Taylor Alison Swift, the daughter of Andrea and Scott Kingsley Swift, was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was raised on a Christmas Tree farm near Wyomissing. Taylor looked up to her grandmother, whom was an opera singer, and wanted to follow in her footsteps. By the time she was ten, she had sang in a variety of local contests. For example, at county fairs or different contest. At the age of eleven, she sang the National Anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game. Taylor soon started writing her own song lyrics.
Taylor often visited Nashville, Tennessee, the capitol of country music, and was a co writer. While she was co writing, she was trying to get a recording contract. Taylor convinced her family to move to Tennessee in attempt to further her career. Because of her amazing performance at The Bluebird Cafe, she got a contract with Scott Borchetta. The record label was called “Big Machine Records.”
Taylor’s first single, “Tim Mcgraw”, was released in 2006. Shortly after it was the top ten country billboard. Taylor's album sold 2.5 million copies. A couple of other songs that were in the album were “Our Song,” and “Teardrops on my Guitar.” She had other tracks that were very successful tracks.
Taylor won the Horizon Award at the Country Music Award. The award she received was Top New Female Vocalist of 2007. Taylor released an album called The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, which consisted of “Silent Night” and “Santa Baby” which helped with her record label.
About a year later, Taylor released an album called “Fearless.” This was a huge hit all over the world. For about eleven weeks it was the top of the country and pop charts. At the end of the year of 2008, Taylor had the highest-selling album of the year. In the same year Taylor was nominated the Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards.
The album “Fearless” got Taylor many awards like Video of the Year, and Female Video of the Year in 2009. Taylor’s song “Love Story” was a huge hit that helped over all. Taylor was handed Best Female Video at the MTV Music Awards. As she was on stage, Kanye West came up and took the microphone. He declared that Beyonce should have gotten this award. Taylor didn’t know how to react and didn’t know what to say after that. Beyonce then got Best Video of the Year and called Taylor up, she also apologized alone after the show.
During 2009 she dated Taylor Lautner. They lasted for three months, they lost interest when Taylor Swift was less into the “Fling” then Taylor Lautner. They met on the set of Valentine's Day. They played roles as two stupidly in love teens on Valentine's day. After they ended she soon started dating John Mayer. I would tell you about that relationship, but the age difference of 19 to 31 is disgusting.
After this, Taylor became huge all over the world. Her concert tickets started selling out in no longer than two minutes. She was on Saturday Night Live many times. In 2010, she was the youngest artist to receive a Grammy award for Album of the Year for her album “Fearless.” Meanwhile she was writing songs for her next album.
“Mean,” “Sparks Fly,” and “Ours” were big hits of Taylor’s next album Speak Now in 2010. Within the first week, more than one million copies were sold. Following this album, two years later Taylor released another album called Red. A couple of huge hits on this album consist of “We Are Never Getting Back Together” and “Begin Again.” Red also sold over a million copies within the first week. 1998, Taylor’s fifth album, was released in 2014. This makes Taylor the first woman in history to sell more than a million copies in opening week for three albums. Over Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, Taylor was highest paid celebrity at fifty seven million dollars. A year later Taylor funded four million dollars to people in need. This money went towards classrooms, learning labs, and many more.
Sooner than later, Taylor decided to move away from the country aspect of music. She released an album called 1998 and had many hits. “Shake it off” was proven to be the catchiest song. “Bad Blood” was video of the year and was released at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Taylor’s album 1998 sold over five million copies in the United States alone. In February 2016 Taylor opened the 58th Grammy Award with a track off of the album 1998, “Out of the Woods.” “Out of the Woods” got awards for Best Music Video.
Over all, Taylor has been a very successful young woman. She has always had a positive outlook on life and persevere through any bump in the road. “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm. It’s about how to dance in the rain.” -Taylor Swift. Taylor takes every chance she can and either learned from them or face the consequences.