Taylor Swift is one of the famous, young, and talented country and pop singers. Her work is widely known worldwide and in just a few years.
She is beautiful, but her fans appreciate her unsurpassed talent, which is confirmed by many awards and nominations.
Her work is full of positive emotions and pictures. In poems and songs, she tells only what she has experienced or is experiencing herself, which is why the interest in her songs is so great. The charming blonde won the hearts of many young singers and actors, but the key to her heart does not yet belong to anyone. Facts about the life and work of the singer will tell an exciting story of the rise of a star.
Biography of Taylor Swift
My full name is Taylor Alison Swift. Mom chose the name Taylor for her daughter because it suits both a girl and a boy.
Friends and fans call Taylor Swift affectionate nicknames - T-Swift, Swifty, Tay, Sweezy. But her brother hails her Butterscotch (eng. Toffee).
3. Where and when was she born?
The girl was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
4. As a child, I helped my parents with housework.
The girl's parents were breeding Shetland ponies and horses. As a child, Taylor learned English riding and even competed.
Another life stage of the girl passed on a spruce farm, where she helped her parents.
She was too small to help load the trees onto the car, so she was assigned to be in charge of the beetles - a special knock drove the insects away. “Once I forgot to check her work, and all these insects got into the houses of people who bought food from us. There were thousands of insects; they were everywhere. Many families had children, but the parents could not kill the living creatures because then Christmas would be spoiled, ”says Jay Leno Swift.
5. Because of her, the family moved from their hometown
Watching the work of Faith Hill, the young singer decided that to realize her music dream, she needed to go to the state of Tennessee, the city of Nashville. She could approach the musical elite and show her abilities to a broader audience.
Believing in their talented daughter, the parents organize the move, and the whole family settles in Tennessee when Taylor turns 14. Being closer to the musical world, the girl has more chances for success.
6. Not only sings but also writes music herself
Taylor is highly educated musically; besides playing the acoustic guitar, she has mastered piano, electric guitar, and banjo. She also owns the technique of playing an exotic instrument - the ukulele.
7. Who inspired her creativity in her early years?
According to the artist, Shanya Twain, as a country performer, greatly influenced her work. But she calls Britney Spears the real inspiration.
It is worth noting the significant influence on her grandmother Marjorie Finlay, who was an opera singer.
8. What inspires her to write songs?
Swift is one of the few who write her songs. She has already created over 50 pieces, and their number is growing daily. All compositions are filled with deep meaning and emotions.
According to Taylor, she writes the lyrics under the impressions of her relationship and the events that happen to her. In each such novel or event, she finds new themes and emotions.
Many eminent composers and singers note that she succeeds in accurately conveying the plot, emotions, and feelings in texts and music.
9. Taylor has a younger brother, Austin.
The young man was born on March 11, 1992. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and pursued an acting career. His film debut has already taken place in the detective thriller I / T, where he plays a character named Lance; Taylor immediately noted the event on her blog.
Despite being busy, the singer constantly spends time with her brother and accompanies her at social events.
Before starting a career in cinema, the guy was actively involved in photography and even was a freelancer in one of the largest photo banks in the world - Gettyimages.com.
10. Friends with famous personalities
Taylor Swift is close friends with Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Emma Watson, and Emma Stone. Girlfriends spend time together, shop, and go to the cinema.
Another close person is a cousin to whom the song "Never too far away" is dedicated.
Career Taylor Swift
11. Love for music, and the first song played
The girl realized at an early age that she wanted to write songs and perform them independently. One of the first songs she played on the guitar was Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer.
12. Winning a talent competition
When she was 11, she won a local talent competition by singing Leanne Rhimes' "Big Deal." It was a critical moment in the formation of the creative personality of the future star.
13. Career start
From age 10, Sweet performed at fairs, festivals, and sporting events in the city of Wyomissing, where the family of the future star lived then. At age 12, everyone loved her national anthem performance at the 76th Philadelphia Games opening.
14. Successful acquaintance and first singles
After moving with her family to Nashville, Taylor began performing in cafes, where she was once noticed by Scott Burchett, who had just created the independent label Big Machine Records. Under this label, all subsequent singles and albums of the singer were released.
And the very first single was the song "Tim McGraw," released on June 19, 2006. This was followed by "Teardrops on My Guitar," "Our Song," and many others.
