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Taylor Swift

About

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Her discography spans multiple genres, and her narrative songwriting—often inspired by her personal life—has received critical praise and widespread media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a recording deal with Big Machine Records in 2005, and released her eponymous debut studio album in 2006.

Swift explored country pop on the albums Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010); the success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me" on both country and pop radio established her as a leading crossover artist. She experimented with rock and electronic genres on her fourth studio album, Red (2012), supported by the singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". Swift eschewed country on her synth-pop album 1989 (2014) and its chart-topping tracks "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood". The media scrutiny on Swift's life inspired Reputation (2017), which drew from urban sounds. Led by "Look What You Made Me Do", the album made Swift the only act in MRC Data history to have four albums each sell over a million copies in a week.

Parting ways with Big Machine, Swift signed with Republic Records in 2018 and released her seventh studio album, Lover (2019). Inspired by escapism during the COVID-19 pandemic, Swift ventured into indie folk and alternative rock styles on her 2020 studio albums, Folklore and Evermore, receiving plaudits for their nuanced storytelling. Following a dispute over the masters of her back catalog, she released the 2021 re-recordings Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's Version) to universal acclaim. The number-one songs "Cardigan", "Willow" and "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" made Swift the only act to simultaneously debut atop the US Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts three times. Besides music, she has played supporting roles in films such as Valentine's Day (2010) and Cats (2019), released the autobiographical documentary Miss Americana (2020), and directed the musical films Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020) and All Too Well: The Short Film (2021).

With over 200 million records sold worldwide, Swift is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Eight of her songs have topped the Hot 100, and her concert tours are some of the highest-grossing in history. She has received 11 Grammy Awards (including three Album of the Year wins), an Emmy Award, 34 American Music Awards (the most for an artist), 29 Billboard Music Awards (the most for a woman) and 58 Guinness World Records, among other accolades. She has featured on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time (2015), Billboard's Greatest of All Time Artists (2019), the Time 100 and Forbes Celebrity 100 rankings. Having been honored with titles such as Woman of the Decade and Artist of the Decade, Swift is regarded as a pop icon due to her influential career, philanthropy, and advocacy for artists' rights and women's empowerment.

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July 4, 2022

New York man found at Taylor Swift’s home facing stalking charges

The man was arrested at a residential property linked to Taylor The post New York man found at Taylor Swift’s home facing stalking charges appeared first on NME.

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July 4, 2022

Taylor Swift's Alleged Stalker Arrested Following Incident at Her NYC Home

Joshua Christian, the man who allegedly stalked Taylor Swift outside of her building in New York City last month, was tracked down and arrested.

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July 2, 2022

Man Found at Taylor Swift’s NYC Home Faces Stalking Charges

Swift has had prior issues with alleged stalkers.

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July 2, 2022

Brooklyn Man Arrested on Charges of Stalking Taylor Swift

Joshua Christian faces stalking and criminal trespassing for two incidents where he allegedly threatened the singer at her Tribeca building

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July 1, 2022

Top 50 Country Love Songs of All Time

From Taylor Swift to Johnny Cash, here are 50 of the best country love songs of all time.

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July 1, 2022

See Taylor Swift’s ‘Willow’ Cabin & ‘Mean’ Dress at the Grammy Museum’s ‘Women in Country’ Exhibit

"Calling all Swifties!" reads a post about the exhibit from the Grammy Museum.

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July 1, 2022

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

From the Beatles to Frank Ocean, from Patti Smith to Taylor Swift, and beyond

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June 28, 2022

Could Taylor Swift Score Her First Oscar Nomination With ‘Carolina’?

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith discuss Taylor Swift's Oscar chances with the 'Where the Crawdads Sing' track, plus her film music history to date.

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift, FINNEAS, Bette Midler & More Artists React to Roe v. Wade Being Overturned | Billboard News

The increasingly conservative Supreme Court changed a half-century of legal precedent and artists are speaking out about it.

