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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift


Famous as :

Country music singer

Birth Name :

Taylor Alison Swift

Birth Date :

December 13, 1989

Birth Place :

Reading, Pennsylvania, US

Claim to fame :

Single "Tim McGraw" (2006)


It is no longer a time to associate country music with people in their mid 40s, for artists jumping in this genre is getting younger and younger. One living proof: Taylor Swift. The accomplished country singer and songwriter who began her career while a teenager has spawned an album and several singles that garnered her awards that are commonly dominated by people twice or triple her age. In 2007 alone she was nominated for four different awards, two of them which have successfully been snatched. She took Breakthrough Video of the Year at Country Music Television Awards through her debut single "Tim McGraw", and Horizon Award, a special honor that was presented at 41st Country Music Association Awards for being a promising act.

Hailing from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Taylor Alison Swift was musically influenced by her grandmother who was a professional opera singer. While living with her parents, the December 13, 1989-born beauty became addicted to singing in contests and talent shows. At 10-year-old, she had entered local karaoke contests and recorded some demo tapes which ended in almost every receptionist desks of Nashville's record labels. Two years later she did the very thing that would eventually make a difference to her world, guitar picking. For four hours a day she would continuously try to master the art of guitar playing until her fingers literally bled. From there, original songs came pouring out along with the growing love of country vibes. She often wrote her lyrics during lessons at school although her reputation as a straight A student was unaltered. Her family eventually moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee where opportunity came in the form of Scott Borchetta.

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Azealia Banks to Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift: You All Make Basic A** Music

September 03, 2015 03:02:06 GMT

doesn't take sides in and ' MTV VMA fight. Naturally, the outspoken raptress who's added almost everyone to her long list of enemies blasted the two, as well as , when she weighed in on the feud via Twitter.

Taylor Swift's Music Video Director Reacts to 'Wildest Dreams' Racism Accusations

September 02, 2015 16:37:22 GMT

Joseph Kahn who helmed 's "Wildest Dreams" music video responds to the backlash over the clip. While the singer stays mum, the director takes it to Twitter to vehemently deny accusations that they're whitewashing Africa in the video.

Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Video Accused of Being Racially Insensitive

September 02, 2015 08:32:37 GMT

's newly-released "Wildest Dreams" music video has landed her in hot water. A number of critics have called out the 25-year-old pop superstar for including only white cast members despite the video mainly being shot in Africa.

Taylor Swift's Fan Arrested for Crashing Stage and Brawling With Security Guards

September 01, 2015 14:34:03 GMT

's fan named Christian Ewing was arrested during her "1989 World Tour" at San Diego's Petco Park on Saturday, August 29, according to TMZ. Law enforcement sources tell the site that Christian jumped onstage and getting into a fight with the security guards while Taylor was performing "Style".

Miley Cyrus Not Interested in Joining Taylor Swift Squad

September 01, 2015 04:03:13 GMT

may have different opinion from fellow celebrities like in regard to making a squad. While Swift tends to gather "musicians, actresses, models, entrepreneurs," the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker admitted that she's not interested in such group.

MTV VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift Wins Video of the Year, Dominates Full Winners List

August 31, 2015 04:38:19 GMT

was among the biggest winners at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The country-turned-pop diva took home the Video of the Year Award after her and 's star-studded "Bad Blood" visuals beat out other contenders like ' "7/11", 's "Thinking Out Loud", 's "Uptown Funk" featuring and Lamar's own "Alright".

MTV VMAs 2015: Kanye West Accepts Video Vanguard Award From Taylor Swift

August 31, 2015 03:38:08 GMT

As previously reported, was honored with the Video Vanguard Award during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, August, 30. The rapper collected his trophy following an introduction from , whose acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs he interrupted.

MTV VMAs 2015: Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift Make Surprise Collaboration

August 31, 2015 02:15:52 GMT

and put aside their differences at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. They made a surprise performance on Sunday, August 30 night as the opening acts, singing a little bit of both's hits.

MTV VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Among Early Winners

August 31, 2015 02:10:54 GMT

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards has officially started. opened the event with a performance of "" single "The Night Is Still Young" before she showed everyone there's no more "Bad Blood" between her and when she brought out the pop diva for her "" hit.

Taylor Swift Premieres 'Wildest Dreams' Music Video During 2015 MTV VMA Pre-Show

August 31, 2015 01:40:37 GMT

After being teased with some previews shared in the past few days, 's "Wildest Dreams" music video is finally out in its entirety. The visuals was premiered during the pre-show of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 30 before landing online via the singer's Vevo page later in the night.

MTV VMAs 2015: Miley Cyrus Almost Naked on Red Carpet

August 31, 2015 01:27:53 GMT

The arrivals of celebrities on the red carpet of Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, marked the beginning of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. , who was scheduled to host the show, came with almost nothing.

Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne Perform 'Complicated' Together at San Diego Concert

August 30, 2015 16:36:06 GMT

There is no bad blood between and despite the recent overblown Tumblr drama. The two female singers hit the stage together during Taylor's tour stop at PETCO Park on Saturday night, August 29, in San Diego, California.

Taylor Swift Posts Picture With Scott Eastwood From 'Wildest Dreams' Video

August 29, 2015 16:11:00 GMT

gives a new sneak peek at her upcoming music video for latest single "Wildest Dreams" from the album "". She posted on her social media a black-and-white picture of her snuggling up to her on-screen lover, , who is decked out in leather.

