Who is Taylor Swift?
Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter best known for her studio albums “Fearless’, “Speak Now”, “Red” and “1989”. She is one of the best contemporary artists of her time and the most bankable singer in the world. She has won numerous Grammys and Billboard Music Awards for her albums. She has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.
Taylor Swift was born on the 13th of December 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She is currently 29 years old.
|Birth Name||Taylor Alison Swift|
|Nicknames||Swifty, Aly, Tails, T, Tayter Tot, TayTay, T-Swift, The Poet Laureate of Puberty, T-Fugly, T-Swizzle, Tay|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Age||29 years old|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
Family and Education
Taylor Swift is the oldest of the two children of parents Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay) and Scott Kingsley Swift. Her father worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch while her mother worked as a mutual fund marketing executive before turning full-time housewife to look after her kids. Her younger brother, Austin, is also an actor.
Talking about her ethnicity, her ancestry line traces back to Europe, mostly German and Italy, among others. Looking at her ancestry line, it appears that her paternal and maternal grand-parents immigrated to the United States and England from European countries. Her ancestry includes
German, English, with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, 1/16th Italian, and distant roots in France, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Belgium (with Walloon ancestors)
Swift attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School and then attended The Wyndcroft School. Her family moved to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, where she attended Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School. Swift also attended Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, the USA for freshman and sophomore years. She completed her diploma in 2008.
Taylor Swift Boyfriend and Love Life
Joe Jonas (2008) – Taylor had a brief relationship with Joe Jonas in 2008. She even penned songs describing their relationship – “Forever & Always”, “Last Kiss” and “Better Than Revenge”.
Lucas Till (2009) – Taylor Swift and actor Lucas Till briefly dated in 2009. In fact, Lucas was younger than Taylor and they became intimate after meeting on the sets of 2009 movie Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Taylor Lautner (2009) – The two Taylors began dating in September 2009 but it lasted for only a few months. The couple was separated in December 2009.
Cory Monteith (2010) – Taylor was rumored to be dating Canadian actor Cory Monteith in early 2010.
John Mayer (2010) – The duo started dating after they met at Grammy Awards 2009 and she wrote a song about him, Dear John.
Toby Hemingway (2010) – Swift and English actor Toby Hemingway dated for a couple of months in 2010.
Connor Kennedy (2012) – Taylor and American socialite Connor Kennedy dated for a few months in 2012. He was 4 years younger than her.
Harry Styles (2012 – 2013) – Taylor and fellow singer Harry Styles started dating in November 2012, who is 4 years younger than her. They broke off on January 5, 2013.
Matthew Gray Gubler (2013) – She was rumored to had a fling with actor Matthew Gray Gubler in July 2013.
Evan Spiegel (2013 – 2014) – Taylor Swift and Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel dated in December 2013. But their relationship ended after a couple of months.
Brenton Thwaites (2014) – She was also rumored to be dating Australian actor Brenton Thwaites in 2014.
Calvin Harris (2015-2016) – Taylor and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris dated for almost 15 months between 2015 and 2016.
Tom Hiddleston (2016) – Taylor dated English actor Tom Hiddleston for a while in 2016.
Joe Alwyn (2016-Present) – She started dating English actor Joe Alwyn in 2016, and was made public in May 2017.
Apart from the aforementioned celebrities, Taylor Swift was also rumored to have dated American businessman Patrick Schwarzenegger, American football player Tim Tebow, American actor Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Odell, Alexander Skarsgard and Douglas Booth in the past.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9¼ inches|
Centimeters – 176 cm
Meters – 1.76 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 69 kg|
Pounds – 152 lbs
|Shoe Size||8.5 (US) / 39 (EU) / 6 (UK)|
|Dress Size||2 (US) / 34 (EU) / 6 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Slim figure|
Short blonde hair
Taylor released her first self-titled album on October 24, 2006. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for several weeks. With the album’s third single, Our Song, she became the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart.