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June 24, 2022

Charlie Puth & Jungkook, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X & More: Which New Music Release Is Your Favorite? Vote!

If you could only choose one of these songs or albums to keep on repeat all weekend, who would it be?

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June 24, 2022

First Stream: Taylor Swift Drops New Track ‘Carolina’, BTS’ Jungkook Teams Up With Charlie Puth, Lil Nas X Debuts His BET Diss Track & More | Billboard News

This week, Taylor Swift visits the spot where the crawdads sing, Lil Nas X has some thoughts on an awards snub, and BTS’ Jungkook and Charlie Puth team up for new song ‘Left and Right.’

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam and more react as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

“I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are" The post Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam and more react as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade appeared first on NME.

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Quietly Haunts the Understated “Carolina”

It’s her eerie contribution to the upcoming film Where the Crawdads Sing

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Hypes Up Selena Gomez on TikTok: ‘It’s Giving Gorgeousness’

Selena Gomez shared a makeup video on TikTok to the tune of Taylor Swift's "The Man."

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Says She’s ‘Absolutely Terrified’ After Roe v. Wade Decision

“I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of the time before Roe was made law of the land," Michelle Obama wrote in the letter Swift retweeted

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘I’m Absolutely Terrified’

The pop star also shared a statement written by former first lady Michelle Obama condemning the Supreme Court decision.

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Carolina’ for ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Is Finally Here: Stream It Now

"I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story," Swift has said of the song.

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June 24, 2022

Listen to Taylor Swift’s New Song “Carolina”

The track appears on the soundtrack for the film Where the Crawdads Sing

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Is Haunted by Loneliness in Ethereal New Song ‘Carolina’

Song appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Where the Crawdads Sing

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Is Haunted by Loneliness in Ethereal New Song ‘Carolina’

Song appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Where the Crawdads Sing

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June 23, 2022

Taylor Swift Dropping ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Theme Song ‘Carolina’ At Midnight | Billboard News

The new track is the theme song for the upcoming movie ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’, which will hit screens on July 15.

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June 23, 2022

Taylor Swift is releasing brand new track ‘Carolina’ tonight

The Aaron Dessner-produced record is the theme song for new film 'Where The Crawdads Sing' The post Taylor Swift is releasing brand new track ‘Carolina’ tonight appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

Taylor Swift About to Drop ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Theme Song ‘Carolina’

Swift announced when the track will drop in an Insta Story on Thursday morning (June 23).

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June 21, 2022

A Timeline of Everything Harry Styles Has Said About Taylor Swift

Here's every time Harry Styles has mentioned or addressed his former flame, Taylor Swift.

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June 21, 2022

Did Taylor Swift Just Tease That She’s Releasing ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Next | Billboard News

The 32-year-old pop star made a surprise appearance to give thanks for her two wins of the night while seemingly including clues that indicate her next rerecorded album project will be ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version).’

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June 20, 2022

Taylor Swift May Have Just Teased That ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Is Coming: See the Clues

Here are all the '1989'-related hints the pop star seemed to drop at the Las Culturistas Culture Awards.

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June 14, 2022

Lizzo, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift & More: 9 Artists Who Have Changed Offensive Song Lyrics

Here's a look at musicians who have updated lyrics with the changing times.

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June 13, 2022

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Directing the ‘All Too Well’ Short Film At the Tribeca Film Festival | Billboard News

After directing the short film for the 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’ last year, Taylor Swift gave fans a glimpse into her film-making process at a special screening and Q&A at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday (June 11).