Taylor Swift Brings Out Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez at Final Staples Center Show

August 27, 2015 08:35:52 GMT

invited very, very special guests to help her bring her five-day concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center to a close on Wednesday night, August 26. The 25-year-old pop superstar surprised the sold-out crowd packing the venue when and made unexpected appearances during the show.

Taylor Swift Mouthing 'I Love You' to Calvin Harris on Stage

August 26, 2015 17:31:45 GMT

seemed to make a big statement during a recent tour stop at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The country/pop singer reportedly said the "L" word to her boyfriend, , when she closed her sold-out show before getting off the stage.

Video: Taylor Swift Invites John Legend Onstage for Duet of 'All of Me'

August 26, 2015 08:23:39 GMT

was among special guests joining onstage at her Staples Center, Los Angeles concert on Tuesday, August 25. During the fourth of her five-night show at the venue, the former country superstar brought out the 36-year-old Oscar-winning crooner for a beautiful duet of his smashing hit "All of Me".

Taylor Swift Brings Out Alanis Morissette and Ellen DeGeneres to Staples Center

August 25, 2015 17:14:47 GMT

and were the latest celebrities joining on stage during her "" tour. During her latest tour stop at L.A.'s Staples Center, she sang high praise for Morissette before collaborating with her on the latter's epic breakup song "You Oughta Know".

Taylor Swift Looks Content Wearing Boyfriend Calvin Harris' Gray Shirt

August 25, 2015 07:08:11 GMT

enjoys her budding romance with her boyfriend . In a picture circulating around on the internet, the 25-year-old singer was allegedly wearing Calvin' gray T-shirt as it is similar to the one he previously wore.

Avril Lavigne Reacts to Taylor Swift Meet and Greet Comparisons

August 24, 2015 14:06:59 GMT

has broken her silence on a recent Tumblr post which compared her meet and greet photos to 's. The "Girlfriend" hitmaker took to Twitter on Sunday night, August 23 to address the comparison which made her fans upset.

Katy Perry Reportedly Readying Taylor Swift Diss Song 'Crocodile Tears'

August 24, 2015 08:04:02 GMT

is reportedly planning to release a diss track aimed at as a response to the latter's "Bad Blood" which is widely believed to be about their feud. According to a recent report by The Sun, the 30-year-old diva has enlisted for the song called "Crocodile Tears".

Taylor Swift Will Debut 'Wildest Dreams' Music Video at VMA Pre-Show, Shares Preview

August 24, 2015 03:53:10 GMT

The official music video for 's "Wildest Dreams" is coming out in a few days. The country-turned-pop diva has just taken to Twitter to tell her followers that she'd drop the full visuals for the latest "" single on Sunday, August 30 at the 2015 MTV Video Music Award pre-show.

Taylor Swift Brings Out Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, Uzo Aduba, Matt LeBlanc at L.A. Concert

August 23, 2015 16:44:45 GMT

was joined by a series of special guests during her second sold-out concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center as part of her "" tour stop. , , , and joined her squad on Saturday, August 22.

Taylor Swift Surprised by Kobe Bryant With 'Most Sold Out Performances' Banner at Staples Center

August 22, 2015 16:06:56 GMT

was surprised by at her tour stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 21. The Lakers star took the stage and presented her with a "Most Sold Out Performances" banner in front of thousands of her fans.

Taylor Swift NOT Collaborating With Hillary Clinton on Fundraising Project

August 21, 2015 16:04:34 GMT

Despite circulating rumors, is not collaborating with Hillary Clinton on fundraising project. Star Magazine previously reported the "Bad Blood" hitmaker was throwing a massive concert to raise funds for Hillary's presidential candidacy.

Taylor Swift Turns Down Mega Bucks Underwear Offer

August 20, 2015 14:20:24 GMT

Fans will not see modeling any underwear. The singer reportedly has turned down offer to strip down to her underwear for Armani alongside boyfriend .

A 7-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Plays Medley of '1989' Songs, Gets Invited to Taylor Swift's Show

August 20, 2015 07:33:54 GMT

Jacob Velazquez, a 7-year-old piano prodigy who's also a huge fan, knows how to draw the singer's attention. The boy recently made a video of him showing off his impressive piano skills as he delivered an adorable message to the country-turned-pop diva.

Taylor Swift Performs 'Ronan', Gets Emotional Talking About Cancer at Arizona Concert

August 19, 2015 03:09:52 GMT

moved the crowd at her Glendale, Arizona concert to tears when she sang "Ronan", which she wrote for Ronan Thompson who died in 2011 from cancer at the age of 3. The singer delivered an emotional rendition of the track and dedicated it to the late boy's mother Maya Thompson who was in the audience.

Video: Taylor Swift Dedicates 'Never Grow Up' Performance to Godson at Concert

August 18, 2015 09:19:34 GMT

briefly returned to her country roots at her "1989" show in Santa Clara, California over the weekend. During the concert, the 25-year-old pop superstar unexpectedly added "Never Grow Up" from her 2010 album "" to her setlist and dedicated the song to her godson, pal 's newborn Leo Thames.

Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik in Twitter War Over Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus Quotes

August 17, 2015 21:13:49 GMT

and were involved in a Twitter spat. The two male artists were bickering online after the former member re-tweeted side-by-side quotes from and about their stances on music streaming services.

Teen Choice Awards 2015: One Direction, Taylor Swift Dominate Music Winner List

August 17, 2015 04:04:47 GMT

The full winners list of the 2015 Teen Choice Awards was revealed at the ceremony airing live on FOX on Sunday, August 16. In music field, was that night's biggest winner as they took home a bunch of awards in various categories including Choice Summer Music Star: Group and Choice Music Group: Male.

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