Taylor Swift is easily one of the biggest names in the music industry. Her albums have consistently sold millions of copies and her concerts have sold out over and over again. She is also known for her wonderful style and beautiful looks.
No matter what she is using or wearing, Taylor Swift has become a fashion icon as well as a musical powerhouse.
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Taylor’s father, Scott, was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch and her mother, Andrea, is a housewife who previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive.
Taylor has a younger brother, Austin Kingsley Swift, who is an actor.
The young singer spent her early years in Pennsylvania and attended the Alvernia Montessori School and then transferred to The Wyndcroft School. She would eventually become enrolled at the Wyomissing Area Junior/High School.
Taylor was interested in music at an early age and started performing at the Berks Youth Theatre Academy. She would also travel to New York City for acting and vocal lessons.
In her early years, Taylor almost exclusively worked in the country music field. She was greatly inspired by artists such as Shania Twain and Faith Hill.
At the age of 11, Taylor felt the need to travel to Nashville to follow her dreams of being a country star. No labels were interested in signing her though.
The family moved to Tennessee just a few years later so Taylor could be closer to the country music scene and she could create her career.
When she moved to Nashville, Taylor began working with several major songwriters such as Mac McAnally, the Warren Brothers and more. She began marathon song-writing sessions.
After working hard and creating a catalogue of music, Taylor was signed to Big Machine Records. Her father purchased a three percent stake in the company, at a value of approximately $120,000.
Taylor’s first album, Taylor Swift, was released on October 24, 2006. The album was met with critical praise and started to sell quite well.
The self-titled debut peaked at number five on the Billboard 200, where it spent 157.
Taylor underwent a tour after the release of her album. She was awarded the Nashville Songwriters Associaton’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007.
She was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
Taylor’s star continued to rise in the following years. Her second album, Fearless, was released on November 11, 2008 and the first single “Love Story” was a major smash.
There were four more singles released from the album during 2008 and 2009. Each was high-ranking hits.
The album debuted at number one on the charts and was followed by the Fearless tour, which wound up generating over $63 million.
While accepting an award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, Taylor was interrupted by rapper Kanye West, an infamous moment that created much controversy and many headlines.
She was awarded the Artist of the Year award from the American Music Awards and Billboard titled her 2009’s Artist of the Year as well.
Since Fearless, Swift has released seven more albums. Each album has been more successful than the last and her name has only become larger and more unanimous with success.
2020 saw Taylor release two albums, Folklore and Evermore. Each album was critically acclaimed and the best selling albums of the year.
Taylor Swift now regularly appears on multiple end-of-year lists when it comes to best albums of the year. She is officially one of the best-selling artists in the world and has become a cultural touchstone and fashion icon.
Look and Style
Taylor has long been known for her style and fashion. She has used a variety of high-quality products to maintain her classic, vintage and stunning look.
Taylor often uses CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Eyeliner and CoverGirl’s LashBlast Mascara. She has also been known to use CoverGirl’s Intense Shadow Blast Eye Shadow.
Taylor also uses Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Hot and the CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain. She is also a fan of CoverGirl’s Nature Luxe Gloss Balm
Taylor has been celebrated because of her musical talent and her natural and classic beauty.