Musical career and biography By Laura Romero Soriano
InformationBirth name: Taylor Alison SwiftBorn: December 13, 1989 (age 22)Place: Wyomissing,Pensylvania,USAMusic genres: Country pop, pop,country dance-pop and countryrockInstruments:vocals,guitar,banjo,piano andukeleleOccupations: Singer-songwriter, musician, recordproducer, actress
First steps At ten years old, she began to write songs and sing at karaokes contests,festivals and fairs around her hometown. At fifteen,she caught the attention ofScott Borchetta,who would sign her to his newly formed record label,Big Machine Records.
Musical beginningsIn 2006 she releasedher debut single‘’Tim McGraw’’(whois a country singeras well) and her firstalbum was titled ‘’Taylor Swift’’. In November 2008, Swift released her second album,Fearless which topped the Billboard 200 in 11 weeks.
That year, she sold more than 4million copies all over the country.Her next single ‘’Love Story’’became the country song withmost paid downloads in history.Her latest album was released in 2010,it is called ‘’Speak Now’’and is more about her experiences which she had to go through all her life: heartbreaks,highschool…
Her career as an actress She has participated in lots of different movies: Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) Valentine’s Day (2010) The Lorax,which is an animated movie, (2012)She has also performed in American shows as ‘’Saturday Night Live’’ or ‘’Dancing with the Starts’’
Awards She has been nominated a total of 162 times and has won 103 awards, as ‘’Best Country Song, White Horse (2010)’’, ‘’Album of the year, Fearless (2010)’’ and many more.
Why do I like Taylor Swift? The fist time I saw her was on youtube. I was looking for new songs and a country music video appeared, it was called ‘’Mine, by Taylor Swift’’. I clicked on it and I started to watch it.The video was about Taylor and her boyfriend, how their lives change as time goes by, how they get married,they buy a house despite they don’t have too much money….From that moment I began to listen to her songs, because her music means something, her lyrics are real and that situations really happened to her in her life.
One of her songsMean-Speak Now ‘’(…)And I can see you years from now in a bar, talking over a football game, with that same big loud opinion but nobody’s listening washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things.Drunk and grumbling on about how I can’t sing but all you are is The song was originally written in response to a mean’’ music critic who wrote not-nice things about her.