Taylor Swift: biography and latest news!

    Taylor Swift © Agency
    Taylor Swift © Agency

  • Occupation: singer, actress
  • Real name: Taylor Alison Swift
  • Sign : Sagittarius
  • Date of birth: Wednesday 13 December 1989 (age: 30 years)
  • Country: United States

A precocious artist, a child prodigy: there is no doubt about it. Born on December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, her father is a stockbroker and her mother a stay-at-home mum. Her father was a stockbroker and her mother was a stay-at-home mum. Passionate about country music at an age when young girls are more into rock and r’n’b, she began writing her first songs at the age of 10 and, a year later, knocked on all the doors of Nashville record companies to distribute her demos.

At first she wasn’t taken seriously, but the perseverance of someone who learned to play guitar alone at the age of 12 from three chords she was taught eventually paid off: the young company Big Machine Records decided to trust her and produce her first single and real hit, “Tim McGraw” – it was inspired by her break-up with her boyfriend at the time – followed a few months later by her first album, Taylor Swift, released on October 24, 2006. From the first week, the pretty blonde was a big hit. It must be said that her music, a classical pop with instrumental contributions specifically country, is far from cowboy songs.

Taylor Swift is certified four times platinum, with more than 3 million albums sold. The next four singles reached the top of the charts, in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Taylor Swift released her second album, Fearless, in November 2008, which immediately went to the top of the North American charts (Canada also had a soft spot for her). The first single from the album, Love Story, number 4 in the US and number 2 in the UK, is the most downloaded song in music history. The album won the singer 5 American Music Awards (she even won the King of Pop, Michael Jackon himself, Best Artist of the Year) and 4 Grammy Awards, including Best Album of the Year. In April 2009, the singer embarked on her first world tour and that same year appeared alongside her friend Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, the film. Speak Now, her third album, was released in October 2010. A dazzling success, it sold a little over 1 million copies in its first week in the United States, which earned the artist an entry in the 2012 Guinness Book of Records for having consecutively hoisted 14 tracks from the album to the Billboard 200. The album thus reinforces the popularity and talent of Taylor Swift, who, at just twenty years of age, manages to achieve the feat of reconciling country and pop. His tour, the Speak Now World Tour, was ranked second best world tour.

Most importantly, the American singer, with more than $35 million pocketed in 2011, was named by Billboard magazine as the top earning star of 2011. She is ahead of two music giants, the band U2 and country singer Kenny Chesney. In February 2010, she made her movie debut in the comedy Valentine’s Day as Felicia. She took the opportunity to slip in her title, Today Was a Fairytale, number 2 on the Billboard chart and number 1 in Canada.

On the heart side, Taylor Swift had a history with Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who allegedly left her over the phone, inspiring the singer’s title Fearless: Forever and Always. But her most serious and high-profile relationship to date was with Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner, who she met on the set of Valentine’s Day before separating three months later, at the end of 2009. In June 2015, the singer confirmed her romance with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris through her Instagram account. But in May 2016, the couple broke up. Surprise! In June 2016, she appears on the arm of actor Tom Hiddleston. But in September 2016, the couple announced their separation.