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For her self-titled debut album, see Taylor Swift (album).

Taylor Swift

Swift performing on Speak Now tour, June 2011. Background information Birth name Taylor Alison Swift December 13, 1989 (age 22) Born Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1] Country pop,[2] pop,[3] country, danceGenres pop[4] Singer-songwriter, musician, record Occupations producer, actress Vocals, guitar, ganjo, piano,[5] Instruments ukulele[6] Years active 2006–present Labels Big Machine Associated Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose acts Website Taylor Swift's signature Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singersongwriter, musician and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of

Billboard named her woman of the year. Fearless.[18] Contents [hide] • • • • • • • • • 1 Early life 2 Music career o 2.1 and 1. making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States. and Most Simultaneous U.1 2000–2005: musical beginnings o 2. she has sold over 20 million albums and 34. her albums sold a combined four million copies. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-three and number-six respectively.[9] Swift released her third album Speak Now on October 25.2 2006–2008: Taylor Swift o 2.[14] On June 2011.[15] As of March 2011. Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist. Forbes ranked Swift 2009's 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million.[8] Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2009. renowned site The Boot named Swift and Carrie Underwood The Country Royalty. In November 2008. too. including the Album of the Year.[7] Fearless topped the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks.3 million singles worldwide.[10] 2010's 12thmost powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million[11] and 2011's 7th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million.[12] Swift was ranked the 38th Best Artist of the 2000s by Billboard.S. and the recording earned Swift four Grammy Awards.[14][16] She has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records as the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist for her album Speak Now.000 copies in its first week.[17] In 2011.3 2008–2010: Fearless and MTV VMA incident o 2.2 Cover model and recognition o 4.1 Acting o 4.047. 2010. as they were the only female country artists to be ranked on Rolling Stone's Queens of Pop list.1 Albums 8 Awards and nominations 9 Tours . Swift released her second album. which sold 1.[1] In 2008.5 million. with sales of 2.[13] In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan listed Swift as the most successful digital artist in music history with over 34. at the 52nd Grammy Awards.4 2010–present: Speak Now 3 Songwriting style 4 Other work o 4.3 million digital tracks sold.America. according to Nielsen SoundScan.3 Merchandise o 4.4 Philanthropy 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography o 7.

[19][20] Swift has a younger brother. a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar.[24] She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. her family relocated to Nashville. which remains unpublished. "Monster in My Closet". Afterwards. When she was 14. She gave a copy to every label in town. Pennsylvania. Dolly Parton. hoping to obtain a record deal by distributing a demo tape of her singing with karaoke songs.[29] Her other influences include LeAnn Rimes. In 2008. she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem. Marjorie Finlay (née Moehlenkamp). and spent her time writing songs to express her emotions.[34] After Swift returned to Pennsylvania.[25] She also started performing at local karaoke contests. she devoted an entire summer to writing a 350-page novel.[1] When Swift was in fourth grade.[1] She is the daughter of Andrea Gardner (née Finlay). she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. and Swift's grandmother. In her younger years. where her rendition of the national anthem received much attention. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer. a homemaker who previously worked in finance. Swift made her first trip to Nashville. festivals. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville.[31] She also credits the Dixie Chicks for demonstrating the impact that one can have by "stretching boundaries".[20][22] At the age of ten. Her maternal grandmother. and raised in Wyomissing. Swift attended Hendersonville High School. Pennsylvania. Swift was a victim of bullying. in Reading. she earned her high school diploma.[21] She grew up on a Christmas-tree farm. and fairs. Swift wrote her first song.[26] Her first major show was a well-received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. but was subsequently homeschooled for her junior and senior years. "Lucky You".[32] Music career 2000–2005: musical beginnings At age 11. 1989. a stockbroker. she was asked to sing at the US Open tennis tournament. was an opera singer. sparking her interest in learning the instrument. Tina Turner.[23] When Swift was 12. and work with local songwriters. and Scott Kingsley Swift.[30] Swift's tastes always leaned more toward country music. Austin.[33] but was rejected.• • 10 References 11 External links Early life Swift was born on December 13.[27] In Tennessee. Tennessee.[35] .[28] Swift's greatest musical influence is Shania Twain.

