The Most Surprising Taylor Swift Facts

Taylor Swift Facts

Taylor Swift has grown into an absolute pop sensation. Her music successes have grown to be nearly too numerous to count, as has her burgeoning fan base. Writing with a genuine sense of inspiration, her songs hit home with young women, and her popularity has spread through to nearly every demographic as well. We’ve dug up some particularly interesting tidbits about a particularly interesting individual.

Fascinating Taylor Swift Facts

1 She won a local talent show by singing LeAnn Rimes’ “Big Deal” at the age of 11, earning the opportunity to open for Charlie Daniels.

2 No stranger to being the “youngest ever,” Swift earned the title once again in 2010 for becoming the youngest artist ever to win an Album of the Year Grammy Award at the age of 20.

3 She made her feature film debut in “Valentine’s Day”, earning a Teens Choice Award for her acting efforts.

4 Her “Speak Now” album was entirely written by Swift, selling over a million copies in the first week alone.

5 Her family constantly supported her, even moving near country music capital Nashville, Tennessee in an effort to help her succeed at an early age.

6 Her swift crossover style between the country and pop music genres seems natural now, but was without precedent at the time.

7 Taylor Swift bears remarkable resemblance to her grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, who was an opera singer.

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8 She was signed to a publishing deal with Sony/ATV by the age of 15.

9 She won a national poetry contest in fifth grade, crediting poetry with inspiring her to write lyrics.

10 A computer technician taught her how to play three different chords on guitar, giving her motivation to write the song “Lucky You.”

11 While she was certainly already famous, the incident between her and Kanye West on stage at the Video Music Awards thrust her into the spotlight. In the eyes of many, it made her into a victim and thus made many people root for her. Indirectly, Kanye West contributed to a portion of Swift’s stunning popularity.

73 Questions With Taylor Swift

Vogue’s May 2016 cover star Taylor Swift takes us on a tour of her Beverly Hills home and answers all of our questions, including what she’d be doing if she wasn’t a singer, and her best advice for her 19-year-old self.

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