Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, has received widespread critical plaudits and media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004 to pursue a career in country music.
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in West Reading, Pennsylvania. She's named after musician James Taylor. She spent her early years with her parents Scott and Andrea and her brother Austin living on a Christmas tree farm. She attended a Montessori school for preschool and kindergarten and moved to The Wyndcroft School for first grade. When Taylor was nine, she got interested in musical theatre. She also enrolled in vocal and acting lessons in New York City. She first got into country music because she was a fan of Shania Twain. She performed at local events and festivals as a tween and teen. Eventually, she became convinced she needed to go to Nashville and she and her mom went and submitted Taylor's early demo of Dolly Parton and The Chicks covers. Record labels didn't think she was original enough and Taylor left Nashville without a record deal.
When she was 12, she learned how to pay the guitar and wrote "Lucky You." When Swift was 14, her family moved to Nashville to give her a better chance of breaking into music. Swift started working with music manager Dan Dymtrow in 2003. He was instrumental in getting Swift a modeling gig for the "Rising Stars" campaign by Abercrombie & Fitch and got one of her original songs included on a compilation CD from Maybelline. After performing her original songs at showcase for RCA Records, Swift was signed to an artist development deal.
A year after signing with Big Machine Records, Swift released her first single "Tim McGraw," which preceded her first self-titled studio album release. Taylor Swift reached the number five position on the U.S. Billboard 200 but obtained the number one spot on the U.S. Country Music chart. The album produced two number one hit singles "Our Song" and "Should've Said No". To date, her first album has been certified platinum more than four times by the RIAA. Swift's second album, Fearless, peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard, U.S. Country, New Zealand, and Canadian music charts. It has been certified platinum in four countries, six times in the USA alone, and also produced two number-one singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me". She has performed with music artists such as John Mayer, Justin Bieber and Faith Hill. Among Swift's many accolades are 23 American Music Awards, ten Grammy Awards, and 23 Billboard Music Awards. As of this writing, she has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and 150 million singles. Between 2009 and 2018, Taylor embarked on five world tours that grossed a total of $943 million.
Swift has made several television and film appearances, both as herself on "Saturday Night Live" and "Dateline NBC" and in fictionalized roles on shows and in movies like "Valentine's Day," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Additionally, Swift has appeared in many popular publications including Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Rolling Stone.
In August 2020, Swift dropped her latest album, "Folklore," which debuted at the top of the charts.
Taylor Swift's personal life has always been a fascinating subject for the media and her fans. She's been in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since May 2017, but before that she dated a who's who of famous men.
Taylor dated DJ Calvin Harris in 2015. That same year, she dated actor Tom Hiddleston.
In November 2012 she started dating Harry Styles. Over the 2012-2013 winter holidays, Taylor and Harry went to the British Virgin Islands together and were done soon after they returned, allegedly because they were both busy and never in one place for long.
In late 2010, Swift embarked on a three-month relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
She also dated John Mayer briefly, but long enough to write the song "Dear John" about him.
While filming the movie Valentine's Day, Swift met Taylor Lautner, and pretty soon the duo was completely inseparable. That relationship wasn't long-lived either but also inspired a song — "Back to December."
In 2008 Swift dated Joe Jonas for three months.
In August 2020 as her surprise album "Folklore" dropped, Swift was spotted hiking in Utah with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn.a
Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $400 million. She was discovered at age 15 by future music mogul Scott Borchetta while performing at a Nashville cafe. Borchetta signed Taylor as the first artist under his newly-formed Big Machine Records. Today she is one of the most-popular and most-successful entertainers on the planet. In some touring years she has easily earned north of $150 million.