which was released exclusively at Target in late 2007. Swift has been an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their Soul2Soul 2007 tour. The Bluebird Café. peaked at No. 2006.[48] On May 15.[49] The second single from the Taylor Swift album.[37] who signed her to his newly formed record label.[41] Debuting high on the Billboard 200.[45] The only other country artists this decade to achieve the number-one sales position for 20 weeks or more are The Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood. Swift was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist.[50] Her third song off her debut album.11 on the Pop 100. "Tim McGraw". Swift performed "Tim McGraw" at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.[40] Her self-titled debut album was later released on October 24. the album sold 39. She has opened in the past for George Strait.13 on the Hot 100 and No. In October 2007. but lost to Amy Winehouse.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and No. Swift was awarded Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Assn. she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta.. Intl. In mid-2007. the song peaked at No.1 on the Country charts. 2007.000 copies during its first week.[46] The music video for "Tim McGraw" won Swift an award for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards.[36] After performing at Nashville's songwriters' venue. "Our Song" spent six weeks at No. was released February 24. The song was re-released with a pop remix that brought "Teardrops on My Guitar" to No.16 on the Billboard Hot 100. 2007. "Teardrops on My Guitar". reaching No.[43] Her debut album spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the Top Country Albums charts[44] and remained at the top for 24 out of 91 weeks.5 on the Billboard 200. [47] Her pursuit of country music stardom was the subject of "GAC Short Cuts".33 on the Billboard Hot 100. and rose to No.[38] Swift performing at a café with a koa wood guitar in June 2006.[42] It peaked at No. At age 14. making her the youngest artist ever to win the award.When Swift was 15. she rejected RCA Records because the company wanted to keep her on an artist development deal. in mid-2006. .[39] 2006–2008: Taylor Swift Main article: Taylor Swift (album) Swift released her debut single. Swift continues to perform with custom-made Taylor guitars.2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and No. part-music-video series airing since the summer of 2006. Big Machine Records. a partdocumentary. Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts as well. Swift recorded a holiday album.6 on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Songs chart.24 on the Billboard Pop 100. she became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house.

046 downloads as of April 18.[52] In October 2008. "Picture to Burn". and their collaboration was up for both Performance of the Year and Wide Open Country Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards in 2009.2 during the same week.000 of Swift's sales were sold digitally.1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No.000 copies. more than 129.3 on the Billboard Country chart in spring 2008.1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.[57] Through its eighth week of release. Swift released Beautiful Eyes. Tennessee. This gives Swift the best online start for any country album in history. this gave Swift her sixth top 20 debut .1 single. Swift performed a duet with best selling rock band Def Leppard in a taped show in Nashville.Swift's successful single. This is also the largest opening U.[54] The album debuted at No. 2008. Its sales of 592.[58] In its debut week.S. seven songs in total on Fearless were charted on Billboard Hot 100. an EP sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. Fearless has sold more than 338. 2009. With "White Horse" charted at #13. debuting at No.[53] 2008–2010: Fearless and MTV VMA incident Main article: Fearless (Taylor Swift album) Swift's second studio album. the album sold 45.[56] It also makes Swift the fourth biggest week for a digital album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking them in 2004. sales week in 2008 by a female artist in all genres of music. was released in the United States on November 11. AC/DC and Coldplay. Swift became the first artist since 1997 to hold the Top 2 positions of the Top Country Albums chart. Swift performing at Yahoo HQ in 2007 "Should've Said No" became Swift's second No. and the fourth biggest overall behind Lil Wayne.304 were the highest debut of any country artist in 2008.9 on the Billboard 200. making it the bestselling country album in digital history. Fearless. In Summer 2008.[51] In its first week of release. In second place is Swift's debut Taylor Swift with sales of 236.[55] Its lead single "Love Story" became a hit on both the country and pop charts. With her self-titled debut album sitting at No.467 downloads. During the first week of release. tying Swift with Miley Cyrus for the most by a female artist in a single week. was the fourth single from her debut album. The song debuted and soon peaked at No.

