Taylor Swift

Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift is an American country pop singer-songwriter, musician and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, and the recording earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
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Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit over hit song
Reuters.com - 6 days
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song "Shake It Off" was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection.
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Do you know where your diamonds come from?
CNN - 7 days
His diamond-heavy, glam rock-inspired jewels have been worn by Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez. But for Alexandre Corrot, founder and artistic director of the Parisian jewelry brand Djula, there's more to his practice than popularity and star power.
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DJ who lost Taylor Swift groping case has a new job
CNN - 18 days
David Mueller has a new radio job, and that's not sitting well with some folks.
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Taylor Swift's horror revealed: Stalker threatens to kill singer, family in menacing emails
Fox News - about 1 month
Taylor Swift’s stalker is facing brand new charges after a batch of emails threatening to kill her entire family were discovered.
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Taylor Swift Takes A Shot With Ed Sheeran And Rides Shotgun With Future In 'End Game'
NPR - about 1 month
The last video from Swift's sixth album, Reputation, unites three of 2017's heavy hitters. The New Taylor came to play, and she would like you to know she's game. (Image credit: YouTube)
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Taylor Swift Teases New 'End Game' Video With Ed Sheeran And Future
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Swift hits London, Tokyo and Miami in the new clip.
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Climbs to No. 1 on the Album Chart
NYTimes - about 1 month
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” falls to No. 3 as the movie’s soundtrack, featuring songs written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, reaches the top spot.
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Takes Back No. 1 on the Chart
NYTimes - about 2 months
This is the fourth time her album has returned to Billboard’s top spot. She was followed by Ed Sheeran at No. 2 and Huncho Jack at No. 3.
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10 Cultural Battles That Ruled 2017
NYTimes - about 2 months
Trump versus Hollywood. Echoes of the Confederacy. Taylor Swift and the alt-right. Here’s a not-so-nostalgic look back at some of the year’s fiercest fights.
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Eminem Beats Taylor Swift for His Eighth No. 1 Album in a Row
NYTimes - about 2 months
His new LP, “Revival,” saw big numbers in both sales and streaming.
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Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole
NYTimes - about 2 months
The popularity of streaming holiday-music classics has made record labels more reluctant to release non-Christmas albums in the final quarter.
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Why didn't Hey Violet happen in 2017?
LATimes - 2 months
Whether it was Lorde, Halsey or even Taylor Swift, pop singers knew that presenting themselves as outsiders was a clear way to connect with listeners in a year as fractured as 2017. But when these would-be misfits are topping year-end lists (like Lorde) and selling more than 1 million records in...
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Taylor Swift Said She 'Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Year' And Divided Us All
Huffington Post - 2 months
"READ THE ROOM, TAYLOR."
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U2’s ‘Songs of Experience’ Tops Taylor Swift on the Billboard Chart
NYTimes - 2 months
The Irish band has its eighth No. 1 album, including one in each of the last four decades.
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    By the beginning of 2016, Swift had sold more than 40 million albums, 130 million single downloads and was one of the top five music artists with the highest worldwide digital sales.
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    She donated $1 million to help people impacted by the 2016 Louisiana floods.
    In June 2016, Forbes estimated Swift's net worth to be $250 million.
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    In 2016, Swift topped Forbes annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million—she also ranked among the top ten in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
    Before Swift and Harris announced the end of their relationship in June 2016, the two co-wrote his song "This Is What You Came For", for which she was initially credited under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg.
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    In 2016, Swift won three Grammy Awards for 1989—Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Music Video for "Bad Blood".
  • 2015
    Age 25
    In 2015, she became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes 100 most powerful women list, ranked at number 64.
    In 2015, she was named Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards, and ranked first in Maxim Hot 100 list.
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    In June 2015, Swift criticized Apple Music in an open letter for not offering royalties to artists during the streaming service's free three-month trial period and stated that she would pull 1989 from the catalog.
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    In March 2015, Swift started dating Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris.
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    In 2015, Swift performed "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Shake It Off" with Paul McCartney at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special after-party, and joined Kenny Chesney to sing "Big Star" on the opening night of his Big Revival Tour in Nashville.
    In 2015, "Shake It Off" was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year and Swift won the Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist.
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  • 2014
    Age 24
    In November 2014, she removed her entire catalog from Spotify, arguing that the streaming company's ad-supported, free service undermined the premium service, which provides higher royalties for songwriters.
