13 Facts About Taylor Swift!

13 Facts About Taylor Swift!

13 Facts About Taylor Swift!

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Taylor Swift is one of the most iconic musicians of all time. Till date, she holds the record of most Billboard Music Awards won by a female artist and has won 10 Grammy awards all at the young age of 29. A remarkable musician whose songs speak for her life and her feelings, Taylor Swift has no doubt captured the hearts of many as we watched her struggling through heartbreak, bad reputation and now, being once more (but more surely) in love.

 

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Taylor Swift's music career has been through many turns and changes. She jump-started her career as a country singer, transitioning to a pop singer slowly through the "Red" album. The "Red" and "1989" album was the first album that took her from "love is lovely" to a shift towards heartbreak masked with (in some tracks) upbeat music. This slowly morphs into a bad girl don't care feel with the "Reputation" album, singing lyrics that respond to her controversies and bad reputation at the time.

 

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" album was rid of all the red lips and bright outfits we are so used to her donning on
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So far, things seem to have settled down as Taylor picks herself up in the good days that followed, with the newest album "Lover", almost seems like a full circle back to her older days with songs that love. Delicately soft, yet sprinkled with hints of pop, it seems like she is truly in a happy place now, and we're really happy for her.

 

Taylor's new album "Lover" has a soft aesthetic, with powder pastels, butterflies, sparkly things, showing how in love with life and how happy she is right now!
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1) 13 is Her Favorite Number

Try spotting how she incorporates this number into her albums, tracks placements, lyrics, music videos, and even in concert! According to Taylor, she says that "I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album [Taylor Swift] went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro. Every time I've won an award I've been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter. Basically whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it's a good thing."!

 

 

 

2) She Loves Shiny Things (but she'll marry him with paper rings)!

Taylor is a big fan of all things sparkly! From her countless appearances on awards show red carpets, it is obvious that all that sparkles belong to Taylor Swift!

 

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3) Taylor's Singer Grandmother

Taylor's maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, was a professional opera singer. She had inspired the artist's passion for music as they lived in the same home together till her passing in 2003.

 

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4) Siblings

Taylor has a younger brother named Austin, who is an actor.

 

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5) Her Name

She was named after James Taylor. There were of course, another reason why Taylor's parents, Scott and Andrea Swift, decided to name their firstborn. The name "Taylor" did not reveal the gender of the baby, which was what they liked.

 

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6) Start of Fame

Taylor Swift's first single "Tim McGraw" was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 20 weeks, peaking at No. 40. She was sixteen years old when she debuted with the song, which she co-wrote with Liz Rose. The song was dedicated to her ex-boyfriend then, who broke up with her as he was leaving for college. Taylor wanted to remind him of the good times they had, and when they danced to Tim McGraw's "Can't Tell Me Nothin". While "Tim McGraw" was not about Tim McGraw, the two later collaborated on the song "Highway Don't Care".

 

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7) How Much Does Taylor Earn?

Taylor Swift is currently the world's highest-paid celebrity, having earned $185 million in income last year! Her net worth is estimated to be more than $360 million!

 

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8) Private Jets!

She owns two Dassault Falcon private jets and an airport hangar at Nashville International Airport! She bought her first jet at the young age of 21!

 
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9) Songwriting

To date, there are at least 85 songs recorded by Taylor Swift, and she writes or co-writes each of them! She wrote the entire album "Red" by herself!
 
 
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10) Pets

Taylor has two dobermans called Bug and Baby. She also has two Scottish Fold cats named Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. The latest addition to her pet family is the cat which appeared in her "Me" music video. Taylor adopted the cat and named him Benjamin Button.
 
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11) Record Label

Taylor recently left her long-time label partner Big Machine Records and is currently partnered with Universal Music Group’s Republic Records.

 

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12) Favourite Colour

Taylor's favourite colour is... White! If you follow her outfits, you'll realize that in some years, she dresses up all white!

 

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13) Boyfriend

Her current lover is Joe Alwyn. Born 21 February 1991, Joe is an English actor (and a London Boy) known for acting movies such as "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" and "Keepers".

 

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Taylor Swift, an amazing guitar player, a good singer, and most importantly, an incredible composer deserves to be remembered in the musical hall of fame. Who else is in this musical hall of fame, you ask? Every musician who broke down boundaries and broke through walls that tried to define them and their successes. Other legends such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson are also placed on the pedestal, as they were the best singers in their time.

 

With the help of portrait artist Rik Lee, enjoy the musical hall of fame right in your hands. Each musician is hand-painted and crafted by Rik and they also function as playing cards according to their music genres:

Pop = Hearts; Rock ’n’ Roll = Spades; Folk & Country = Diamonds; Soul, Blues & R&B = Clubs.

 

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How are you enjoying the "Lover" album? I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of playfulness, sentimentality and pop all in one album. My favourite songs are "I Forget That You Existed", "Lover" and "Paper Rings". Which ones are your favourite tracks? Let me know in the comments! 

 

~Have a ho (good) week!~ 😊

 

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