Who is Taylor Swift?
Problems are part of life, but facing them with a smile on the face is an art of life, this line has been very well proved by Taylor Alison Swift who is an American singer-songwriter. This gorgeous diva has gathered widespread media coverage and critical praise through her discography spans multiple genres, and her narrative songwriting, which is often inspired by her personal life. Furthermore, in her second and third studio albums, Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010), she explored country-pop (2010).
Besides this, the huge success of her singles, “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story” on both country and pop radio established her as a leading crossover artist. With her dedication and hard work, Swift has been established as one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold over 200 million records worldwide and has appeared in 100 most powerful women, Forbes’ lists of top-earning women in music, and Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Other than this, she is also eminently known by winning 11 Grammy Awards (including three Albums of the Year wins), an Emmy Award, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 25 Billboard Music Awards (the most wins for a female artist), 34 American Music Awards (the most wins for an artist) and 52 Guinness World Records.
Personal Life/Early Life
This stunning beauty, Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, the United States to Scott Kingsley Swift (father) and Andrea Gardner Swift (mother). Her mother who was a homemaker previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive while her father served as a financial advisor. Moreover, Taylor is also blessed with a younger brother named Austin.
Concerning her education, she studied preschool and kindergarten at Alvernia Montessori School. After that, she enrolled at The Wyndcroft School.
In fact, at the young age of nine, this versatile personality took a deep interest in musical theater and performed in four Berks Youth Theater Academy productions. She was inspired by Shania Twain’s songs and shifted her focus towards country music. She was taught playing guitar by a computer repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer who helped her first’s efforts as a songwriter when she was 12 years old.
Later, Swift moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee to pursue her career in country music at the age of 14. She joined Hendersonville High School there. Moreover, she accommodated homeschooling and transferred to the Aaron Academy because of her touring schedule.
Taylor Swift Relationship Status
Moving towards her relationship status, Taylor is not married yet but she has dated several personalities including singers and actors. Moreover, Swift started dating American singer and actor Joe Jonas in July 2007. But, this relation couldn’t last long and broke up after three months. Later, she came into a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Lautner from her cinematic debut movie, Valentine’s Day.
After some time, this relation also did not last long either. After that, she was linked with actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the year 2010. However, their relation broke up due to some personal issues. Then, in July 2012, Taylor began a romance with political heir Conor Kennedy but does not go well for Swift once again, and they parted merely two months later. Thereafter, this diva dated one of the members of an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, Harry Styles in the year 2013, and they split in 2014.
After that, in March 2015, she dated Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer Calvin Harris. The duo dated each other for not more than a year and split in June 2016. Besides this, Swift is also rumored dating Thomas Odell, Bradley Cooper, Evan Spiegel, Douglas Skarsgard, and Tom Hiddleston. As of now, Swift is dating English actor Joe Alwyn since 2017.
|Nick Name||Aly, Swifty, Taylor Tot Tails, T, TayTay, T-Swizzle, T-Swift, Taffy, and Tay|
|Birthdate||13 December 1989|
|Age||32 years old (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||Reading, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Hobbies||Horse Riding, Cooking and Watching Movies|
|Debut Appearance||Song Writer: Lucky You (2001)
Album (Singer): Taylor Swift (2006)
Film: Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
|Net Worth||$280 Million|
|Height(Approx)||In feet: 5’10”
In centimetre: 178cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilogram: 54kg
In pounds: 119lbs
Family Background, Education
|Father Name||Scott Kingsley Swift (who worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch)|
|Mother Name||Andrea Gardner Swift (who worked as Mutual Fund Marketing Executive)|
Brother: Austin Swift (Actor)
|School||• Alvernia Montessori School, Pennsylvania
• The Wyndcroft School, Pennsylvania
• Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, Pennsylvania
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
|Boyfriend||Toby Hemingway (2010), Jake Gyllenhaal (2010), Harry Styles (2012-2013), Conor Kennedy (2012), Brandon Borello (2005), Sam Armstrong (2006), Joe Jonas (2008), Lucas Till (2009), John Mayer (2009), Taylor Launter (2009), Calvin Harris (2015-2016), Tom Hiddleston (May 2016-September 2016), Joe Alwyn (2017-Present)|
Favorite Things & Assets
|Favorite Actress||Phoebe Waller-Bridge|
|Favorite Film||Love Actually (2003)|
|Favorite Destination||Australia, Maine, Massachusetts, and London|
|Car Collection||Porsche 911, Toyota Sequoia, Audi R8 – Sport,|
Social Media Accounts
Taylor Swift Career Highlights
Talking about her career, Taylor has also collaborated with renowned Music Row composers like Brett Beavers, Troy Verges, Mac McAnally, Brett James, and The Warren Brothers, as well as worked with Liz Rose for a long period. Moreover, this diva also becomes the youngest artist ever signed by Sony/ATV Music publishing house. In the year 2005, she signed Big Machine Records and released her eponymous debut title in October 2006.
Furthermore, Swift became the youngest to achieve the recipients of the Nashville Songwriters Association’s Songwriters/Artist of the years in year 2007. In the same year, her holiday album Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection was released.
Other than this, Taylor got huge fame in the year 2008 by releasing her second studio album titled Fearless, which included her famous song, “Love Story” and “You belong with me”. After that, she performed her first concert tour titled Fearless Tour in the year 2009. Moreover, Swift was also named MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video for “You Belong with Me”. Not only this but her album ‘Fearless’ also was named as Album of the Year and Best Country album by Grammy Awards ad American Music Awards.