2009.[67] The tour kicked off April 23 in Evansville. Fearless and Taylor Swift took the No. Swift announced her North American Fearless Tour planned for 52 cities in 38 states and provinces in the US and Canada over the span of 6 months. The lead single from the album. "Love Story".[62][63] She was the first artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan to have two different albums in the Top 10 on the year end album chart.[57] "Change". 2009. a calendar year record for any artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Indiana.[64] Swift is Billboard's Top Country Artist and Hot Country Songwriter of 2008. Swift became the first country artist to top the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs. another song from the album. 11 have already spent time on the Hot 100.[65] Swift ranked seventh on Nielsen SoundScan Canada's top-10 selling artists across all genres in 2008. The music video for the song premiered on CMT on February 7.1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs as of the week April 11.[60] The second single from Fearless.1 and No.[66] Swift sang the Star-Spangled Banner at game three of the World Series in Philadelphia on October 25. Swift performing as the headlining act at the 2010 Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island.[7] It also was the first album by a female artist in country music history to log eight weeks at No. The Fearless album includes the "Love Story" music video which is based on Romeo and Juliet.[61] "Forever & Always". 2008.of 2008. 2008.4 on the Billboard Hot 100. was selected as part of a soundtrack supporting Team USA's efforts in the 2008 Summer Olympics. a song from the album. was released on September 12. Swift made her first musical . Of the 13 tracks on Fearless. 2008.1 spot atop the USA Today/Country Aircheck chart (powered by Mediabase) in that week. as well as number one on the Mediabase Top 40 Chart. Canada.2 on iTunes Store Top Downloaded Songs and No.[59] The song was also featured as part of the soundtrack of NBC's broadcast package of the Olympics. Though it missed the No. In the same month. "White Horse" claimed the No.2 slots on 2008 Year-End Canadian Country Albums Chart. Fifteen weeks after being added to pop radio. was based on Swift's relationship with singer Joe Jonas. "White Horse". In January 2009. was released on December 8. she is also country music's best-selling artist of 2008. In mid-January 2009. The song has reached No.1 on The Billboard 200. "Love Story" also became the first country crossover recording to hit number one on the Nielsen BDS CHR/Top 40 chart in the 16-year-history of the list.

[76][78] When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". she has released one new song "Crazier" for the soundtrack of the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie. 2009." an action that caused the many audience members to boo West. Swift performed her song "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus at the 51st Grammy Awards. 2009.[77][80][81][82][83] and even by President Barack Obama who called West a "jackass" in an "off the record" comment.[76] He was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst.[74] The students sent over 19.[75] During the show.[73] On April 28. 2009. and the worldwide crossover success of her No. where she became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award.[68][69] On February 8. as well as three Gold Mobile Ringtones. Swift gave a free.1 single "Love Story". 2009. At the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. West taking the microphone from Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Fearless.[77] On September 15. This was her first VMA performance. Swift has sold more than 14 million downloads. The Academy also cited Swift's contribution to helping country music attract a younger audience. saying that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Swift's single "Love Story" became the country song with the most paid downloads in history. private concert to students at Bishop Ireton High School. 2009 Swift's official website announced that her sold-out Fearless Tour would return to North America for 37 additional dates in 2010.[72] As of late April 2009. [76][77] He handed the microphone back to a stunned and reportedly upset Swift. On October 8.[76][79] Following the awards show. Swift is the youngest artist in history to win the ACM Album of the Year award.guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. The Academy lauded her for career achievements including selling more albums in 2008 than any other artist in any genre of music.[70][71] Since the release of Swift's second album." singer/rapper Kanye West came on stage and took the microphone from Swift. the breakthrough success of her debut album. who did not finish her acceptance speech. Scheduled to perform on September 13. 2009. a small Catholic school in Alexandria. Swift talked about the . Swift attended the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. as Swift was on stage accepting the award for Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me.[84][85][86][87] He later posted a second apology on his blog and made his first public apology one day after the incident on the debut episode of The Jay Leno Show. was "one of the best videos of all time. she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech. an annual day-long recess with games and activities. As of the week ending February 8. Swift picked up Album of the Year honors as a performer and producer for Fearless. Virginia after the school won a national "TXT 2 WIN" contest from Verizon Wireless.000 text messages to Verizon during a roughly one month long contest. Swift played for about an hour during the school's field day. West apologized for his verbal outburst in a blog entry (which was subsequently removed). nominated for the same award.

