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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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Katy Perry Talks Taylor Swift Feud Ahead of Super Bowl Performance

January 30, 2015 19:13:30 GMT

addresses her "Mean Girls" tweet which was reportedly aimed at . "If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it," she said in Billboard's latest issue ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl.

Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' and Other Lyrics From '1989' Album

January 29, 2015 03:57:57 GMT

officially owns the line "This Sick Beat" from her smashing hit single "Shake It Off". The country-turned-pop superstar has patented the phrase and other memorable lyrics from the songs off her "" album, including "Cause We Never Go Out of Style", "Party Like It's 1989", "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?" and "Could Show You Incredible Things".

Taylor Swift Reacts After Her Twitter and Instagram Were Hacked

January 27, 2015 21:38:55 GMT

blasted hackers after finding out that her Twitter and Instagram accounts were compromised on Tuesday, January 27. "Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack...," she tweeted, making a reference to the lyrics of her hit single "Shake It Off".

Taylor Swift Shows Belly Button in Bikini Picture, Diplo Calls Her Fans 'Evil Human Beings'

January 24, 2015 05:36:59 GMT

, who usually prefers modest clothing, shows a lot of skin in a new Instagram picture posted on Friday, January 23. The 25-year-old country-turned-pop superstar bares her belly button in a tiny bikini in the image.

Meghan Trainor Beats Taylor Swift on Billboard 200

January 22, 2015 02:03:17 GMT

has ended 's reign on Billboard 200. The former's first full-length album "", which arrived on January 9, takes the top spot from Swift's "" which had spent nine non-consecutive weeks atop the chart.

Matt Healy Breaks Silence on Taylor Swift Dating Rumors: 'It's All Bloody Fake'

January 20, 2015 07:51:48 GMT

Matt Healy has addressed dating rumors. Sitting down with Angus O'Loughlin and Ash London from Shazam Top 20 on 2DayFM on Friday, January 16, Matt listened to the reports that he and Taylor were dating for two months.

Video: Cop Caught Lip-Syncing Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

January 19, 2015 02:55:34 GMT

A police officer was caught showing off his lip-syncing skills while in his patrol car. A video recorded with a dashcam showing Master Cpl. Jeff Davis singing along to 's "Shake It Off" was recently shared by the Dover Police Department via their Facebook page and it quickly went viral.

Taylor Swift's '1989' Tops Billboard 200 Again

January 15, 2015 02:46:34 GMT

's "" once again rules Billboard 200. The album is now spending its ninth non-consecutive week atop the chart after selling additional 155,000 equivalent units that include 111,000 pure album sales and 44,000 copies in track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Taylor Swift Sends Fan $1,989 Check to Help With Student Loans

January 14, 2015 01:48:57 GMT

has sent a surprise gift to one of her fans. Rebekah Bortniker shared on Monday evening, January 12 some photos and a video of her opening a giant box of personalized presents from her idol which made her burst into tears. The present was a gift from Taylor after Rebekah created a video collage featuring the singer and her friends with the theme song of "Friends".

Taylor Swift Catches Up With Ex Jake Gyllenhaal at Golden Globes After Party

January 13, 2015 09:25:40 GMT

ran into her famous ex-boyfriend at Golden Globes after party on Sunday, January 11. The actor reportedly hit the dance floor and danced briefly with . He also had a chat with , while Swift arrived later just before 2 A.M.

Taylor Swift's 'Style' Confirmed as New '1989' Single

January 13, 2015 06:50:24 GMT

's "Style" is indeed going to be the next official single off her massively successful album "". Republic Records which is promoting the song to radio made the confirmation on January 12 via their Playbook website.

Lena Dunham Would Let Taylor Swift Murder Her Character on 'Girls'

January 10, 2015 05:39:56 GMT

is good friend with and there's a chance that she could score the country-turned-pop superstar for a guest appearance on her show "". "That would be the greatest thing of all time. She's a little busy taking over the world right now," she tells EW when asked about the possibility of Swift making an appearance on the HBO series.

People's Choice Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Dominate Music Winners List

January 08, 2015 06:15:21 GMT

The winners of the 2015 People's Choice Awards have all been revealed. was the biggest winner in music field as she took home three awards including Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Pop Artist.

Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends Eighth Week Atop Billboard 200

January 08, 2015 01:52:58 GMT

continues her Billboard 200 reign. The country-turned-pop superstar's latest studio effort, "", is spending its eighth non-consecutive week at the chart's No. 1 with 244,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. 172,000 copies of those are pure album sales while the rest is made up of track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Video: Taylor Swift Makes Fans Cry With Surprise Gifts

January 03, 2015 05:16:11 GMT

has once again proven that she's one of the sweetest idols ever. The country-turned-pop star, who often gives back to her fans, recently surprised some of her loyal followers with a bunch of gifts just in time for the holiday season.

