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Taylor Swift
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Swift at the 2019 American Music Awards
Taylor Alison Swift

December 13, 1989 (1989-12-13) (age 30)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • music video director
  • philanthropist
  • actress
Years active 2004–present
Net worth US$400 million (February 2020)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Musical career
  • Big Machine
  • Republic
  • Taylor Swift Productions
Associated acts
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Taylor Allison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music video director, philanthropist and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage.

Having sold more than 50 million albums—including 37 million in the US, Swift is one of the world's best-selling music artists and the highest-earning female musician of the 2010s. She has won 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, six Guinness world records and is the most-awarded act and woman at the American Music Awards (29 wins) and Billboard Music Awards (23 wins), respectively.


She released her debut single, "Tim McGraw", in 2006 at the age of 16. In 2008, she sold more albums than anyone else that year.

She won Country Music Television's (CMT) "Breakthrough Video of the Year" award in 2007 for "Tim McGraw". She was also nominated by the Academy of Country Music for "Top New Female Vocalist".

Her 2nd album, Fearless reached Platinum about a year later, on September 10, 2009, becoming her first ever album to sell 1 million copies.

The lead single from Swift's fourth album Red, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", became her first number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single "I Knew You Were Trouble" reached number two on the chart while becoming her first chart-topper on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs chart.

Swift performed "Shake It Off", the lead single from her fifth album, 1989, at the 2014 MTV VMAs. 1989 was released in October 27, 2014. The singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" all reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. These singles, along with "Style" and "Wildest Dreams", have also topped the Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs chart.

Her single, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", was recorded with English singer Zayn Malik (former member of One Direction). It was released as a single for the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades Darker (2017). It reached number two on the Hot 100 in the US and Canada.

On June 8, 2017, Swift restored her music on streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music after previously removing it from being streamed. This move was seen by critics as a move in her alleged rivalry against singer Katy Perry, whose album was released the next day. On August 25, 2017, Swift released the single "Look What You Made Me Do" and announced that her sixth studio album, Reputation, would be released on November 10, 2017.

On April 26, 2019, Swift released her seventh studio album, Lover’s first single "ME!" featuring Brendon Urie.

On June 14, 2019, Swift released Lover’s second single "You Need to Calm Down".

On August 16 Swift released Lover as the lead single from Lover.

Personal life

Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Scott Swift and Andrea Swift, and was raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on a Christmas tree farm.

Swift has three cats. One is named "Meredith" after the doctor on Grey's Anatomy. The second is named "Olivia" after the detective, now captain, on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The third one is "Benjamin".

Swift has a brother by the name of Austin Swift, who is an actor.

Swift has a boyfriend by the name Joesph ‘Joe’ Alwyn, who is an actor. They have been dating since 2016. They have kept their relationship out of the public eye.

In Nashville, Swift worked with experienced Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges, Brett Beavers, Brett James, Mac McAnally, and the Warren Brothers, and formed a lasting working relationship with Liz Rose

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