Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Andrea Gardnera, a homemaker who previously worked in finance, and Scott Kingsley Swift, a stockbroker. His maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay is an opera singer. Swift has a younger brother named Austin. When Swift was in fourth grade, she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem entitled "Monster in My Closet". At the age of ten, a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar that sparked his interest to learn the instrument. After that Swift wrote her first song, "Lucky You". When Swift was 12, she used all her summer vacation time to write a novel 350 pages long which was never published. Swift was a victim of bullying, and he spends his spare time writing songs to express her feelings. She also started performing at karaoke contests, and local festivals. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville, Tennessee, and work with local songwriters. When she was 14, her family moved to Nashville. His first major appearance was a well-received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. In Tennessee, Swift attended Hendersonville High School, but he later switched to homeschooling high school. In 2008, he managed to get his high school diploma. Swift biggest influence in music is Shania Twain. Other people who also gave him influence is LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Adelwin, and Swift's grandmother alone. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, Swift's tastes in music has always been more inclined to the country. He also expressed his gratitude to the Dixie Chicks for demonstrating the impact that could have obtained one of "widening the boundaries". Musical career 2006-2008: Taylor Swift Swift was first released their first single, "Tim McGraw", and ranks sixth on the Billboard Hot Country Song and ranked 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then she released her first album, Taylor Swift, which is directly registered on the rank 19 on the Billboard 200. Then, after the release of the single "Teardrops on My Guitar", her album sales began to rise and eventually reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Albums and rank 5 on the Billboard 200. The album's peak position for the last 24 non-consecutive weeks. Another album that has dipuncak week Billboard Hot Country Albums over 20 weeks in the decade of the 2000s only the Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood. After January 2010, Taylor Swift has sold 4.6 million copies and 9 million singles downloads. The second single from her first album, "Teardrops on My Guitar" is able to achieve higher success of "Tim McGraw", 2 position on the Billboard Hot Country Song and position 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song Swift first came in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. His third single, "Our Song", managed to get a higher success of "Teardrops on My Guitar", successfully topping the Billboard Hot Country Song, the first single did it and is positioned on top for 6 weeks, also one of the longest on record a female singer. The song also managed to occupy the 16th position on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Swift's second song came in the Top 20 in the charts. Third single, entitled "Picture to Burn" has not succeeded in achieving success as "Our Song", but still pretty successful for the position 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Song and 29th position on the Billboard Hot 100. After re meriis first album to be Taylor Swift: Deluxe Edition, and adds a single again, "Should've Said No". Although a rating is not good, is capable of single topped the Billboard Hot Country Song for 2 weeks and 33 position on the Billboard Hot 100. Until late 2008, Taylor Swift has sold over 3 million copies in the U.S.. He also was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, but escaped to Amy Winehouse. 2008-2009: Fearless Swift released her second album, Fearless in November 2008 and became an instant success. At the beginning of its opening, the album sold over 592.300 coffee, is the highest number for the entire female artist in 2008. In just two months, the album successfully sold 2.2 million copies. The album is also listed in rank 1 to the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks, and was also ranked first in the Billboard Hot Country Albums for 35 non-consecutive weeks. The four singles released as a promotional single from Fearless, and the four get a very festive. The single is "Change", "Fearless", "You're Not Sorry", and "You Belong with Me", which immediately entered the top 10, 9, 11, and 12, respectively. Swift is the first artist to be able to do this. The first single released was "Love Story", the style a la ancient times, this song became Swift's first international song. Ranks in the Top 10 in more than 20 countries around the world, including the Top 5 in several countries, including a rating of 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a rating of 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Song for 2 weeks. "White Horse" was appointed as the second single released, this ballad single managed to occupy the 13th position on the Billboard Hot 100, and position 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Song. The single won two Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the same time and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Fearless is the third single from "You Belong with Me", which was released as a single and managed to reach the original 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100, and position 1 for two weeks in the Billboard Hot Country Song. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award as well as 3, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, alas, all failed to win. Then "Fifteen" was released into fourth single, and "Fearless" was released back into the original single fifth. Additionally, Fearless was announced as Billboard's Top Selling Albumof 2009, signifying the best-selling album of 2009 with sales of 3.2 million copies. On September 13, 2009, precisely the MTV Video Music Awards was held. Swift won a trophy for Best Female Video for her video "You Belong with Me". However, when making a speech for her win, rapper Kanye West with advanced casual kepanggung and grab a microphone held by Swift, and stated that the video of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" was the one who should win, not the Swift video. Kanye West then evicted from the show, and while Beyonce won Video of the Year, the highest award that night, she invited Swift to come back and finish his speech ahead. Swift agrees, and he completed his speech that night. The incident captured the many artists, including the Best Female Video nominees, such as Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson, the compact agree that video is fine Swift won. Artists and many other important people also thinks Kanye West is very negative actions, and inappropriate. Kanye West finally apologized to Swift, and Swift accept.
