Taylor Alison Swift, born December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing (Pennsylvania), is a singer-songwriter and actress of Country.
This is an early artist who released her first single Tim McGraw in 2006 before the release of her eponymous album Taylor Swift album was certified four times platinum by the RIAA. Taylor Swift released her second album, Fearless, in November 2008. It becomes, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the artist who has sold more disk U.S. in 2008 with combined sales of over four million albums. Fearless remained in the Billboard 200 non-consecutive eleven weeks in the lead, a record no album had seen since 1999-2000.
In 2008, Taylor Swift beats another record with his song White Horse, ranking sixth U.S. title in the TOP20 in the year and in 2008 achieved what no artist had done in one year (January to December) from the creation of classification in 1950.
In mid-January 2009, Taylor Swift became the first country artist to go over the 2 million paid downloads with three different songs.
Taylor Swift is one of the artists who received the most awards at such a young age and for a fledgling career.
Taylor Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. His father, Scott, a stockbroker and his mother, Andrea (from Texas) is a housewife, the family lived on a farm in the outskirts of Reading. She has a younger brother, Austin. She began by attending The School Wincroft Pottstown (29 miles from Reading). When she was in fourth year, Taylor Swift won the national poetry competition with a poem entitled "Monster In My Closet (A monster in my closet), then joined the college in Wyomissing.
She began singing at an early age and made his first public appearance in eight years when she played the lead role of Sandy in the production of children's theater Grease. At the age of ten years, Taylor Swift began writing songs and to participate in karaoke contests. During one summer, she wrote a novel of 350 pages (unpublished). She admits even then being appreciative of Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. At eleven, she made her first trip to Nashville, the symbolic and legendary country music, in hopes of getting a contract. She knocked on the doors of all the record labels and distributes demos she recorded karaoke. The following year, Taylor Swift learned to play the guitar and began to develop his writing for the songs. A year later, she signed a deal with RCA Records to help young hopefuls, which led to his meeting with his principal (later) writing partner Liz Rose (they wrote Tim McGraw together). At 14, she signed a publishing contract with Sony / ATV and becomes the youngest songwriter, signing with them.
"I signed my publishing contract at the age of 14 years with Sony / ATV. I signed and worked with Arthur Buenahora, who was a great editing. (Buenahora is now chief executive at Capitol Records Nashville). When I signed, I knew I had to work as hard as the veteran of 45 years who were also signed on this label. I wrote many songs, which were mainly for my own artist project, rather than writing songs for other artists."
- Taylor Swift, Songwriter Universe Magazine.
Suddenly, his family decided to move near Nashville in Hendersonville. Taylor Swift plays at the cafe for songwriters in Nashville, the Blue Bird Cafe, capturing the attention of Scott Borchette (formerly with Dreamworks Records) who is signing for his new record label.
Taylor Swift receives her high school diploma by mail in July 2008, after finishing his last year at Aaron Academy, a private Christian school that offers instruction at home in Hendersonville. She attended public school for 9th and 10th grades at the Hendersonville High School, but after the release of her debut album, she took correspondence courses more flexible. She told a reporter: "I never thought my senior year would work this way: there is something really exciting to learn how to live your dream and continue your studies at the same time".
At 17, Taylor Swift became the youngest person to have composed and performed herself a single country ranked number one (Our Song, who spent 6 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard country charts), and it is also any first solo female artist in the history of country music to compose entirely or in part all the songs on a debut album platinum.
His interest in becoming a singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift has first learned to play guitar with a computer repairman who taught him to play three chords. After learning these three agreements, she wrote her first song, "Lucky You. She began writing songs regularly.
The biggest musical influences are Shania Twain Taylor Swift and Dixie Chicks to the changes they bring to the country music but also other singers like her grandmother Marjorie Finlay, LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner and Dolly Parton. While his grandmother is a professional opera singer (who sang among others The Bartered Bride, The Barber of Seville or West Side Story), Taylor's tastes are always oriented towards the country music she developed a particular admiration for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton at an early age.
Album Taylor Swift (2006-2008)
His debut album, Taylor Swift is out October 24, 2006. Taylor Swift wrote or co-author (with Liz Rose) and composed music for all songs on the album, which starts in 19th place in the ranking of Billboard magazine, the Billboard 200. The album has sold 39,000 copies during the first week. Later, he reached 1st place on the Billboard Top Country Albums and 5th place on the Billboard 200.
