Taylor Swift best known for her glittery guitars, and her fearless album (2nd Album) released in 2008. She was previously known for her cowboy boots as well. Taylor Swift is one of the leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage.
Name Taylor Alison Swift
Years active 2004–present
Occupation Singer, songwriter, philanthropist and occasional actress
Nick Name: Swifty, Aly, Tails, T, Tayter Tot, TayTay, T-Swift, The Poet Laureate of Puberty, T-Fugly, T-Swizzle, Tay, America’s Sweetheart
Born: December 13, 1989, 28 years and 5 months, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height: 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Measurements 35-26-35 in or 89-66-89 cm
Bra size 32B
Net worth $280 million (June 2017 estimate)
Taylor Swift went Wyndcroft School and at 9, she attended West Reading Elementary Center and Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, Pennsylvania, USA.
Swift also attended Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, USA for freshman and sophomore years.
She had a busy touring schedule and due to that, she decided to shift to homeschooling. For that, she joined a private Christian school, Aaron Academy and opted for their homeschooling services. Taylor, then, completed her remaining two years (junior, and senior) in just 1 year and earned her diploma in 2008.
Father – Scott Kingsley Swift (Merrill Lynch financial adviser)
Mother – Andrea Finlay (Homemaker) (Previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive)
Siblings – Austin Swift (Brother)
Swift is signed with these agencies –
WME Talent Agency
Richard De La Font Agency
World Entertainment Talent Agency
Country, pop rock, pop, country pop
Vocals, guitars (acoustic, electric, banjo), piano, ukulele
Big Machine, RCA Records
Taylor’s ancestry includes German, English, part Irish, Scottish, Welsh and 1/16th Italian.
Her songs generally tell the story, mostly about her exes.
Elizabeth Arden (2011), Jakks Pacific (2008), L.E.I. jeans (2008), Wal-Mart (2007), Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Music Campaign (2007), American Greetings, Inc, Target, CoverGirl, Sony, Got Milk?, Diet Coke, Keds sneakers, American Greetings, etc.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.
She signed with the label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.
Her self-titled debut album in 2006 peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s.
The album’s 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. Swift’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”, Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States.
The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.
Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now.
It debuted at number one in the United States and the single “Mean” won two Grammy Awards. Her fourth album, Red (2012), yielded the successful singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”. With her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989 (2014), she became the first act to have three albums sell a million copies within one week in the United States.
Its singles “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood” reached number one in the Canada, US, and Australia.
The album received three Grammy Awards, and Swift became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice.
The 2015 eponymous concert tour for 1989 became one of the highest-grossing of the decade. “Look What You Made Me Do”, the lead single from her sixth album, Reputation (2017), topped the UK and US charts.
As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015.
She is also the recipient of 10 Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award.
Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.8 million in the US—and 130 million single downloads.
She has appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015), Forbes’ top-earning women in music (2011–2015), Forbes’ 100 most powerful women (2015), and Forbes Celebrity 100 (2016).
She was the youngest woman to be included in the third of these and ranked first in Celebrity 100, and was also one of the finalists for Time Person of the Year in 2014.
On October 24, 2006, Taylor Swift’s debut album was released in her own name, i.e. Taylor Swift. ‘Tim McGraw‘ was a lead single from Taylor Swift album.
Taylor’ first film is Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience in 2009 for her cameo role as herself.
Also, in 2009, she appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie as a cameo.
But, in 2010, she appeared on Valentine’s Day for her role as Felicia Miller (and not cameo).
Taylor Swift Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Cheesecake
Favorite TV Programs – CSI (2000), Law and Order (1990-2010)
Favorite Color – Red
Favorite Bands – Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Leann Rimes, Shania Twain, One Direction
Favorite Movies – Love Actually (2003), Legally Blonde (2001)
Favorite Hobby – Driving Fast
Favorite Song – What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
Favorite Place – Kansas and Australia
Favorite Meal – Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
Favorite Season – Summer
Favorite Celebrity – Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Music – Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Keith Urban, John Mayer
Taylor Swift Facts
Taylor Swift was taught how to play guitar (especially how to play three chords on a guitar) when she was 12 years old.
Taylor is considered to be one of the finest songwriters of pop by the New York Times.
Taylor’s lucky number is 13.
Taylor was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2011.
She was named “Taylor” by her mother Andrea, after the singer James Taylor. Her mother thought that the gender-neutral name would help Taylor to become successful in life.
Swift donated $75,000 in September 2010 to Nashville’s Hendersonville High School to improve the auditorium’s feel and look.
Taylor Swift’s grandmother was an Opera singer.
She has a pet cat since 2012, named Meredith.
Taylor attempted 3 times to get the driving license when she was 15.
English horse riding is one of her early hobbies.
In 2015, she was placed at #1 spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
In May 2017, Taylor couldn’t reach a fan’s graduation party (after she invited Taylor), so she sent flowers and a message to her fan, Ashley.
Did you know: Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) is the sixth-most followed user on Instagram by number of followers (+104 million).