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Taylor Swift

Taylor SwiftAKA Taylor Alison Swift

Born: 13-Dec-1989
Birthplace: Wyomissing, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: You Belong With Me

Taylor Swift is a pop musician, singer and songwriter. Born to wealthy parents in Pennsylvania, as a youth she performed at shopping malls. At age 16 she signed a contract with Big Machine Records, the country label owned by Scott Borchetta and Toby Keith. Her first single, released in June 2006, is oddly named after another country musician, Tim McGraw. It was followed by her self-titled debut in October of that year, entering the Billboard 200 at #19. It stayed on that chart for more than three years. In November 2008 a second album, Fearless, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, with seven of its singles immediately appearing in the Billboard 100. Fearless won Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards. She has since crossed over to mainstream pop music, producing the dubstep-influenced pop rock I Knew You Were Trouble (2012).

Unexpected attention came at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The winner of best female video for "You Belong with Me", she had held the award only a few moments before rapper Kanye West rushed onstage and seized the microphone, claiming that Beyonce Knowles' video, was "one of the best videos of all time", the implication being: we was robbed. Kanye was ejected from the ceremony, and when Beyonce won an award later, she graciously turned the stage over to Swift. Reaction to the incident was harsh, with even President Barack Obama weighing in, calling Kanye West a "jackass" in off-the-record remarks. The rapper had simultaneously done himself a great disservice, and given Swift the greatest gift of all -- mountains of favorable publicity.

Father: Scott Swift (stockbroker, Merrill Lynch)
Mother: Andrea (former mutual fund executive)
Brother: Austin
Boyfriend: Brandon Borello (high school boyfriend, dated 2005-06)
Boyfriend: Joe Jonas (musician, together 2008)
Boyfriend: Lucas Till (actor, together 2008-09)
Boyfriend: Taylor Lautner (actor, together 2009)
Boyfriend: John Mayer (musician, together 2009-10)
Boyfriend: Cory Monteith (singer, together April-May 2010)
Boyfriend: Jake Gyllenhaal (actor, together 2010-11)
Boyfriend: Eddie Redmayne (actor, together 2011-12)
Boyfriend: Conor Kennedy (grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, together 2012)
Boyfriend: Zac Efron (actor, together 2012)
Boyfriend: Harry Styles (singer, together 2012-13)
Boyfriend: Calvin Harris (DJ/musician, together since 2015)

    High School: Aaron Academy, Hendersonville, TN (homeschooling, 2008)

    Taylor Swift (2006-)
    Seattle Symphony $50,000 donation (2015)
    Endorsement of Procter & Gamble CoverGirl makeup (2010-)
    Endorsement of Sony (2010-)

    The Giver (11-Aug-2014)
    The Lorax (2-Mar-2012) [VOICE]
    Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless (22-Oct-2010)
    Valentine's Day (10-Feb-2010) · Felicia
    Hannah Montana: The Movie (10-Apr-2009) · Herself
    Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (26-Feb-2009) · Herself

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Selected albums:
Taylor Swift (2006)
Fearless (2008)

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