Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor didn't make it by not being swift

Fri 10 Jun 2011

Taylor Swift's Swifties were in this year's Last Fan Standing! Visit our MEET THE FANS page and watch Last Fan Standing: The Results on Friday 22 May at 5pm on 4Music.
 
Taylor Alison Swift is a country star-turned-pop sensation that isn't about to compromise. Taylor started writing songs at the tender age of ten, when a repairman showed her how to play some chords on the guitar. She used songwriting as an escape from bullies at school and one of the first songs she wrote was Lucky You. From age 11, Taylor played every event she could (baseball games, county fairs, karaoke) until she got signed as a songwriter at 14.
 
Taylor's self-titled first album went multi-platinum in the US. Her first single, Tim McGraw, was released in 2006, became a success in the country world and cemented Taylor into the hearts of Americans. Her albums Fearless and Speak Now were met with similar success, with Speak Now Her selling over 1 million copies in its first week. 
 
2012 was a HUGE year for Taylor Swift. No only did her song We Are Never Never Getting Back Together become one of the best selling singles of this decade but I Knew You Were Trouble (reportedly about Harry Styles) track was a smash too. 
 
2014 saw Swifty release her fifth album, 1989, which she called her first official pop album. It spawned her mammoth hit in Shake It Off, which we STILL can't get out of our heads!
 
She's one of the best selling artists of all time, flogging over 40 million albums and 100 million single downloads. Plus she's a great friend to both her pals IRL and Swifties
alike, attending wedding showers, sending money for college and even granting sick kids their last wishes. Plus she's been named the most charitable celeb for three years
running!
 
Swift has seven GRAMMYs, 12 Billboard Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards and eight Academy of Country Music Awards. But believe it or not, she only won her first BRIT for Best International Female Solo Artist in 2015.