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2 2 Taylor Swift Information: Taylor Swift Profile: Birth name: Taylor Alison Swift Born : December 13, 1989 ( ) Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, United States Genres: Country Occupations: Singer-songwriter, actress Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele Years active: 2006 present Labels: Big Machine Website: Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country-pop singer-songwriter, and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single Tim McGraw, then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multiplatinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-three and number-six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. Fearless has topped the Billboard 200 in 11 non-consecutive weeks; no album has spent more time at No. 1 since Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in Fearless won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in In 2008, her albums sold a com-

3 bined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound- Scan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009 s 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million. In January 2010 Nielsen Sound- Scan lists Swift as the top-selling digital artist in music history with over 24.3 million digital tracks sold. To date, she has sold over ten million albums worldwide. Taylor Swift first signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the youngest person the company had ever signed. Every day after school she would truck off to one of Nashville s many studios on Music Row for writing appointments. I knew every writer I wrote with was pretty much going to think, I m going to write a song for a 14-year-old today, Ms. Swift said. So I would come into each meeting with 5 to 10 ideas that were solid. I wanted them to look at me as a person they were writing with, not a little kid. Taylor Swift Biography: Music Career Swift released her debut single, Tim McGraw, in mid-2006, reaching number 6 on Billboard magazine s Hot Country Songs chart. Her self-titled debut album was later released on October 24, Swift wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, which debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 and sold 39,000 copies during its first week. It later peaked at number one at Bill- Taylor Swift 3

4 4 Taylor Swift board Top Country Albums and number five on the Billboard 200. It also spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the Top Country Albums charts and remained at the top for 24 out of 91 weeks. The only other country artists this decade to achieve the numberone sales position for 20 weeks or more are The Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood. As of November 2008, Taylor Swift has sold over three million copies and 7.5 million single downloads. Should ve Said No became her second Number One single for the chart dated August 23, In June 2008, at the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, Swift signed autographs for nearly eight straight hours. It was the longest autograph-signing session since Garth Brooks 23-hour marathon in In Summer 2008, Swift released Beautiful Eyes, an EP sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. In its first week of release, the album sold 45,000 copies, debuting at #1 on Billboard s Top Country Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200. With her self-titled debut album at #2 the same week, Swift became the first artist to hold the Top 2 positions of the Top Country Albums chart since LeAnn Rimes did so in Swift plays a custom-made Taylor acoustic guitar made of koa wood. On November 11, 2009, Swift won four CMA Awards: Album of the Year for Fearless, Music Video of the Year for Love Story Female Vocalist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Swift also won five 2009 American Music Awards: Artist of The Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Country Female Artist, Favorite Country Album for Fearless, and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.[75] On December 2, 2009, she received Grammy Award nominations for: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for You Belong with Me, Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Song for White Horse, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for Breathe, and Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Fearless. Taylor Swift Bi-

5 ography: Movie Career In 2008, Swift made her acting debut in Brad Paisley s music video Online. In that same year Swift filmed a documentary for MTV entitled MTV s Once Upon a Prom and a documentary with Def Leppard for CMT entitled CMT Crossroads, which was premiered on November 7, 2008, drew more than 4.5 million viewers for its four initial airings. Swift collaborated with the Jonas Brothers in their 3D Concert Film, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The film was released on February 27, 2009 in North America. The concert film brought in $12,700,000 on its opening weekend. Swift made her primetime television acting debut on CBS s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Turn, Turn, Turn on March 5, 2009 in the U.S. and Canada. The episode was watched by 20.8 million viewers. Swift made a cameo appearance in Kellie Pickler s music video Best Days of Your Life. Swift also appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie as woman singing in the barn. The film was released on April 10, 2009 in North America. The television show Dateline NBC showcased an hour to Swift on May 31, The episode titled Dateline NBC: On Tour With Taylor Swift included scenes from her tour bus, concert footage, and rehearsals. She was also interviewed for the show and some of her exclusive video diaries were shown. Taylor both hosted and performed as the musical guest for the November 7, 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2010, Swift made her feature film acting debut as Felicia in the film Valentine s Day. Taylor Swift Awards: At the end of 2009, the Associated Press named Swift Entertainer of the Year. Fearless was the best-selling album of 2009 in the US with more than 3.2 millions copies sold in that year. Taylor Swift 5

6 Swift claimed both the #1 and #2 positions atop Nielsen s BDS Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres), with You Belong With Me and Love Story, respectively. She also topped the all format 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart with over 1.29 million song detections, and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart with more than 46 million song plays 6 Taylor Swift

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