Taylor Swift is a cult name in contemporary pop. She is widely known as Taylor Swift who began her career, pursuing country music. Her album ‘Fearless’, which released in 2008, became the best-selling album in 2009 with songs like “You belong with me” and “love story”. It won four Grammy awards and made Taylor swift the first youngest ever album of the year winner. Her songs from the album Red had singles like “I knew you were trouble” and “we are never ever getting back together” were a huge success around the worldwide. She is known to create songs on her life experience. Her narrative styled songs are a huge rage among all her fans.
Early life and background
Born on 13th December, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift was named after famous singer James Taylor. Her father, Scott Kingsley, is a financial adviser at Meryl Lynch. Her mother Andrea Gardener is a home-maker but used to work as a mutual fund marketing executive. Wyndcroft School was where she did her schooling, and then shifted to Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School. She got interested towards vocals and music at the age of 9. Her inclination towards country music grew immensely after listening to Shania Twain.
After various attempts, Taylor won a local talent competition at the age of 11. She was 12 when she made her first song “Lucky You” using just three guitar chords that she learnt from a computer repairman. She went to Hendersonville High School for her first and second year but later resorted to homeschooling because of her music tours. She maintained 4.0 grades throughout and completed her 2 year course in twelve months.
Taylor has released a number of albums that has won Grammy awards. She had moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 and Started recording for RCA Records. Her albums Taylor swift, Red, Fearless, 1989, Speak Now were released between the years 2006 to 2014. She has done endorsements Papa John’s Pizza, AirAsia and many others. Swift has tried her hand in acting and has done several philanthropic works in her life.
Her philanthropic works are recognized as ‘Do Something Awards’, ‘Tennessee Disaster Services’ and the ‘The Giving Back Fund.’ She has donated 75,000 dollars Hendersonville High School for infrastructure purposes and is a supporter of arts education. Through her career she has been able to support and help natural disaster victims. Several charity efforts and awareness of global issues have been addressed by her in her own way.
Taylor Swift – Records and Awards
She is one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 40 million albums in sales and 130 million downloads. Her video ‘ Blank Space’ is the 4th most watched video of all time on YouTube. Taylor Swift Vevo is the eighth most subscribed YouTube channel ever. Her awards include 10 Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 1 Emmy, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards and one Brit Award.
Taylor Swift – Boyfriend
The 1.78 meter tall, slim singer was dating Calvin Harris, a DJ; before she broke up with June 2016. She is dating Tom Hiddleston, who has been shortlisted as the next James Bond.
Before Calvin she has had relationships with John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy, Harry Styles and Taylor Lautner.
Recently in February 2016, the media spun a controversy about Taylor and Kanye West regarding certain lines of a song “Famous” which was considered misogynistic.
Taylor Swift – Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be $200 million. In 2016, her earnings of $170 million made the richest celebrity in the world.
Taylor has a big penthouse in New York worth 19.95 million dollars that she bought from Peter Jackson. It has spacious rooms, huge urban kitchen, and fireplace. It’s a mix of classic vintage and contemporary design. She also owns several others home, which include a three-bedroom house in Beverly Hills, an eight bedroom vacation pad in Rhode Island. She also two homes in Tennessee, a duplex penthouse in Nashville and a four-bedroom mansion for her parents in Belle Meade. While her Tribeca penthouse is being renovated, she is staying in a rented house in NYC, where she is paying $40,000 per month.