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 Agonises Over A 'Gorgeous' Face In New Single


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Taylor Swift releases a new promotional single entitled 'Gorgeous'; yet another infectious pop tune that we will be singing forever, or at least until her next song comes out. Though it is markedly different from the other already released tracks from 'Reputation', it's just further evidence of her indomitable pop genius.

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'Gorgeous' is an upbeat tune about being infatuated with a good-looking young man, despite being in a relationship with an older guy. 'I got a boyfriend, he's older than us / He's in the club doing I don't know what / You're so cool it makes me hate you so much', she sings, later adding: 'You make me so happy it turns back to sad / There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have.'

Continue reading: Taylor Swift Agonises Over A 'Gorgeous' Face In New Single

Beck: Kanye West Liked My Album


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Beck says Kanye West has admitted he likes his record 'Morning Phase', despite interrupting his big moment at the Grammy Awards in 2015.

The 'Loser' singer was accepting the prize for Best Album when the superstar rapper stormed the stage and told him he should ''respect artistry'' by handing the trophy over to Beyonce after the release of her innovative project 'Lemonade'.

Now, Beck has revealed he had dinner with Taylor Swift - who was also interrupted by Kanye during an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 - and she told him that the 'Famous' rapper actually liked his music.

Continue reading: Beck: Kanye West Liked My Album

Taylor Swift To Launch Special Social Media App For Fans


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Taylor Swift fans will have the opportunity to connect with each other in a more cohesive way than ever before as the singer launches her very own app which allegedly follows some kind of social media pattern. The only problem is, fans are pretty much divided by the idea.

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The 27-year-old singer has partnered with app developers Glu to launch The Swift Life, a project that promises to connect fans and allow for an interactive experience, as well as share exclusive content and photos, access special Taymojis and play music with songs added each day. There will even be a feature that allows fans to chat with each other.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift To Launch Special Social Media App For Fans

Taylor Swift And Shawn Mendes Lead 2017 MTV EMA Nominations


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The nominations for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards are finally in, and it's Taylor Swift who has come out on top. It's unsurprising given her unapologetic return and the level of controversy she has caused with her latest hits. Shawn Mendes and Kendrick Lamar are also big nominees.

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After dazzling fans with her new singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' and '...Ready For It?' from her highly anticipated new album 'Reputation' (out on November 10th 2017), Taylor Swift is looking at winning up to six awards at the MTV EMAs.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift And Shawn Mendes Lead 2017 MTV EMA Nominations

Fergie Is Totally Cool With Taylor Swift's Song Sounding Like Hers


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Even when you're sure to credit an artist for inspiring a song, you still end up with people accusing you of creative theft. Fergie fans have hit out at Taylor Swift for her song 'Look What You Made Me Do' over claims that it sounds much too similar to one of Fergie's own hits.

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Andy Cohen got the former Black Eyed Peas singer to address the suggestion that 'Look What You Made Me Do' sounds suspiciously like the 2005 tune 'My Humps' on 'Watch What Happens Live'. But what's awesome is that she didn't even seem phased at the idea of someone borrowing from her music. In fact, she seemed excited to bring up another of her songs that bears similarities.

Continue reading: Fergie Is Totally Cool With Taylor Swift's Song Sounding Like Hers

Taylor Swift Congratulates Cardi B


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Taylor Swift sent Cardi B a bouquet of flowers to congratulate the singer on her first chart topping single 'Bodak Yellow'.

The star has seen her huge hit 'Look What You Made Me Do' finally toppled off the number one spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 rankings, and it doesn't seem like there are any hard feelings.

Cardi B shared a snap of the gift sent to her by the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker, and revealed she is a huge fan of her contemporary.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift Congratulates Cardi B

Taylor Swift Facing Yet Another Lawsuit For 'Shake It Off' Lyrics


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The old Taylor Swift may be dead but her previous hits are definitely not forgotten, particularly not by one songwriting duo who have accused the popstar of stealing their lyrics for her 2014 song 'Shake It Off'. There is certainly something uncanny about the similarities.

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The 27-year-old might have done the honourable thing by crediting Right Said Fred for inspiring one of her newest singles 'Look What You Made Me Do', but Sean Hall and Nathan Butler are not happy that they never received credit for inspiring her 'Shake It Off' lyrics with their 2001 song 'Playas Gon' Play' recorded by the girl band 3LW.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift Facing Yet Another Lawsuit For 'Shake It Off' Lyrics

Maggie Gyllenhaal: Why Is Everyone Asking About Taylor Swift's Scarf?


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Maggie Gyllenhaal is getting seriously confused about why everyone has kept asking about Taylor Swift's scarf for the last five years. She spoke about this weirdness with Andy Cohen in an interview this week, admitting that she was unaware about the situation regarding the lyrics in Taylor's 2012 song 'All Too Well'.

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During her appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' last night (September 13th 2017), she was asked about whether she did indeed still have Taylor Swift's scarf in her drawer as the latter's lyrics to 'All Too Well' suggest; a song that was allegedly written about her brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal back in 2010.

Continue reading: Maggie Gyllenhaal: Why Is Everyone Asking About Taylor Swift's Scarf?

Taylor Swift Has Another Single - Are You 'Ready For It'?


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Taylor Swift continues her new dark aesthetic with yet another unapologetic single entitled '...Ready For It?'. Coming less than two weeks after she hit headlines with her first video from her forthcoming album, she cements her new musical direction with the promo track this week.

Taylor Swift in her 'Look What You Made Me Do' videoTaylor Swift in her 'Look What You Made Me Do' video

'... Ready For It?' is a bass-heavy electronic pop number with dark industrial tones and rap verses; quite apart from the romantic ballads of yesteryear. It marks a sarcastic new musical personality for this superstar, who uses her new tunes to mock the media's perception of her love life and her public feuds.

Continue reading: Taylor Swift Has Another Single - Are You 'Ready For It'?

Did Calvin Harris Deliberately Not Clap For Taylor Swift's New Video?


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There is no doubt Taylor Swift is back but it seems not everyone is happy about it. The superstar singer unveiled the video to her latest song, Look What You Made Me Do, at the VMAs last night (Sun 27) but there was one person in the audience who seemed unimpressed: Taylor’s former boyfriend, Calvin Harris.

Taylor Swift and Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris and Taylor Swift have a complicated back story

As Swifty’s explosive new video hit the screens, all cameras were trained on the Scottish DJ who appeared to ignore the video and then decide not to clap at all after it had been completed in its entirety.

Continue reading: Did Calvin Harris Deliberately Not Clap For Taylor Swift's New Video?

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 and Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston

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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Model Gigi Hadid, model Martha Hunt, actress Hailee Steinfeld, actress Cara Delevingne, actress/singer Selena Gomez, recording artist Taylor Swift, actress Serayah, actress Mariska Hargitay, model Lily Aldridge , model Karlie Kloss - Celebrities attend 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater. at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 30th August 2015

Gigi Hadid, Actress Serayah, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Gomez, Taylor Swift, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss
Gigi Hadid, Actress Serayah, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Gomez, Taylor Swift, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss
Gigi Hadid, Actress Serayah, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Gomez, Taylor Swift, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss
Gigi Hadid, Actress Serayah, Martha Hunt, Gomez and Taylor Swift
Gigi Hadid, Actress Serayah, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Gomez, Taylor Swift, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss
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Taylor Swift

Date of birth

13th December, 1989

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.78




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