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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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Taylor Swift Dances With Fans in Behind-the-Scenes Video of '1989' Secret Sessions

October 17, 2014 03:21:03 GMT

Many fans who did not have a chance to be with at her "" secret sessions probably are green with envy after they watch a newly released behind-the-scene clip from the intimate events. The secret sessions took place in Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Rhode Island and London to tease Swift's upcoming album before its release.

Taylor Swift Previews New '1989' Song in New Diet Coke Ad Starring Hundreds of Cats

October 16, 2014 03:57:57 GMT

shows how her ideal world looks like in this new Diet Coke ad. The 30-second clip, debuted on YouTube Wednesday, October 15, finds the singer enjoying a bottle of Diet Coke while hanging out with her beloved cat Olivia Benson in the living room.

Taylor Swift Will Close Down Hollywood Blvd. for Her Performance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

October 15, 2014 01:56:26 GMT

is set to make an appearance on "" later this month to promote her new album, "". In addition to serving as an in-studio guest, the singer will play an exclusive concert for thousands of fans on October 23 and she will close down Hollywood Boulevard for it.

Taylor Swift Previews 'Out of the Woods', Says New Song Is About 'Fragility' of Relationships

October 14, 2014 02:54:34 GMT

shared a preview of "Out of the Woods" prior to its official Tuesday, October 14 release. A 30-second snippet of the new song from her upcoming album, "", was played on "" on Monday morning.

Video: Taylor Swift Performs 'Shake It Off' on U.K.'s 'The X Factor'

October 13, 2014 09:02:27 GMT

's trip to Europe to promote her newest album, "", included a stop to U.K.'s "". Appearing in the Sunday, October 12 episode of the singing competition, the ex-country singer treated viewers and also the judges to an energetic live performance of her latest hit single "Shake It Off".

Taylor Swift Named Billboard's Woman of the Year Again

October 11, 2014 01:48:51 GMT

is Billboard's Woman of the Year for 2014. The ex-country singer, who was also named Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2011, becomes the first act to have earned the title twice. She will be honored at Billboard's 9th annual Women in Music Awards event in New York on December 12.

Video: Taylor Swift Covers Vance Joy's 'Riptide' on BBC's 'Live Lounge'

October 10, 2014 07:02:55 GMT

made an appearance on BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" on Thursday, October 9 to promote her new album "". In addition to having an interview with host Fearne Cotton, the singer treated listeners to a flawless cover of 's "Riptide".

Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande Among 2014 Jingle Ball Performers

October 09, 2014 22:21:35 GMT

Performers for two iHeartRadio Jingle Balls this year are revealed. , , and are booked to play at KIIS concert in Los Angeles on December 5. Grande is also lined up for the gig at KDWB in Minneapolis on December 8.

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Single Life on PEOPLE

October 09, 2014 02:53:46 GMT

lands on the front page of PEOPLE for its 40th anniversary issue. The pop/country superstar channels on the cover, recreating her pose in a photo which was featured on the magazine's front page in 1974. In the new edition, Swift can be seen staring at the camera while biting a pearl necklace.

'The Voice' Officially Brings In Taylor Swift as Sole Mentor

October 04, 2014 00:45:01 GMT

joins "" as the sole mentor of the seventh season. News of the country singer's involvement on the popular singing competition series was first revealed in August but NBC only made it official in an announcement on Friday, October 3.

Taylor Swift Sings Adele's 'Someone Like You' With a Leukemia Patient

October 02, 2014 06:03:23 GMT

recently visited Boston Children's Hospital and teamed up with one of the patients there for a special performance. The superstar played a sweet and beautiful cover of 's hit "Someone Like You" while a Leukemia patient named Ben accompanied her on a keyboard.

Taylor Swift Is Sued Over Unpaid Car Rental

September 30, 2014 05:52:39 GMT

has been sued by APG Security for not paying car rental. In papers filed on Monday, September 29, the chauffeur company claimed the deal they made in June 10 with Taylor's company, Firefly Entertainment, to shuttle the singer around New York City was cut short.

Taylor Swift, Metallica and More Announced as Performers at Rock in Rio Fest in Las Vegas

September 27, 2014 04:48:22 GMT

A number of musicians have been enlisted for the first U.S. edition of Rock in Rio Festival. The fest's organizers announced on Friday, September 26 that the headliners of the event scheduled for next year would include pop/country superstar and veteran rock band .

Taylor Swift Bakes Cookies for Fans at Her Secret Listening Party

September 23, 2014 05:01:27 GMT

held a secret listening party for her fans over the weekend. During the Saturday, 20 September event, 89 people invited by her management were taken to the singer's house in L.A. where they listened to songs in her new album "" and did other fun activities after gathering in a secret spot and picked up by a bus.

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.

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