Taylor Swift Success Story
Taylor ‘Alison’ Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on 13th December 1989. She was educated at the West Reading Elementary Center after which she went to the Wyomissing Area Senior High School. As a child her favorite hobby was to ride the horses and was encouraged to participate in many horse shows. But at the age of nine, she got a new interest which would make her one of the recognizable people of her generation.
She showed interest in musical theatre for which she went to the Broadway for vocal and acting lessons. She took special interest to country music which she started performing at fairs, local music festivals, sporting events and coffeehouses.By the age of 11, Swift was sure that she had her future in music and in search of a break she was taken by her mother to Nashville, Tennessee. At Nashville, she contacted many record labels for joining as a solo singer but got rejected by all of them. She had to become the best at what she was doing in order to be selected at such a young age.
At the age of 12, she was taught 3 chords by a computer repairman on a guitar. With these 3 simple chords she wrote her first song, ‘Lucky You’. She joined the Henderson High School in Tennessee at the age of to 14 where she would study only for 2 years.She now got a contract deal with RCA records where she would collaborate with other experienced songwriters. By the age of 15, she was not only good at singing and the guitar but had become a great songwriter. She was now hired as the youngest songwriter at 15 by Sony/ATV Tree publishing house to write songs for other singers. But in 2005, she joined Big Machine Records in order to create her own album. Within one year she was ready with her first album at the age of 16 in which she wrote 3 songs on her own and co-wrote the 8 remaining songs.
Taylor Alison Swift with Rihanna
The album was called ‘Taylor Swift’ and went on to sell more than 38,500 copies in the first week and has sold more than 5 million copies in its worldwide sales. Her next album ‘Fearless’ released in the year 2008 to another spectacular success. She had written 7 of the songs in the album on her own and co-written the remaining 6 songs. The album went on sell more than 590,000 copies in its first week and close to 8.5 million copies worldwide. For an 18-year-old country girl, this was an unbelievable achievement. Her fame soon spread outside the U.S. and Europe.
In 2010, she went on to win 4 Grammy Awards including the ‘Best Album of the Year’, becoming the youngest ever to win this honor. Her next major work was ‘Fearless’ released in the year 2010, in which she single-handedly wrote all the 14 songs of the album. This album went on to sell more than a million copies in its first week and instantly made Swift one of the biggest entertainers in the world.
" Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but it’s about how to dance in the rain." – Taylor Swift
In 2012, her 4th album ‘Red’ released which again sold more than 1 million copies in its first week itself. She has sold more than 25 million albums and over 75 million digital downloads. As of 2013, this 24-year-old is worth more than $225 million. She has been one of the most successful musical artists of the 21st century by a long margin.
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- Full Name :
- Taylor Alison Swift
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- Birth Place :
- Education :
- Aaron Academy Hendersonville,
Hendersonville High School Hendersonville,
The Wyndcroft School Pottstown,
Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School Wyomissing
- Industry :
- Networth :
- $240 Million