Taylor Swift About

One of the defining artists of the 2010s, Taylor Alison Swift, born December 13th, 1989, is an American singer-songwriter and actress who has achieved success in both country and pop. Raised on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age fourteen to pursue a career in country music. Scott Borchetta signed Swift to his then-nonexistent label Big Machine Records after seeing her perform at the Bluebird Cafe in November 2004.

Swift debuted in June 2006 with “Tim McGraw,” an ode to a lover who would be leaving town. The song served as an introduction to her self-titled debut album, which touched upon topics like heartbreak and bullying Swift faced at school. Her honesty and relatability appealed to fans from all walks of life, and went on to become the longest-charting album of the 2000s, spending 227 weeks on the Billboard 200.

Swift’s sophomore effort, Fearless, came in November 2008 and cemented her status as a country superstar, while tracks like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” also garnered mainstream attention. Not only did the record become her first number one, but it also became the most-awarded country album of all time, winning accolades such as the Grammy award for Album of the Year. Until Billie Eilish’s 2020 win, then-20-year-old Swift was the youngest person to have ever received the honor.

Following the success of Fearless, some had doubts about Swift’s songwriting abilities, and Swift wrote her third album, Speak Now, alone to prove herself. It became the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist in the U.S., selling over 278,000 digital downloads in its first week, and although it lost critic’s-choice awards like the ACM Album of the Year and Grammy for Best Country Album, it saw great success at fan-influenced shows like the Billboard Music Awards.

Before releasing Red in October 2012, Swift began straightening her signature curly hair, signaling a new era in her personal life and career. After going through a whirlwind heartbreak, she channeled her emotions into fan-favorite songs like “All Too Well,” which Rolling Stone named as the best song of the 2010s. Despite being a cult-classic, Red infamously lost the Grammy for Album of the Year, pushing Swift to change her sound and approach to music.

October 2014’s 1989 was Swift’s official entrance to the pop music scene, and it cemented her status as a musical titan, becoming the only album of 2014 to sell over a million copies in its first week and spending five non-consecutive weeks at #1. She also won the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year, using her acceptance speech to applaud hard-working women and becoming the first woman to win Album of the Year twice, and for different genres. Lead single “Shake It Off” became one of her biggest hits, earning Swift her first diamond single by March 2020.

Around the time of her triumphant Grammy win, Swift became entangled in a highly-publicized feud with rapper Kanye West, who claimed that his interrupting her speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards was what “made [her] famous” on his track “Famous.” After standing up for herself and claiming West never told her he would call her a “bitch” on the song, the public turned against Swift and began calling her things like a “snake” and a liar on social media.

Following the backlash, Swift took a hiatus from the spotlight, breaking her typical cycle of releasing an album every two years. During this time, Swift worked on songs like “This Is What You Came For,” which she wrote for then-boyfriend Calvin Harris under a pseudonym, “Better Man,” which she wrote for country group Little Big Town, and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” a collaboration with ZAYN that appeared in the film Fifty Shades Darker.

In August 2017, Swift took a DJ who groped her to court, after he tried to sue her for defamation. She counter-sued for a symbolic $1 and the jury decided in her favor. Swift told TIME that she went through with the trial to stand in solidarity with other survivors of sexual assault, which was especially poignant in the face of the #MeToo Movement that was rising at the time.

Just days after the case concluded, Swift wiped her social media accounts to tease the release of “Look What You Made Me Do” and her sixth studio album, November 2017’s reputation. Despite the previous summer’s conflict, the record had her biggest sales week to date, debuting at #1 and selling 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, more than all the other 199 albums on the Billboard chart combined. It also went on to become the best-selling U.S. album of 2018, despite its 2017 release, and won accolades like the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album.

reputation was Swift’s last album with Big Machine Records before signing with Republic Records. Following her new contract, Scott Borchetta sold Big Machine Records to entertainment mogul Scooter Braun. Swift took to social media to describe her disappointment, but vowed to re-record the albums Braun purchased so she could be the full owner.