The album stayed for 8 consecutive weeks in the 1st place ranking Top Country Albums. In November 2008, Taylor Swift had sold more than 3 million albums and 7.5 million singles downloaded.
The album (on November 26, 2009) in the Top50 Canadian country since 148 weeks. It is also the Billboard 200 from 161 weeks (second behind the 176 weeks of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles).
His first single Tim McGraw, was broadcast on radio in mid-2006 and reached the 6th place in the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs for Week of January 27, 2007. The idea for the song came to Taylor Swift for math courses. "This song means so much to me and that's why we wanted him to be the first song on the album. She says of the song, "I wrote this song during my first year of high school. I went out with a guy who was leaving the school. I knew we were going to break so I started looking for anything that would make him think of me. Surprisingly, the first thing that came to mind was that my favorite is country singer Tim McGraw. After school, she and her co-writer Liz Rose, sit at the piano and finished the song in 15 minutes. The video clip of Tim McGraw set a record by appearing for 30 consecutive weeks on Great American Country and reached number one on CMT. The video also won the Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. His quest for country music stardom was the subject of GAC Short Cuts, part documentary, part music video series aired since the summer of 2006 on the country music channels.
On May 15, 2007 Taylor Swift occurred during the first tour Soul2Soul 2007 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. She will participate in some other dates of the tour also including The Warren Brothers, singer-songwriter Lori McKenna and other artists surprise. She had already opened in the past rounds of George Strait January 11, 2007 in Lafayette, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.
The second single from the album Taylor Swift Teardrops on My Guitar, was released February 24, 2007. The first song has reached the second place in the Hot Country Songs and the 33rd on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2007. The song was reissued in late 2007 with a remix pop Teardrops on My Guitar reaching the 13th spot on the Hot 100 and 11th on the Pop 100 and the 33rd on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of December 29, 2007. The song is about a boy named Drew who was a friend of Taylor Swift at the school. He never realized how much she loved him. Taylor Swift gave details:
"He was a boy I met in the final year of high school. He had the most beautiful eyes in the world and an incredible smile. It was so cute and nice - and I spoke every day ... about his girlfriend! But I hurt him because. And I kept thinking, 'Why am I so invisible to him why is he afraid to have a girlfriend? "I never said that I loved, but I did not write a specifically naming the song - that's why I think he knows now "
- Taylor Swift's Seventeen Magazine June 2008 issue. This song has been remixed for a more pop version in 2009 and incorporated in the albulms Fearless Platinum Edition.
On November 7, 2007, Taylor Swift won the 2007 CMA Horizon Award and also released Our Song, the third single from his album. Our Song is her first song to be number one on the Hot Country Songs the week of December 22, 2007, winning six seats in one week. This was the largest increase for a number one since January 1998, when Tim McGraw Just To See You Smile, also jumped from sixth to first place. Our Song has spent six weeks at number one country charts and also peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 24th in the Billboard Pop 100. Taylor Swift wrote the song for the show in its ninth year. She said that it was one of his best-selling songs on iTunes. The song was released as the second single from the album Fearless in Italy in 2009.
Taylor Swift released January 29, 2008 a fourth single Picture to Burn. It is also the fourth consecutive single to reach the Billboard Hot Country TOP10 Songs by finishing third. The words describe Taylor's dissatisfaction with her ex-boyfriend (whom she describes as "just another picture to burn"), and his intention to avenge him. The official release of the single includes the radio version that replaces the words "Perfect, I'll tell mine you're gay" to "Very well, you will not mind if I say".
Big Machine Records announced the release of Should've Said No, May 19, 2008. The song is the fifth and final single from the debut album Taylor Swift. She has sung in preview for the 43rd Country Music Awards. Should've Said No has become the second number one Taylor Swift August 23, 2008. According to the magazine Country Weekly, she was inspired to write when she was sixteen years after discovering that her boyfriend at the time had deceived. The first line that came from her was the title, and she wrote the chorus in five minutes. Swift also said that many words have been based on actual words she used when her boyfriend has betrayed him, as evidenced by the chorus: "You should've said no, you had to fly back home, you should have thought twice before letting everything go, you should've known that word, but what you did with it".
In June 2008, CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, Taylor Swift signed autographs for nearly eight hours. This was the longest autograph session since Garth Brooks' marathon in 1996.
See also Selena Gomez
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