opened a lawsuit in a US district court in Denver in September this year, saying that he was falsely accused by a member of Swift’s security team of grabbing the singer’s buttocks during a photo meet-and-greet session backstage at the Pepsi Center in the city on June 2nd 2013.
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Launches Counterclaim Against Radio DJ In Assault Case
'1989' has become just the fifth album in chart history to spend a whole year inside the U.S. Billboard Top Ten.
As if to illustrate perfectly the mega-stardom that Taylor Swift has enjoyed over the last 12 months, her smash hit album 1989 has become just the fifth record in history to spend an entire year inside the U.S. Top Ten.
Released on October 27th 2014, Swift’s fifth full-length album rocketed straight to Number 1 on its first week of release, selling an incredible 1.29 million copies in the process. Since then, it has enjoyed huge longevity and popularity, and becomes one of a very select few records to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the highest echelons of the Billboard Top 200.
Taylor Swift's '1989' is just the fifth album in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks inside the U.S. Top Ten
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's '1989' Celebrates A Massive Chart Milestone
There's a lot more natural beauty out there than you think.
Yeah, headline news, right? But Kylie Jenner is well known for her unique make-up style and lately she's even been favouring wigs to complement it. This young starlet isn't just a picture of perfection with lipstick, however, she's proven that she can turn heads without the help of cosmetics.
Continue reading: Kylie Jenner Goes Make-Up Free! (7 Other Celebs That Slay Without Paint)
Taylor Swift met 6-year-old Taylor Rayburn at her concert in Atlanta.
Yes, Taylor Swift has done it again. The 25-year-old ‘Shake It Off’ singer has taken the next step on the ladder to sainthood. There’s not a week goes by when we don’t hear of Swift’s generosity in giving to those less fortunate in health or wealth. She doesn’t quite have miraculous healing powers (not just yet anyway) but, earlier this week, Swift certainly put a smile on the face of a 6-year-old girl battling cancer.
Taylor Swift at the 57th Grammy Awards in February 2015.
The singer recently re-recorded Swift’s entire ‘1989’ album.
Ryan Adams has compared Taylor Swift to Shakespeare while describing the process of covering her 1989 album. Speaking to The Guardian, Adams opened up about his feelings towards Swift's music and revealed he’s actually been a fan of the singer for years.
Ryan Adams released his cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album last month.
Adams compared the process of working through Swift’s 1989 album to “being in Ghostbusters or something, and then all of a sudden I have to go do Shakespeare”. He went on to later defend Swift as one of the great modern songwriters adding, “Well, look, those songs are popular for a reason. She’s a popular artist for a reason.”
Please welcome to the stage… Taylor Swift performs with yet another famous face on her ‘1989’ tour.
Taylor Swift welcomed Miranda Lambert to the stage during a recent performance in Greensboro, North Carolina. The duo performed Lambert’s hit track ‘Little Red Wagon’ as part of a special appearance on Swift’s 1989 tour.
Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV VMAs in August 2015.
In a separate interview, the singer also detailed his first (slightly awkward) meeting with Taylor Swift.
Canadian pop star The Weeknd has pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting a police officer and will therefore avoid jail time, according a new report.
Back in January this year, the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, made headline when he was alleged to have punched a police officer in the head after the cops arrived at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas, reacting to reports of a disturbance. The officer in question is believed to have separated Tesfaye and the person he was brawling with and dragged him into an elevator, where he then lashed out and struck the officer in the head.
The Weeknd at the MTV VMAs
Mini-golf is what free time is all about.
Fans get a glimpse into the luxury hotel life of One Direction with the new video for their latest single 'Perfect' - a song which has already had tongues wagging regarding who it's actually about when it was released on October 16th, though if you were wondering, the visual doesn't give many clues away.
One Direction cheers fans up with the video for 'Perfect'
With sprawling panoramic city views from the massive windows, we see the boys while away the hours with DIY mini-golf, indoor football, reading, getting tattoos and eating dinner in the black and white video. It just seems to be an everyday collection of footage from their days hiding away from the flashing cameras and screaming fans of the streets and public places in general.