Swift’s dedication to artistic ownership became a large focus of the Lover era — she co-produced most tracks on the album, as well as directing or co-directing each music video, including “ME!” and “Lover.” Swift also became politically vocal, starting with an October 2018 Instagram post about the U.S. midterm elections and continuing with acts like her support of the LGBT community on “You Need to Calm Down.”

In November 2019, the American Music Awards named Swift as the Artist of the Decade, and she performed a medley of some of her biggest hits at the ceremony. That night, she also beat Michael Jackson’s record to become the artist with the most AMA wins in history, earning her 29th award. The next month, Billboard named Swift their Woman of the Decade.

In January 2020, Swift released Miss Americana, a documentary directed by Lana Wilson that offered fans an unprecedented glimpse into Swift’s everyday life and decision to speak up about politics, alongside “Only The Young”, a political track she wrote while recording Lover.

In July 2020, Swift released her eighth studio album, folklore, after announcing it the day before, making it her first “surprise” release. While most of her work is autobiographical, she notably focused on telling other people’s stories throughout the record. She went on to release The Long Pond Studio Sessions on the streaming service, Disney+, where she performed folklore live for the first time. She released the follow-up project evermore in December 2020, expanding the stories she told on folklore, making history as both her second surprise release of the year, as well as her entire career.

Taylor Swift Albums

evermore evermore Taylor Swift Released December 11, 2020 4 55
folklore folklore Taylor Swift Released July 24, 2020 6 55
Live from Paris Live from Paris Taylor Swift Released May 17, 2020 5 66
Lover Lover Taylor Swift Released August 23, 2019 7 58
reputation reputation Taylor Swift Released November 10, 2017 7 54
1989 (Deluxe) 1989 (Deluxe) Taylor Swift Released October 28, 2014 8 57
1989 1989 Taylor Swift Released October 27, 2014 5 57
Red Red Taylor Swift Released October 22, 2012 8 57
Speak Now: World Tour Live Speak Now: World Tour Live Taylor Swift Released November 21, 2011 9 67
Speak Now (Deluxe) Speak Now (Deluxe) Taylor Swift Released October 26, 2010 8 72
Speak Now Speak Now Taylor Swift Released October 25, 2010 5 56
Fearless (Platinum Edition) Fearless (Platinum Edition) Taylor Swift Released October 26, 2009 13 62
Stripped: Raw & Real Stripped: Raw & Real Taylor Swift Released February 2009 4 74

