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Alison Taylor Swiftla a country music singer and pop, music producer and American actor. In 2008, her album has sold a total of 4 million copies, according to Nielson Soundscan.

In 2006, she released his debut single "Tim McGraw", and her self-titled album, then the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry some time Association of America.

November 2008, Swift released her second album "Fearless". "Fearless" and "Taylor Swift" ended in 2008 respectively at # 3 and # 6, with 2.1 and 1.5 million copies. "Fearless" has topped the Billboard 200 chart for 11 weeks are not consistently followed, no album has topped the charts for so long since 2000. Swift Forbes ranked at number 69 - the most powerful celebrity, earning $ 18 million. Swift is the artist of 2009 by Billboard magazine.

Early life

Taylor Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She was the son of Scott and Andrea Swift. She has a younger brother, Austin. Taylor grew up on a farm in Reading, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a father buy and sell shares and a mother to do housework at home. When Taylor fourth grade, Swift won a national poetry contest with a three page long poem entitled The monster in my closet. By age 10, Taylor began performing in his hometown, singing at karaoke contests, festivals, fairs and started making music.

Early career

Swift's influence is the largest music Shania Twain [18]. Her other influences include LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and grandmother of Swift. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, [19] Taylor tastes always ran more toward country and she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton at an early age. [20] She also credits the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain to demonstrate how much impact can be made by the "extended boundary" [21].

At age 11, Swift made her first trip to Nashville, hoping to get a record deal by distributing a demo of her singing with karaoke songs. She gave a copy to every label in town [22] Swift was rejected by record companies and her colleagues .. [23]

After Swift returned to Pennsylvania, she was asked to sing at the U.S. Open tennis tournament; her rendition of the anthem has received much attention [24] Swift began writing songs and playing 12-string guitar. When she was 12. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville and wrote songs with local musicians. By the time she was 14, her family decided to move to a distant suburb of Nashville [25].

When Swift was 15, she refused to RCA because companies want to keep yourself on a development agreement [26] Swift then performed at Nashville's songwriters location '., The Bluebird Café, catching the attention Scott Borchetta [27] who signed her to the newly established his record label, Big Machine Records. At 14, she also became musicians hired young employees of Sony / ATV Tree Publishing [28] ..

2006-2007: Taylor Swift Album Release

Taylor's first single, Tim McGraw, was broadcast on radio stations in the summer of 2006 and on October 24, 2006, titled debut album, she has been released. Taylor composed or co-wrote all the songs on his album, reaching # 19 on the Billboard charts and has sold 39.000 copies in its first week. It later reached # 1 in ranking country album and # 5 at Billboard 200. The album also hit number one in eight consecutive weeks at the top of the album led the country and 24 weeks of a total of 91 weeks. The country music artists achieve top quantity of disk consumption for 20 weeks or more there are only two artists as the Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood. Until October 2008, Taylor Swift has sold over 3 million albums and 7.5 million singles online download.

Taylor has more than 137 million mark for music on MySpace. She is now in the top 10 artists site to see the most in all genres, and in the ranking of country music artists of MySpace. Taylor is also the most searched artist on MySpace in 2008.

Speaking of Tim McGraw, Taylor said, "I wrote this song in the first year in high school. I dated a guy who in college preparation. I know we'll have to break up, so I started First think about all that I know what can make him remember me. And amazingly, the first thing I think is country music artists I like best - Tim McGraw. Tim McGraw has reached # 6 in the country music charts of Billboard the week January 27, 2007. Video of this song have established a record by appearing for 30 consecutive weeks in the GAC the choice of audience, and has touched to # 1 in CMT's video charts. video also won Swift an award for Breakthrough Video of the Year Awards 2007 in music PCMT.

On May 25, 2007, Swift performed the song Tim McGraw CMA Awards. She sang songs for Tim McGraw in the audience, and introduce ourselves first. Taylor's Soul2Soul tour opening for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. She also opened for George Strait, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts. August 21, 2007, Swift performed directly in the finale of America's Got Talent contest.

2nd single of Taylor - Teardrops on my guitar, released on February 24 in 2007.Bai song entered the official chart in summer 2007, reaching No. 2 in the country music charts and Billboard # 33 in the Billboard Hot 100.Bai song was released back in the Hot 100 and Pop 100 in late 2007 with a pop remix gave the song to the # 13 in Hot 100 and Pop 100 at # 11.

In November 2007, the Swift's fellow musicians at the International Association of Nashville musicians, awarded her the title of Songwriter / Artist of the Year, as she became the youngest person to be awarded.

On 11/07/2007, Swift won the CMA Horizon Award and also performed Our Song, the 3rd single taken from her album, became the # 1 song of the week on 22/12/2007 from # 6 . This is the longest jump since 1998, when Just to see you smile by Tim McGraw also jumped from # 6 to # 1. Our song is 6 weeks at No. 1 in the Country charts and also reached # 16 in Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 at # 24.