15. Debut album
Taylor released her first album at the age of 16. In the first week, it sold 39,000 copies, then it received the status of five times platinum in the US and broke the decade record for the duration of stay on the American Billboard 200 album charts (234 weeks).
16. All albums by Taylor Swift
At the moment, the singer has already released six full-length albums:
Taylor Swift (2006)
Speak Now (2010)
17. Taylor Swift in movies
A talented girl can be seen on stage and in the movies. She got her first minor role in the TV series C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation in 2009, then there were several cameo roles in the films: Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), and The Dedicated ( 2014), as well as in the TV series New Girl (2013).
18. Voiced a cartoon
In 2012, Swift voiced the character in the animated film The Lorax, based on the work of her favorite children's author.
19. Awards and nominations
The singer is the owner of more than a hundred awards, including ten Grammys, 23 American Music Awards, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 People's Choice Awards, 1 Emmy, 1 Brit Awards and 25 Teen Choice Awards.
Of course, a more detailed list of her awards and nominations can always be found on the Wikipedia page.
20. Best Taylor Swift Songs
Her official Youtube channel has over 32 million subscribers, with the most popular clips having a billion or more views:
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off (2.7 billion views)
Taylor Swift - Blank Space (2.4 billion views)
Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar (1.2 billion views)
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (1 billion views)
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me (1 billion views)
21. Taylor Swift's New Songs
Some of the latest songs and clips on Youtube:
Taylor Swift – End Game ft. Ed Sheeran, Future
Taylor Swift — Delicate
22. Million album sales
Taylor Swift albums invariably diverge in huge circulations. Already sold 40 million copies of her albums, and another 130 million were sold through digital downloads.
23. Taylor Swift and the number "13."
Taylor herself considers the number "13" lucky for herself. She explains it this way: she was born on December 13th, she turned 13 on Friday the 13th, her debut album went gold in 13 weeks, and every time she received a prestigious award, she sat on the 13th row, on the 13th place or in the 13th section.
The singer often draws a number on her hand before performances - for good luck. However, this number, on the hand, can be replaced even in everyday life.
24. Attitude towards tattoos
In an interview, Swift claimed that she had not yet found a suitable pattern to decorate her body. When her friend Ed Sheeran persuaded the girl to get a tattoo in the form of her lucky number "13", she already came to the tattoo parlor but fled, fearing pain.
25. She wrote a novel herself
In addition to her musical talents, Swift drew well, and at the age 12, she wrote a 350-page novel. But the work was never published.
26. Wants to write her biography
Among the singer's ideas is the desire to write her biography. According to her, looking at how quickly an eventful life flies by, she wants to describe and fix on paper all the most critical moments before they are forgotten.
27. Interesting fact about Sony
Taylor Swift is the youngest composer ever hired by Sony/ATV Tree, at just 14 years old at the time of signing.
28. Favorite series
He is an ardent fan of the series Law & Order, CSI, and Friends.
The obsession with the Grey's Anatomy series led to the fact that after the death of Denny's character, the girl cried for several days. And she wants to name her daughter Izzy.
29. Favorite books
Her favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird and Murder on the Orient Express. In general, she is very fond of mystical novels.
30. Earns a lot
Among songwriters, she earns the most, but not always.
Forbes shared the following statistics on Taylor Swift's income:
In 2016, I earned 170 million dollars (1st place);
In 2017, third place for the year and a total net worth of $280 million;
In 2018, she earned another 80 million (2 locations in the ranking of the highest-paid singers in the world-2018 and 320 million overall).
31. Has a private jet
According to Forbes, the singer owns a $40 million Dassault Falcon 900 private jet. The aircraft has a unique registration code3, "N898TS", where the last two letters stand for "Taylor Swift." On board, the plane also flaunts the lucky number of the singer - "13"
32. She wrote the script in the form of a song
Invited to appear on Saturday Night Live, Swift was the first to decide to prepare her monologue for her speech. For this, she wrote a song called "My Monologue." The song contains taunts toward the presenters, and at the end, there is a kiss with Taylor Lauter, who at that time was the boyfriend of the young singer.
33. Taylor Swift and the LGBT community
The girl fights discrimination against same-sex love, actively participates in actions that advocate for their rights, and supports organizations and communities in this direction. She was especially hurt by the incident in 2008 when a gay teenager was killed based on hatred.