    Swift was named Billboards Woman of the Year in 2014, becoming the first artist to win the award twice.
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    In March 2014, Swift relocated to New York City.
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  • 2013
    Age 23
    She also joined Florida Georgia Line on stage during their set at the 2013 Country Radio Seminar to sing "Cruise".
    In 2013, Swift co-wrote "Sweeter Than Fiction" with Jack Antonoff for the One Chance soundtrack, and received a Best Original Song nomination at the 71st Golden Globe Awards.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    In 2012, Swift participated in the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, performing "Ronan", a song she wrote in memory of a four-year-old boy who died of neuroblastoma.
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    She dated British singer Harry Styles from December 2012 to January 2013.
    She received the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award for the fifth and sixth consecutive years in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
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    Swift was named Best Female Country Artist at the 2012 American Music Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2013 ceremony.
    After providing vocals for B.o.B's "Both of Us" in May 2012, Swift dated political heir Conor Kennedy from July to September 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 21
    In November 2011, she released her first live album, Speak Now World Tour: Live.
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    Swift embarked on the Speak Now World Tour, which ran from February 2011 to March 2012, and grossed over $123 million.
    At the American Music Awards of 2011, Swift won Artist of the Year and Favorite Country Album.
    Swift won various other awards for Speak Now, including Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association (2010 and 2011), Woman of the Year by Billboard (2011), and Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (2011 and 2012) and the Country Music Association in 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 20
    Claire Suddath of Time felt she "delivered her comeback on-key and with a vengeance", while Jayme Deerwester of USA Today remarked that the criticism in 2010 seemed to have "made her a better songwriter and live performer".
    For this feat, Swift received a listing in the 2010 Guinness World Records; she earned another entry in the book after 10 of Speak Nows tracks debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female to achieve the feat.
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    In August 2010, Swift released "Mine", which entered the United States at number three, making Swift the second female artist in the history of the Hot 100 (after Mariah Carey) to debut multiple tracks—the other one was "Today Was a Fairytale" at number two—in the top five during a calendar year. The song was the lead single from her third studio album, Speak Now, whose songs she wrote by herself. Speak Now, released on October 25, 2010, was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, with opening week sales of one million copies, the 16th album to do so.
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    Later in 2010, she briefly dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
    Fearless won Swift many accolades. She garnered four Grammy Awards in 2010.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    While filming Valentine's Day in October 2009—Swift's feature film acting debut—she began a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Lautner; however, they broke up later that year.
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    Swift made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing a rebellious teenager.
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    Billboard named her 2009's Artist of the Year.
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    The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 and was the top-selling album of 2009 in the United States.
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    In 2009, Swift appeared in the late-night show Saturday Night Live followed by her film debut the following year in Valentine's Day.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Swift promoted the Every Woman Counts campaign, aimed at engaging women in the political process, and was one of many country stars to record a PSA for the Vote (For Your) Country campaign.
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    Swift's second studio album, Fearless, was released on November 11, 2008.
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    She was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    Swift won a number of accolades for Taylor Swift. She was one of the recipients of the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007, becoming the youngest person to be honored with the title.
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    Swift also released the holiday album Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection in October 2007 and the EP Beautiful Eyes in July 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006.
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    She spent much of 2006 promoting Taylor Swift with a radio tour and television appearances.
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    Big Machine Records was still in its infancy on the release of the lead single, "Tim McGraw", in June 2006, and Swift and her mother helped "stuff the CD singles into envelopes to send to radio".
    The release of her eponymous debut album in 2006 marked the start of her career as a country music singer.
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  • 2005
    Age 15
    At an industry showcase at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe in 2005, Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, a DreamWorks Records executive who was preparing to form his own independent record label, Big Machine Records.
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  • 2003
    Age 13
    In 2003, Swift and her parents started working with New York-based music manager Dan Dymtrow.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Born
    Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the suburban Philadelphia area.
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    1989 sold 1.28 million copies in the US during the first week of release and debuted atop the Billboard 200—this made Swift the first act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in their opening release week, for which she earned a Guinness World Record. As of February 2015, 1989 had sold over 8.6 million copies worldwide. The album's lead single, "Shake It Off", was released in August 2014 and debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
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    With her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989 (2014), she became the first act to have three albums sell a million copies within one week in the United States.
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