Swift also album "Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection", was released on 16/10/2007. Album is not successful with her debut album, including such classic songs as well as Last Christmas song penned by Taylor.

Swift was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 with the category of Best New Artist, but to slip into the hands of Amy Winehouse. Swift's successful single, Picture To Burn is the 4th single taken from debut album. The song was released in early 2008 and reached No. 3 in the Billboard Country charts in the spring of 2008.

Big Machine Records announced the release of Should've Said No 2, May 19. This song was the 5th and final single from her debut album. She performed this song at the award ceremony the 43rd Annual Country. The performance begins when Swift was wearing a long sleeved shirt with the neck and jeans, but soon after, she wore a black wire. At the last minute of the song, she came out backstage to perform the final chorus under the waterfall. Swift wanted performances on stage water socks and change her clothes from the age of 10. Should've Said No standing to become the No. 1 single of her 2nd on January 23, 2008 8.

In May 6, 2008 in CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, Swift signed autographs for nearly 8 hours straight. This is the first sign autographs Garth Brook's longest since 1996.

In summer 2008, Swift released Beautiful Eyes, an EP sold at Wal-Mart. In the first week of release, the album sold 45,000 copies at the No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Album. With his debut album at No. 2 in the same week, Swift became the first artist including two first place Billboard Hot Country album since LeAnn Rhimes do so in 1997.

Guitar Taylor Swift playing a particular set of wood from the trees to Hawaii.

2008 to present

The debut album's latest Swift, Fearless, was released in the U.S. November 11, 2008. Album to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 in the first week of release. With disk is disk sold 592,304 in its first week the largest of all country music singer in 2008. It is also a disk in the first week of the greatest female singers in all genres. The total number of discs sold is ranked 4th after Coldplay, AC / DC and Lil Wayne. The first single Love Story became a hit on both country charts and pop.

In the first week of release, the album has sold 129,000 over the network. This Swift became the number one album in the history of major online country music. By week 8, Fearless has over 338,467 of losing money online download, making it the bestselling country album over the network in history. At No. 2 is Swift's first album with 246,046 downloads.

In the first week, seven songs in the album Fearless has been included in the Billboard Hot 100. With the White Horse at No. 13, Swift gave ca khuct damaged six Top 20 debut in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008, a record for any artist in the history of Billboard Hot 100. Of the 13 songs on the album, 11 were included in the Hot 100.

Change, a song on the album, the album was chosen cheer the U.S. team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She also released a single opening for the album, Love Story on December 12, 2008. Video with a song based on Romeo and Juliet. The song reached No. 2 in the iTunes Store Top Downloaded Song and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. After 15 weeks on the pop radio stations, the song Love Story became the first country to stand No. 1 in Nielsen rankings BDS CHR / Top 40 in the history of 16 years, as well as the Mediabase Top 40 chart. 2nd single from Fearless, White Horse, was released on December 8, 2008. Video for the song was released in CMT on February 7, 2009. Although not up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs at week 11 April 2009, but White Horse has reached No. 1 in the charts USA Today / Country AirCheck in that week. Forever and Always, a song of the album, is based on Swift's relationship with singer Joe Jonas.

Swift is a country singer and Billboard's best country artist of the Year 2008. She is also a country singer hottest selling discs of 2008.

Swift ranked seventh in the ranking of best-selling artists in all genres of Nielsen SoundScan Canada. Fearless and Taylor Swift was located at position 1 and 2 in the country album charts, selling more discs of 2008 most of Canada.

January 10, 2009, Swift first appeared as invited singers at Saturday Night Live, and is the youngest country artist is a guest artist of the program for 33 years.

February 8, 2009, Swift performed the song at the Grammy Awards Fifteen 51st along with Miley Cyrus.

Since the album was released Fearless, Swift has released a song is that Craziertrong album soundtrack of the movie Hannah Montana: The Movie.

At the awards ceremony Country Music Academy 44th Annual, Swift was awarded "Album of the Year" as an artist and producer [[Fearless]. She is the youngest artist in history is the "Album of the Year". Swift also received the Academy's Crystal Milestone, for outstanding achievements in the village of country music. Academy praised Swift for the self in his career, including a large number of discs sold in 2008 than any artist in all music, breakthrough success of his debut album (with 5 cases song in the top 10, more than any other debut album singer), and the global success of the single Love Story.Vien Academy also cited Swift's contribution in attracting younger audiences to country music.

