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31 Noteworthy Facts About Taylor Swift We Bet Will Make You Love Her More


Taylor Swift, at the age of just 20, made a mark for herself among the legends in the music industry. Whether on stage with thousands of fans cheering her, or just in her private life, she has always known how to impress everyone. Here is a list of interesting facts about the pop icon, who has captivated audiences from all over the world:

  1. She is an American singer cum songwriter known for her narrative songs, has won 10 Grammy Awards, including twice bagging the prize for Album of the Year, making her the first women to do so.
  2. She was born Taylor Alison Swift on December 13, 1989, in Reading Pennsylvania, to Andrea Gardner, a mutual fund marketing executive and Scott Kingsley Swift, a stockbroker. She has a younger brother, Austin Kingsley Swift.
  3. Swift attended Alvernia Montessori School and The Wyndcroft School before graduating from Wyomissing Area Junior / Senior High School. Though her first love was horse riding, she started to develop interest in music at school and performed in numerous production at Berth Youth Theatre Academy including ‘Bye Bye Birdie and ‘Annie.’
  4. She actually started out her career in acting, not music and regularly traveled to New York City for vocal and acting lessons. After a few years of failed auditioning, a documentary on Audrey Faith McGraw helped her to pursue a career in music. She made her debut with the National Anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game.
  5. As a 12 year-old she was taught to play guitar by a local musician Ronnie Cremer and he helped her as a songwriter for two evenings a week at $32 per hour. The song ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ was the first song she learned to play on guitar and in few months she won a local talent contest by singing a rendition of LeAnn Rimes’s ‘Big Deal.’
  6. Early in her career Swift worked with Music Row songwriter such as Troy Verges, Brett Beavers, Brett James, Mac McAnally, Warren Brothers and Liz Rose before signing an artist development deal with RCA Records. She then signed up with Sony / ATV Tree publishing house when she was only 14.
  7. Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records signed up Swift in 2005 and released ‘Tim McGraw’ in June 2006 and her self-titled album ‘Taylor Swift’ in late October. She wrote three of the 11 songs on her own and co-wrote the rest.
  8. Swift’s songs are mainly about young love and angst as she went through lot of rejection among her peers. She explains that she was alone lot of the time which helped her to develop a keen sense of observation and even as 12-year-old she could pen a song ‘The Outside.’
  9. In 2007 & 2008, she released four more singles, the ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ ‘Our Song,’ ‘Picture to Burn,’ and ‘Should’ve Said No,’ all on the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs’ successful list. She became the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a No.1 country song on her own with ‘Our Song.’
  10. Swift is the youngest winner of Nashville Songwriters Association’s ‘Songwriter / Artist of the Year award in 2007. She also won Country Music Association’s Horizon Award for Best New Artist, the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Top Female Vocalist and the American Music Awards’ Favorite Country Female Artist.
  11. At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Swift bagged the ‘Album of the Year,’ for 2009 best-selling LP, Fearless, to become the youngest musician to win the honor at 20. She won four awards overall, including Best Country Album, for Fearless, Best Country Song, and Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for White Horse.
  12. Swift made her acting debut in 2009 with Television series ‘CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ as a rebellious teenager and her film debut with 2010 romantic comedy film ‘Valentine’s Day,’ as Felicia Miller.
  13. She entered in to Guinness Book of World Records when her third studio album, ‘Speak Now,’ became the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist with 278,000 downloads in a week. It also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and achieved opening week sales of 1 million copies.
  14. The single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ from her fourth album, ‘Red,’ reached the top slot on ‘iTunes’ digital song sales chart 50 minutes after its release, earning the ‘Fastest Selling Singles in Digital History Guinness World Record.
  15. After relocating to New York City in 2014, she released her fifth studio album, ‘1989,’ which sold 1.28 million copies in the United States, just in the first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200. In the process she became the first artist with three albums over one million copies in their opening week, a Guinness Record.
  16. She bettered this, one better in 2017, when her sixth album ‘Reputation,’ released in November 10, registered 2 million copies worldwide in the first week. The album topped the charts in several countries.
  17. In 2016, she joined the elite club of artist to win Grammy Album of the year more than once, when she won three Grammy Awards for ‘1989.’ She also won the Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Video for ‘Bad Blood.’
  18. In August 2017, Swift won a symbolic $1 and long awaited vindication after the jury decided that David Mueller had assaulted her during a pre-concert photo opportunity four years ago.
  19. In November 2018, her 12-year tie-up with Big Machine Records came to an end when Swift signed a new multi-album deal with Universal Music Group. On August 23, 2019, she released her seventh studio album, ‘Lover,’ promoted through Republic Records Label.
  20. The lead single ‘Me!’ debuted at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 within three days of release and jumped to number two the following week. It broke a ‘Vevo’ record when it recorded 65.2 million views in its opening day release.
  21. Swift is the first female artist in history with six albums to sell more than 500,000 copies in a single week when her ‘Lover’ debuted at Number 1 on Billboard 200 chart with 867,000 units in first week in U.S. She also rewrote record books when all 18 songs from the album Lover were on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 7.
  22. On November 24, 2019, Swift received the ‘Artist of the Decade’ award at the ‘47th Annual American Music Award,’ and was also the most awarded artist of the night with six wins. In the process she became the most awarded artist in the award’s history with 29 wins.
  23. Though Swift lists Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson and Carly Simon as her career role models, she was greatly influenced by listening to artists of 90s, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks. As a child she tried to copy Hill, from everything she said, did, and wore.
  24. She has over the years dated, Brandon Borello, Sam Armstrong, Joe Jonas, Lucas Till, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, Toby Hemingway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, Conor Kennedy, Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, to Joe Alwyn currently.
  25. In 2013, Abercrombie & Fitch marketed a slogan T-shirt with a ‘slut-shaming’ remark directed toward her. The New York Times asserted that her dating history was the cause for backlash. The Westboro Baptist Church’s leader Ben Phelps called the pop-country princess ‘the whorish face of doomed America.’
  26. Swift has been credited by The Hollywood Reporter as ‘the Best People Person,’ since Bill Clinton, and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, described her as down-to-earth singer. She is one of the most-followed people on social media and has delivered holiday gifts to certain fans on the doorsteps referred to as ‘Swiftmas.’
  27. Unlike most people, Swift considers ‘13’ as her lucky number as she was born on the 13th, and her first album turned Gold in 13 weeks. At many of her concerts she comes out with a Minnesota Vikings jersey with the #13 on the back. The Vikings had it specially made for her.
  28. She has won several of the most prestigious awards as a vocalist, which include 10 ‘Grammy Awards,’ 29 ‘American Music Awards,’ 23 ‘Billboard Music Awards,’ 6 ‘Guinness World Records, 12 ‘Country Music Association Awards, 8 ‘Academy of Country Music Awards, one ‘Brit Award and one ‘Emmy Award.’
  29. Her philanthropy efforts include donation of $100,000 to the Red Cross for Iowa flood in 2008, and donation of $500,000 for the May 2010 Tennessee Floods. She also donated $100,000 to the ‘Time’s Up,’ initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination.
  30. At the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, while accepting the video of the year award for ‘You Need To Calm Down,’ Swift urged the White House to move on the Equality Act. Earlier in an interview to The Guardian, she had criticized Donald Trump for manipulating the American public and for his autocratic rule.
  31. Taylor Swift Net Worth: $360 Million
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