Taylor Alison Swift was born December 13, 1989 is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for her narrative songwriting. That is often centers around her personal life. It has received widespread critical praise and media coverage. At age 14, Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. At age 15, she signed her first record deal.
Her 2006 eponymous debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US. Its third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second studio album, Fearless, was released in 2008.
Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me". It became the US' best-selling album of 2009. It won four Grammy Awards —including Album of the Year—and was certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Swift's self-written third album Speak Now (2010) and fourth album Red (2012) also sold over a million copies in their first weeks in the US. The later yielded her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together". Taylor fifth album and also first all-pop project, 1989 (2014), won three Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, and produced the number-one singles "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space" made Swift the first woman to win Album of the Year twice as lead artist.
This achievement also made her first woman to replace herself at the top spot on the Hot 100. Her sixth album, Reputation (2017). It made her also the only act to have four albums each sell one million copies in their first week in the US. This yielded her fifth number-one song on the Hot 100, "Look What You Made Me Do".
Taylor Swift seventh album, Lover (2019), became the best-selling studio album worldwide in 2019. Having sold more than 50 million albums and 150 million singles globally, Swift is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.
Her accolades include 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and six Guinness World Records; she is the most-awarded act and woman at the American Music Awards (29 wins) and Billboard Music Awards (23 wins), respectively.
Taylor Swift included in multiple power rankings. Such as Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010, 2015 and 2019), Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time (2015), the Forbes Celebrity 100 (placing first in 2016 and 2019), and Billboard's Greatest of All Time Artists Chart (2019).
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (2014 and 2019) named her Global Recording Artist of the Year twice. As well as, Billboard named her Woman of the Decade (2019). Additionally, the American Music Awards named her the Artist of the Decade (2019).
Taylor Swift Discography
- Taylor Swift (2006)
- Fearless (2008)
- Speak Now (2010)
- Red (2012)
- 1989 (2014)
- Reputation (2017)
- Lover (2019)
- Valentine's Day (2010)
- The Lorax (2012)
- The Giver (2014)
- Cats (2019)
- Miss Americana (2020)
- Fearless Tour (2009–2010)
- Speak Now World Tour (2011–2012)
- The Red Tour (2013–2014)
- The 1989 World Tour (2015)
- Reputation Stadium Tour (2018)
- Lover Fest (2021)