On November 11. 2009. in an interview with a Minnesota radio station. debuted at No. Swift became the female artist with the most Top 40 singles this decade.38 on the chart week of November 21. the song "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls which features Swift. 2010.[88][89] She said West had not spoken to her following the incident. and "Fifteen" (#46).1 and No.27 and "Come in With the Rain" at No. "Forever & Always" which re-entered the chart at #34. on November 8. and is one of only six women to win the Country Music Association's highest honor. "Untouchable" at #19. the biggest number of debuts by any female artist of all time. Swift claimed both the No.[90][91] Swift would later perform a song at the 2010 VMA called "Innocent" which is about the incident and in the song she absolves West of his actions. surpassing Beyoncé. The two songs are her 21st and 22nd Top 40 singles. where she said she was at first excited to see West on stage and then disappointed once he acted out.2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres).80 in the same issue. Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year. 2009.[95] When "Fifteen" reached No. "Superstar" at No.[89] Following her appearance on The View.30 and three already-charted songs that were released as singles—"You Belong with Me" (#14). West seemed to recant a bit of his past apologies by attempting to describe the act at the 2009 awards show as "selfless" and downgrade the perception of disrespect it created.[94] In addition. peaking at No. setting another record for the biggest number of charting songs by the same female artist in the same week.[75][89] However.[93] On the chart week of November 14. [96] "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls and John Mayer's "Half of My Heart" both featured Swift. "Fifteen" became Swift's twentieth Top 40 single overall.25 respectively. It also lifts the number of her simultaneouslycharting songs to nine. This gives Swift six debuts in one week. Swift said she accepted his apology. with "You Belong With . Fearless was the best-selling album of 2009 in the US with more than 3. Swift set a record for the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist at the same time with eight singles from the re-release of her 2008 album Fearless namely five debut new songs in the top 30: "Jump Then Fall" at #10.matter on The View.40 and No. 2009. "The Other Side of the Door" at #22.2 millions copies sold in that year. West contacted her to apologize personally.[92] Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with her award.

On Wednesday. Swift visited Singapore as the first stop of the Asian leg of her first world tour.[102] In 2011." respectively. 2011 release.29 million song detections. which is dedicated to a select group of her fans.[103] Hong Kong is the last stop of the Speak Now World Tour and Swift will begin the European and American leg afterwards.[98] becoming her sixth Top 10 and 23rd Top 40 single on that chart.[101] She has written the album completely by herself in Arkansas.Me" and "Love Story. Speak Now World Tour: Live.[105] Many dates on the Speak Now World Tour were cancelled due to Swift suffering from bronchitis and was told she is unable to perform. 2010.[106] Swift sold approximately 4.[110] Swift has revealed that she has already . featuring all seventeen performances from the North American leg of her concert tour.[99] The song also debuted at number one on the Canadian Hot 100. Boston and Nashville with Nathan Chapman serving as co-producer. Opening acts included Gloriana. She also topped the all format 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart with over 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan. 2010. August 4. The song was featured on the soundtrack for the film Valentine's Day. In February 2010. with sales of "Today Was a Fairytale" more than 325.9 million digital tracks. 2010. and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart with more than 46 million song plays.[107] She was ranked second on Rolling Stone's lists of Top 16 "Queen Of Pops" of the decade. 2.000 albums in the US in 2010 (more than any other artist) and sold 9. Swift appeared at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10.[109] The week following the release of her "Sparks Fly" video Swift jumped from nineteen to ten on the Billboard's Social 50. Big Machine Records decided to rush the release of the song to counteract the leak. Swift brought her Fearless Tour to 5 cities in Australia. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.470. is scheduled for a November 21. in which she made her feature-film acting debut. New York. 2010.[97] 2010–present: Speak Now Main article: Speak Now Swift performing on Speak Now tour in July 2011. making it Swift's first number one hit in Canada. the lead single from the album. "Mine. Swift has broken the record for first-week download sales by a female artist. Swift released the track "Today Was a Fairytale" as a digital download on iTunes on January 19.[108] Swift appeared on the Hamish & Andy show where she performed a new song called "Chaperone Dads".000 in its first week." was leaked onto the internet. Billboard revealed that Swift's new album is called Speak Now. It was released on October 25.[100] In mid-July 2010.[104] Swift's first live album.

