Who is Taylor Swift? Wiki, Bio, career, Politics, activism, Philanthropy, Impact and legacy, feud with Katy Perry, boyfriend and net worth.

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) in West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S. is an American singer-songwriter.

POLITICS  AND ACTIVISM

Swift identifies as a feminist and pro-choice. Swift has also spoken out against LGBT discrimination. She was one of many country stars to record a PSA for the Vote (For Your) Country campaign. During her acceptance speech at the Billboard Women in Music summit in 2019, she spoke out against sexism and misogyny.

Swift avoided discussing politics in her early career, but she has become politically active since the 2018 United States elections. She has supported the March for Our Lives movement and gun control reform in the U.S.

She endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 United States presidential election and was found to be one of the most influential celebrities in the polls.

Philanthropy

In 2016, she donated $1 million to Louisiana flood relief efforts and $100,000 to the Dolly Parton Fire Fund. Swift donated to the Houston Food Bank after Hurricane Harvey struck the city in 2017. 

In 2020, she donated $1 million for Tennessee tornado relief.

Poster of Swift and Lady Gaga benefit concert

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Swift donated to the World Health Organization and Feeding America and offered one of her signed guitars as part of an auction to raise money for the National Health Service. Swift performed a benefit concert curated by Lady Gaga for Global Citizen to raise funds for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

As well as charitable causes, Swift has made donations to many of her fans.

Impact and legacy

With her autobiographical narratives revolving around romance and heartbreak—which defy traditionally conservative values represented in country music, Swift introduces the genre to a younger generation that could relate to her personal struggles.

In 2019, Swift was named Woman of the Decade of the 2010s by Billboard and became the first woman to earn the title Artist of the Decade (2010s) at the American Music Awards.

Swift and her work have influenced various recording artists, including, Camila Cabello, Sabrina Carpenter,The Chainsmokers, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding,  Halsey, Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, and Troye Sivan.

RELATIONSHIPS: KATY PERRY

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift ended their long feud in 2019. This was after Perry found out that Swift maybe her cousin. The cause of the long-feud was because of three break dancers who left Taylor for Perry.

BOYFRIEND

Taylor is in a relationship with Joseph Matthew Alwyn (21 February 1991) Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Their relationship is kept away from the public to a great extent.

Taylor and Joseph

CAREER

Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004 to pursue a career in country music. She broke into the country music scene with her eponymous debut studio album in 2006, which featured the singles “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Our Song”.

Swift rose to mainstream prominence with her second studio album, Fearless (2008).

Drawing inspiration from various pop, rock, and electronic genres, Swift’s fourth studio album Red (2012) saw her transcending her country roots. She moved to pop with her synth-pop fifth studio album, 1989 (2014), and expanded the electropop sound on her next two studio albums, Reputation (2017) and Lover (2019), which respectively embraced urban and retro styles.

Swift in Shake it off music video

The four albums spawned a string of international top-five singles, including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, “Bad Blood”, “Look What You Made Me Do”, and “Me!”.

In 2020, Swift experimented with folk and alternative rock on her eighth and ninth studio albums, Folklore and Evermore, whose lead singles “Cardigan” and “Willow” topped charts around the world, and released the documentaries Miss Americana and Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.

With sales of over 200 million records worldwide, Swift is one of the best-selling music artists. Her accolades include 11 Grammy Awards (including three Album of the Year wins), an Emmy Award, 28 Guinness World Records, 32 American Music Awards (the most wins by an artist), and 23 Billboard Music Awards (the most wins by a woman).

She ranked eighth on Billboards Greatest of All Time Artists Chart, and as a songwriter. Swift has been included in various power rankings, such as Times annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010, 2015, and 2019) and Forbes Celebrity 100 (placing first in 2016 and 2019).

Taylor Swift at 63rd Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift won Album Of The Year for Folklore at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards. This marks their 11th career GRAMMY win and third Album Of The Year win.

In November 2018, Swift left her former record label, Big Machine Records, which she had been with for 12 years, and signed with Universal Music Group in a deal worth a reported $200 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Swift is worth $400 million and makes $150 million per year from her music and various brand deals.

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