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Taylor Swift became one of country-pop's brightest (and youngest) faces in 2006, when the 16-year-old vocalist released her first album. Although new to the American public, Swift had been performing since her pre-teen years in Wyomissing, PA, where she first entered the spotlight as part of a children's theater troupe. Encouraged by the troupe's manager to pursue music instead, Swift soon found herself performing karaoke songs at a local mall, with open mic performances following shortly thereafter. She sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a Philadelphia 76ers game at the age of 11; the ...

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"It's blowing my mind. Thank you so much," Swift says to her fans for making her single number one.

"Every performance seems to stand along and is kind of unique from the other ones," Swift says.

"I think it's double the amount of time you were with them," Swift says.

TAYLOR SWIFT News

Updated August 26, 2013
Taylor Swift's opening reaction at the VMAs was definitely a prelude to heart-broken nastiness later on! When One ...
Taylor Swift may look soft and embracing but when it comes to hurt feelings she has a sharp knife for ex-boyfriends. At ...
Taylor Swift has just released a live concert clip for "Red" from her 22 tour. For those who haven't been to the ...
On Sunday, the Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran love affair continued at the Canadian Much Music Video Awards. The ...
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran may not have blossomed love while hanging out together, but they did write a song and ...
Jelena fans want to believe Gomez and Beiber are back together yet the signs - especially Taylor Swift's might say ...
Taylor Swift's sweet girl image might be a little tarnished after a good samaritan discovered hundreds of Tay's fan ...
Taylor Swift has already stolen the show at The Brit Awards 2013 by wearing a flowing black gown with thigh high sheer ...
Taylor Swift is barely hours broken up with sweet or not so sweet Harry Styles. So we thought to cheer her up with an ...
So much for celebrity love, it appears that the Haylor flame has gone out before it got the chance to burn. But ...
Taylor Swift has told MTV that the video for “I Knew You Were Trouble.” will be unlike any other she's done in the ...
Why do we love young celebrity love? Probably because odds are it won’t last and yet while it does it is the most ...
Taylor Swift is fast approaching the release of her 4th studio album with her newest album title track "Red." "Red" ...
Taylor Swift continues to gear up toward her newest album release Red on October 22 with her newest single release ...
Get Ready for a side of Taylor Swift we didn't know possible - the mean one! Taylor Swift premieres her latest video ...
Superstar, singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy® Award-winner Taylor Swift will perform a new song from her upcoming ...
Taylor Swift has just released a new lyric video for "Eyes Open" which is another way of saying get ready for the real ...
Join Taylor Swift on Taylor Swift on the Speak Now World Tour 2011 from various different venues tonight, Friday May ...
Justin Bieber hopes his newest album "Believe" will generate a new following of devoted fans due to its unexpected ...

TAYLOR SWIFT Photos

Taylor Swift popped up in romantic Paris on Oct. 1 to shoot her new music video for "Begin Again." She's definitely not French or European..but cute nonetheless! We love you Taylor!

Taylor Swift on her Speak Now World Tour. So Classy.

Celebrites come dressed to kill for another star studded award celebration.

Full Biography

Taylor Swift became one of country-pop's brightest (and youngest) faces in 2006, when the 16-year-old vocalist released her first album. Although new to the American public, Swift had been performing since her pre-teen years in Wyomissing, PA, where she first entered the spotlight as part of a children's theater troupe. Encouraged by the troupe's manager to pursue music instead, Swift soon found herself performing karaoke songs at a local mall, with open mic performances following shortly thereafter. She sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a Philadelphia 76ers game at the age of 11; the following year, she began practicing the guitar several hours each day, modeling her early songwriting attempts after crossover artists like Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks. Swift's parents realized their child's dedication and began making regular visits to Nashville, TN, where Swift would perform casually and meet with songwriters in the area. The family then decided to move from their native Pennsylvania to an outlying Nashville suburb, which accelerated Swift's career.

While performing at the intimate Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Swift caught the eye of music industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed label. Swift joined the roster at Big Machine Records and released her debut single, "Tim McGraw," in August 2006. The song drew upon her experience as a lovelorn high-school student, a theme that Swift revisited throughout her self-titled debut album. Released in late 2006, Taylor Swift catapulted the young songwriter to stardom, spawned a handful of hits (five consecutive Top Ten singles, a new record for a female solo artist), and earned multi-platinum sales. Swift also received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, an award she ultimately lost to Amy Winehouse. Two subsequent EPs -- Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection and Beautiful Eyes -- helped maintain Swift's popularity while whetting public demand for her next release, which arrived in November 2008.

Swift's debut album made her a titan in the country world, but 2008's Fearless positioned her as the year's biggest star of any genre. The sophomore album went gold during its first week of release; combined with the sales of its predecessor, it also made Swift the highest-grossing artist of 2008. The accolades increased in 2009, when Fearless went multi-platinum and took home two ACM awards, five American Music Awards, five CMAs, two CMTs, and a controversial trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards (Kanye West infamously stormed the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to throw his support to Beyonce, claiming she deserved the award instead). Meanwhile, "You Belong With Me" became Swift's highest-charting song on the pop charts, which endeared her music to an even wider audience.