Taylor Swift

~ Person

Legal name: Taylor Alison Swift

Also performs as: Nils Sjöberg (Taylor Swift pseudonym)


Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.

Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at age 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of her eponymous debut album in 2006 marked the start of her career as a country music singer. The album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.

In 2009, Swift appeared in the late-night show Saturday Night Live followed by her film debut the following year in Valentine's Day. Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now. It debuted at number one in the United States and the single "Mean" won two Grammy Awards. Her fourth album, Red (2012), yielded the successful singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". With her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989 (2014), she became the first act to have three albums sell a million copies within one week in the United States. Its singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood" reached number one in the US, Australia and Canada. The album received three Grammy Awards, and Swift became the first woman and fifth person overall to win Album of the Year twice. The 2015 eponymous concert tour for 1989 became one of highest-grossing of all time.

As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is also the recipient of ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. Swift is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the U.S.—and 130 million single downloads. She has appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015), Forbes' top-earning women in music (2011–15), Forbes' 100 most powerful women (2015) and Forbes Celebrity 100 (2016). She was the youngest woman to be included in the third of these and ranked first in Celebrity 100.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift 4.4 18
2008 Fearless Taylor Swift 3.6 29
2010 Speak Now Taylor Swift 5 12
2012 Red Taylor Swift 4 16
2014 1989 Taylor Swift 3 12

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 iTunes Live From SoHo Taylor Swift 5 1
2009 CMT Crossroads Taylor Swift & Def Leppard 2
2011 Speak Now - World Tour Live Taylor Swift 5 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Tim McGraw Taylor Swift 1
2007 Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift 2
2007 Our Song Taylor Swift 1
2008 Picture to Burn Taylor Swift 1
2008 Should've Said No Taylor Swift 1
2008 Change Taylor Swift 5 1
2008 Love Story Taylor Swift 4.65 6
2009 White Horse Taylor Swift 1
2009 You Belong With Me Taylor Swift 4 4
2009 Two Is Better Than One Boys Like Girls feat. Taylor Swift 1
2009 Fifteen Taylor Swift 1
2009 American Girl Taylor Swift 1
2010 Fearless (Single) Taylor Swift 1
2010 Mine Taylor Swift 4 4
2010 Mean Taylor Swift 5 1
2011 Back to December Taylor Swift 4 2
2011 The Story of Us Taylor Swift 1
2011 Sparks Fly Taylor Swift 1
2011 Haunted Taylor Swift 1
2011 If This Was a Movie Taylor Swift 1
2011 Ours Taylor Swift 2
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift 3 1
2012 Ronan Taylor Swift 1
2012 Begin Again Taylor Swift 1
2012 Red (Single) Taylor Swift 1
2012 I Knew You Were Trouble. Taylor Swift 1
2012 State of Grace Taylor Swift 1
2013 22 Taylor Swift 1
2013 Everything Has Changed Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran 1
2013 The Last Time Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody 1
2014 Shake It Off Taylor Swift 5 4
2015 Blank Space Taylor Swift 1
2015 Style Taylor Swift 1
2015 Wonderland Taylor Swift 1
2015 You Are In Love Taylor Swift 1
2015 Bad Blood Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar 2
2015 Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift 1
2016 Out of the Woods Taylor Swift 1
2016 New Romantics Taylor Swift 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Red (2013 CMA Awards Performance) Taylor Swift feat. Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken, Sam Bush & Vince Gill 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix) Taylor Swift 1
2013 Everything Has Changed (Remix) Taylor Swift 1
2015 Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) Taylor Swift 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Today Was a Fairytale Taylor Swift 2
2011 Safe & Sound (From "The Hunger Games" Soundtrack) Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars 1
2013 Sweeter Than Fiction Taylor Swift 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Sounds of the Season: The Holiday Collection Taylor Swift 5 3
2008 Beautiful Eyes Taylor Swift 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Thug Story Taylor Swift 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 The 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift 1

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