1989–-- 2003: Early life and education
Swift's youth house in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Taylor Alison Swift was born upon December 13, 1989, Reading Medical Facility in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Her dad, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a previous stockbroker Merrill Lynch her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a previous housewife who formerly worked as a shared fund Her younger sibling, Austin, is an actor.
She was named after singer-songwriter James Taylor Scottish German heritage; a few of her antecedents operated in the music industry.
Swift's great-great-grandfather on her father's side was an Italian immigrant business owner and neighborhood leader who opened numerous organizations in Philadelphia in the 1800s.
She invested her early years on a Christmas tree farm that her daddy purchased from one of his customers.
Swift determines as a Christian She participated in preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by the Bernadine Franciscan prior to transferring to The Wyndcroft School The family relocated to a rented home in the suburban town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania where she went to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School At age 9, Swift became thinking about musical comedy and performed in 4 Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions.
She also took a trip routinely to New york city City for vocal and acting lessons.
Swift later shifted her focus toward c and w, inspired by Shania Twain's tunes, which made her want to simply run around the block four times and daydream about everything. She spent weekends carrying out at regional celebrations and occasions.
After enjoying a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt sure she required to transfer to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a profession in music.
She took a trip with her mother at age eleven to check out Nashville record labels and submitted demo tapes of Dolly Parton The Chicks She was turned down, however, since everybody because town wished to do what I wanted to do. So, I kept thinking to myself, I need to determine a method to be various. When Swift was around 12 years old, computer system service technician and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her to play guitar. He aided with her very first efforts as a songwriter, leading her to write Lucky You.
In 2003, Swift and her moms and dads started working with New York-based talent manager Dan Dymtrow. With his help, Swift modeled for Abercrombie & & Fitch as part of their Rising Stars campaign, had an initial song consisted of on a Maybelline compilation CD, and participated in meetings with major record labels.
After performing original tunes at an RCA Records display, Swift was provided an artist development offer and began making regular journeys to Nashville with her mom.
To help Swift burglarize country music, her daddy moved to Merrill Lynch's Nashville office when she was 14 years of ages, and the household moved to a lakefront home in Hendersonville, Tennessee Swift at first participated in Hendersonville High School prior to moving to the Aaron Academy after 2 years, which could much better accommodate her touring schedule through homeschooling. She finished a year early.
2004–-- 2008: Career beginnings and launching album
In Nashville, Swift dealt with knowledgeable Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges Brett Beavers Brett James Mac McAnally the Warren Brothers and formed a long lasting working relationship with Liz Rose They began satisfying for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school.
Rose believed the sessions were a few of the most convenient I have actually ever done. Generally, I was just her editor. She 'd write about what occurred in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was attempting to state. And she 'd be available in with the most amazing hooks. Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing home but left the Sony-owned RCA Records at the age of 14.
She recalled: I really felt that I was running out of time. I wished to record these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through. At a market showcase at Nashville's Bluebird Coffee shop in 2005, Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta DreamWorks Records executive who was preparing to form an independent record label, Big Maker Records. She had first satisfied Borchetta in 2004.
Swift turned into one of Big Device's first finalizings, and her father purchased a three-percent stake in the company for an approximated $120,000.
She started working on her eponymous launching album soon after. Swift encouraged Huge Maker to hire her demo producer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right chemistry.
She wrote three of the album's tunes alone, and co-wrote the staying eight with Rose, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brian Maher, and Angelo Petraglia Taylor Swift was launched on October 24, 2006.
The New York City Times
described it as a small masterpiece of pop-minded nation, both wide-eyed and negative, held together by Ms. Swift's company, pleading voice. Taylor Swift peaked at number 5 on the U.S.
Billboard 200, where it spent 157 weeks the longest remain on the chart by any release in the U.S. in the 2000s years.
Swift opening for Brad Paisley in 2007. To promote her launching album, Swift opened for other nation acts' tours in 2006–-- 2007.
Big Maker Records was still in its infancy during the June 2006 release of the lead single Tim McGraw . Swift and her mother helped stuff the CD songs into envelopes to send out to radio. She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio tour, television appearances, and opening for Rascal Flatts on select dates throughout their 2006 tour after they fired their previous opening act, Eric Church, for playing longer than his allocated time. Church jokingly informed Swift she must offer him her very first gold record as thanks for getting fired. She sent him her first gold record with a note that said, Thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Flatts tour. I genuinely appreciate it. Taylor. Borchetta stated that although record market peers at first disapproved of his signing a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Swift took advantage of a formerly unidentified market teenage girls who listen to c and w.
