Taylor Alison Swift is a versatile American pop singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress. She was born on 13th December 1989. Her debut song is “Tim McGraw” in 2006. This solo was listed as on sixth position on the Billboard country charts. She spotlighted her self titled debut album in October 2006. It produced five hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It was certified 3 x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. It received a great applause. The New York Times described Swift as one of the finest pop song writers, country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults.
In 2008, Swift was the biggest selling artist in the U.S. with sales of over four million albums according to the Nielsen Soundscan. The albums Fearless and the Swift were on number three and six respectively with 2.1 and 1.5 million sales. She is the pioneer among the singers of Nielsen Soundscan with two albums among Top10 songs on the annual end album chart. Her Fearless was the top most on Billboard 200 in 11 continuous weeks. It is the only album that had stayed so long in the list since 1999-2000. It is the first album to stay on first position on the Billboard 200 by a female artist. Swift also topped 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs. She is the first singer in the country to be honored with such a great appreciation.” Love Story”, the solo by Swift became the popular country song and the most paid downloads in the history in February 8, 2009. It was the first country song to be on top of the Mainstream Top 40 chart. She again reached the top most in the Mainstream Top 40 chart in September 2009 with “You Belong with me”. It was the second country song to reach the top. Swift is ranked as the 69th among the most powerful celebrities with more than $18 million in earnings this year by the 2009 issues of Forbes.
Swift started her guitar lessons from a computer repairman who taught her how to play three cords. She wrote her first song “Lucky You” after learning these chords. She compensated her pains from not fitting to school by writing songs regularly. She wrote songs about other kids as they reacted badly to her.
Taylor Swift is on her first headlining 52 city tour. Taylor Swift’s Fearless Tour is a most anticipated musical experience as it features an astonishing theatrical depiction of graphics, sets and visual elements made by her.
American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler is Taylor’s good friend. She too will join Taylor as a featured artist on all the dates. “Best Days Of Your Life” is a solo of Kellie. It is a revenge song which she co wrote with Taylor. The back ground vocal of the album was lent by Taylor. The Fearless Tour will extend for about eight months. San Antonio is the beginning point. TX is the next venue. The tour will be on the run through October in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.