Facts about Taylor Swift

  1. Taylor owns a Dassault Falcon 900 private jet and an airport hangar at Nashville. She owns an eight-bedroom summer home in coastal Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Swift bought a four-bedroom mansion in Belle Meade, Tennessee for her parents. Swift lives between a three-bedroom duplex penthouse in Midtown Nashville, Tennessee and a three-bedroom cottage in Beverly Hills, California.
  2. She has released 4 albums, Taylor Swift, Speak Now, Fearless and Red. According to Forbes's Celebrity 100 list, released annually in the month of May, Swift earned $18 million in 2009, $45 million in 2010,$45 million in 2011,$57 million in 2012 and $55 million in 2013.
  3. In 2013, she became the second person (and first woman) to receive the Country Music Association's Pinnacle Award.
  4. She has received two Golden Globe Award nominations.
  5. She has 7 Grammy Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 6 Country Music Association Awards.
  6. In 2013 she appeared in an episode of The New Girl.
  7. In 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama presented Swift with The Big Help Award for her "dedication to helping others" and "inspiring others through action”.
  8. In 2012 she voice acted the character of Audrey in The Lorax.
  9. In 2009 Taylor Swift made country music history by selling more digital downloads than any other country artist, ever. She sold over 20 million hits worldwide.
  10. Taylor is the first country singer to win an MTV Video Music Award. Her video "You Belong with Me" won the Best Female Video award in 2009
  11. She played a rebellious teen in an episode of CSI in 2009.
  12. Swift opposes LGBT discrimination. Following the 2008 murder of Lawrence King, she recorded a Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network PSA to combat hate crimes.
  13. Swift enjoyed both reading and writing poetry and was particularly drawn to the works of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss when she was growing up.
  14. Taylor lived on a Christmas tree farm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  15. Taylor Swift was the first 'Saturday Night Live' host to ever write their own monologue. She chose to write a song for the event called 'My Monologue Song' that included jabs at Joe Jonas and Kanye West, plus a kiss for Taylor Lautner, whom she was dating at the time.
  16. Taylor knew she need to go to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her musical dreams after watch a Behind the Music special on Faith Hill. She and her family moved to Nashville when she was 14-years-old.
  17. At 11-years-old she won a local talent competition singing LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal"
  18. She is very musical. She can play guitar, banjo, piano, ukulele and electric guitar.
  19. A computer repairman taught her how to play three chords on the guitar when she was 12, and this inspired her to writer her first song "Lucky You”.
  20. Some of her nicknames are Tay, T-Swift, Swifty, T-Swizzle, T-Sweezy.

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