Following Tim McGraw, four more singles were released throughout 2007 and 2008: Teardrops on My Guitar Our Song Picture to Burn and Must've Said No . All appeared on Signboard Hot Country Songs, with Our Tune, and Ought to've Said No reaching top. With Our Tune, Swift became the youngest person to solitarily compose and sing a number-one tune on the chart.
Teardrops on My Guitar reached number thirteen on the U.S.
Swift likewise released the vacation album Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection in October 2007 and the EP Beautiful Eyes in July 2008.
She promoted her launching album thoroughly as the opening act for other country artists' tours throughout 2006 and 2007, including George Strait Brad Paisley Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Swift won accolades for Taylor Swift. She was among the recipients of the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007, becoming the youngest person to be bestowed the title.
She likewise won the C and w Association's Horizon Award for Finest New Artist, Academy of Country Music Awards' Leading New Female Vocalist, American Music Awards' Favorite Country Female Artist honor.
She was likewise chosen for Best Brand-new Artist 50th Yearly Grammy Awards She opened for the Rascal Flatts on their 2008 summer and fall trip.
In July of that year, Swift began a romance with singer Joe Jonas that ended three months later on.
2008–-- 2010: Brave and acting
Swift's second studio album, Fearless, was launched on November 11, 2008.
Five singles were launched in 2008 through 2009: Love Story White Horse You Belong with Me Fifteen , and Brave . Love Story, the lead single, peaked at number four on the Signboard Hot 100 and number one in Australia.
You Belong with Me was the album's highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at second.
All 5 singles were Signboard Hot Nation Songs top-10 entries, with Love Story and You Belong with Me peaking at primary.
Brave debuted at primary on the Signboard 200 and was the top-selling album of 2009 in the U.S.
Fearless Tour, Swift's very first headlining performance trip, grossed over $63 million.
Journey to Courageous, a three-part documentary miniseries, was aired on tv and later on released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Swift also performed as a supporting act for Keith Urban's Escape Together World Tour in 2009.
Visualized at the premiere of Hannah Montana: The Motion Picture, Swift had a cameo appearance in the film and recorded 2 songs for its soundtrack In 2009, the music video for You Belong with Me was named Finest Female Video MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech was interrupted Kanye West an incident that became the subject of controversy, widespread media attention, and many Web memes James Montgomery of MTV argued that the occurrence and subsequent limelights turned Swift into a bona-fide mainstream celebrity.
That year she won 5 American Music Awards, consisting of Artist of the Year and Favorite Nation Album.
Signboard called her 2009's Artist of the Year The album ranked number 99 on NPR's 2017 list of the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Females.
She won Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for Romance at the 2009 CMT Music Awards, where she made a parody video of the tune with rap artist T-Pain called Hooligan Story.
52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Brave was named Album of the Year Best Nation Album, and White Horse was called Finest Nation Song Best Female Country Singing Performance. Swift was the youngest artist to win Album of the Year.
During the ceremony, Swift sang You Belong with Me and Rhiannon Stevie Nicks, a performance that received unfavorable evaluations and triggered media backlash.
Jon Caramanica of The New York Times found it refreshing to see someone so gifted make the periodic flub.
2009 C And W Association Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Fearless and was named Entertainer of the Year, the youngest individual to win the honor.
Swift featured on John Mayer's single Half of My Heart Boys Like Girls' single Two Is Better Than One , both of which she co-wrote.
She co-wrote and taped Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler and co-wrote two songs for the Hannah Montana: The Motion picture soundtrack You'll Always Find Your Method Back House and Crazier She contributed 2 tunes to the Valentine's Day soundtrack, consisting of the single Today Was a Fairytale , which was her first top on the Canadian Hot 100, and peaked at second on the Billboard Hot 100.
While recording her cinematic launching Valentine's Day in October 2009, Swift began a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Lautner; they broke up later that year.
Valentine's Day saw her play the ditzy girlfriend of a high school jock, a role which received combined reviews.
Swift made her TELEVISION acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS CSI: Criminal Offense Scene Examination, playing a rebellious teenager.
