By Yulia Kotsko
About Taylor swift â€Ś Taylor was born in Reading ,Pennsylvania, U.S. She born in December 13, 1989. Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in a country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.
About Taylor's family ... Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a Merrill Lynch financial adviser. Scott was raised in Pennsylvania and is the descendant of three generations of bank presidents. Her mother, Andre is a homemaker who previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. Andrea spent the first ten years of her life in Singapore, before settling in Texas; her father was an oil rig engineer who worked throughout Southeast Asia. Also she has a younger brother, Austin, who attends the University of Notre Dame.
Taylor Swiftâ€™s Career â€Ś Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen. . And she'd come in with the most incredible hooks. Swift also began recording demos with producer Nathan Chapman. Swift left RCA Records when she was fifteen; the company wanted her to record the work of other songwriters and wait until she was eighteen to release an album, but she felt ready
to launch her career with her own material.
Acting Career â€Ś Swift made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing a rebellious teenager. The New York Times noted that the character allowed Swift to be "a little bit naughty, and credibly so." Rolling Stone felt she "held her own" and "does a good job with the script" while the Chicago Tribune said she "acquits herself well." Later that year, Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for an episode of Saturday Night Live. Entertainment Weekly described her as "this season's best Saturday Night Live host so far,â€? noting that she "was always up for the challenge, seemed to be having fun, and helped the rest of the cast nail the punch lines."
Philanthropy . . . Swift's philanthropic efforts have been recognised by the Do Something Awards, The Giving Back Fund and the Tennessee Disaster Services. In 2012, Michelle Obama presented Swift with The Big Help Award for her "dedication to helping others" and "inspiring others through action". Also that year, Kerry Kennedy of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights presented Swift with the Ripple of Hope Award because of her "dedication to advocacy at such a young age ... Taylor is just the kind of woman we want our daughters to be".
Artistry . . . Influences one of Swift's earliest musical memories is listening to her maternal grandmother, singing at the church. In her youth, Finlay was a television host in Puerto Rico and performed in operas in Singapore and Thailand. As a very young child, Swift enjoyed Disney movie soundtracks: "My parents noticed that, once I had run out of words, I would just make up my own." Her parents exposed her to artists including James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel. Swift has said she owes her confidence to her mother, who helped her prepare for class presentations as a child. Swift enjoyed both reading and writing poetry and was particularly drawn to the works of Shell Silverstein and Dr. Seuss.
Taylor Swift Volunteer and helping the world . . . 23, 2011, she performed a benefit concert for victims of recent tornadoes in the United States southeast region. The concert raised more than $750,000. In July 2011, she donated $250,000 to Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s charity Nick’s Kids to aid in the tornado relief efforts of West Alabam Swift donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help the victims of the Iowa flood of 2008. She showed her support to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal by joining the lineup at Sydney’s Sound Relief concert. She donated her prom dress, which raised $1,200 for charity, to DonateMyDress.org. In 2009 she performed on BBC’s Children in Need concert and donated £13,000 to them. On May a.
Swift donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help the victims of the Iowa flood of 2008. She showed her support to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal by joining the lineup at Sydney’s Sound Relief concert. She donated her prom dress, which raised $1,200 for charity, to DonateMyDress.org. In 2009 she performed on BBC’s Children in Need concert and donated £13,000 to the cause.
Taylor Swift and Her Relationships . . . Swift dated singer Joe Jonas from July to October 2008, and the actor Taylor Lautner from October to December 2009. She was romantically linked to musician John Mayer from late 2009 until early 2010. She dated with the actor Jake Gyllenhaal from October to December 2010. Following their break-up, they were seen together in January and February 2011. Swift dated political heir Conor Kennedy from July to September 2012. She also dated One Direction singer Harry Styles from October 2012 to January 2013. Jonas and Mayer have both written songs about Swift.
Politics . . . Swift says she registered to vote on her 18th birthday. During the 2008 presidential campaign, she supported the Every Woman Counts campaign, aimed at engaging women in the political process, and was one of many country stars to record a public service announcement for the Vote Country campaign. She stated: "I don't think it's my job to try and influence people which way they should vote." Following President Obama's inauguration, she told Rolling Stone that she supported the president: "I've never seen this country so happy about a political decision in my entire time of being alive. I'm so glad this was my first election.â€?
Awards and nominations . . . Taylor Swift has been the recipient of seven Grammy Awards, fifteen American Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, and twelve Billboard Music Awards. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, she became the second person (and first woman) to receive the Country Music Association's Pinnacle Award. Additionally, she has received two Golden Globe Award nominations.
Influence and recognition . . . Swift's work has received praise from veteran artists. Neil Young describes her as "a great writer": "I like Taylor Swift. I like listening to her. I kind of like watching her respond to all the attacks. I like the ways she's defining herself. So I keep my eye on it." James Taylor, who has performed with Swift on two occasions, has said that "we just hit it off. I loved her songs, and her presence on stage was so great." Elvis Costello has remarked: "I think she is quite interesting ... You can see a degree of self-possession there, and I'm intrigued by that." Judy Collins points to Swift as an example of a current star who is continuing on the lineage of being an independent-minded artist
Taylor Swift and Friends . . . Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are often seated side by side at award shows and never shy away from getting goofy in public. They constantly tweet to each other, have dance parties, and reportedly help each other deal with breakups (and we all know how Taylor feels about Selena's ex Justin Bieber). Taylor has said about their friendship, "So much about our lives have changed over the last couple of years, but our friendship has stayed the same."
2012â€“14: Red and tabloid coverage Swift's fourth studio album, Red, was released in October 2012 She wrote nine of the album's sixteen songs alone. The remaining seven were co-written with Max Martin, Liz Rose, Dan Wilson, Ed Sheeran. Chapman served as the album's lead producer but Jeff Bhasker, Butch Walker, Jacknife Lee, Dann Huff and Shellback also produced individual tracks. Chapman has said he encouraged Swift "to branch out and to test herself in other situations. "Jon Caramanica of The New York Times found Red "less detailed and more rushed than her usual fare"
2014: Upcoming fifth studio album Swift began writing songs for her fifth studio album in July 2013; it is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2014. In November 2013, the singer told Billboard that, "There are probably seven or eight songs that I know I want on the record. It's already evolved into a new sound, and that's all I wanted." She is again working with Max Martin and Johan Shellback, this time writing "a lot more than three songs together." Diane Warren and Ryan Tedder have also worked on the album, with Tedder remarking: "For anyone who doubts it, she writes her own stuff ... She's probably the fastest songwriter I've ever met in my life."