|Taylor Swift Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1989|
Taylor Swift is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and music video director who is one of the best-selling music artists of all time as she has sold more than 50 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide. The phenomenal artist has also won at least 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and 7 Guinness World Records and has released albums like Fearless, Speak Now, 1989, Reputation, and Folklore.
Taylor Alison Swift
Swifty, Aly, Tails, T, Tayter Tot, TayTay, T-Swift, The Poet Laureate of Puberty, T-Fugly, T-Swizzle, Tay, America’s Sweetheart, Nils Sjöberg
West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Taylor Swift went Wyndcroft School and at 9, she attended West Reading Elementary Center and Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, Pennsylvania, United States.
Swift also attended Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, United States for freshman and sophomore years.
She had a busy touring schedule and due to that, she decided to shift to homeschooling. For that, she joined a private Christian school, Aaron Academy, and opted for their homeschooling services. Taylor, then, completed her remaining two years (junior, and senior) in just 1 year and earned her diploma in 2008.
Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist, Actress, Record Producer, Music Video Director
- Father – Scott Kingsley Swift (Merrill Lynch financial adviser)
- Mother – Andrea Finlay (Homemaker) (Previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive)
- Siblings – Austin Swift (Brother) (Photographer, Actor)
Swift is signed with these agencies –
- WME Talent Agency
- Richard De La Font Agency
- World Entertainment Talent Agency
Country, pop-rock, pop, country-pop
Vocals, guitars (acoustic, electric, banjo), piano, ukulele
Big Machine, RCA Records, Republic Records
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Taylor Swift has dated –
- Brandon Borello (2005)
- Sam Armstrong (2006)
- Patrick Schwarzenegger – (Rumor) American model and entrepreneur.
- Tim Tebow – (Rumor) American Football Player for New York Jets of National Football League (NFL)
- Zac Efron – (Rumor) American actor and singer.
- Joe Jonas (July 2008 – October 2008) – Taylor and Joe dated briefly in 2008. Taylor wrote a song about their relationship, “Forever & Always”, “Last Kiss” and “Better Than Revenge”. Joe broke up with her over the phone in late 2008.
- Tyson Ritter – Taylor reportedly dated singer Tyson Ritter in the past.
- Lucas Till (2009) – Actor Lucas Till started dating Swift in 2009. The two first met on the set of the 2009 movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie. Lucas, who is younger than Swift, is also present in the music video of Swift’s song “You Belong With Me”. However, they parted ways soon after.
- Taylor Lautner (2009) – On the set of the 2010 movie Valentine’s Day, the two Taylors met each other in September 2009 and started dating. After dating briefly, they separated in December 2009. Swift also wrote two songs dedicated to Lautner, viz. “Back to December” and “Begin Again”.
- Cory Monteith (2010) – Swift was rumored to have had a fling with Canadian actor Cory Monteith in January 2010.
- John Mayer (2010) – After meeting at Grammy Awards 2009, the singers became an item for more than a month from July to August 2010. She wrote the song “Dear John” about him.
- Toby Hemingway (2010) – After separating from John Mayer, she dated English actor Toby for a couple of months until October 2010. They met during the filming of Swift’s music video “Mine”.
- Jake Gyllenhaal (2010) – Soon after, she dated actor Gyllenhaal for a couple of months until December 2010. He is roughly 9 years older than her.
- Adam Young – RUMOR
- Chord Overstreet (2011) – In 2011, actor Chord Overstreet was rumored to have had a fling with Taylor when they were found on a date watching hockey game of the LA Kings.
- Garrett Hedlund (2011) – RUMOR
- Eddie Redmayne (2011-2012) – Taylor met English actor Eddie Redmayne in October 2011 when she gave an audition to play the role of Eponine in the Les Miserables film adaptation. Though she didn’t get the role, Eddie and Taylor did roam together in New York City for a couple of months.
- Mark Foster (2012) – In 2012, she was seen enjoying a lunch date with the frontman of Foster the People, Mark Foster.
- Connor Kennedy (May 2012 – September 2012) – American socialite, who is 4 and a half years younger to Swift, dated from May to September 2012.
- Harry Styles (November 2012 – 2013) – Both the singers started dating in mid-November 2012. He is also 4 years younger than Swift. The duo ended their relationship on January 5, 2013.
- Bradley Cooper (2013) – RUMOR
- Thomas Odell (2013) – RUMOR
- Matthew Gray Gubler (2013) – Actor, model, and artist Matthew Gray Gubler was RUMORed to be dating Swift when he was seen in her kitchen on the occasion of the 4th of July.
- Alexander Skarsgård (2013) – RUMOR
- Douglas Booth (2013) – RUMOR
- Evan Spiegel (2013-2014) – Entrepreneur and Snapchat co-founder, Evan Spiegel started dating Taylor in December 2013 after meeting her at a holiday party. But, the relationship came to an end after a couple of months as Evan wanted some space and was very much committed to Snapchat.
