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About Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is a country and pop music icon, a seven-time Grammy winner, and the youngest recipient in history of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. (She was 20 at the time.) She’s been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and in 2011 was Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year. She’s one of the hottest women in music—and by the way, here she is in a bikini.
Born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor spent most of her childhood on a Christmas tree farm. Her grandmother was a professional opera singer, and Swift started writing songs at age five. By the time she was 10, she was performing at local events, and at age 12 she started learning guitar.
When she began pursuing a career in country music, Taylor’s family relocated to Tennessee so she’d be closer to Nashville. In 2006, she had her first top-10 country hit with the song “Tim McGraw.” Later that year, she released her first album, “Taylor Swift,” which included the singles “Our Song,” “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Picture to Burn,” and “Should’ve Said No.” It sold more than 2.5 million copies.
Taylor was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2008. She won the Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year Award and the American Music Award for Favorite Female Country Artist. Her album “Fearless” topped the country and pop charts and made her the top-selling country artist of 2008. The following year she won the MTV Video Music Award for “You Belong with Me,” but Kanye West famously interrupted her speech, claiming that Beyoncé deserved the award. He later apologized.
In 2010 Taylor released “Speak Now,” which featured the hits “Back to December,” “Mean,” “Ours,” and “Sparks Fly.” It debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard chart, and sold more than a million copies in its first week. Her 2012 release “Red,” which included the hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” accomplished the same feat. Two years later she released “1989,” which featured the pop hits “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space.” The album made her the best-selling artist of 2014.
Taylor’s love life has been the subject of much media scrutiny—and inspired the lyrics to many of her songs. She has been romantically linked with Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy, and Harry Styles.
Aside from her music career, she has found success as an actress. She guest-starred in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, played roles in Valentine’s Day and The Giver, voiced a character in The Lorax, and has appeared on Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest. She has done extensive charity work supporting arts education, children’s literacy, and natural disaster relief, among other causes.