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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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Rihanna Sings New Single at iHeartRadio Awards, Madonna Performs With Taylor Swift

March 30, 2015 04:26:37 GMT

A number of music's biggest names performed at the iHeartRadio Awards which took place on Sunday night, March 29 in Los Angeles. was among those in the line-up, delivering the first live performance of her new single "B**ch Better Have My Money".

Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake Win Big at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards

March 30, 2015 03:50:12 GMT

The full winners list of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards was revealed following the ceremony on Sunday night, March 29. Dominating the list was who took home three awards including Artist of the Year.

Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor Stun at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015

March 30, 2015 01:39:45 GMT

Music beauties stepped out to attend the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 29. Among those who glittered the red carpet were , and .

Taylor Swift Joins Kenny Chesney Onstage at Nashville Show

March 28, 2015 05:18:46 GMT

went country again at 's recent concert in Nashville. The pop diva helped the country star kick off his tour on his birthday on Thursday night, March 26 and surprised the crowd when she assisted him during the performance of "Big Star".

Calvin Harris Is 'Taken With' Taylor Swift, Duo Have Been Hanging Out Since February

March 28, 2015 02:44:58 GMT

Dating rumors between and continue to heat up. A source tells E! News that the pair have been hanging out since their first meeting at the 2015 BRIT Awards in February.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Get Cozy at Kenny Chesney's Concert

March 27, 2015 16:57:58 GMT

and continue to fuel dating rumors. Blurry pictures taken from 's concert at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night, March 26 show Calvin wrapping his arm around Taylor while he was standing behind her.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Spotted Together in Nashville

March 26, 2015 06:50:35 GMT

has fueled dating rumors after photos of them stepping out together in Nashville on Wednesday night, March 25 surfaced online. According to Perez Hilton, the "Shake It Off" hitmaker and the Scottish DJ were spotted holding hands together during their outing.

Taylor Swift Takes Her Songs to Jay-Z's Streaming Service After Ditching Spotify

March 25, 2015 19:57:34 GMT

's music is back on a streaming service after it was yanked off Spotify. However, instead of taking it back to the popular site, the singer strikes a deal with its competitor Tidal which was recently bought by music mogul .

Jaime King 'Always Knew' Taylor Swift Would Be Her Baby's Godmother

March 25, 2015 06:54:40 GMT

"I always knew she was going to be the godmother if I had another baby," said about her decision to ask to be her baby's godmother. "Choosing a godmother is a very sacred and important thing in our family. They're going to be guiding your child, and they're responsible for them if something was to ever happen," she explained, adding, "We try and choose people who we know would raise our child the way that we would raise our child and her thoughtfulness, her kindness, her authenticity ... is so powerful to me. She's so uninhibited in her giving ... It's just beyond."

Princeton Review Apologizes to Taylor Swift for Misquoting Her Lyrics

March 25, 2015 03:28:00 GMT

The Princeton Review has responded to after the singer scolded them for misquoting her lyrics. The test preparation company took to Twitter on Tuesday, March 24 to publicly apologize to the 25-year-old superstar and show her they'd tried correcting the mistake.

Taylor Swift Calls Out Princeton Review for Misquoting Her Lyrics in SAT Practice Test

March 24, 2015 09:26:38 GMT

ended up scolding The Princeton Review which first criticized her for her grammar. The country-turned-pop superstar called out the test preparation company after one of her fans pointed out a mistake they made in their materials for an SAT practice test.

Taylor Swift Buys Porn Site Domains Using Her Name

March 22, 2015 20:50:56 GMT

has purchased porn site domains in her name. Stuart Lawley, the CEO of ICM Registry which manages .porn and .adult domains, reveals to CNN that the singer has bought TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult.

Diplo Admits Feuding With Taylor Swift Is 'One of the Biggest Mistakes' of His Career

March 19, 2015 08:30:08 GMT

truly regrets he has ever picked a fight with . In a new interview with British GQ Style, the Los Angeles-based DJ admits that feuding with the country-turned-pop superstar was "one of the biggest mistakes of [his] career."

Taylor Swift Reportedly Flew 2,524 Miles to See Calvin Harris

March 18, 2015 08:51:52 GMT

New reports emerge saying that and are dating. Taylor reignited the dating rumors as she reportedly flew out to Las Vegas with her close friends, , and to watch Calvin's performance on Sunday, March 8 at Hakkasan club.

Video: Wiz Khalifa Proves He Doesn't Know Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

March 18, 2015 04:49:56 GMT

may be one of those very few people who don't play 's hit song "Shake It Off" on repeat. The rapper visited "" on Monday night, March 16 and proved he wasn't a fan of the singer's music while he was participating in a game of Catchphrase with , and the show's host .

