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Taylor Swift brief biography

Updated on September 11, 2013

Taylor Swift performing

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift brief biography


Taylor Alison Swift is a 23 year old American recording artist (singer, songwriter, musician) who grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania. As a child, she even had her own pony (often known as 'every little girl's dream).

When she was just a toddler of three or four years old, she approached people lounging on the sands of the beaches she went to visit. She precociously introduced herself and said something to the effect of "Hi, my name is Taylor... I am going to sing for you now." She would commence with singing songs from the "Lion King" and other songs.

Watch out. She might write a song about you.

Taylor Swift got her start in the music business at an early age and a huge following of young girls emulated her and aspired to be like her.

Many of her songs have been break up songs about bad relationships where she names the guy she did not get along with. She has been known for doing this and it has become something comical that people often allude to. At the 2013 Billboard Music Awards show (where she owned the night, a big star taking home many of the awards), the host of the show was Tracy Morgan who said to the audience that they should be careful. A woman might write a song about you. The camera shot over to Taylor Swift and she nodded her head.

Indebted to her parents

Taylor Swift acknowledges that she owes much of her success to the support of her parents who allowed her to follow her lifelong dreams and accommodated her in her pursuits from an early age. Her mom helped with managing her career and traveling with her.

Featured in magazines

In magazines such as Marie Claire where Taylor Swift has been interviewed, her mom is regarded as stoic and watching protectively from the sidelines while also seeming to be amazed by her daughter's talents and abilities if not surprised by the sensation and phenomenon Taylor has become.

Career success

Since achieving success in her career, Taylor has been linked to dating several different men in Hollywood (such as John Mayer) and some not so famous and perhaps writing songs about them.

Nevertheless, moms and daughters alike generally seem to continue enjoying Taylor Swift's music very much as it is not overly sexual, inappropriate or problematic in other ways.

Country music and pop music

Taylor Swift is adored by small town conservative types who love country music and others alike. Her talent has crossed over and her music is hitting the tops of the music charts in both country music and pop (popular) music categories.

Great Wealth and Real Estate

As Taylor Swift catapulted to great fame and wealth as a singer and songwriter, she has purchased new homes for her parents and herself. She owns several homes including a vacation home in the Northeast United States and a house in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to, Taylor Swift's current net worth is $105 million.

Nashville, Tennessee

Regarding Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor Swift has been said to claim that she always knew that Nashville is where it is at for country music and she needed to have a presence there, physically. That is why she chose to own property there and take up residence.

A little more about Taylor Swift

In reading the candid interviews in magazine articles like those in Marie Claire magazine, you can learn little obscure things about Taylor that you might not learn from the typical online Wikipedia or other biography. For example:

  • She reported in a Marie Claire interview, her love for the colors turquoise and brown in her fashion sense and how she would enjoy decorating her room in this combination of colors.
  • She also loves shopping at Target and items in her home d├ęcor that seem like they might have been very expensive and unique may have in fact just been purchased at Target.

Marketing Genius?

Taylor Swift is unique in becoming one of the youngest and wealthiest superstar singers in the United States.

Some have called her a marketing and branding genius for her personal and unique touches in concert performances. This includes becoming known for using a glitter and jewel embossed guitar as well as a glitter and jewel studded microphone during performances.


A couple of Taylor Swift's more recent songs enjoying huge success today (climbing to the tops of the music ranking charts)

  • Twenty-Two (22) " It don't know about you but I'm feeling 22"..."You don't know about me but I bet you want to"...

  • I Knew You Were Trouble "I knew you were trouble when you walked in"..."Trouble, trouble, trouble"....

Learn more

You can learn more about Taylor Swift and her rise to fame here:



I Knew You Were Trouble


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      Hi rebeccamealey, pstraubie48, and unknown spy, I was so pleased to see that you all commented. Thanks so much for stopping by and posting your comments. Thanks for the vote up Rebecca. Pstraubie48, I agree that Taylor has been very productive and has a big work ethic. Unknown spy, for all the young kids who admire her, I think she's a great inspiration for never giving up on your dreams. Thanks again to all of you for your comments!


      Journey * (Nyesha)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      She's the best!! Taylor is soooo talented and very beautiful. I really adore this lady. she never gave up on her dreams when she was still starting even she got a lot of rejections.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      thanks for sharing this.

      Taylor to me has had and continues to have an incredible work ethic. Besides natural talent I think that is a huge reason for her success

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I really enjoyed this! I really like Taylor Swift. Voted all up and shared. Thanks for including a great video, too.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks teaches12345!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      She is such a simple beauty and has great talent. I do believe she has the edge on making the most of her marketing efforts. Great review.