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Celeb Funfact of the Day: Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is an American singer who rose to international prominence in 2006 with her debut album “Taylor Swift,” which became the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the United States. If you would like to know more about Taylor, browse through 20 fun facts we have prepared for you!

  1. Taylor Alison Swift was born on 13 December 1989 to Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner Swift.
  2. Taylor was named after James Taylor, an American singer and a five-time Grammy Award winner.
  3. Taylor is of the Scottish, German, English, Irish and Italian ancestry.
  4. Taylor has a younger brother Austin who is an actor.
  5. Taylor expressed her interest in music as a child and taught herself to play guitar.
  6. As a child, Taylor travelled to New York City to take vocal and acting lessons.
  7. Taylor submitted demo records to Nashville recording labels when she was 11 years old. She was rejected at that time.
  8. Taylor signed a recording deal with Big Machine Records in 2005 and began working on her debut album.
  9. Taylor’s father, Scott Swift, helped jumpstart her music career by buying a 3% stake in the Big Machine Records music label.
  10. Taylor is best friends with singer Selena Gomez, supermodel Karlie Kloss and actress Emma Stone.
  11. Taylor cites Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes and Patsy Cline to be her music influences.
  12. Taylor has released seven studio albums so far – “Taylor Swift” (2006), “Fearless” (2008), “Speak Now” (2010), “Red” (2012), “1989” (2014), “Reputation” (2017) and “Lover” (2019). All of her albums achieved enormous commercial success selling in millions of copies worldwide.
  13. Taylor has sold 50 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
  14. Out of more than 1000 different award nominations, Taylor has won 337 awards and accolades so far, including 9 Academy of Country Music Awards, 23 American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 50 BMI Awards, 3 CMC Music Awards, 10 Grammy Awards, 10 MTV Video Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 1 Primetime Emmy Award and 26 Teen Choice Awards.
  15. Taylor’s music style can be described as the combination of such genres as pop, rock and country.
  16. Taylor frequently contributed to charitable causes. In 2018, she participated in the “Time’s Up” initiative to help protect women against harassment and discrimination. In 2019, she donated $113,000 to the LGBT organisation “Tennessee Equality Project.”
  17. During her entire career, Taylor signed numerous product endorsement contracts, including AT&T, Capital One, AirAsia, Qantas and Diet Coke.
  18. Taylor considers former first lady Michelle Obama to be her role model.
  19. Taylor’s favourite movie is “The Martian.”
  20. Taylor keeps a journal and makes regular entries describing every day in her life.