Taylor Swift tells Information why she left the streaming business of Spotify and who she looks up to in the business. She is an American singer and songwriter. The future country-pop star was born on December 13, 1989, in the small town of Reading, Pennsylvania, but at an early age moved to another provincial town – Wyoming. Her father was a well-known financial advisor, and her mother ran the household.
BIOGRAPHY TAYLOR SWIFT
Country-pop singer Taylor Swift is one of the perkiest music stars of the “new generation”. She is cute, beautiful, and talented, and the singer’s records have sold millions of copies, becoming repeatedly platinum. At the same time, Taylor often gets into scandals with other representatives of show business, and later conflicts with her participation are discussed more often than creativity.
From an early age, little Taylor knew she wanted to be a singer, and her parents did their best to help her realize her creative plans. At an early age, she began to take vocal lessons.
Like Taylor Swift, herself confessed, the idols of her babyhood were country singers Lee Ann Rimes and Shania Twain, as well as her grandmother, from whom, apparently, the baby got a beautiful clear voice. At the age of 10, Taylor Swift began playing the guitar, and then in the repertoire of the new singer appeared songs of her own composition. The girl was always drawn to the stage and was never afraid of public appearances.
THE FIRST STEPS TO SUCCESS
As a teenager, Taylor Swift moved to one of the suburbs of the large and bustling Nashville, a city rightly called the capital of the country. Here she began taking private lessons from the poet-songwriter Lil Rose, as well as singing guitar on the streets, standing in the windows of a local cafe. That’s where it was noticed by producer Scott Borchetta Brown. The master of the music industry at that time was just starting to promote his own label “Big Machine Records”, and therefore the acquaintance with the young talented singer turned out to be just right.
In 2006, with the support of Borchetta, Taylor Swift recorded her first studio single, “Tim McGraw”, dedicated to her favorite country artist. Two months later, the debut album of the novice singer was released.
The audience appreciated the songs, the theme of which, at first glance, was quite superficial – first love, teenage experiences, the transformation from a girl to a woman. But, at the same time, the lyrics did not seem banal, but on the contrary, made me think about the difficulties of the emotionally difficult period of adulthood.
Taylor Swift was soon talked about as a rising country star. During the same period, the first awards appeared in her collection: the famous International Association of Nashville Songwriters named the girl the best author and performer of the year – and this is in the “country city”! Furthermore, Taylor Swift became the youngest winner of this award.
Astonishing everyone with their amazing performance, in November 2008 Swift Taylor presented to the world his second studio album, “Fearless”. The record quickly reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and also broke the record of the previous one, receiving the status of a six-time platinum album.
Young Hollywood Awards (“Future Superstar” category), MTV Video Music Awards (“Best Video”), People Choice Awards (“Singer of the Year”), American Music Awards (“Best Performer of the Year”) – awards went to the singer one after another.
By this time, Taylor Swift from a promising young singer has become one of the most popular stars on the world stage. Her position on the stage was strengthened by two new albums – “Speak Now” (2010) and “Red” (2012), each of which went four times platinum in the United States, and also brought her phenomenal popularity in Europe. The geography of the young singer’s touring tours stretched from the United States to Japan. The girl spent many months away from home, returning to the States only for another award.
In 2013, she recorded the soundtrack for The Hunger Games, and her song Safe and Sound was nominated for a Golden Globe, but lost to Adele’s Skyfall. In 2014, Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album was released, entitled “1989”, which, according to the singer, was to be her “first documented official pop album” with a completely new style. The novelty was received with a standing ovation: in the first week, the people of the United States bought 1.2 million copies of the record. The image of the singer has also changed: curls, T-shirts with bright patterns, and short denim shorts have been replaced by elegant evening dresses, heels, and perfect styling.
The song “Bad Blood” is a “diss” for her ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. Swift believed that Perry deliberately lured artists from her dance floor to disrupt the tour. “I was friends with her for a long time, and then I realized that we are real enemies!” Taylor once said. Katie was very surprised: according to her, the dancers themselves chose to work with Perry because she offered more favorable conditions. But Swift and Perry’s friendship came to an end: Taylor rejected all of Katie’s attempts to reconcile.
However, back in the summer, Taylor disappeared from the radar. Fans were sympathetic to this, as the girl experienced two unpleasant partings with young people in a row. In November, she took first place in the ranking of the highest-paid singers in the world, compiled by the business publication Forbes. But, as it turned out, in the first place she was an “advance”.
The disc consisted of 15 tracks with the title song “Look What You Made Me Do” (“Look What You Made Me Do”). In the first week of sales in the United States alone, 1.216 million copies of the album were purchased, but reviews of critics were mostly negative. The solemn return to the stage, as Taylor had planned, failed. The tour in support of the album was not very effective. Ticket prices have risen significantly, and Taylor himself has clearly gained a dozen or so pounds while working on a new album.
