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Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Her third single, "Our Song," made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me," Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the U.S. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift's third and fourth albums, 2010's Speak Now and 2012's Red, both sold over one million copies within the first week of their U.S release. Speak Now won two Grammy Awards while Red's singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were worldwide hits. Swift's fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in 2014. It sold more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous twelve years, and made Swift the first and only act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in a week. The singles "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space" both reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift's other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards. To date, she has sold over 30 million albums (27.1 million in the U.S. and 80 million digital single downloads.

In addition to her music career, Swift has appeared as an actress in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day (2010), the animated film The Lorax (2012) and The Giver (2014). As a philanthropist, Swift supports arts education, children's literacy, natural disaster relief, LGBT anti-discrimination efforts, and charities for sick children.


Taylor could be really good at anything, it would be dancing.
On October 16, 2007, Taylor Swift was honored as Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Taylor tied with Alan Jackson for the honor.

At the 10th annual Young Hollywood Awards, Taylor was honored with "Superstar of Tomorrow", even though she is not a Hollywood star. She is the first musician to be recognized with the honor.

Taylor won Breakout Artist in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.

In 2008, Taylor continued touring (she was on the road with Rascal Flatts as well as headlining some shows), which she loves to do.
At a showcase at the Bluebird Cafe, Taylor caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, who was at the time planning to launch a new label. He signed her to his label, "Big Machine Records" and her career was born.

Taylor Swift won the Horizon Award in the 2007 CMA Awards.
Taylor is consistently ranked Country's #1 artist on MySpace.
Taylor Swift has surpassed triple-platinum (3 million sales) status and has spent 20 weeks so far in the #1 position atop Billboard's Country CD Sales Chart.
At 14, Taylor signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music.
At the age of 17, Taylor became the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country single entirely on her own ("Our Song" spent 6 consecutive weeks at #1 atop Billboard's Country Singles Chart)
Taylor won 2008 CMT Music Awards for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year.

