Date of Birth:
December 13, 1989
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States Best Quotes:
“When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.”
Taylor Swift (born Taylor Alison Swift in Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. Starting her career in 2006, Swift released her debut single “Tim McGraw” along with her self-titled debut album, which went on to multi-platinum after a stellar debut. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, and earned four Grammys, including Album of the Year. She followed her success with her third album Speak Now on October 25, 2010, selling over a million copies in the first week. In 2012, Swift released her fourth studio album Red, which sold 1.21 million units in its first week! She has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records as the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist for her album Speak Now, and Most Simultaneous U.S. Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist. She also appeared in films as an actress, starring in the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine’s Day and in the animated feature The Lorax in 2012. Taylor released her fourth album, Red, in 2012. In 2014, Swift’s sound made a complete transition to pop, and she released the pop/synthpop album 1989 in October. It sold over a million copies in its first week of release, and Swift began a worldwide tour for the album in 2015.
Best Known For:
Swift’s good-girl and likeable demeanor has endeared her to Hollywood and her fans – but she may have Kanye West to thank for that. During the 2009 VMAs, the rapper famously interrupted Swift’s win for best female video – declaring Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies” to be superior to Swift’s “You Belong With Me” — and the rest is awards show history.
Her string of A-list dudes includes John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner, many of whom she’s written songs about post-relationship. Taylor’s most recent relationship was with One Direction member Harry Styles, who is the subject of Swift’s single “I Knew You Were Trouble”.