Later on that year, Swift hosted and carried out as the musical visitor on an episode of Saturday Night Live; she was the very first host to compose their own opening monologue.
2010–-- 2012: Speak Now
Swift carrying out during the Speak Now World Tour In August 2010, Swift launched Mine , the lead single from her third studio album, Speak Now. It got in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number three.
Swift composed the album alone and co-produced every track.
Speak Now, released on October 25, 2010, debuted at atop the Signboard 200 with first-week sales of a million copies.
It became the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist, with 278,000 downloads in a week, earning Swift an entry in the 2010 Guinness World Records The tunes Mine, Back to December Mean The Story of United States Triggers Fly , and Ours were launched as singles. All other than The Story of United States were Hot Country Songs top-three entries, with Sparks Fly and Ours reaching number one.
Back to December and Mean peaked in the top 10 in Canada.
Later in 2010, she quickly dated star Jake Gyllenhaal 54th Yearly Grammy Awards in 2012, Swift won Finest Nation Song and Best Nation Solo Efficiency for Mean, which she carried out throughout the event.
Media publications noted the performance as an enhancement from her much slammed 2010 Grammy performance, which acted as a testament to her capabilities as an artist.
Swift won other awards for Speak Now, consisting of Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association (2010 and 2011), Lady of the Year by Signboard (2011 ), and Performer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (2011 and 2012) and the C And W Association in 2011.
American Music Awards of 2011, Swift won Artist of the Year and Favorite Nation Album.
Rolling Stone put Speak Now at number 45 in its 2012 list of the 50 Finest Female Albums of Perpetuity, composing: She might get used the nation station, but she's one of the couple of genuine rock stars we've got nowadays, with a flawless ear for what makes a song click. Speak Now World Tour ran from February 2011 to March 2012 and grossed over $123 million.
In November 2011, Swift released a live album, Speak Now World Tour: Live She contributed 2 initial songs to The Hunger Games soundtrack album Safe & & Sound , co-written and taped with the Civil Wars T-Bone Burnett Eyes Open. Safe & & Noise won the Grammy Award for Best Tune Written for Visual Media and was chosen for the Golden Globe Award for Best Initial Song Swift featured on B.o.B's single Both of Us , released in Might 2012.
2012–-- 2014: Red
In August 2012, Swift launched We Are Never Ever Returning Together , the lead single from her fourth studio album, Red. It became her very first top in the U.S. and New Zealand, and reached the top slot on iTunes' digital song sales chart 50 minutes after its release, earning the Fastest Offering Single in Digital History Guinness World Record.
Other singles launched from the album include Begin Again I Understood You Were Problem Whatever Has Altered The Last Time , and Red . I Understood You Were Difficulty arrived five on charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.
Three songs, Begin Again, 22, and Red, arrived 20 in the U.S.
Swift performing on the Red Trip Red was launched on October 22, 2012.
On Red, Swift dealt with brand-new manufacturers besides longtime partners Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose:
Shellback Dann Huff Jeff Bhasker Butch Walker Dan Wilson Jacknife Lee
The album incorporates new genres for Swift, such as heartland rock dubstep dance-pop The album debuted at top on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. This made Swift the very first female to have 2 million-selling album openings, a record acknowledged by the Guinness World Records.
It was Swift's very first number-one album in the U.K.
. The Red Trip ran from March 2013 to June 2014 and grossed over $150 million, becoming the highest-grossing country tour when it completed.
Red had actually offered eight million copies by 2014.
The album made several honors, including four elections at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Its single I Understood You Were Difficulty won Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Swift received American Music Awards for Finest Female Nation Artist in, and Artist of the Year in She got the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award for the 5th and 6th successive years in 2012 and 2013.
Swift was honored by the Association with an unique Pinnacle Award, making her the second recipient of the award after Garth Brooks During this time, she had a short-term relationship with English vocalist Harry Styles In 2013, Swift taped Sweeter than Fiction , a tune she wrote and produced with Jack Antonoff One Chance movie soundtrack. The song got a Best Initial Song nomination at the 71st Golden Globe Awards She provided visitor vocals for Tim McGraw's song Highway Don't Care , including guitar work by Keith Urban.
