American singer-songwriter Taylor Alison Swift is one of the most popular divas in the music industry. Starting her career at 16, she rules the world with her magical voice and different colors of music. Taylor Swift gained people’s attention for the first time from her first country single “TimMcGraw” in 2006. That single made her topped the country charts. Years after that, she brings countless awards home.
The singer was born on December 13, 1989 in Pennsylvania. Way before her successful stories, Swift was a 10 year-old kid who loved to sing in some local events, said Biography. She even learned guitar when she was 12. Swift’s passion for music led her to move from Pennsylvania to Nashville, Tennessee.
In an interview with CMT.com, Swift said that she needed to plead her parents every day to go to Nashville. A 11 years-old Taylor Swift then brought her demo CD of her singing to Dolly Parton and some other artists to the music label. Unfortunately, she didn’t get a record deal at that time, but it was the moment when she was really passionate about country music and started writing songs.
In 2006, Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album was released which sold millions of copies. The international recognition came more to Swift when her two biggest hits, “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” released in 2008.
During that year, said Biography, she won the ACM’s Female Vocalist of the Year Award and was nominated as the Best New Artist category in Grammy. Following the recent success, her second album “Fearless” peaked the country and pop charts for 11 weeks long.
Swift is well-known as a productive musician. It shows from the discographies and some collaborations that she did until now. After the successful “Fearless”, she then released “Speak Now” in 2010. The track “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” from the album “RED” also gained worldwide attention in 2012.
The fame and success will not come without the hardship. It fits perfectly to Taylor Swift’s journey. In 2009, when her MV “You Belong With Me” won the Best Female Video in MTV Video Music Award, Kanye West took Swift’s microphone and sabotaged the speech. He said that Beyonce was the one who was worthy of the winner position.
Taylor Swift also reportedly having an issue with a music manager Scooter Braun in 2019. CNN said that Braun took Swift’s right of all her albums after the label did an acquisition with Scott Borchetta from her former label Big Machine Label Group. Swift then planned to re-record her old songs.
But those problems didn’t stop her to create amazing music. After “1989” (2014) and “Reputation” (2017) sold million copies within its first week, she came back in 2019 with delightful-mood songs in her album “Lover”.
In 2020, she released her 8th album “Folklore” and a surprise album “Evermore”. Through her journey, she explores her style of music from country to pop. But that changes can still captivate her loyal fans all around the world.