Taylor Swift started writing songs at the age of 14 and secured a deal with Big Machine Records in 2005 to pursue a career as a country singer.
Taylor Swift, born in 1989, has emerged as one of the most influential musicians of her generation. Her childhood was spent on a Christmas tree farm with her parents and younger brother. The family later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when Swift was 14, to support her aspirations of becoming a country musician.
About Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift started writing songs at the age of 14 and secured a deal with Big Machine Records in 2005 to pursue a career as a country singer. Her initial four albums with the label were rooted in country music, starting with her debut in 2006. The album Fearless marked a turning point in her career, gaining immense popularity with hits like Love Story and You Belong with Me.
Her family includes her dad, who used to work in finance, her mom, who was a homemaker, and a younger brother who's an actor. When she was nine, she got into musical theater and performed in some plays. She also went to New York City for singing and acting lessons. Later, she switched to country music because she loved songs by Shania Twain. She played at local events and decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee, to make a career in music.
When she was around 12, a guy named Ronnie Cremer taught her to play the guitar. She learned to play the song Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer. In 2008, her second album, Fearless, came out and was a big hit. It had songs like Love Story and You Belong with Me, and it became the top-selling album of 2009 in the U.S.
When Kanye West insulted her
In 2009, she had a famous moment at the MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech. That made a lot of news and memes. She won many awards that year, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. She also won at the Grammy Awards, becoming the youngest artist to win Album of the Year.
Taylor Swift has won a total of 23 American Music Awards in her career, making her the most awarded female musician in the show's history, even surpassing Whitney Houston.
During Taylor Swift's concerts in Seattle, the seismic activity recorded was equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, according to a seismologist. These measurements were taken during Swift's sold-out Eras tour performances at Lumen Field on July 22 and 23.
The seismologist, Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, suggested that the cause of this activity could be attributed to either the energetic response of Swift's fans or the powerful sound system used at the shows. These concerts surpassed the previous seismic record in Seattle, which was known as the Beast Quake in 2011.
As per reports, during her 'The Eras Tour,' Swift is earbned over $13 million (more than ₹100 crore) per night. As per Forbes, her net worth is $1.1 billion.