Video: Taylor Swift Among Performers at New Year's Rockin' Eve in N.Y.

January 02, 2015 04:48:48 GMT

As previously announced, was among the performers at 's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015 with on Wednesday night, December 31. Appearing on the stage just minutes before midnight in a black crop-top and matching pants paired with a sparkly silver jacket, the singer first treated the huge crowd in New York's Times Square to the live rendition to "Welcome to New York".

Taylor Swift's '1989' Tops Billboard 200, Becomes 2014's Best-Selling Album

January 02, 2015 01:55:22 GMT

's "" remains at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The country-turned-pop superstar's latest album is now spending its seventh non-consecutive week atop the chart with 430,000 equivalent units that consist of 326,000 pure album sales and 104,000 in track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

'Style' Could Be Taylor Swift's Next Single Off '1989'

December 30, 2014 07:45:30 GMT

What will be 's hit single after "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space" from her latest album ""? In a Twitter Q&A on Sunday, December 28, President/CEO of the Big Machine Label Group, Scott Borchetta, weighed in on this important decision.

Taylor Swift Tops List of 2014's Most Charitable Celebrities

December 29, 2014 17:52:42 GMT

is named the most charitable celebrity of 2014. She has held the title since 2012. This year, she beats "" star , singer R&B , and "" actress .

Taylor Swift Says She's 'Obsessed' With 'Blank Space' and 'Style' Mash-Up

December 29, 2014 08:23:32 GMT

An amazing performance by two singers performing 's "Blank Space" and "Style" gets a stamp of approval from the pop star. Over the weekend, Swift took to Twitter to share a link of the clip showing Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson singing the tracks off her "" album and simply commented, "OBSESSED."

Ed Sheeran Thinks Taylor Swift and Orlando Bloom Will Make a Cute Couple

December 26, 2014 20:01:07 GMT

thinks his pal , 24, should hook up with actor , 37. "He's lovely, and they live in the same building," the British singer tells Now magazine. "[I'm hoping that] the magic might present itself eventually."

Taylor Swift Donates $6,000 for Hugh Jackman's Shirt

December 25, 2014 08:00:20 GMT

spent $6,000 for charity and got 's T-shirt in return. The country-turned-pop star bid $6k to win the shirt during an auction benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS after the actor's performance on Broadway show "The River" on Wednesday afternoon, December 24.

Taylor Swift's '1989' Blocks Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' From Billboard 200's No.1

December 25, 2014 02:01:23 GMT

As predicted, 's "" makes a triumphant return to No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. The 25-year-old superstar's newest album, which jumps from last week's No. 2, sells 375,000 equivalent units, 331,000 of which are pure album sales while the rest is the combination of track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Taylor Swift Shows Off Her Wild Side in New Hollywood Reporter Cover

December 18, 2014 07:09:20 GMT

shows off her wild side while posing for The Hollywood Reporter for its latest issue. In the cover photo, the 25-year-old songstress, who dons a flowing printed blue gown, can be seen closing her eyes, pulling her hair and screams.

Rep Denies Selena Gomez 'Cried and Threw a Fit' at Taylor Swift's Birthday Party

December 18, 2014 04:33:25 GMT

did not cry over at 's birthday party. Her representative has denied a claim that the former Disney darling got "emotional" over her off-again boyfriend while she was attending the star-studded bash at her pal's Tribeca apartment over the weekend.

Report: Selena Gomez Cried Over Justin Bieber at Taylor Swift's Birthday

December 17, 2014 19:49:23 GMT

According to a new report, is still pining for . The former Disney actress allegedly "cried and threw a fit" over the Canadian singer when attending 's 25th birthday in New York over the weekend.

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Visit Taylor Swift at Her Apartment

December 16, 2014 07:28:23 GMT

got a visit from and on Monday, December 15. In some photos obtained by Mail Online, Jay-Z and Justin were seen leaving Taylor's apartment in New York City together.

Taylor Swift Celebrates Birthday With Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake

December 13, 2014 19:09:33 GMT

rang in her 25th birthday with some of the most famous Hollywood celebrities. & wife , , and were among the VIP guests invited for a party at her Tribeca apartment in New York City.

Taylor Swift Among Honorees at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Event

December 13, 2014 01:52:00 GMT

was among female musicians honored at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music event. The country-turned-pop superstar accepted the Women of the Year Award during the magazine's luncheon in New York on Friday, December 12.

Taylor Swift's Rep Denies Matt Healy Dating Rumors: She's Happily Single

December 11, 2014 04:47:57 GMT

is still not dating anyone. Responding to swirling rumors suggesting that the country-turned-pop superstar is dating Matt Healy, her representative told PEOPLE that she "remains happily single." The rep added, "It is disappointing that her one birthday request was ignored."

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