the more closely people could relate to them.[114] "Fifteen" was written about her freshman year of high school. set to release in the later part of 2012. I'm doing real well. Taylor announced via Twitter.[120] Other work Acting In 2008. or a caustic payback for the boy who dumped her. was the first track released from the album.[62][63] while the song "Hey Stephen" was written about a boy whom she toured with in the past. 2009 in North America and brought in $12."[115] She has also indicated that she tries to write so her fans can relate to the lyrics.[121] Swift collaborated with the Jonas Brothers in their 3D Concert Film."[119] The New York Times described Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters. that guy who broke up with me on the phone/ Hey."[111][112] On December 23. Joe. Swift once said. 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. tonight I'm hosting 'SNL'" referring to her highly publicized relationship with Joe Jonas. Songwriting style Swift's lyrics are highly autobiographical."[116] She parodied her confrontational style of songwriting during her appearance on Saturday Night Live. The song was co-written by The Civil Wars.[122] Swift made her primetime television acting debut on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Turn."[114] For example. it’s like reading my diary. during her opening monologue. some fans have researched the songs' origins. The film was released on February 27. Swift made her acting debut in Brad Paisley's music video "Online". she has said that "If you listen to my albums. Turn.[117] The intensely personal nature of the songs has drawn her attention in the music industry. She commented on them. the song "Forever & Always" was inspired by her relationship with Joe Jonas. "They’re sad. If I'm being honest. . 2011. Her song. "Every single one of the guys that I’ve written songs about has been tracked down on MySpace by my fans. country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults". saying "My goal is to never write songs that my fans can't relate to. but it turned out that the more personal my songs were. who also co-recorded the song with Taylor. she performed an original song that featured lines such as "You might think I'd bring up Joe." [113] Several hours later."[118] Due to the autobiographical nature of her songs. Taylor announced that she is featured on The Hunger Games Official Movie Soundtrack.written 25 songs for an untitled follow-up album to Speak Now. Swift once said. "Something I've been VERY excited about for a VERY long time is going to be happening VERY soon. 2008. It has been said that her lyrics "can be tinged with acid: the quiet loner girl getting one over on the cheerleaders. "I thought people might find them hard to relate to.7 million on its opening weekend. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. which premiered on November 7. entitled "Safe and Sound".

Swift was offered the role of Eponine in the film adaptation of the musical. Les Misérables. The film was released on April 10.[127] She has been cast to voice the role of Audrey in the animated film The Lorax. she was named number fifty-seven on Maxim's sexiest women of 2008. Jeans (Life Energy Intelligence) since 2008. set to be released in 2012.[135] Swift was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The RS 100: Agents of Change". and 2010 lists. Swift made her feature film acting debut as Felicia in the film Valentine's Day. April 2009 Swift has been featured on the cover of a number of magazines. and rehearsals. The episode titled Dateline NBC: On Tour With Taylor Swift included scenes from her tour bus.[124] The television show Dateline NBC showcased an hour on Swift on May 31.[137] People magazine named Swift one of 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009. 2009 in the U. number fifty on the 2009 list[133] and number thirty-one on the 2010 list. 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live. Clothing Line .[130] She was included in People's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" 2008.[129] Cover model and recognition Swift at the premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie.I. The episode was watched by 20.Turn" as Haley Jones on March 5.[123] Swift made a cameo appearance in Kellie Pickler's music video "Best Days of Your Life". concert footage.e.[136] She was nominated as a candidate for TIME's "2009 The Time 100 Finalists" list. For this role she won the Teen Choice Award for Movie Female Breakout. 2009. 2009. Swift also appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie credited as herself. 2009 in North America. She has been a cover girl for Blender.[140] Swift and the L.[128] In January 2012.E.[139] Swift has been the face of L.[131][132] Additionally.[126] In 2010.[138] Merchandise Jakks Pacific released a celebrity doll of Swift in late 2008. which is determined by online voting.[134] CosmoGirl voted Swift as the "2008 Girl of the Year".i. for which she was one of two country artists during the magazine’s fifteen year run to be a cover subject.S.8 million viewers.[125] Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for the November 7. and Canada.

