Born on December 13, the year 1989, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Taylor Alison Swift is a Grammy Award-winning pop diva and platinum-selling country music superstar. She is an amazingly talented singer and songwriter who at the age of 18 became the youngest solo artist to write and record a No.1 hit song on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart with her single called “Our Song”. She has sold more than 50 million albums—including 37 million in the U.S.—and 150 million singles, which makes her one of the best-selling music artiste of all time. She has appeared in Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world (2010, 2015 and 2019) and also ranked 1st in the Forbes Celebrity 100 (2016 and 2019). She has been the youngest to feature in the magazine’s 100 most influential women.
Taylor Swift Bio: Age, Parents, Childhood, Early Life
Taylor Swift was born to Scott and Adrea Swift o the 13th of December, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She was raised alongside her brother, Austin Swift, by her father who was stockbroker and her mother who was a homemaker. When she was just 9 months, her mother placed her on a saddle and from then, horse-riding became her hobby. At a tender age, she won several horse-riding races. Swift attended Alvernia Montessori school, and being raised in a Presbyterian family, she attended Bible classes with her brother, Austin. Following the footsteps of her grandmother, who was an opera singer, at the age of 10 years old, Swift was singing karaoke locally. She sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game at the age of 11, and while she was 12 years old, she began writing her own songs as well as learning guitar.
Taylor Swift Education Details
While in school, she won a national poetry competition with the poem called “Monster in My Closet”. Her gift for poetry helped her song-writing ability. “Lucky You” was her first song. While in her music career, Taylor Swift visited Nashville, Tennessee where she did songs and had recording contract. At 14 years of age, she became the youngest songwriter signed to a record publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Having noticed her talent and determination, Taylor’s family relocated to Hendersonville, Tennessee, to help her pursue her music career.
Taylor Swift Career, Achievements And Awards
Offering a stellar performance at the Bluebird Café in 2005, Taylor Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta who, at the time, was planning to launch a new label. He signed her to his label, Big Machine Records, and this gave birth to her career. In 2006, she released her first single “Tim McGraw”, which became a top hit on the country charts. The song also appeared on her self-titled debut album in October of that same year and it sold more than 5 million copies. More popular and successful singles followed suit and Taylor’s music did not slow down. She released her second album “Fearless” in 2008 which got her greater fame than her first. It was the most downloaded country album in history at one time and had seven songs in the top 100 at the same time. Three different songs each had over 2 million paid downloads and this made Taylor a superstar.
The success of “Fearless” won her many critical awards including Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Female Country Vocal and Best Country Song. Swift’s third album “Speak Now” sold over 1 million copies in the first week. In her career, she has had four tours, with two them, “Speak Now” and “1989” been world tours. All her concerts are sold out and none of them have grossed less than $100 million. Her music career has been super glamorous and award-laden. She has won several prestigious awards there is as a vocalist, which include 10 Grammy Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 19 American Music Awards (AMA), 1 Emmy Award, I Brit Award and 6 Guiness World Records Awards. Also, as an exceptional songwriter, she has engraved her name in “The Songwriters Hall of Fame”. She has been hired as a brand ambassador by many top brands such as Sony Electronics, Cover girl and Diet Coke.
Taylor Swift Dating History
Taylor Swift has dated several famous celebrities, and none have been hidden from the spotlight of the media. Among the celebrities she has dated are: Joe Jonas in 2008, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer in 2009, Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010, Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles in 2012 and Calvin Harris from 2015 to 2016. She dated actor Tom Hiddleston for 3 months in 2016 before she began a relationship with Joe Alwyn in the same year. Swift and Alwyn are still dating till now.
Taylor Swift Net Worth
As of 2019, her approximate net worth is $185 million and this includes all her earning and assets.
Taylor Swift On Charity
Swift was ranked by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid celebrity under 30 in 2012, beating out Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Rihanna with earnings of $57 million. The following year, she shared part of her fortune to help others, particularly funding the $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.