The Rock Lip Syncs to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' in Teaser of Spike TV's Show

March 17, 2015 09:40:39 GMT

Dwayne "" Johnson channels his inner in a preview of Spike TV's new show "". In the short clip he posted on his Instagram, the pro wrestler-turned-actor is all out while lip-syncing and dancing to Swift's "Shake It Off".

Video: Taylor Swift and HAIM Cover Faith Hill's 'This Kiss' in a Car

March 16, 2015 09:03:52 GMT

goes country again in this Instagram video. The pop queen is joined by the girls of for a cover of 's "This Kiss" in the short clip she shared over the weekend while wishing the group's Este Haim a happy birthday.

Taylor Swift Responds to Her Insured Leg Rumor With Humor

March 15, 2015 19:39:32 GMT

has just had a cat fight, literally. Her furry pet gave her a red angry scratch on one of her legs. She posted on Instagram a picture of it and used it to laugh off the recent rumor that she insured her long legs for $40 million.

Taylor Swift NOT Insuring Legs for 40 Million Dollars

March 11, 2015 08:00:06 GMT

Much contrary to internet reports, does not insure her legs for $40 million. Sources reveal to Extra that such story is "silly" and "not true."

Taylor Swift Enjoys Girls Night Out With Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and HAIM

March 09, 2015 06:19:39 GMT

spent her weekend hanging out with female pals , and sisters Este Haim and Alana Haim. The "Blank Space" hitmaker shared on Sunday, March 8 a photo of the group enjoying tea and champagne together.

Video: Taylor Swift Combined With 'Game of Thrones' in 'Blank Space' Parody

March 06, 2015 07:44:38 GMT

Characters on "" and 's boyfriend in the "Blank Space" video have one thing in common, they may get killed at any time. Nerdist has released a parody of the singer's "Blank Space" as a warning to fans that everyone's favorite Daenerys Targaryen may end up being murdered too.

Taylor Swift Grants 4-Year-Old Terminally-Ill Fan's Final Wish

March 04, 2015 18:14:45 GMT

reached out to her young fan Jalene Salinas who's battling terminal brain cancer. The country/pop singer called the San Antonio, Texas tot and had a 20-minute FaceTime conversation with her and her mother, Jennifer Arriagas.

Lady GaGa to Taylor Swift: 'Your Prince Charming Will Come!'

March 03, 2015 04:52:23 GMT

offers a dating encouragement to on Twitter. On Sunday, March 1, Swift posted a tweet to GaGa, "Is it just me or is Lady Gaga, like, fully LIVING right now?!? #goals," referring to GaGa's recent engagement to .

Video: Baby Stops Crying After Hearing Taylor Swift's Song

March 03, 2015 02:54:36 GMT

Moms can try playing this song if their babies won't stop crying. In a new video that was recently uploaded to YouTube, a crying baby girl calms down as soon as she hears the former country singer's "Blank Space".

Taylor Swift to Become Godmother to Jaime King's Second Child

March 02, 2015 07:35:34 GMT

will become a godmother to her best friend 's second child. The "Red" songstress and the "" actress revealed the happy news on Instagram on Sunday night, March 1.

Taylor Swift Doesn't Make Love a Priority, Predicts She'll Still Be Single at 30

March 02, 2015 06:58:50 GMT

Having had a successful singing career, admits love is no longer a priority for her. Besides, she has been dating no one for years and thus predicts that she would probably be still single by the time she is 30 years old.

Full List of Nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Includes Ariana Grande, One Direction

February 28, 2015 05:29:10 GMT

Nominations for this year's Radio Disney Music Awards have been announced. Famous names in Hollywood music industry, including the likes of , , , , and , were among top nominees announced in a televised special "Disney Channel Presents the 2015 RDMA Nomination Special" aired on Friday, February 27 on Disney Channel.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres Join #TheDress Color Debate on Social Media

February 27, 2015 06:37:49 GMT

There's a picture of a two-colored dress which weint viral on Thursday evening, February 26 and people began arguing over whether the dress appeared white and gold or blue and black. Celebrities like , and have now joined the debate with some of them insisting they saw white and gold while others saw blue and black.

Madonna Talks Kanye West, Lady GaGa and Taylor Swift

February 26, 2015 17:49:01 GMT

lands the cover of Rolling Stone's latest edition, channeling her inner on the mag's front page. The Material Girl weighs in on 's antics, addresses her catfight with , and comes to 's defense against critics.

Kim Kardashian Takes Selfie With Kanye, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith After Selfie Fail at BRIT Awards

February 26, 2015 09:10:11 GMT

took selfie with her husband , and at the 2015 BRIT Awards on Wednesday, February 26. She captioned it, "Britt Awards!!! @TaylorSwift @samsmithworld."

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