Taylor Swift

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Legal name: Taylor Alison Swift


Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. "Our Song", her third single, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

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 US. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift's third album, 2010's Speak Now, sold over one million copies within the first week of its US release. The album's third single, "Mean", won two Grammy Awards. In 2012, Swift released her fourth album, Red. Its opening US sales of 1.2 million were the highest recorded in a decade, with Swift becoming the only female artist to have two million-plus opening weeks. The singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were worldwide hits. Her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, led by the number-one single Shake It Off", is set to be released on October 27, 2014.

Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift's other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards. To date, she has sold over 30 million albums and 80 million digital single downloads, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. In addition to her music career, Swift has appeared as an actress in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day (2010), the animated film The Lorax (2012) and The Giver (2014). As a philanthropist, Swift supports arts education, children's literacy, natural disaster relief, LGBT anti-discrimination efforts, and charities for sick children.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift 4.35 6
2008 Fearless Taylor Swift 3.6 11
2010 Speak Now Taylor Swift 5 6
2012 Red Taylor Swift 13
2014 1989 Taylor Swift 2

Album + Live

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


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Change Taylor Swift 5 1
2008 Love Story Taylor Swift 4.65 5
2009 You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix) Taylor Swift 1
2009 American Girl (single) Taylor Swift 1
2009 You Belong With Me Taylor Swift 4 1
2010 Mine Taylor Swift 4 3
2010 Mean Taylor Swift 5 1
2011 Back to December Taylor Swift 4 1
2011 If This Was a Movie Taylor Swift 1
2011 Ours Taylor Swift 1
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 Taylor Swift 1
2012 I Knew You Were Trouble. Taylor Swift 1
2012 State of Grace Taylor Swift 1
2013 Everything Has Changed (Remix) Taylor Swift 1
2013 The Last Time Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody 1
2014 Shake It Off Taylor Swift 2

Single + Soundtrack

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


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Sounds of the Season: The Holiday Collection Taylor Swift 5 2
2008 Beautiful Eyes Taylor Swift 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Thug Story Taylor Swift 1

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