Taylor Swift, Biography and career

Published At: 01 February 2020 , 10:54 AM


Taylor Swift - American singer, performing songs in the genre of country-pop, songwriter. The artist received more than 200 music awards for her work. She also sometimes appears in films, although these are not the leading roles, the performer gets positive reviews.

Childhood and youth

Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was the first-born of the parents of Scott Kingsley Swift and his wife Andrei, nee Gardner. Both were related to banking - my father worked as a financial consultant, and my mother was a housewife.

The daughter's name chosen in honor of one of the beloved performers of the married couple, James Taylor. The family has the youngest son, Austin, who today graduated from the University of Notre Dame and acted as a dramatic actor.

Young Taylor attended Windcroft Elementary School, the high school in Wyomissing. There, Swift began to make music. She mastered playing the guitar. Later, lyrics began to appear on invented melodies.

Taylor Swift as a child

Country-style was the girl closest in spirit. Little Swift at the local competition performs the song Big Deal and immediately receives an offer to perform at the opening act of country singer Charlie Daniels.

Having signed a contract with RCA Records, the singer still does not seek the release of the disc. Therefore she terminates the cooperation agreement. After moving to Nashville, the girl receives more freedom in creativity.

Speaking at the cafe window with her compositions, Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, who was opening his own record company Big Machine Records. The conclusion of a contract with the studio served to develop the successful creative biography of the performer further.


First, the single for the song Tim McGraw was released in August, and already in October, the debut album Taylor Swift, which critics considered successful. Taylor was even awarded the local Nashville Prize as the best novice vocalist. Subsequent work of the artist also received prizes.

The third album was released in 2010 under the name Speak Now. Taylor Swift wrote the text and music for all 12 compositions. The disc again topped the Billboard 200 rating and at that time was considered the singer's most successful work commercially.

The 2012 Red album reinforced the success of the young singer. He made his debut in 1st place on the Billboard 200. In March 2013, Taylor Swift, with a team of musicians, began a tour in support of the new album. The tour included 86 concerts, which the singer gave in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia.

In 2014, Swift presented the fifth studio album, 1989. Taylor has positioned the new disc as the first official pop-style disc. In the songs of this disc, the performer departed from the usual country.

In 2015, the singer included in the list of the most influential women of Forbes magazine. In the ranking of 100 Most Powerful Women, Taylor took 64th place. The actress became the youngest woman on this list. In the same year, she took 1st place in the list of the sexiest women in the opinion of the men's magazine MAXIM.

On February 15, 2016, the 58th annual Grammy Awards took place. The singer was nominated for an award in seven categories for the songs Blank Space and Bad Blood and won three of them. Taylor Swift won the Album of the Year Award and became the first woman to win twice in this category.

In May 2016, the singer was awarded the Taylor Swift Award at the BMI Pop Awards. This was the second time during the existence of the BMI Pop Awards ceremony when the musician awarded a similar award. The first was Michael Jackson.

On December 9, 2016, a single and a clip for it I Don't want a Live Forever was released. The song was co-written with Sam Dew and Jack Antonoff and performed in a duet with Zayne Malik. The single became the soundtrack for the movie "Fifty Shades Darker."


For the first time on the movie screen, the artist appeared in 2009, playing a cameo role in the series "CSI: Crime Scene". Then, in the image of herself, she starred in the popular comedy Hannah Montana: Cinema.

More advanced roles went to Taylor in the films Valentine's Day and Lorax. And in 2014, she played in the project "Initiate". After four years, Swift's repertoire replenished with a role in the film adaptation of the musical "Cats".

Personal life

A popular performer with a model appearance (Taylor's height is 178 cm, weight 55 kg) attracts the attention of men. From information confirmed by the singer, Taylor briefly met with Jonas Brothers vocalist Joe Jonas and actor Taylor Lautner, with whom she participated in the filming of Valentine's Day.

For three months, the celebrity built a personal life with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The singer also had short novels with Connor Kennedy, the grandson of the famous president, and with Harry Styles, a member of One Direction.

In 2015, Taylor Swift began dating DJ Calvin Harris. The musicians appeared together at social events and, according to eyewitnesses, did not leave for a minute, but the fans did not wait for an official wedding announcement. In May 2016, Taylor and Kelvin broke up.

At the Met Gala Costume Institute's annual ball, the singer met with British actor Tom Hiddleston. In June, the stars rested together in Rhode Island, and in September the media reported that Swift and Hiddleston had already split up. Later, her chosen one was British actor Joe Alvin.

Taylor Swift's personal life is not just about romantic relationships. She has a good friend. Taylor often publishes Instagram photos with pop singer Selena Gomez on Instagram. Often, friends, while on vacation, appear in front of cameras in swimsuits.

Taylor swift now

Now Taylor continues to delight fans with new works. She released the lead single for the Lover album, dubbed Me !. In the first week of broadcasting the clip for this hit, views reached a record high of 65.2 million.

Taylor Swift in 2019

The artist successfully converts her popularity into tangible assets, which specialists of Forbes could not fail to note. And if in 2018 the singer ranked 2nd in the ranking of the magazine with an income of $ 80 million, then in 2019 she already took 1st place with a profit of $ 185 million. The performer's achievements were awarded the American Music Awards in the category "Artist of the Decade".


2006 - Taylor Swift

2008 - Fearless

2010 - Speak Now

2012 - Red

2014 - 1989

2017 - Reputation

2019 - Lover


2009 - CSI: Crime Scene

2009 - Hannah Montana: Cinema

2010 - Valentine's Day

2012 - Lorax

2013 - New

2014 - The Initiate