Taylor Swift is one rich lady, with her '1989' world tour raking in the mega bucks.
Taylor Swift’s mammoth 1989 world tour has so far grossed over $173 million, according to Billboard’s Hot Tours list. It’s the sixth time so far this year that the singer has topped Billboard’s weekly tally of highest-grossing touring artists, making $13.6 million in this week alone.
Taylor Swift has made over $173 million from her ‘1989’ world tour.
Swift took $13.6 million from just three venues on the second leg of her North American tour, bringing the total gross of her ‘1989’ shows to $173 million from 59 reported concerts. The tour’s second leg began on July 6 in Ottawa and is set to end in Tampa at the end of October.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's '1989' World Tour Has Made Over $173 Million So Far
Swift still wont name names when it comes to ‘Bad Blood’, but it’s definitely not about a former boyfriend.
Taylor Swift appears on the cover of this month’s GQ magazine, with a sexy beach photoshoot and a headline proclaiming she rules the world. But inside the mag Swift isn't afraid to open up on a variety of topics, including Kanye West and writing about her former friends (even if she wont reveal who they are).
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Covers GQ Magazine, Talks Kanye West And 'Bad Blood'
Date of birth
13th December, 1989
Praying for Paris. Our hearts are breaking for and with you. https://t.co/8tQF6QHyz6
Farewell, Shanghai!! 💋 https://t.co/UOwfdCAtar
RT @Scholastic: How does @taylorswift13 #sharepossible? With an incredible donation of 25,000 books to NYC schools! Read more: >> https://t…
I loved playing Shanghai last night-- so stoked to play 2 more shows here!! https://t.co/nzFCEdOdQN
@NRJhitmusiconly Merci!!!! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷💋💋💋
Congratulations on your CMA wins @KeithUrban @ericchurch @FLAGALine @MaddieandTae and @macmcanally!! Sending you hugs from Singapore 🏆🏆🏆🍾🍾🍾
Sending congrats from Singapore to Nashville to my friends who won CMAs tonight! @lukebryan @mirandalambert @chrisstapleton @littlebigtown
Elevator Elsa!!! Amazing. @idinamenzel https://t.co/pNpr9PKF26
RT @billboard: Taylor Swift is now a member of a new squad (and this one is even more exclusive) https://t.co/iJdR0VhGwC
RT @lordemusic: my angels!!! @taylorswift13 @alessiacara
Sharing a stage with @alessiacara and @idinamenzel was the perfect way to end this amazing chapter. Thanks ladies ☃💕 https://t.co/7UvqdtP5qM
"The cold never bothered me anyway" *QUICK CHANGE* @idinamenzel #letitgo #1989TourTampa https://t.co/Ua6JcGk8or
I honestly couldn't be more impressed by @alessiacara. 55,000 people and she was absolutely fearless. https://t.co/btwupLZCLv
About to play the last show of the US 1989 Tour. Feelings EVERYWHERE. #1989TourTampa
With every passing day, Olivia looks less like a cat and more like a melting snowman. Happy #NationalCatDay 🐱⛄️ https://t.co/5iHXCBuZo7
This is one of my favorite covers I've heard of Out of the Woods-- amazing job @4kingandcountry 👑✨🎤 https://t.co/z8GySLXGCu
Miami!!! What a night! Thank you to our surprise guests @DwyaneWade, @pitbull & @ricky_martin 🎉 #HappyBirthday1989 https://t.co/3BlvILVckW
To celebrate #HappyBirthday1989, here's something from me. Out of the Woods (solo acoustic piano performance) 🎹🌲🌲🌲🌲 https://t.co/C6dUjyYgw3
RT @treepaine: Fun facts:1989 has reigned No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart for 11 weeks & has been in the Top 10 for 52 consecutive weeks. H…
1989 came out 1 year ago today. It's been the best year of my life. I love you guys. #HappyBirthday1989 https://t.co/J1Xx2NKIkE