ROLE IN CINEMA
Taylor’s acting career began with an episode in the series “C.S.I .: Crime Scene Investigation”. Her appearance in the frame was short, but during the filming Taylor began to get along well with the lead actress, singer Miley Cyrus.
The appearance of the singer in the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day”, released in 2010, became a bit more noticeable. Subsequently, the American singer was also noted in the little-known film “Todd against high school”, as well as in one of the episodes of the comedy TV series “New”. Singing career and debut in the film marked a new stage in the work of the singer, as well as attracted even more attention to her person.
CONFLICT WITH KANYE WEST
She took the stage and began to say words of gratitude when suddenly the rapper snatched her microphone and said that the video of Beyonce, presented in the same nomination, was the best video he had ever seen in his life. Beyonce, who was sitting in the hall, was certainly impressed by his words, but Taylor dropped right in front of her eyes.
The singer sued West, although the rapper has repeatedly apologized to her for this act. Eventually, Kanye’s wife, secular lioness Kim Kardashian, said Taylor had given her consent to the lines during a telephone conversation with Kanye, which turned out to have been recorded.
During the telephone conversation, Swift did agree to such provocative lyrics, adding that it sounds like a compliment to her. “I couldn’t even think that you would mention my name in your songs. By the way, thank you for the bouquet you sent me. I posted it on Instagram, and this photo received an incredibly large number of likes! After that, the public attitude towards Swift changed: it became clear that she benefited from the image of the victim.
PERSONAL LIFE TAYLOR SWIFT
Taylor Swift’s love affairs have always been in the spotlight of the Western press. In 2008, the actress had an affair with musician Joe Jonas, one of the members of the band Jonas Brothers.
In 2009, Taylor met for several months with the famous Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner, with whom she co-starred in Valentine’s Day. There is an opinion that the popular song Taylor Swift “Back to December” tells about the relationship with this actor.
After parting ways with Lautner, the singer’s life included Connor Kennedy (grandson of John F. Kennedy), One Direction member Harry Styles, and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
In March 2015, the singer began dating popular Scottish DJ Kelvin Harris. Forbes magazine named them the highest-paid couple in 2015 – their total earnings for this period amounted to $ 146 million. In June 2016, they announced a breakup with Swift and Harris.
As early as August 2016, rumors surfaced in the press that the novel by Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston was coming to an end. According to the media, the reason for the quarrel was the singer’s desire to play a wedding, while the actor was not going to give up the status of a bachelor. Rumors of a breakup were finally confirmed on the eve of September when Taylor Swift removed Tom Hiddleston from Facebook friends. When the affair ended, in an interview, Tom hinted that their relationship with Taylor was indeed contractual. The girl was soon seen in the company of another young man – not very famous British actor Joe Alvin. Taylor was immediately suspected of having no love between them, and the guy was paid to portray the singer’s lover.
However, they were together and a year later, at least the new album “Lover”, released in August 2019, contained many hints of their novel. For example, in one of the songs, she admits that she fell in love with Joe during an affair with Hiddleston. In the song “Cruel Summer” she sings that she does not want to keep their relationship a secret and secretly sneak into his yard every night.
TAYLOR SWIFT NOW
The summer of 2019 started for Taylor Swift with big trouble. The Big Machine Records label, under whose banner the singer’s ascent began 13 years ago, was bought out by Justin Bieber’s producer and manager, Scooter Brown. The deal did not take into account the views of Taylor and other artists of the label, including Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Kanye West.
Taylor had no hope of a diplomatic settlement to the conflict, as Scooter Brown never hid his dislike of Swift and supported Kanye West when he mocked the singer. Moreover, Taylor admitted that she learned about the sale of the label from the media.
Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna demonstratively unsubscribed from Brown on Instagram. Taylor’s other colleagues did not side with her. Scott Borchetta, who previously owned Big Machine Records, said Swift was cunning: her father owned the label and could not help but know about the sale. Demi Lovato, another ward of Big Machine Records, defended Scooter Brown from attacks, saying he was a good man and grateful for everything. In response, Taylor Swift’s fans insulted her. According to Forbes in 2019, Taylor Swift was again the musician with the highest income. ($ 185 million), bypassing his enemy Kaine West and British pop singer Ed Sheeran. And her album “Red” was among the top five albums of the “tenth” years according to the music magazine Rolling Stone. And here Kaine still took the palm of the championship from Taylor: the first place went to his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, while Taylor took only fourth place.
At the end of 2019, Taylor could also be seen in the film “Cats”, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Despite the powerful cast (except for Taylor, the film starred Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Judy Dench, and others), “Cats” did not start well in the box office, largely because of the frightening graphics – many did not like cats with human faces.