and sought for recovery of her attorney's fees and prejudgement interest.[dated info] The fragrance's name. . Swift helped launch a campaign to protect children from online predators. punitive damages.[150] She has teamed up with Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to combat internet sex crimes. the Nashville Area Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the National American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. 2007. three times the actual damages sustained. The court ordered merchandise seized from the defendants to be destroyed. the Victory Junction Gang.[150] In early 2008.made a deal to create a line based on Swift's style of dressing. and trademarks. Swift filed a lawsuit (kept sealed until August 2010) against numerous sellers of unauthorized counterfeit merchandise bearing her name. where she was honored.[144] Nashville's U. Swift said she does not want to be called a designer. in partnership with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. Inc. Swift became the National Hockey League's newest celebrity spokesperson. where she demanded a trial by jury. "Wonderstruck".S. likeness. Instead. 2011. which is to be released in October 2011.[141] However. which will appear in WalMart in the coming months. She appears in commercials for the Nashville Predators.. [149] Philanthropy On September 21. sought a judgement for compensatory damages. It's not the Taylor Swift designer line. is a reference to the song "Enchanted" featured on her Speak Now album. Swift's official website announced that she had partnered with Elizabeth Arden to launch a fragrance.[145][146][147] On July 15. Swift donated the pink Chevy pickup truck given to her by her record label to the children’s charity. she says she will inspire the clothing company's dress line based on her own style. "I don't look at it like I'm branching out as a designer. and statutory damages.[148] Swift is also working with American Greetings."[142] In 2009.[150] The year-long campaign.[143] In May 2009. District Court granted an injunction and judgment against the sellers.[151] Swift at the 2010 Time 100 Gala. in June 2008. will distribute Internet safety information and materials to parents and students across the state. who had been identified at Swift's concerts in several states.. Swift donated all the proceeds from her merchandise sales at the 2008 Country Music Festival to Red Cross.

[174] . Iowa to help the victims of the Iowa flood of 2008.[163] Personal life In addition to her relationship with Joe Jonas. 2009 after a live performance on BBC's Children in Need night Swift announced to Sir Terry Wogan she would donate £13.[152] Swift has teamed up with Sound Matters to make listeners aware of listening "responsibly". a teen-led social change platform underwritten by Best Buy to give teens opportunities to direct the company's philanthropy through the newly-created @15 Fund.[166][167][168][169] Swift has also been romantically linked to John Mayer."[172] In November 2011. she revealed to Ellen Degeneres on her show Ellen that. like.[170] There has been speculation that the songs "Dear John" and "The Story of Us" from her album Speak Now are about Mayer.[156] Swift donated her prom dress.000 from proceeds from ticket sales. Swift's song. She named her Meredith after the character Meredith Grey from the popular ABC drama Grey's Anatomy.000 of her own money to the cause.[173] The kitten appeared in the official music video for Taylor's song Ours alongside Taylor and Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford.000 to various schools around the country which she had either attended or been involved with. to during a flood relief telethon hosted by WSMV. 2011. kind of a boyfriend.[157] On November 20.[159] Swift has donated a pair of her shoes – a gently-worn pair of black Betsey Johnson heels with her autograph on the sole – to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation's Hero in Heels fundraiser for auction to raise money to benefit women with cancer. Taylor adopted a Scottish fold kitten.[158] On December 13.000 to the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids. "I don't even have. I don't have someone that I'm texting that is a guy that someday might be my boyfriend. from late 2010 to early 2011.000 to Alabama football coach Nick Saban's charity Nick's Kids to aid in the tornado relief efforts of West Alabama. which ended in October 2008. a Nashville television station. The concert in Nashville drew more than 13. There's like nothing going on right now. In response to the May 2010 Tennessee floods.[171] In October 2011. for three months in 2009. "Fifteen".[165] and Jake Gyllenhaal. she donated $250.[162] In July 2011. is featured in this campaign.[153] Swift supports @15.Swift donated $100.[161] The benefit concert for tornado relief was subsequently honored at the 2011 Do Something Awards. Swift donated $500. merchandise and other facets of the show. [154] Swift lent her support to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal by joining the lineup at Sydney's Sound Relief concert. Swift's own birthday.200 for charity. Swift further aided to the cause by donating $250.[160] On May 23.[155] reportedly making the biggest contribution of any artist playing at Sound Relief to the Australian Red Cross. which raised $1.000 people and raised more than $750.[62][63][164] Swift's dating history has included other celebrities: Taylor Lautner. Taylor Swift transformed what was to have been the final dress rehearsal for the North American leg of her Speak Now tour into a benefit concert for victims of recent tornadoes in the United States southeast region.

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