The Fearless album managed to get the title Album of the Year for the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards in the same year making this album became the most cherished album in country music history. Fearless which won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards Taylor Swift is also making became the youngest artist ever to win Album of the Year pad prestigious awards event. In the same year, Taylor Swift win Entertainer of the Year nicknamed the Country Music Association Awards and Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards make it back into the youngest artist ever to receive the highest awards at both the prestigious awards event. 2010-2012: Debut movie and Speak Now In February 2010, he earned eight Grammy nominations and get 4 of them, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Fearless, as well as Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for "White Horse". Also nominated as Best New Artist of 2008 (passed on Amy Winehouse), and was nominated for four other categories, namely Record of the Year4, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Belong with Me" and Best Pop Collaborations with Vocals for "Breathe", with Colbie Caillat. Swift then appeared in the film Valentine's Day, and sing the main song in the soundtrack, which is titled "Today Was a Fairytale". Reaction to this song is very powerful, and in a week the song has sold 325,000 of coffee, and immediately get 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100. Beat the record previously held by Britney Spears and her song "Womanizer" which sold 280,000 copies in its first week. Swift released her third album titled Speak Now on October 25, 2010. Since it was released, the critics gave a very positive review even close to perfect for this album. Complementing the positive response from critics, with great success Speak Now break the one million copies in its first week, which only 1,047,000 in its first week. Swift is the first artist to gain one million copies of his album sales first week since Lil Wayne in 2008, and was also the first country artist to get a million copies first week album sales, since Garth Brooks in the year 1994. Speak Now to record a country album of the first female artist to penetrate more than one million copies in its first week of, and the second overall, after Garth Brooks. Homage to another country female artist who had occupied this record is the album Shania Twain Up! in 2002 which sold 847,000 its first week of coffee. Speak Now album is the album itself was written by Taylor Swift himself without the help of co-writer. This is a very rare thing happening in the world of music In 2011, Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year nicknames on Accosiation of Country Music Awards making it the youngest artist ever to win the top award. In the same year, Taylor Swift also won the nickname Entertainer of the Year for the second time at the Country Music Associaton Awards making it the second actress after Barbara Mandrell who had earned the nickname Entertainer of the Year two times. Swift also won the title of Artist of the Year for the second time on the American Music Awards awards. That same year, Taylor Swift was dubbed "Woman of the Year" by Billboard magazine and singer who gained the highest intake of $ 35 million. In 2012, she was nominated three nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Country Album for Speak Now, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for "Mean". Swift had won 2 awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance but lost to Lady Antebellum for Best Country Album. In the same year Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year title for the second time in a row at the awards Academy of Country Awards 2012: RED Swift released her latest album, Red in 2012. Reaction to this album is very lively, easily breaking the previous record with the album Speak Now sold 1,208,000 copies in its first week alone. The album sold net on iTunes and Amazon websites in less than 30 minutes. His first song, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Like, Ever)" Swift managed to be the first song that occupied the first position on the Billboard Hot 100, occupying that position for four weeks so far. Four other songs released as a promotional song, it all made it into the Top 15, including "Begin Again" position # 7, "Red" in position # 6, "I Knew You Were Trouble" in position # 3, and "State of Grace" in position # 13 . Completing a successful sale, Red was widely praised by critics, most loved musicals Swift who think out of the box and enjoy Swift experimenting with new musical genres such as rock and folk arena. Swift will support the album with its Red Tour tickets are sure to sell out in a flash as usual. Of the whole album, until now Taylor Swift has been nominated as many as 162 times and won 107 of them. Earned numerous awards including Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Billboard Year End Chart.