This beautiful star made her acting debut in 2009 through the episode of CBS’s CSI Crime Scene Investigation. In the year 2010, her cinematic debut film Valentine’s Day was released. Later, Taylor released her third studio album titled Speak Now in October 2010. Thereafter, she was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2010 by becoming the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist, the first woman to achieve 10 track debuts on the Billboard Hot 100. Later, Taylor released her first live album titled Speak Now World Tour: Live in the year 2011.
Her fourth studio album titled Red was released in October 2012. In fact, Swift’s amazing first lead single from Red was recognized by Guinness World Record becoming the Fastest-Selling Single in Digital History. She was also recognized as the first female to have two million-selling album openings by Guinness Book of World Records.
Apart from that, in March 2014, Swift moved to New York City. In the same year, her fifth studio album titled 1989 was released in October 2014. The album includes “Blank Space”, “Shake It Off”, “Bad Blood” and other singles. In fact, Swift was also recognized as the first to have three albums sell more than one million copies in their opening release week by Guinness World Record. In November 2017, she released her sixth studio album titled Reputation. In fact, Taylor also became the first act to have four albums sell one million copies within one week in the United States.
Besides this, Swift featured in the album ‘Bigger’ in the year 2018. Later, this talented lady was also cast in the movie adaptation of the musical ‘Cats’. She also collaborated with Boys Like Girls, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Zayn Malik, Kendrick Lamar, and other musicians, writing and co-writing songs for them. Moreover, Taylor also criticized Apple Music for not offering royalties to artists during the streaming service’s free trial period in June 2015. Later, Apple also made an announcement to pay artists during the free trial period.
In the year 2019, Swift released her seventh studio album, Lover which was the world’s best-selling studio album of 2019, selling 3.2 million copies. In the same year, she also played Bombalurina in the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. She also recorded an original song for the film’s soundtrack, “Beautiful Ghosts,” which she co-wrote with Webber. After her 16-year deal with Sony/ATV Music Label expired in February 2020, she acquired an exclusive worldwide publishing contract from Universal Music Publishing Group.
Later, she released two surprise albums with little promotion, to critical acclaim in the year 2020. The first was released on July 24 as her eighth studio album Folklore. The second was released on December 11 2020 as her ninth studio album evermore. On November 12, 2021, a short film written and directed by Swift, All Too Well, was released alongside Red (Taylor’s Version).
Awards, Honours, Achievements of Taylor Swift
MTV Video Music Awards
2013: Best Female Video for Blank Space
2015: Video of the Year for Bad Blood
American Music Awards
2015: Favorite Pop/Rock Album for “1989”
2019: Artist of the Decade
2019: Artist of the Year
2020: Artist of the Year
BBC Music Awards
2016: Most Entertaining Celebrity
Billboard Music Awards
2014: Top Artist
2014: Top Female Artist
2014: Top Billboard 200 Artist
2014: Top Hot 100 Artist
Billboard Women in Music
2011: Woman of the Year
2014: Woman of the Year
2019: Woman of the Decade
2015: International Female Solo Artist
2010: Album of the Year for “Fearless”
2016: Album of the Year for “1989”
People’s Choice Awards
2015: Favorite Female Artist
2015: Favorite Pop Artist
Guinness World Records
2012: Fastest Selling Single in Digital History
2014: Most Million-Selling Weeks on the U.S. Albums Chart with Three Consecutive Albums
Taylor Swift Net Worth
Swift has established herself as one of the most earning singers in the world. Her net worth can be estimated as $280 million approximately. In fact, she also earns millions of dollars through concerts, merchandise, and endorsements. Swift has endorsed National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators, Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Music campaign, America Greetings, Sony Electronics, Elizabeth Arden, Target, CoverGirl, Walgreens, Keds sneakers, Cornetto, DirecTV, Subway, and several other companies.
Swift was born in 13 December 1989 and has turned 32 years old as of 2021. She possesses a very decent personality and lean physique which is complemented by her blue eyes and blonde hair. She stands 5 feet 10 inches tall which is 178 in centimeters. She follows a regular diet and daily workout in order to maintain her weight which is 69 kg. Swift is a fitness freak who seems fit and healthy with her figure measurements which are 35 inches breast, 26 inches waist, and 35 inches hips approximately. Her bra size is 32B while she wears a dress size of 2 and a shoe of size 8.5.
Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Taylor Swift
- She became a teen idol upon her debut and a pop icon following global fame.
- Taylor has consistently ranked as the world’s most admired female musician in the 2020 and 2021 YouGov surveys.
- In the year 2021, Brandwatch listed Swift as the most influential person on Twitter.
- This stunning beauty was named Woman of the Decade for the 2010s by Billboard, received the Brit Global Icon Award “in recognition of her immense impact on music across the world” and became the first woman to earn the title Artist of the Decade (2010s) at the American Music Awards.
- Swift was ranked at number one on DoSomething’s “Gone Good” list and has received the “Star of Compassion” accolade from the Tennessee Disaster Services.
- She donated $100,000 to the Red Cross to help the victims of the Iowa flood in the year 2008 and donated $1 million for Tennessee tornado relief in 2020.
- She promoted the Every Woman Counts campaign, aimed at engaging women in the political process during the 2008 United States presidential election.
- Taylor endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 United States presidential election and was found to be one of the most influential celebrities in the polls.
- She donated to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in 2018 and 2021.
- She is an avid cat lover and has two pet cats named Meredith and Olivia.
- Swift was hired as a brand ambassador by many ace brands including Cover Girl, Sony Electronics, and Diet Coke.