34. Honorable Mention from Obama
In 2012, the first lady, Michelle Obama, presented a young benefactor for the Great Help award as someone who helps people and inspires others to do good.
35. Swift has her perfume line
Under the name of Taylor Swift, popular fragrances and perfume sets are produced that reflect the singer's style.
36. What's in the fridge?
Her refrigerator must contain eggs, orange juice, slices of ham and chicken, Parmesan cheese, and dough pieces in the form of small cookies or tubes. She has scrambled eggs with sausages, orange juice, and biscuits on busy tour days for breakfast.
37. Where does Taylor Swift live?
The primary residence of the singer is a penthouse in New York. She also owns:
- three-bedroom cottage in Beverly Hills, California;
- a penthouse located in Nashville, Tennessee;
- house with eight bedrooms, located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
38. Good daughter
Taylor is a loving and grateful daughter. For her parents, she bought a mansion in Belle Meade, Tennessee.
39. Insured her legs for $40 million.
When the girl thought about insuring her legs, she planned to receive a maximum of $ 1 million as compensation for an injury sustained during performances. But the insurance company valued the celebrity's legs at $40 million.
By the way, earlier, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo had already ensured their legs, but Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian considered it more essential to ensure their buttocks; Julia Roberts, in turn, ensured a smile.
40. Social networks
Taylor Swift's social media accounts are prevalent. On the social network, she ranks in the TOP 10 among celebrities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Selena Gomez, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and others.
It is noteworthy that in 2017 the girl disappeared immediately from all social networks. On Twitter and others, as well as from the official website and Tumblr, all records and photos disappeared. But a few days later, the first entry with a snake's tail appeared.
41. Where else could you work?
According to Swift, if it were not for her career as a singer, she could very well work in the advertising business, coming up with slogans.
42. Bad habit
Often the girl twitches her leg when she sits. Many people think she is nervous, but it is a bad habit.
43. Her cats became popular too
Taylor Swift loves animals very much, but now her pets can argue who is more eminent of them. The fact is that the two cats of the singer - Olivia and Meredith appeared in the movie "Deadpool 2".
After the film's release, the girl posted photos of her favorites several times, talking about the fame that fell upon them.
44. Actively involved in charity
The girl not only earns a lot but also shares money with others.
It is known that she donated one million dollars to help flood victims in Louisiana. She has transferred 250,000 dollars to the singer Kesha, who lost the court to her producer. She gave $50,000 to one of her dancers to treat a sick nephew. Donated 25,000 books to New York schools, etc.
She often rewards her fans; for example, one got homemade cookies from Taylor, and the other received college pay.
One of the latest cases is the donation of $1989 (the year the celebrity was born and the name of her album) to a fan who decided to organize a charity dance marathon. All the money raised was then sent to children's hospitals.
45. Moved in a suitcase
It sounds ridiculous, but for some time the singer moved around the city in a large suitcase.
At first, fans noted that two guys were too gentle with Swift's one large suitcase, and the girl herself was not visible. There was a theory that Taylor was being carried in a large bag around the city to avoid persistent paparazzi (they constantly follow her).
Later, one of the girl's friends confirmed the fans' speculation.
46. What does the Satanist have to do with it?
In 2016, photos began circulating online in which Swift was compared to the famous Satanist Zeena LaVey. The girls are very similar, but some went further and accused Taylor of being a "reincarnation" of a Satanist or her very close relative.
At the same time, for some reason, no one was embarrassed by the fact that LaVey was still alive.
47. Taylor Swift Before and After
Many say that Taylor's appearance is gradually changing. And these are not age-related changes but the results of numerous plastic surgeries.
First, fans note the changed shape of the singer's nose. Compared with early youth, the bridge of the nose began to look thinner and straighter, and the tip of the nose became noticeably smaller and more elegant.
There are also changes in the middle third of the face, so it is possible that the girl removed the so-called Bish's lumps - encapsulated fatty formations located between the buccal muscle and the superficial muscles of the face on each side.
The forehead skin is unnaturally smooth and taut, where many experts lean toward botulinum toxin injections.
In 2016, several media outlets published their investigations into Swift's breasts. According to their information, the girl slightly enlarged her breasts with the help of surgery, and this is seen when comparing photos from 2015 and 2016.
48. Perfect lips
But what is naturally beautiful in a girl is her lips. No wonder they were recognized as ideal by a variety of fashion publications.