- Brenton Thwaites (2014) – Australian actor, Brenton Thwaites was RUMORed to be dating Taylor in 2014 after they appeared together in the movie The Giver.
- Calvin Harris (2015-2016) – In March 2015, Taylor started dating Scottish Disc Jockey, Calvin Harris. They decided to split after spending 15 months together on May 29, 2016. It was confirmed by People.com.
- Tom Hiddleston (2016) – From June 2016 to September 2016, she dated British actor, Tom Hiddleston.
- Joe Alwyn (2016-Present) – In May 2017, Taylor Swift publicly started dating British actor, Joe Alwyn. She was introduced to Joe by actress Emma Stone (some sources said that Gigi Hadid served as the matchmaker). It was claimed that they had been dating secretly months before the relationship went public. There were some engagement rumors also in December 2020.
Race / Ethnicity
Taylor’s ancestry includes German, English, part Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/16th Italian, and distant Belgian Walloon.
- Towering height
- Red lips
- Glittery guitars
- Cowboy boots
- Her songs generally tell the story, mostly about her exes.
35-26-35 in or 89-66-89 cm
Elizabeth Arden (2011), Jakks Pacific (2008), L.E.I. jeans (2008), Wal-Mart (2007), Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Music Campaign (2007), American Greetings, Inc, Target, CoverGirl, Sony, Got Milk?, Diet Coke, Keds sneakers, American Greetings, Capital One (2020), etc.
In the past, she had also joined hands with Air Asia and Qantas airlines.
Best Known For
Her glittery guitars, and her Fearless album (2nd Album) released in 2008.
She was previously known for her cowboy boots as well.
On October 24, 2006, Taylor Swift’s debut album was released in her own name, i.e. Taylor Swift. ‘Tim McGraw‘ was the lead single from Taylor Swift album.
Taylor’s first film is Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience in 2009 for her cameo role as herself.
But, in 2010, she had her first theatrical film appearance on Valentine’s Day for her role as Felicia Miller.
First TV Show
In 2005, Taylor was first seen on the music show CMT Star as herself.
Taylor Swift likes to do running on the treadmill and has no personal trainer. She likes to do a lot of cardio to stay fit.
Taylor Swift Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Cheesecake
- Favorite TV Programs – CSI (2000), Law and Order (1990-2010)
- Favorite Color – Red
- Favorite Bands – Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Leann Rimes, Shania Twain, One Direction
- Favorite Movies – Legally Blonde (2001), Love Actually (2003)
- Favorite Hobby – Driving Fast
- Favorite Song – What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
- Favorite Place – Kansas and Australia
- Favorite Meal – Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
- Favorite Season – Summer
- Favorite Celebrity – Ellen DeGeneres
- Favorite Music – Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Keith Urban, John Mayer
Source – TeenVogue.com
Taylor Swift Facts
- Taylor Swift was taught how to play guitar (especially how to play three chords on a guitar) when she was 12 years old.
- Taylor’s fans are called “Swifties”.
- Taylor is considered to be one of the finest songwriters of pop by the New York Times.
- Taylor’s lucky number is 13.
- Taylor was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2011.
- She was named “Taylor” by her mother Andrea, after the singer James Taylor. Her mother thought that the gender-neutral name would help Taylor to become successful in life.
- Swift donated $75,000 in September 2010 to Nashville’s Hendersonville High School to improve the auditorium’s feel and look.
- Taylor Swift’s grandmother was an Opera singer.
- She has a pet cat since 2012, named Meredith.
- Taylor attempted 3 times to get a driving license when she was 15.
- English horse riding is one of her early hobbies.
- In 2015, she was placed at the #1 spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
- She became the youngest person to be included in Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” list issued in 2015.
- In May 2017, Taylor couldn’t reach a fan’s graduation party (after she invited Taylor), so she sent flowers and a message to her fan, Ashley.
- Her interest in musical theater grew at the age of 9.
- Forbes ranked her on top of its “100 Highest-Paid Celebrities” list in 2016 and this feat helped Swift enter the Guinness World Records.
- As per Forbes, Taylor Swift’s net worth was estimated at $280 million in June 2017.
- Taylor doesn’t talk about politics publicly. This is because she is aware of the fact that whatever she would say publicly would have its impact on people and she doesn’t want that. Taylor is sometimes called “studiously apolitical”.
- At the age of 15, Taylor received her driver’s permit. But, it took 3 attempts to get that.
- She has released her own Elizabeth Arden fragrances such as Wonderstruck, Wonderstruck Enchanted, and Taylor by Taylor Swift.
- When Forbes mentioned her in their “100 most powerful women” list in 2015, Taylor Swift became the youngest woman ever to be included in the list. She was placed at #64.
- The media has given her the term “America’s Sweetheart”.