She made her first onscreen debut in 2009 film Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience in cameo role as herself.
Concert Tour Debut
After her second studio album release “Fearless” in 2008 Taylor Swift went on her debut concert tour in the same name in 2009 and 2010 in order to support the album. Many top singers like Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Gloriana, John Mayer, Katy Perry and Faith Hill joined with her making more than $60 million from 89 reported shows.
Taylor Swift has been affiliated with numerous world’s renowned brands including but not limited to Elizabeth Arden (2011), Jakks Pacific (2008), L.E.I. jeans (2008), Wal-Mart (2007), Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Music Campaign (2007), American Greetings, Inc, Target, CoverGirl, Sony, and Got Milk?
- Taylor was named Time’s annual list of the “100 Most Influential People” twice in 2010 and 2015.
- She appeared in the top three of Forbes’ “Top-Earning Woman in Music” straight for five years from 2011.
- She ranked #64 on Forbes’ list of the “100 Most Powerful Women” in 2015, making her the youngest woman ever to be included in the list.
- Taylor with earnings of $170 million in 2016 topped Forbes’ list of the “100 Highest-paid Celebrities”.
- In 2015, she was placed at #1 spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
- She has written a novel of 350 pages at the age of 12 but doesn’t have any plan to publish it anytime soon.
Taylor Swift Favorites
- Favorite Food – Cheesecake, Chinese, Japanese
- Favorite TV Shows– CSI (2000), Law and Order (1990-2010)
- Favorite Color – Red
- Favorite Bands – Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Leann Rimes, Shania Twain, One Direction
- Favorite Book – To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hunger Games
- Favorite Actress – Gwyneth Paltrow
- Favorite Movies – Love Actually (2003), Legally Blonde (2001)
- Favorite Hobby – Writing, Water-skiing, Partying, Travelling
- Favorite Season – Summer
- Favorite Sports – Football, Volleyball
- Favorite Perfume – Wonderstruck, Escada Moon Sparkle, Perfumes by Gwen Stefani and Lollia
- Favorite Song – What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
- Favorite Place – Kansas and Australia
- Favorite Meal – Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
- Favorite Celebrity – Ellen DeGeneres
- Favorite Musicians – Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Keith Urban, John Mayer
Taylor Swift Facts
Taylor Swift is one of the most popular contemporary country artists from the likes of America. She is a singer, songwriter actress and the wealthiest pop start in the modern pop culture.
As a budding artist, Swift has worked with top songwriters in the arena such as Brett Beavers, Mac McAnally and Liz Rose
Taylor Swift is one of the most followed celebrities on different social media platforms. She has more than 74 million likes on Facebook, 85 million followers on Twitter and 116 million followers on Instagram.
She became the youngest ever artist to win the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’ – Fearless. She received awards for ‘Best Country Album’, ‘Best Country Song’, and ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’.
As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015.
Taylor Swift has won 10 Grammy Awards, 5 Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 1 Emmy Award, 19 American Music Awards and one Brit Award.
One of the best selling artists in the world, Swift has sold more than 40 millions albums.
Her ‘1989 World tour’ grossed over 250 million dollars, which is her highest collection.
Swift is a feminist.
Taylor Swift is best recognized for her philanthropic works and has donated millions of dollars for various causes, mainly for AIDS, Cancer and Children related charities.
In 2011, she was named as an Icon of American Style by Vogue.
Her personal life is always subject to tabloids space because she has been romantically linked with many high-profile celebrities.
Being considers as “America’s Sweetheart”, Swift use to wow her fans by sending holiday gifts and sometimes, she used to deliver it personally.
This young singing sensation is an inspiration to several young aspiring artists.
In 2018, Forbes estimated Swift’s net worth to be $320 million.
Taylor has been bestowed by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2015, she got featured in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
Due to her most successful artistic career, Taylor has been featured in various power listings released by Forbes, Time’s and many others.