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Taylor Swift        

Grammy Award Winning Pop Singer-Songwriter; Called "Most Successful Artist of the 21st Century"

Taylor Swift is a singer-songwriter and producer known for her signature narrative-style songs. Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her 2006 eponymous debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the U.S., where it peaked at number five. 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 and was supported by an extensive concert tour. The record won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest-ever Album of the Year winner.

Swift released two more albums, "Speak Now" and "Red," in the country-pop sphere before her 2014 pop crossover album, "1989." For "1989," she received three Grammys and became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. Its singles "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," and "Bad Blood" reached number one in the U.S., Australia, and Canada. The first two made Swift the first woman in the Billboard Hot 100's history to succeed herself at the top spot. After a public feud and fallout with married couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over a lyric of West's that refers to Swift, Swift laid low for a while. She re-emerged in 2017 with "Reputation," which largely focuses on the feud and its ensuing drama. In 2019, she released her seventh album, "Lover," which focuses largely on her relationship with Joe Alwyn. Lover featured singles including "Lover," "Cruel Summer," "You Need to Calm Down," and "The Man."

In July 2020, Swift dropped her eighth album, "Folklore," with less than 24 hours notice, breaking from the Swiftian tradition of promoting her albums for months prior to their release. "Folklore" was a critic's darling, receiving praise for its departure from Swift's more recent pop records. That same year she also released "Evermore," building upon the indie folk style she explored in her previous album. Following "Evermore," Swift dropped the electropop album Midnights in 2022. In 2024, Swift dropped a surprise double album "The Tortured Poets Department," with the second half of the album being released as a surprise several hours after the first part went live.

Following the re-release of her earlier albums with the added "(Taylor's Version)," Swift embarked on her Eras Tour, accompanied by a concert film, which became the highest-grossing tour and concert film of all time. Countless articles have been written on the impact the Eras Tour has had on cities economically as the tens of thousands poured into stadiums.

As a songwriter, she has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. In 2019, Billboard declared Swift as the most successful artist of the 21st century. Her accolades include 14 Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, 40 American Music Awards, 39 Billboard Music Awards, and 23 MTV Video Music Awards; she has won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, and the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year a record four times each.

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Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Folklore' : NPR
Swift's eighth studio album — recorded in isolation and announced just a day before it was released — features collaborations with members of The National ...
Taylor Swift Changed the Name of Her Folklore Merchandise After a ...
“It's not just damaging to one Black woman, it's all the brands that we work with.” She adds that Swift's fans have attacked her for speaking out, “calling me a bitch  ...
Taylor Swift calls out Trump over late-night Minnesota tweet: 'You ...
Taylor Swift lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday for his late-night tweet threatening violence against protesters in Minnesota, tweeting that the ...
Taylor Swift donates to London student Vitoria Mario's college fund ...
Vitoria Mario came to Britain four years ago speaking no English. London (CNN) Musician Taylor Swift has donated $30,000 to help an 18-year ...
Taylor Swift and the Wisdom of Youth - The New York Times
Folklore,” the album that earned five of Swift's six Grammy nominations, is stocked with references to the specific, oft-denigrated insight of teenagers.
Taylor Swift Slams Ginny and Georgia for 'Sexist Joke' | PEOPLE.com
Taylor Swift is speaking out against Netflix and its comedy Ginny and Georgia after an episode featured a joke about her dating history. On Monday, the ...
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Taylor Swift Joins The Voice As Mega Mentor
There’s only one of Taylor Swift, and NBC has snatched her up. Fresh off the release of her new album Lover, mega pop star Swift has joined season 17 of The Voice as a “mega mentor,” according to a new Instagram video posted by the reality competition. In the Instagram video, judges John Legend and Blake Shelton speculate about which artist could be joining the show’s upcoming season. “I heard we have a mega mentor? I heard it’s supposed to be one of the most successful people in music,” says Legend, just as Swift walks out of a trailer and says hello to the musicians. Eventually, Legend and Shelton catch on that it’s Swift who is their new co-worker, and freak out.
Taylor Swift Visits Children's Hospital In Australia
Taylor, who has been spending time on the Gold Coast as boyfriend Tom Hiddleston works on his film Thor: Ragnarok, visited patients and staff at the hospital, which provides family-centred health care for every child and young person in Queensland...
Taylor Swift wins Emmy Award for Original Interactive Program
2015 VMA: Taylor Swift debuts new music video for "Wildest Dreams"
Apple Music Backs Down: Will Pay Labels During Free Trial After Taylor Swift Letter
Apple has decided to change course and pay labels for the rights to stream their music during a 90-day free trial. The moves come after Taylor Swift penned an open letter to the hardware giant, writing that she found the company's insistence "disappointing" and "shocking."
Taylor Swift Tops the 2015 Maxim Hot 100
Taylor Swift is the quintessential American success story: Armed with little more than a guitar, a boatload of ambition, and an uncanny knack for creating a proliferation of perfect pop songs, Swift has spent a decade engineering her own perfectly executed rise from that storied Pennsylvania Christmas-tree farm to the covers of magazines like this one. (So many magazines...)
Taylor Swift and All 5 Living Presidents Recite Gettysburg Address ...
Four Score and Seven Years Ago …” were words immortalized by President Lincoln on Nov. 19, 1863. Now many of today's most famous faces have brought  ...
New Taylor Swift Song 'Sweeter Than Fiction' Surfaces | Music News ...
A new synth-laden Taylor Swift song, Sweeter Than Fiction, has surfaced online. The track is slated to appear as the closing credits music in the movi.
Taylor Swift Talks 'Red' Follow-Up | Music News | Rolling Stone
As Rolling Stone reported earlier this year, for the past six months, Taylor Swift has been writing the follow-up to her quadruple-platinum album Red.
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