Here’s an extension for all of you Taylor Swift fans.
Taylor is globally known for the number of her ex-boyfriends and heartbreak she’s been throw. The good thing is – it gives her inspiration for songwriting and many of her hits were written about a heartbreak.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift made a splash in the country music world in 2006 and has gone on to become one of the top acts in popular music. Born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift was earning renown as a country music singer by the age of 16.
In 2008, Swift was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Artist category and won other awards, including the ACM’s Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Around this same time, Swift released her next album, Fearless, which hit the top of both the country and pop charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. By the end of the year, Swift had become the highest-selling country artist of 2008.
Swift won several awards for her work on Fearless, including Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for “Love Story” at the 2009 CMT Music Awards. That year Swift also won the MTV Video Music Award’s Best Female Video, for “You Belong With Me,” making her the first country music star to earn a VMA. The win stirred controversy when rapper Kanye West leaped to the stage during Swift’s speech, took the microphone and declared that R&B singer Beyoncé should have won Swift’s award.
The stunned Swift was unable to make her acceptance speech, and West was removed from the show. When Beyoncé accepted her award for Best Video of the Year later in the show, she called Swift to the stage to finish her speech. West later apologized to Swift privately, and made a public apology on The Jay Leno Show.
Swift soon became an even hotter celebrity. Her concert tickets began selling out in less than two minutes, and she also made her second appearance on the comedy show Saturday Night Live, this time as both the host and musical guest. Additionally, in 2010 she became the youngest artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, for Fearless.
That year Swift released a new album, Speak Now, which featured the hit songs “Mean,” “Ours” and “Sparks Fly.” The album was a success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling more than 1 million copies in its first week. She followed with Red (2012), which featured the hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and also topped 1 million in its first week of sales.
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