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Discs

Carolina (From The Motion Picture “Where The Crawdads Sing”)

June 24, 2022

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All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)

June 11, 2022

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This Love (Taylor’s Version)

May 6, 2022

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The Joker And The Queen (feat. Taylor Swift)

February 11, 2022

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Message In A Bottle (Fat Max G Remix) (Taylor’s Version)

January 21, 2022

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All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version) - Recorded at Long Pond Studios

November 18, 2021

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Red (Taylor's Version)

November 12, 2021

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Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)

September 17, 2021

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Renegade (Pop Version)

August 17, 2021

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the lakes (original version)

July 24, 2021

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willow (90's trend remix)

June 14, 2021

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Fearless (Taylor's Version)

April 9, 2021

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Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

April 7, 2021

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You All Over Me (feat. Maren Morris) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

March 26, 2021

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Love Story (Taylor's Version) [Elvira Remix]

March 23, 2021

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Love Story (Taylor’s Version)

February 12, 2021

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evermore (deluxe version)

January 7, 2021

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Christmas Tree Farm (Recorded Live at the 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball)

December 19, 2020

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willow (the witch collection)

December 16, 2020

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willow (moonlit witch version)

December 16, 2020

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willow (lonely witch version)

December 15, 2020

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willow [dancing witch version (Elvira remix)]

December 13, 2020

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evermore

December 11, 2020

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folklore: the long pond studio sessions (from the Disney+ special) [deluxe edition]

November 25, 2020

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betty (Live from the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards)

September 18, 2020

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folklore (deluxe version)

August 18, 2020

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cardigan (cabin in candlelight version)

July 30, 2020

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folklore

July 24, 2020

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Cornelia Street (Live From Paris)

May 18, 2020

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You Need To Calm Down (Live From Paris)

May 17, 2020

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The Archer (Live From Paris)

May 17, 2020

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ME! (Live From Paris)

May 17, 2020

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Lover (Live From Paris)

May 17, 2020

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Death By A Thousand Cuts (Live From Paris)

May 17, 2020

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Daylight (Live From Paris)

May 17, 2020

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The Man (Live From Paris)

February 18, 2020

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Love Story (Pop Mix)

February 7, 2020

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You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix)

February 7, 2020

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Love Story (Digital Dog Remix)

February 7, 2020

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Only The Young (Featured in Miss Americana)

January 31, 2020

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Christmas Tree Farm

December 6, 2019

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Lover (First Dance Remix)

November 26, 2019

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Lover (Remix) [feat. Shawn Mendes]

November 13, 2019

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Lover

August 23, 2019

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You Need To Calm Down (Clean Bandit Remix)

August 20, 2019

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Delicate (Seeb Remix)

June 8, 2018

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Delicate (Sawyr And Ryan Tedder Mix)

May 25, 2018

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Spotify Singles

April 13, 2018

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Taylor Swift Karaoke: reputation

March 9, 2018

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...Ready For It? (BloodPop® Remix)

December 1, 2017

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reputation (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

November 10, 2017

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reputation

November 10, 2017

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reputation Stadium Tour Surprise Song Playlist

November 9, 2017

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Bad Blood

May 17, 2015

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Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix)

January 1, 2015

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1989 (Deluxe Edition)

October 27, 2014

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Taylor Swift Karaoke: 1989

October 27, 2014

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1989 (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

October 27, 2014

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1989

October 27, 2014

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Sweeter Than Fiction

October 21, 2013

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Everything Has Changed (Remix)

January 1, 2013

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Red

October 22, 2012

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Taylor Swift Karaoke: Red

October 22, 2012

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Red (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

October 22, 2012

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Red (Deluxe Edition)

October 22, 2012

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Ronan

September 8, 2012

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Today Was A Fairytale

February 15, 2011

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Speak Now (Deluxe Edition)

October 25, 2010

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Taylor Swift Karaoke: Speak Now

October 25, 2010

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Speak Now (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

October 25, 2010

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Speak Now

October 25, 2010

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Speak Now World Tour Live

October 25, 2010

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The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection

December 2, 2008

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Fearless Platinum Edition

November 11, 2008

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Fearless Karaoke

November 11, 2008

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Fearless (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

November 11, 2008

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Fearless

November 11, 2008

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Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008

June 28, 2008

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Taylor Swift Karaoke

October 24, 2006

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Taylor Swift (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

October 24, 2006

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Taylor Swift

October 24, 2006

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