By the end of April 2009, Swift has more than 14 million downloads. In June 2009, Swift performed the song with T-Pain Thug Story at CMT. She won two regular "Video of the female artist of the year" and "Video of the Year" for the song Love Story. July 14, 2009, the information is confirmed as Swift will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards Award. "I am very excited that MTV and the VMAs have invited me to perform, because I think the awards ceremony this year will be different from anything they've ever done!" Swift said, "I like to mix stage in his performances, and the VMAs has always allowed artists to do so!" Swift says, "MTV has been very good to me, I could not more excited about this year's VMAs anymore." This will be the first performance at the VMAs Swift. It will air on September 13 on MTV, with British comedian Russell Brand hosts the 2nd row.

2009: Fearless tour

January 2009, Swift announced her first tour. Swift will have the Fearless 2009 tour in North America in 52 cities in 38 states in the U.S. and Canada for 6 months. Opening Kellie Pickler and Gloriana consists of a new country music group. The tour is the layout style theater, designed by Swift, Swift on guitar and piano. The screen changes costumes and a castle in the fairy tale will have in this tour.

The tour started on April 23 in Evansville, Idiana. February 6, 2009, tickets were sold for the show May 22 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and was sold out within 2 minutes. Tickets for other performances, including Madison Square Garden, also sold out quickly in the next week.

April 28, 2009, Swift donated a free private concert for high school students Bishop Ireton, a small Catholic school in Alexandria, Virginia.

Appear on TV

In 2008, Swift has her first role in the Brad Paisley video Online. In the same year, Swift has joined a documentary film by MTV called MTV's Once Upon a Prom and a documentary with Def Leppard for CMT called CMT Crossroads, which was released on November 7, 2008, attracted 4.5 million viewers in the first 4 times on air.

Swift collaborated with Jonas Brothers in their 3D movie, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The film was released February 27, 2008 in North My.Bo film earned $ 12,700,000 in its opening weekend.

Swift appeared on CBS television's first CSI: Crim Scene Investigation on March 5, 2009 in the U.S. and Canada. The episode was seen by 20.8 million people.

Swift appeared as a guest in the Best day of your life video of Kellie Pickler. Swift also appears in the movie Hannah Montana: The Movie as the girl in the fundraiser. The film was released April 10, 2008 in North America.

Dateline NBC TV program screened a set of Taylor Swift May 31, 2009. Dateline NBC episode named: On Tour with Taylor Swift including scenes in the bus tour, concert scenes and training scenes. She also was interviewed for the program and a video of the most exclusive itinerary will also be shown.


Jakks Pacific released a sample of the Taylor Swift doll in late 2008. Swift and Lei fashion brand has contracted a product line based on Swift's style of dress. It will be sold at Wal-Mart next month. However, Swift said she did not want to be called a designer. But she inspired product line skirt of her own style. "I do not look like moving forward as a designer ... It's not Taylor Swift fashion line."

Taylor Swift is a Body By Milk supporters, a campaign calling for young low-fat milk for a healthy weight.

Private Life

Swift's best friend Abigail Anderson, whom she met in the 9th grade. In a discussion of Shakespeare in English class they know what is their common ground. "We are the people who sat the class saying things negative about Romeo and Juliet", Anderson said, "We connect with each other, and from there we were inseparable." Swift is also close friends with Kellie Pickler, she wrote Pickler's 2nd single Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler from the album of the same name.

July 2008, Swift graduated from Aaron Academy, a school of the Christian in Hendersonville, Tennessee and home study program.

Swift was on the cover of some magazine. In 2008, the list includes Blender, Seventeen, Billboard, Girls' Life, Women's Health and CosmoGirl. In 2009, Swift on the cover of Teen Vogue, Self Magazine, Rolling Stone, Allure and Glamour.

Swift was on the cover of Blender, Swift was one of two country music artists during the past 15 years is on the cover of this magazine. Swift ranked 57th in the most attractive women of Maxim in 2008. CosmoGirl voted Swift as "Girl of 2008". Swift was also voted one of Rolling Stone in "The RS 100: Agents Of Change". She was nominated to the list "2008 The Time 100 finalists", was voted through the network.

In 2008, the couple Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas is cult of the time, but Joe Taylor was quick to break up with a phone call just 27 seconds.

The band

Swift has a support band throughout his career so far. Some recorded with her in the studio. The Banjo Ben Clark on guitar fiddle player Emily Poe was only two people who had left the band. By 2009, the team includes:

* Taylor Swift - vocals, Guitar, Piano.
* Grant Mickleson - Guitar
* Paul Sidoti - Guitar
* Mike Meadows - Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Keyboard, Cello.
* Amos Heller - Bass
* Al Wilsons - Drums

Studio album

* 2006: Taylor Swift
* 2008: Fearless

Disk expansion

* 2007: Sounds of the Seasons: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.
* 2008: Beautiful Eyes

Album Direct

* 2008: Live From SoHo (Taylor Swift

Album video

* 2008: CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard
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