Taylor was named 2008 Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music.
Taylor first kissed a guy at the age of 15.
Taylor admitted that her dream date would be with Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl.
Joe Jonas broke up with Taylor over the phone in about 27 seconds.
Taylor lost some of her retainers in hotel rooms.
Taylor Swift wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on her sophomore album.
Taylor was ranked #57 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.
The name of the person Taylor Swift was talking about in "Teardrops on my Guitar" was her friend Drew Hardwick.
Taylor's childhood crush was all of the members of the band Hanson. She thought she was going to marry the middle child named Taylor. She says when she met him and his wife she told them the story and tried not to freak him out.
According to Taylor, she is a neat freak.
Taylor is to make a cameo appearance as herself on the Hannah Montana movie which is based on the Disney Channel Original Series.
She was named number 52 on Maxim's Sexiest women of 08'.
Taylor Swift's best friend, Abigail Anderson, is in her "Picture to Burn" music video.
Taylor is the first teenager to make it big in country music since LeAnn Rimes in 1996, making her one of the youngest in history.
Taylor's favorite selections at In-N-Out Burger are a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake that she likes to use as dipping sauce for her fries.
Taylor has a brother named Austin Swift.
She has written over 200 songs.
Her song 'Mary's Song (Oh My, My, My)' was written based on her next door neighbor's relationship.
She never actually dated the boy named Cory in her song 'Stay Beautiful'.
Her song 'Tied Together with a Smile' is about one of her best friends, who was absolutely beautiful. All the girls wanted to be her, all the guys wanted to be with her and then Taylor was shocked to find out that she had an eating disorder.
Her song 'The Outside' was one of the first song she wrote (she was twelve) and she felt like a complete outcast a school.
She wrote the song 'A Place in this World' when she was thirteen and had just moved to Nashville. She said that she knew where she wanted to be she just didn't know how to get there, and through the album, she had found that place.
When Taylor gets bored she likes to conduct random baking experiments in her kitchen.
When Taylor is in Tennessee she likes to drive by her ex boyfriends houses.
Taylor's Favorite Things
Color: White.
Food: Cheesecake
Holiday: Christmas
Hobby: Driving FAST.
Place: Anyplace around a creek.
Season: Summer
Thing to do: Write songs
Thing to write about: LOVE of course!
Guitar: Taylor Guitars
Artists: Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw
Song: "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" by Tim McGraw
Quality in other people : Honesty and sarcasm
Movie: "Love Actually"
Memory: Living on a farm.
Number: 13
Taylor Swift was nominated in the Best New Artist category at the 50th Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, she lost to Amy Winehouse.
Taylor Swift judged the Holiday Holla competion on December 8th, 2007.
Taylor Swift wrote a song with Colbie Caillat called "Breathe". It will be on her second CD with Colbie Caillat doing the back up vocals.
Taylor Swift is the first celebrity to star on the cover of Justine Magazine.
The second song Taylor Swift wrote is called "The Outside."
If Taylor Swift was not singing or songwriting she would be a forensic detective.
The first song Taylor Swift wrote was called "Lucky You".
On November 7, 2007 Taylor won the CMA Horizon Award.
In 2007 Taylor Swift toured with Brad Paisley.
In 2007 she won CMT's "Breakthrough Video of the Year" for her video "Tim McGraw" and was nominated for ACM's "Top New Female Vocalist".
She is 5' 11".
Taylor Swift's third single off of her album "Taylor Swift" is "Our Song." She shot the music video for it in August of 2007.
In her music video for Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift not only honors one country music celebrity, but two. The video was shot at Johnny Cash's cabin, and that's why they named the love interest in the video "Johnny."
Before the ACM awards where Taylor performed her hit song "Tim McGraw," she had never met the actual Tim McGraw.
There are a couple of names of guys in her songs. "Drew," is the name of the guy in her song "Teardrops On My Guitar." "Cory" is the name of the guy in "Stay Beautiful." Yes, these are names of real people, and they have both tried to contact her since these songs have come out.
The actor that was in her music video "Tim McGraw," is named Clayton Collins. Although in the music video, they named him Johnny.
Taylor plays a 12-string guitar, and she has played one since she was twelve.
Her second single off her self titled album "Taylor Swift" is "Teardrops on My Guitar."
Taylor wrote every song off her self titled album "Taylor Swift."
Tyler Hilton appears in Taylor's video, "Teardrops on My Guitar."
Taylor Swift has a tattoo of a heart on her left foot on her CD.
One of Taylor's songs that she wrote when she was only 12 is called "The Outside."
When she was only 11 she performed the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game.
Taylor Swift was the opening act for a Rascal Flatts concert.
She used to keep practicing her guitar until her fingers bleed.
Taylor Swift started writing her own songs at twelve.
Taylor Swift's first single is called "Tim McGraw." The concept of the song came to her in math class. Her boyfriend had just moved away and she was thinking about all of the things that would remind him of her.
Taylor Swift's grandmother was a professional opera singer, and inspired Taylor to become a singer.
Taylor was nominated for 8 Grammy awards in 2010 and won 4 of them: Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song (White Horse) and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

In addition to her music career, Swift has appeared as an actress in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day (2010), the animated film The Lorax (2012) and The Giver (2014). As a philanthropist, Swift supports arts education, children's literacy, natural disaster relief, LGBT anti-discrimination efforts, and charities for sick children.


Adult Hits

Love Story
Today Was A Fairytale
You Belong With Me


Our Song
Picture To Burn
Should've Said No
Teardrops On My Guitar
Tim McGraw
Back To December
Begin Again
Sparks Fly
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
White Horse


The Story Of Us


Blank Space
Blank Space (DJ Scooter Remix)
Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)
Shake It Off
Style (Jason Dee Remix)

Today's Hits

Eyes Open
I Knew You Were Trouble

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