Taylor Swift(Taylor Alison Swift) is a American singer-songwriter and actress. Swift's first album at the age of 16 was self titled 'Taylor Swift' and released in late 2006 by Big Machine Records. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US.
Her third album Speak Now(2010), sold over one million copies within the first week of its release. The album's third single, "Mean", won two Grammy Awards. In 2012, Swift released her fourth album, Red. Its opening US sales of 1.2 million were the highest recorded in a decade, with Swift becoming the only female artist to have two million-plus opening weeks. The singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were worldwide hits. Swift's fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in October 2014. The single "Shake It Off" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
According to Forbes's Celebrity 100 list, released annually in the month of May, Swift earned $18 million in 2009, $45 million in 2010, $45 million in 2011, $57 million in 2012, $55 million in 2013 and $64 million in 2014.
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a Merrill Lynch financial adviser.
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