This article is about the musician. For her self-titled debut album, see Taylor Swift (album).
Swift performing on Speak Now tour, June 2011.
Birth name Taylor Alison Swift
Born December 13, 1989 (1989-12-13) (age 22)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Country pop, pop, country, dance-pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician, record producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ganjo, piano, ukulele
Years active 2006–present
Labels Big Machine
Associated acts Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose
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Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter, musician and actress.
In 2006, shereleased her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Swiftreleased her second album, Fearless, and the recording earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-threeand number-six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. Fearless topped the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks. Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in2009. Swift released her third album Speak Now on October 25, 2010, which sold 1,047,000 copies in its first week.
In 2008, her albums sold a combined four million copies, making her thebest-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009's 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million, 2010's 12th-most powerfulcelebrity with earnings of $45 million and 2011's 7th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million, too. Swift was ranked the 38th Best Artist of the 2000s by Billboard. In 2012 Nielsen...
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