49. When did Taylor Swift get better?
For many years, Taylor was the owner of a perfect figure, but in 2017 she appeared on the scene clearly out of shape.
Then many fans noted that the girl should lose a few extra pounds and regain her impeccable appearance. Then she did not heed the advice, and in 2018, her forms became even more magnificent.
However, the photos of 2019 show that the girl began to monitor her weight more carefully.
50. Looks more natural without makeup
It's no secret that all the stars carefully monitor how they look when they go out into the "light." When some of them are suddenly photographed by the paparazzi without makeup, it becomes a real shock for girls and guys who are used to seeing stars exclusively on the pages of glossy magazines.
But in the case of Taylor Swift, we can say that she looks no worse than with him without makeup. Several times, persistent photographers caught the girl in everyday situations without makeup.
51. Fickle Taylor
Rarely has Taylor Swift's relationship lasted more than a few months. In one of the interviews, the girl jokes that she has the same rich personal life as many other girls of her age, but because everything that happens to her is widely covered in the media, you might think that she is too .. frivolous in choosing partners.
However, the list of her guys is extensive:
2008 - a member of the Jonas Brothers group Joe Jonas;
2009 - Taylor Lautner, an actor known for his role in the movie "Twilight";
2010 - actor Jake Gyllenhaal;
2012 - politician Connor Kennedy;
2012-2013 - a member of the group "One Direction" Harry Styles;
2015-2016 - DJ Calvin Harris;
2016 - actor Tom Hiddleston.
52. Taylor Swift Orientation Questions
At the end of 2014, a natural sensation broke out on the network - the paparazzi were able to film Swift kissing her friend, Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss. And although rumors about the unconventional orientation of the girl have been circulating for a long time, all the official representatives of the singer deny this.
53. Who is Taylor Swift dating now?
He is currently in a relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn.
54. Taylor Swift and Kanye West
The scandal erupted at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Swift deservedly won Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me" and came out to give her acceptance speech.
Before finishing his speech, Kanye West ran onto the stage, grabbed a microphone, and said Taylor's video was good. Still, in his opinion, Beyoncé's video "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," nominated in the same category, is "one of the best videos of all time." Afterward, he returned the microphone to Taylor, but the frustrated and discouraged girl could not complete the speech.
The audience negatively assessed West's antics, and the performer was kicked out of the ceremony.
A little later, Beyonce received recognition for her video - taking a prize in the nomination "Best Video of the Year"- more prestigious than "Best Female Video." The girl invited Taylor to the stage and allowed her to finish her speech.
West later apologized on social media, deleted the posts, and apologized again until he publicly apologized on The Jay Leno Show.
55. Taylor Sweet and Katy Perry
The girls have been friends since the late 2000s; they were often seen together not only at official events, they praised each other's work and supported in all endeavors.
The first sign of discord rang in 2012 when Perry began dating guitarist John Mayor, who had been spotted with Taylor Swift a couple of years before. Then Swift was not particularly embarrassed by choice of Perry, but the sediment remained - the girls began to communicate less.
A full-fledged conflict became known in 2015 after the release of the video for the song "Bad Blood." The song was dedicated to the spoiled relationship with Perry, which many guessed later. And the conflict itself occurred back in 2011 when the girls did not share the dancers for their tours. Several simply ran away from Swift's tour when Perry asked them to.
56. Height - 178.
57. Weight - 53-56 kg.
58. Hair color - blonde.
59. Eye color - blue.
60. Zodiac sign - Sagittarius.
61. Style of her music: country, country-pop, pop, pop-rock, synth-pop.
62. The young performer's favorite pieces of clothing are a sundress and a pair of cool cowboy boots.
63. Favorite holiday: Christmas.
64. Taylor's favorite style is retro.
65. Favorite color: White.
66. Favorite season: Summer.
67. Her idols are Audrey Hepburn, Bridget Bordeaux, and Jane Birkin.
68. A girl's favorite treat is cheesecake.
69. The first kiss was at the age of 15 years.
70. My Favorite drink is coffee.
71. Favorite cocktail - vodka with Cola Light.
72. My Favorite dish is the chicken fillet.
73. Favorite fast food dishes: cheeseburger, french fries, chocolate shake.
74. My Favorite movie is "Love."
75. Hobby - collecting snow globes.