- In 2015, Apple had decided not to pay royalties to the artists for the songs played during the trial of their new music-streaming service. Taylor threatened Apple that she would take back her album titled 1989 from their service. Within 24 hours, Apple changed its mind.
- During the 2018 American Music Awards, Taylor had brought her pregnant friend Claire Winter as her date. After Taylor won an award at the 2018 AMA, she also gave a shout-out to her pregnant friend.
- After winning 4 awards during the 2018 AMAs, she became the first female artist for most AMA wins. Taylor’s total AMA awards tally had reached 23 bypassing the previous record holder, Whitney Houston.
- In December 2018, it was rumored that Taylor got her first tattoo which was later proved to be false. It all happened when the celebrity tattoo artist JonBoyTattoo uploaded a pic of a blonde girl showing the back of the neck and tagging that picture to Taylor Swift’s profile.
- In November 2019, Taylor became the record holder for the maximum wins of the American Music Award (AMA) titles. She reached the mark of 29 AMA title wins in her career and beat Michael Jackson from the #1 spot.
- In 2019, she became the most googled female music artist.
- She has often raised her voice against various social issues and has criticized white supremacy, systemic racism, and police brutality in the United States.
- She has also supported the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, becoming a national holiday.
- In September 2020, Taylor became the #1 female singer who has spent most weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200. She crossed Whitney Houston who had 46 weeks at #1 and Taylor had reached 47 weeks on September 27, 2020.
- Taylor’s Folklore album (released in July 2020) became the first album of 2020 to sell 1 million copies in the United States.
- In 2020, Taylor’s “Only the Young” song was used in an ad to support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘s presidential bid.
- In November 2020, it was revealed that Taylor had written Calvin Harris and Rihanna‘s 2016 song “This Is What You Came For” under the pen-name ‘Nils Sjöberg’.
- In November 2020, Scooter Braun had sold Taylor’s first 6 albums’ master recordings for over $300 million to an investment fund named, Shamrock Capital Content Fund.
- Taylor’s song ‘All Too Well’ released in October 2012, originally was 10 minutes long which was shortened to over 5 minutes. It also had the F-word.
- At the 2020 American Music Awards, Taylor had won 3 awards – Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video for the song ‘Cardigan’, and Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock.
- Taylor got 6 nominations during the Grammys 2021.
- Taylor’s 2020 album Folkore credits a person named ‘William Bowery’ as a songwriter who is none other than her then-boyfriend Joe Alwyn. William Bowery is Joe’s alias.
- She has received the “Icon Award” at the 2020 Attitude Awards for her work for the LGBTQ+ community.
- Taylor was the second most-streamed female artist on Spotify in 2020. The top spot was held by Billie Eilish.
- In December 2020, Taylor donated $13,000 each to 2 mothers in the country after reading about their situation through a Washington Post article.
- Taylor Swift was Entertainment Weekly’s one of the 2020 Entertainers of the Year.
- In December 2020, Taylor released her 9th studio album, Evermore. This album was a “sister record” for her album Folklore, released in July 2020.
- The release date of Taylor’s Evermore album was changed twice because of Paul McCartney‘s album McCartney III.
- With $63.5 million as the income, Taylor was the 25th highest-paid celebrity of 2020 as per Forbes.
- She had cut her hair by herself during the entire COVID-19 lockdown period in 2020.
- In December 2020, Taylor’s album Evermore reached #1 on Billboard 200 albums chart and single Willow also reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 singles charts – both within the same week. Just after 2 weeks, in January 2021, Evermore was replaced by Playboi Carti‘s Whole Lotta Red on Billboard 200 for only 1 week. Post that week, Evermore was again back to #1.
- Willow is Taylor’s 7th song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With this, Taylor had achieved the feat of having 29 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- In December 2020, it was announced that her iconic mural at the “Legends Corner” on Lower Broadway in Nashville was going to be replaced by Brad Paisley.
- Taylor’s album Folklore was the #1 Album of the Year 2020 with 2.3 million album units.
- Taylor had gifted Khai, daughter of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, in September 2020, a teddy bear and a pink blanket, which were sewn by Taylor herself and made from one of her own dresses.
- In February 2021, Taylor released the re-recording of her hit song Love Story.
- Taylor had won the “Album of the Year” award at Grammys 2021 for her album Folklore.
- During the 2021 BRIT Awards, she was honored with the “Global Icon Award”. This made her the first woman ever to win this title.
- In May 2021, she won the iHeartRadio Music Award for “Pop Album of the Year” for her album Folklore.
- In May 2021, her studio album Evermore broke the record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album in the United States with more than 40,000 copies sold in almost 3 days. The previous record was of 40,000 copies held by Jack White‘s 2014 album, Lazaretto.
- In July 2021, Taylor released a new song titled Renegade.
- As per Billboard, she was the highest-paid musician of 2020 with a total earning of $23.8 million.