Taylor Alison Swift is an American country singer-songwriter and actress.
Swift was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, to parents of Andrea, a housewife and Scott, a stockbroker. Swift Majuri Finale's grandmother was an opera singer. And she has a younger brother, named Austin.
When Swift was in fourth grade, Taylor Swift won a national poetry competition with the three-page poem Monster In My Closet. At the age of 10, a computer repairman taught her how to play three strings of the guitar, sparking her interest in the instrument. After that, she wrote her first single, "Lucky You". Then she began composing songs on a regular basis as an escape from the pain of not being integrated into school. She was a victim of bullying, and she often wrote songs about it to vent her feelings. Swift also began singing in karaoke competitions, festivals, and fairs in her home town. When she was twelve, she devoted her entire summer to writing a 350-page novel, which was not published until today. Her first major gig was at the Bloomsburg Fair which was well received by everyone. Swift attended Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, but received a home schooling in the penultimate and final two years. In 2008, Swift attained her high school diploma.
Taylor Swift has been very influenced by singer Shania Twain, as has been influenced by Blaan Reims, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton and her grandmother. And although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, Taylor Swift's flair was leaning toward country music.
In 2006, Swift released her first solo song entitled Tim Mugraw, followed by her first album, which bears her name, which was released on several platinum records in America, when Swift was nominated for Best Female Singer at the 50th Grammy Awards. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, titled Bold, for which Swift won four Grammy Awards. At the end of 2008, Bold and Taylor Swift ranked third and sixth, respectively, with more than 2.1 and 1.5 million copies of each album, with Bold's album ranking first on the Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Billboard magazine named Taylor Swift as Artist of the Year 2009. Swift released her third album, Speak Now, on October 25, 2010, which achieved sales of 1,047,000 copies in its first week of release.
In 2008, Swift's albums sold exceeded 4 million copies, making her the best-selling record artist that year, according to Forbes, Swift made $ 18 million in 2009, and $ 45 million in 2010. By November 2012, her albums had surpassed sales. 26 million copies worldwide.