Swift carried out As Tears Pass the Rolling Stones Chicago, Illinois as part of the band's 50 & & Counting Florida Georgia Line on phase throughout their set at the 2013 Country Radio Seminar to sing Cruise Swift voiced Audrey, a tree lover, in the animated film The Lorax made a cameo in the comedy New Girl and had a supporting function in the movie adjustment The Giver In March 2014, Swift resided in New York City.
Around this time, she was dealing with her 5th studio album,, with manufacturers Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Imogen Load Ryan Tedder Ali Payami She promoted the album through various campaigns, including inviting fans to secret album-listening sessions.
Influenced by 1980s synth-pop, Swift severed ties with the country sound of her previous albums, and marketed 1989 as her very first recorded, main pop album.
The album was released on October 27, 2014.
Swift carrying out at the 1989 World Tour, the highest-grossing tour of 2015 1989 offered 1.28 million copies in the U.S. throughout the first week of release and debuted atop the Signboard 200. This made Swift the first act to have 3 albums sell more than one million copies in their opening week, for which she earned a Guinness World Record.
By June 2017, 1989 had sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
3 of its songs Shake It Off Blank Area , and Bad Blood including rap artist Kendrick Lamar reached top in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
. The singles Design and Wildest Dreams reached the top 10 in the U.S.
. Other songs were Out of the Woods and New Romantics The 1989 World Tour ranged from May to December 2015 and was the highest-grossing trip of the year with $250 million in overall revenue.
Prior to 1989's release, Swift stressed the significance of albums to artists and fans.
In November 2014, she removed her whole catalog from Spotify, arguing that the streaming company's ad-supported, totally free service weakened the premium service, which provides higher royalties for songwriters.
In a June 2015 open letter, Swift criticized Apple Music for not using royalties to artists during the streaming service's complimentary three-month trial duration and stated that she would pull 1989 from the brochure.
The following day, Apple revealed that it would pay artists throughout the totally free trial period, and Swift agreed to stream 1989 on the streaming service.
intellectual property rights management and holding company, TAS Rights Management, applied for 73 hallmarks associated to Swift and the 1989 age memes.
She re-added her entire brochure plus 1989 to Spotify, Amazon Music Google Play and other digital streaming platforms in June 2017.
Swift was called Billboard's Lady of the Year in 2014, ending up being the first artist to win the award two times.
2014 American Music Awards, Swift received the inaugural Cock Clark Award for Quality.
In 2015, Swift won the Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist The video for Bad Blood won Video of the Year Best Partnership 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Swift was among 8 artists to receive a 50th Anniversary Turning Point Award at the 2015 Academy of C And W Awards.
58th Grammy Awards in 2016, 1989 won Album of the Year and Finest Pop Singing Album, and Bad Blood won Best Music Video. Swift was the first woman and fifth act general to win Album of the Year twice as a lead artist.
Swift dated Scottish DJ and record manufacturer Calvin Harris from March 2015 to June 2016.
Prior to their separation, they co-wrote the song This Is What You Came For , which includes vocals from Barbadian vocalist Rihanna; Swift was at first credited under the pseudonym She subsequently outdated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a few months.
She started dating English star Joe Alwyn in September 2016.
Swift wrote the song Better Guy Little Big Town's seventh album, The Breaker, which was launched in November.
2017–-- 2018: Credibility
Swift on her Track Record Arena Tour (2018 ), the highest-grossing North American tour of perpetuity In August 2017, Swift effectively sued David Mueller, a former morning reveal character for Denver KYGO-FM. Four years earlier, Swift had actually notified Mueller's managers that he had actually sexually assaulted her by groping her at an event. After being fired, Mueller implicated Swift of lying and sued her for damages from his loss of employment. Soon after, Swift counter-sued for sexual assault for small damages of just a dollar.
The jury rejected Mueller's claims and ruled in favor of Swift.
Swift thereafter cleared her social networks accounts and released Look What You Made Me Do as the lead single from her sixth album, Track record The single was Swift's very first number-one U.K. single.
It topped charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the U.S.
Credibility was launched on November 10, 2017.
The album integrates a heavy electropop sound, with hip hop R&B EDM It debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies. With this achievement, Swift became the first act to have four albums offer one million copies within one week in the U.S.
. The album topped the charts in the UK, Australia, and Canada.
First-week around the world sales totaled up to two million copies.
The album had offered over 4.5 million copies worldwide since 2018.