“Taylor! Taylor! Taylor!” Have you ever wondered how it feels to have an entire stadium filled with people screaming your name? I know I have. As someone who’s always dreamed of being a singer, if given the opportunity, I would change places in a heartbeat with Taylor Swift. From what I can see, she’s living my dream life; every day she gets to share her passion with millions of adoring fans and make a difference in their lives through music. Plus, on top of all that, she has an incredible voice and writes great songs.”
Taylor has been such a big role model to me over the years, and I look up to her for everything she does. Taylor is one of the most hardworking people I know, and she always stands up for what she believes in. Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who writes songs based on her personal life experiences. Taylor was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Taylor’s mother, Andrea Swift, was a homemaker who later became co-executive producer of Taylor’s albums; her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Taylor has one younger brother named Austin. When Taylor was nine years old, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in country music.
Taylor’s first album was released in 2006, and she has since released six studio albums: Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation. Taylor has won numerous awards for her music, including ten Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, seven Guinness World Records, and an American Music Award. Taylor is also the youngest person to ever be named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
She doesn’t forget her roots even though she now has the opportunities to travel the world and experience other cultures.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’ve been asked this question so many times, and the only thing I can think of is a famous singer. Taylor responded in the same way six years ago. When Taylor had a vision, she did everything she could to make it come true so that her songs may now influence people all around the world.
Taylor Swift is one of the most famous and successful people in the world and she made it to where she is now by working hard, always staying true to herself and being a role model to others.
Taylor was born on December 13th, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. When Taylor was younger her family would frequently move because of her father’s job. Taylor has two younger brothers, Austin and Andrew. Her parents are Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner Swift. Taylor spent her childhood on an 11-acre Christmas tree farm called Pine Ridge Farm. Taylor went to pre-school and kindergarten at Alvernia Montessori School before moving to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, where she graduated in 2008.
Taylor’s musical journey started when she was very young. When Taylor was four years old, her grandmother bought her a karaoke machine and Taylor would sing into it all the time. Taylor started writing songs at the age of five and by seven she was performing them at karaoke contests, festivals and fairs around her hometown. Taylor loved country music and would often sing Dolly Parton and Shania Twain songs.
At the age of eleven, Taylor knew that she wanted to pursue a career in music, so she started sending demo tapes of her singing with guitar accompaniment to record labels in Nashville, Tennessee. She was rejected but that didn’t stop her from trying again. A few months later, Taylor and her family went to a festival in Nashville called Fan Fair. Taylor handed one of her CDs to a man named Charlie Daniels who later gave it to his friend, invester Dan Dohne. Dohne liked what he heard and helped Taylor get in touch with music industry executive, Bobby Carter.
Carter arranged for Taylor to sing for him at his house, which led to her getting an offer from RCA Records. She was only thirteen years old at the time. Taylor’s parents decided that she should finish high school before moving to Nashville, so Taylor would travel back and forth between Pennsylvania and Tennessee until she graduated in 2008.
In 2006, Taylor released her self-titled debut album. The album received positive reviews and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200. It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Taylor’s first single, “Tim McGraw”, was a huge success, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.
Taylor’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. It was certified diamond by the RIAA and won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Fearless included the singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”, which both reached number one on the Hot 100.
In 2010, Taylor released her third album, Speak Now. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. It won two Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album. Speak Now included the singles “Mine” and “Back to December”.
Taylor’s fourth album, Red, was released in 2012. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Red included the singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”.
In 2014, Taylor released her fifth album, 1989. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA. It won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. 1989 included the singles “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood”.
Taylor has released six studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, fifty-two singles (including fourteen as a featured artist), seventeen promotional singles, and forty-four music videos. Her work has sold over 150 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Taylor is also one of the most decorated artists in history with ten Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, thirty-two Billboard Music Awards, twenty-nine American Music Awards, thirteen Country Music Association Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award.
Taylor has been included in several Forbes lists including the 100 Most Powerful Women (2015), 100 Greatest Living Businesspeople (2016), and 30 Under 30 (2011, 2012, 2013). She has also been named Person of the Year by both the magazine Billboard (2011) and Time (2014). In 2019, Taylor was ranked as the seventh most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.