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Taylor Swift

1989-12-13 West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

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Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Her discography spans multiple genres, and her vivid songwriting—often inspired by her personal life—has received critical praise and wide media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville at age 14 to become a country artist. She signed a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a recording contract with Big Machine Records in 2005. Her 2006 self-titled debut album made her the first female country singer to write or co-write a U.S. platinum-certified album entirely. Swift's next albums, Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010), explored country pop. The former's "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me" were the first country songs to top the U.S. pop and all-genre airplay charts, respectively. She experimented with rock and electronic styles on Red (2012), which featured her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one song, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", and eschewed her country image in her synth-pop album, 1989 (2014), supported by chart-topping songs "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood". Media scrutiny inspired the urban-flavored Reputation (2017) and its number-one single "Look What You Made Me Do". Exiting Big Machine, Swift signed with Republic Records in 2018 and released her seventh studio album, Lover (2019), followed by the autobiographical documentary Miss Americana (2020). She ventured into indie folk and alternative rock in her 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore, whose singles "Cardigan" and "Willow" topped the Hot 100. Swift began re-recording her first six albums after a dispute over their masters, re-releasing two in 2021—Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's Version). The latter's "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" became the longest song to top the Hot 100. Her tenth album Midnights (2022) and its lead single "Anti-Hero" broke numerous streaming records. Swift has self-directed music videos and films, such as All Too Well: The Short Film (2021), and had supportive acting roles in others. Having sold over 200 million records globally, Swift is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. She is the most streamed woman on Spotify, and the only act to have five albums open with over one million copies sold in the US. Among her accolades are 11 Grammy Awards, including three Album of the Year wins; an Emmy Award; 40 American Music Awards; 29 Billboard Music Awards; and 92 Guinness World Records. Swift has been featured in rankings such as Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time, Billboard's Greatest of All Time Artists, the Time 100 and Forbes Celebrity 100. Honored with titles such as Artist of the Decade and Woman of the Decade, Swift is an advocate for artists' rights and women's empowerment. Her music is credited with influencing a generation of singer-songwriters.


Heartbreakers at the BBC Self 2023-02-11
Coal Miner's Daughter: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Loretta Lynn Self 2022-10-30
Amsterdam Liz Meekins 2022-09-27
All Too Well: The Short Film Her, later on 2021-11-12
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions Self 2020-11-25
Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert Self 2020-05-17
Dear Class of 2020 Self 2020-06-07
One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Miss Americana Self 2020-01-31
Cats Bombalurina 2019-12-19
Taylor Swift: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 Self 2019-12-13
Bluebird Self 2019-03-14
Taylor Swift - Live at Amazon Prime Day Concert Self 2019-07-11
Children In Need 2019: Got It Covered Self 2019-10-30
Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour Self 2018-12-31
Taylor Swift: The Road to Reputation Self 2018-09-28
AT&T Taylor Swift NOW: Chicago Secret Concert Self 2018-08-29
Taylor Swift: Super Saturday Night Show Self 2017-07-21
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Self 2015-12-20
The Giver Rosemary 2014-08-13
Taylor Swift: Live On the Seine Self 2013-04-25
The Lorax Audrey (voice) 2012-03-01
Taylor Swift: VH1 Storytellers Self 2012-11-12
CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard Self 2012-09-25
Taylor Swift: Speak Now World Tour Live Self 2011-02-09
Taylor Swift: Speak Now Self 2010-11-25
Valentine's Day Felicia Miller 2010-02-10
Hannah Montana: The Movie Taylor Swift 2009-03-26
Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience Self 2009-02-27
CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard Self 2008-11-06
Taylor Swift: A Place in This World Self 2006-05-08
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Self