Taylor Swift – Life, Career & Achievements

Taylor Swift biography

Quick Facts

  • Full Name : Taylor Alison Swift
  • Birth Date : December 13, 1989
  • Famous Quote : ” Just be yourself, there is no one better. “
  • Education : Hendersonville High School
  • Place or Birth : Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Zodiac Sign : Sagittarius
  • Net worth : $400 million (2021 estimate)
  • Height : 1.78 m

About Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a renowned country music singer since her teenage days(sixteen years). She had given hits like “LOVE STORY” and “YOU BELONG WITH ME” which became quite popular and have given her a lot of fame and popularity. It served the dual purpose of appealing to the country as well as the pop fans. She gained enough followers for her future projects like “Fearless” which was also her first Grammy-winning album.

Swift continued to be on the top list through her successful hits like 1989 which was her 2014 studio effort. It helped her grab hits like “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” which won Grammy for ‘Album of the year’ and the best Pop vocal album as well. She had continuously proved her commercial success in recent years with albums like ‘reputation’(2018) and ‘lover’(2019).

Early Life

Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. She had been involved in singing since her early childhood days. Her grandmother was a professional opera singer. Swift got inspired by her and stepped in her shoes. She had sung at various local events by the age of 10. She was called as a child artist to perform a variety of local events including fairs and contests as well. Her first recognition came at the age of 11 when she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” for a basketball game at Philadelphia. She began her professional guitar training at the age of 12 while she also started writing her own songs at well during that time.


Nashville, Tennessee was the music capital at that time. Taylor often visited there as well to pursue her music career. She tried her hands at co-writing a song during her initial days. She could also manage to sign a recording contract during those days. Her immense dedication to her work at such an early age made her family move to nearby Hendersonville, Tennessee so that she could pursue her music career swiftly.

Taylor Swift


She made a spectacular performance at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. It landed her a contract with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records. Her first album released in 2006, “Tim McGraw”. That song was on the top 10 list of the country charts. Her debut album which released the same year in the month of October went on to sell a lot more than 5 million copies. Her career kickstarted after that and there was no looking back. She then followed with more popular singles like “Our Song”, which was a no. 1 country hit. Another feather into her hat was added by hits like “Teardrops on My Guitar”, “Picture to Burn”, “Should’ve Said So” which were quite successful tracks.

Swift managed to win the hearts of the critics as well for her debut effort. Awards like Horizon from Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music(ACM) Award for Top New Female Vocalist in 2007.


Her Top Achievements

  • Swift was nominated for Best New Artist in 2008 for a Grammy. She stayed on the top list for 11 weeks with this album. She became the highest-selling country artist by the end of the year.
  • She bagged MTV Music Awards BEST FEMALE VIDEO for ‘Love Story’.
  • Swift was ranked highest-paid celebrity in The Forbes Magazine, leaving behind Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
  • She funded $4million for the Taylor Swift Education Center at The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
  • She was honored with the prestigious Pinnacle Awards in 2013 for her positive changes in the music industry.


Swift and Kate Perry were best friends. They both dated John Mayer. Their friendship ended with Perry putting allegations of others trying to poach some of her dance tours. For years, Swift had not made a statement over her publicly. But on an interview with “Rolling Stone” in 2014, she made a strong statement. ”She would come up to me at an awards show and say something and walk away, and I would think,’ Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life.”

Swift was more upset with Kate not for the personal hinge but for the professional mismatch they had.

Later, on May 8, 2018, Perry took a stand and put forward an end to their feud by literally extending an olive branch to Swift with a sweet note to put an end to the past evils and miscommunications they had.


Swift, unfortunately, took a break from her career after a huge hit, 1989. She was again seen in the limelight in 2017 when she testified in a trial against a former radio Dj, David Mueller whom she accused of groping her in 2013. The final judgment was in her favor in 2017, which awarded her $1 in damages as a symbolic gesture.

She was accused of stealing the chorus of the song, Playas Gon’ for her hit ‘Shake it off’.

When in 2017, she used an image of a snake to announce the launch of her new album, ‘Reputation’, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to call her a snake in 2016.


Personal Life

She was believed to be dating Joe Jonas during 2008. He belonged to the popular musical group,’ The Jonas Brothers’.Nor of them had ever acknowledged their relationship though. She made a statement at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards calling him to be an amazing guy whom she would love dating. But their relationship turned sour by the time ‘Fearless’ was released.

Later she was linked to having a romantic relationship with actor Taylor Lautner, one of the stars from the famous Twilight Saga. They met during the filming of Swift’s big-screen debut, Valentine. Unfortunately, the couple broke up in 2009 and could not take their relationship forward. She was also linked to Cory Monteith and Jake Gyllenhaal way back in 2010. The singer was even dating Harry Styles in 2012 but the relationship ended in 2013 and did not last long. Apart from them, Calvin Harris is also there in the list. As of now, she is dating Actor Joe Alwyn and this relationship started in 2016 at Met Gala.

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