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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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Video: Taylor Swift Kicks Off iHeartRadio Music Festival

September 20, 2014 06:13:24 GMT

kicked off the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday evening, September 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Baring her midriff in a soft pink crop top and matching mini skirt, she treated the crowd to the live performances of some of her hits.

Taylor Swift Tops PEOPLE's Best-Dressed List

September 18, 2014 03:34:44 GMT

is named best-dressed star of 2014 by PEOPLE. In a list which was released by the magazine on Wednesday, September 17, Swift is placed first among other stylish stars such as , and .

Kendrick Lamar Says Taylor Swift Supports His Music and Hip-Hop Culture

September 15, 2014 04:55:08 GMT

has responded to the comments made by about his music. The country-turned-pop star, who covered the latest edition of Rolling Stone, said in an accompanying interview that the rapper's "Backseat Freestyle" was her "go-to" song to feel good.

Video: Fraternity Guys Lip-Sync Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off', Get Invited to Singer's Concert

September 13, 2014 04:11:17 GMT

These fraternity dudes are clearly huge fans of 's "Shake It Off". The members of the Delta Sigma Phi Beta Mu fraternity at Transylvania University in Kentucky recently filmed themselves lip-syncing the chart-topping track. They posted the clip to YouTube and it quickly went viral.

Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and More Pay Tribute on 9/11 Anniversary

September 12, 2014 02:16:50 GMT

Many celebrities have left emotional messages on Twitter as they paid tribute to people who lost their lives following the 9/11 tragedy 13 years ago. President Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden led a moment of silence at the White House, while numerous stars such as , and remembered the victims and heroes on social media using the hashtag #neverforget.

Report: Taylor Swift's Feud With Katy Perry Started Over Stolen Dancers

September 11, 2014 04:04:28 GMT

Speculations about writing the diss track "Bad Blood" with Katy Perry in mind are probably true. According to a new report by TMZ, the two ladies' alleged feud started after three of the country/pop superstar's dancers quit to join the "Roar" hitmaker's tour.

Katy Perry Fuels Taylor Swift Feud Speculation With Cryptic Tweet

September 10, 2014 05:59:46 GMT

fueled speculation about feud with after she posted a cryptic message on Twitter on Tuesday, September 9. The "Dark Horse" singer warned her 56.7 million followers of an anonymous mean girl using the ultimate "" reference. She tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing..."

Taylor Swift Speaks on Love Life: 'I Just Don't Date'

September 09, 2014 04:52:10 GMT

is focusing herself on her music and is not really interested in meeting guys for now. The pop/country super star talks about her dating life in a new interview to promote her upcoming album "", suggesting that she hasn't dated anyone since splitting from last year.

Taylor Swift's New Diss Track 'Bad Blood' May Be About Katy Perry

September 09, 2014 02:46:17 GMT

will write songs about everyone who messes with her. The singer, who recently said she wouldn't be singing about her exes on her "" album, reveals that she's written a song about an annoying fellow female celebrity for the forthcoming LP.

Artist of the Week: Taylor Swift

September 08, 2014 06:59:04 GMT

is officially back. During her Yahoo! live stream late last month, the 24-year-old superstar excited fans with the announcement of her new album and the release of its lead single along with its accompanying music video.

Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' as Guest Mentor for Season 7

August 31, 2014 15:33:20 GMT

"" adds as an advisor for the upcoming seventh season. A source tips Us Weekly that the country/pop singer will be advising all contestants from four teams, just like 's frontman did in the previous sixth season.

Taylor Swift Releases 'Shake It Off' Outtakes Video

August 29, 2014 08:20:10 GMT

After her "Shake It Off" made its debut at No. 1 on Billboard 100, gave her fans a behind-the-scenes look at the new single's music video. "I can't thank radio and you all enough for the Hot 100 #1! But I can give you this video of Shake It Off outtakes," she alerted millions of her followers on Twitter.

Video: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and More Perform at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

August 25, 2014 06:35:30 GMT

was among big names performing at the MTV Video Music Awards. The recipient of this year's Video Vanguard Award hit the stage at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to perform a medley of songs from her 2013 self-titled album "".

Director Responds to Earl Sweatshirt's Comments on Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video

August 22, 2014 01:54:47 GMT

is one of those people who brand 's brand new "Shake It Off" music video racist. Earlier this week, the rapper said on Twitter that he hadn't seen the visuals but he knew it was "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful."

Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video Is 'Inherently Offensive'

August 20, 2014 03:08:32 GMT

is not a fan of 's brand new "Shake It Off" music video. The rapper criticized the dance-filled clip in a string of Twitter posts despite the fact that he hadn't watched it himself.

Taylor Swift Joined by Fans for Pizza Party at Her Apartment

August 20, 2014 01:56:19 GMT

Some fans of just had an unforgettable experience with their favorite singer. Shortly after the 24-year-old star's live stream event with Yahoo! News on Monday, August 18, the "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker threw a pizza party at her apartment in NYC for approximately 90 fans who attended the event.

Taylor Swift Dances Terribly in Music Video for 'Shake It Off' From New Album '1989'

August 19, 2014 02:12:29 GMT

is officially back. During her highly-anticipated Yahoo! live stream on Monday, August 18, the singer gave fans the first listen to her new single "Shake It Off" and later treated them to its accompanying music video.

Video: Taylor Swift Is a Nerd on Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' Sketch

August 14, 2014 06:29:31 GMT

channeled her inner nerd on "". She appeared in the show's sketch titled "Ew!" which she had teased before in a short clip, sporting braces and big frame eyeglasses.

Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes and More Attend 'The Giver' Premiere in NYC

August 12, 2014 06:58:28 GMT

Hollywood stars glittered red carpet at the premiere of "" ahead of its August 15 release in the U.S. , , , and supported the special screening on Monday evening, August 11 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

Teen Choice Awards 2014: Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande Dazzle on Blue Carpet

August 11, 2014 01:39:12 GMT

Many stars hit the blue carpet at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, August 10. , and were among stylish celebrities who dressed to impress at the awards event which was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swifts Looks Unrecognizable With Braces, Glasses in 'Ew!' Clip for 'Tonight Show'

August 09, 2014 06:31:14 GMT

probably shocked some fans when she debuted her new appearance with her mouth full of braces in a new video. The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer looks unrecognizable as she plays a girl named Natalie in the 42-second clip titled "Ew! It's Natalie!" to promote her upcoming appearance on "".

Taylor Swift's Brief Appearance Teased in 'The Giver' Clip

August 09, 2014 04:15:51 GMT

The Weinstein Company has released a clip of "" to tease 's supporting role in the movie. The country singer plays Rosemary, a past receiver that now only lives in the memory of ' Giver.

Video: Taylor Swift Sings for 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient

August 05, 2014 01:57:15 GMT

shows her support to a young fan who is battling cancer. The "Love Story" hitmaker showed up at the Boston Children's Hospital over the weekend to cheer a 6-year-old boy named Jordan Lee Nickerson who suffers from Williams Syndrome. According to his Facebook page, Nickerson underwent an open heart surgery when he was only 18 months old and he was diagnosed with Leukemia last month.

Taylor Swift: I Write Songs for 'Jilted, Sad and Bitter' Fans

August 01, 2014 07:35:41 GMT

thinks emotion is very important for her career. The singer made the revelation when she was sitting down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight and discussing her role as an emotionless girl in the upcoming movie "".

Taylor Swift to Give 'Explosive' Performance at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

July 31, 2014 06:21:26 GMT

is the latest act to join the line-up of performers at the upcoming 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, E! News has learned. A source tells the site that the country/pop superstar will be giving an "explosive" performance during the awards show set to take place in Los Angeles next month.

Toby Keith, Taylor Swift Top Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Country Stars

July 29, 2014 08:22:12 GMT

is once again the highest-paid country musician according to Forbes. The singer finds himself standing at the top of a list released by the financial magazine on Monday, July 28 after he raked in an estimated $65 million.

Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher Enlisted as iHeartRadio Festival Performers

July 24, 2014 04:01:19 GMT

Performers for the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival have been announced. A number of A-listers like , , and are all scheduled to make appearances at the fourth annual event that will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on September 19 and 20.

Zach Braff Calls His Dating Rumors With Taylor Swift 'Internet Bulls**t'

July 22, 2014 07:47:16 GMT

denied the rumors that he and were dating. During a radio talk show with on Monday, July 21, he also revealed that he had no interest in dating famous girls.

Taylor Swift: Autographs Days Are Over

July 08, 2014 09:33:01 GMT

made her journalistic debut by writing an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Monday, July 7. She stated that autographs days were over and Instagram's the latest currency.

Taylor Swift: Music Is Art That Should Be Paid for

July 08, 2014 02:12:11 GMT

shares her thoughts about today's music industry in an op-ed published in Wall Street Journal. In the piece, the singer says she's optimistic the industry will be "coming alive" despite piracy and the low sales of albums.

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