Taylor Swift Lyricsby Popularity

1 Paper Rings Taylor Swift 267 2 Dress Taylor Swift 158 3 Cornelia Street Taylor Swift 136 4 Mine Taylor Swift 117 5 ​gold rush Taylor Swift 107 6 ​cardigan (voice memo) Taylor Swift 100 7 ​marjorie Taylor Swift 95 8 ​illicit affairs Taylor Swift 89 9 1989 [Liner Notes] Taylor Swift 89 10 Sparks Fly Taylor Swift 85 11 Should've Said No Taylor Swift 85 12 I Forgot That You Existed Taylor Swift 78 13 22 Taylor Swift 70 14 Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince Taylor Swift 66 15 Speak Now Taylor Swift 66 16 Why She Disappeared [Poem] Taylor Swift 65 17 Girl at Home Taylor Swift 65 18 Gorgeous Taylor Swift 64 19 ​the lakes (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 62 20 Afterglow Taylor Swift 61 21 Love Story Taylor Swift 61 22 ​willow Taylor Swift 60 23 Bad Blood Taylor Swift 60 24 Superman Taylor Swift 59 25 ​the 1 (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 58 26 ​this is me trying (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 58 27 Blank Space (Voice Memo) Taylor Swift 58 28 All Too Well Taylor Swift 58 29 Ours (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 58 30 Speak Now Taylor Swift 58 31 Dear John (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 57 32 The Story of Us Taylor Swift 56 33 Hey Stephen Taylor Swift 56 34 ​epiphany Taylor Swift 55 35 ​hoax Taylor Swift 55 36 Enchanted Taylor Swift 55 37 ​my tears ricochet (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 54 38 ​august Taylor Swift 53 39 ​betty Taylor Swift 53 40 Untouchable Taylor Swift 53 41 ​coney island (Ft. The National) Taylor Swift 52 42 The Man Taylor Swift 52 43 Sad Beautiful Tragic Taylor Swift 52 44 Tell Me Why Taylor Swift 52 45 Forever & Always Taylor Swift 52 46 The Best Day Taylor Swift 52 47 Style Taylor Swift 51 48 I Know Places Taylor Swift 51 49 I Almost Do Taylor Swift 51 50 Everything Has Changed (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Taylor Swift 51 51 Never Grow Up Taylor Swift 51 52 ​epiphany (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 50 53 ​illicit affairs (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 50 54 ​invisible string Taylor Swift 50 55 Speak Now (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 50 56 Haunted (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 50 57 The Other Side of the Door Taylor Swift 50 58 Forever & Always Taylor Swift 50 59 ​this is me trying Taylor Swift 49 60 ​mirrorball (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 49 61 Blank Space Taylor Swift 49 62 Jump Then Fall Taylor Swift 49 63 Untouchable Taylor Swift 49 64 Love Story (Digital Dog Remix) Taylor Swift 49 65 ​the last great american dynasty Taylor Swift 48 66 ​cardigan (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 48 67 ​august (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 48 68 Come In With the Rain Taylor Swift 48 69 White Horse Taylor Swift 48 70 White Horse Taylor Swift 48 71 Change Taylor Swift 48 72 ​seven (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 47 73 ​mad woman (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 47 74 ...Ready for It? Taylor Swift 47 75 If You're Anything Like Me [Poem] Taylor Swift 47 76 Mean Taylor Swift 47 77 Haunted Taylor Swift 47 78 Fearless Taylor Swift 47 79 ​hoax (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 46 80 ​peace Taylor Swift 46 81 ​the last great american dynasty Taylor Swift 46 82 Out of the Woods Taylor Swift 46 83 The Story Of Us (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 46 84 Last Kiss (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 46 85 Love Story Taylor Swift 46 86 ​seven Taylor Swift 45 87 ​cardigan Taylor Swift 45 88 ​peace Taylor Swift 45 89 Dancing with Our Hands Tied Taylor Swift 45 90 Speak Now [Liner Notes] Taylor Swift 45 91 You're Not Sorry Taylor Swift 45 92 Our Song Taylor Swift 45 93 Love Story Taylor Swift 45 94 ​the last great american dynasty (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 44 95 ​the last great american dynasty Taylor Swift 44 96 ​invisible string Taylor Swift 44 97 ​exile (Ft. Bon Iver) Taylor Swift 44 98 The Archer Taylor Swift 44 99 ​betty Taylor Swift 43 100 ​peace Taylor Swift 43 101 ​the last great american dynasty (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 43 102 Look What You Made Me Do Taylor Swift 43 103 All You Had to Do Was Stay Taylor Swift 43 104 Blank Space Taylor Swift 43 105 Long Live (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 43 106 Sparks Fly Taylor Swift 43 107 The Way I Loved You Taylor Swift 43 108 Picture to Burn Taylor Swift 43 109 The Archer (Live from Paris) Taylor Swift 42 110 Death by a Thousand Cuts (Live from Paris) Taylor Swift 42 111 Lover (Live from Paris) Taylor Swift 42 112 I Know Places Taylor Swift 42 113 ​august Taylor Swift 41 114 ​mirrorball (the long pond studio sessions) Taylor Swift 41 115 Cornelia Street (Live from Paris) Taylor Swift 41 116 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift 41 117 The Last Time (Ft. Gary Lightbody) Taylor Swift 41 118 Drops of Jupiter (Live/2011) Taylor Swift 41 119 The Story of Us Taylor Swift 41 120 Change Taylor Swift 41