Taylor Swift Bio
Considering that she is only 21 years old, you would expect the Taylor Swift bio to be short and largely uneventful. Unfortunately for all the slackers out there, Taylor Swift has already achieved more fame and fortune than most people will in a lifetime. Here's everything that you need to know about the girl who has everyone singing her tunes and giving her praises.
Beginnings. Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. Mom Andrea is a homemaker and dad Scott is a stockbroker. She has one younger brother, Austin. She began writing songs at the age of five and by ten was already singing at local events. The ambitious Swift also learned how to play the guitar. At thirteen, she signed with RCA Records but got out of that arrangement because she didn't want to sing other people's songs. Shortly after, she became the youngest songwriter to get a publishing deal with Sony but got out of that deal as well because she didn't want other people singing her songs. The only thing left was for Swift to get a deal where she could sing her own songs.
Music Career. The next stage of Swift's bio starts at the point where her music career officially began. Recognizing daughter's talent, Swift's parents made the decision to move to Hendersonville, Tennessee, about twenty minutes north of Nashville. A performance at The Bluebird Cafe one night got Swift a contract with Big Machine Records. Her breakout single, "Tim McGraw," reached number six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her debut album, "Taylor Swift," was released on October 25, 2006 and would eventually sell more than 2.5 million copies.
The next year, Swift won the Country Music Association Awards' Horizon Award and was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. In 2008, she won two awards at the Country Music Television Awards and more significantly, nabbed the Top New Female Vocalist award at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Her second album, "Fearless," released later that year, provided even more success and fame. 592,000 copies of "Fearless" were sold in the first week. The album spent more than six weeks at number one and resulted in Swift's win of Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The public's love for Swift reached dizzying heights in 2009. Even Kayne West, who rudely interrupted Swift's acceptance speech after winning Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, had to admit defeat and apologize to her when faced with national condemnation. She won four awards the Country Music Awards. A year later, she won four Grammy Awards. Her third album, "Speak Now," was released in late 2010. Turn on any country and pop music station right now and you'll probably hear a track from the album.
Lest you think that Taylor Swift is just another pretty face with a pretty voice, she writes all of her own songs and performs live, often with her guitar.
Personal Life. Swift gets a lot of inspiration for her songs from her own life. Her dating experiences with Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal have been gold for her album sales. Hopefully, Swift doesn't find a man to settle down with happily ever after soon or else her legions of fans won't have any angry revenge songs to sing along to.