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Also Known As: Taylor Alison Swift Died:
Born: December 13, 1989 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: singer, songwriter, musician, actress

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Taylor Swift sang about the joy and pain of adolescence on her way to becoming an international pop phenomenon. Her crossover success from country music darling to pop culture superstar happened seemingly happened overnight, yet Swift's prodigious natural talent, honest songwriting and cheerfully free spirit gave her staying power on the charts. Her sophomore album Fearless (2009) churned out one hit song after another, reached multi-platinum status, and won her numerous awards, including Country Music Association (CMA) Entertainer of the Year, which, as the title's youngest recipient, made CMA history. Far from a one-note, Swift displayed her acting skills as well in projects as varied as an episode of the drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) and as Taylor Lautner's love interest in the big screen romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day" (2010). A breath of fresh air amongst a crowd of party-hopping starlets, Swift's fairy tale life took a surreal turn at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards after rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech. However uncomfortable the moment may have been for Swift, everyone in the country knew who she was the next morning, and it appeared the sky was...

Taylor Swift sang about the joy and pain of adolescence on her way to becoming an international pop phenomenon. Her crossover success from country music darling to pop culture superstar happened seemingly happened overnight, yet Swift's prodigious natural talent, honest songwriting and cheerfully free spirit gave her staying power on the charts. Her sophomore album Fearless (2009) churned out one hit song after another, reached multi-platinum status, and won her numerous awards, including Country Music Association (CMA) Entertainer of the Year, which, as the title's youngest recipient, made CMA history. Far from a one-note, Swift displayed her acting skills as well in projects as varied as an episode of the drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) and as Taylor Lautner's love interest in the big screen romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day" (2010). A breath of fresh air amongst a crowd of party-hopping starlets, Swift's fairy tale life took a surreal turn at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards after rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech. However uncomfortable the moment may have been for Swift, everyone in the country knew who she was the next morning, and it appeared the sky was the limit for multi-talented singer-actress who had captured America's hearts.

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 Giver, The (2014)
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 Valentine's Day (2010)
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At age 10, began singing at various festivals and state fairs
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Made singing debut at a showcase held at Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN
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Caught attention of Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed label Big Machine Records
2006:
Released self-titled debut album, featuring single "Tim McGraw"; wrote or co-wrote all songs on album
2007:
Appeared as opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul tour
2008:
Released second album <i>Fearless</i>; album debuted at No. 1 and was year's highest debut of any country artist
2009:
Headlined first tour in U.S. and Canada
2009:
Made cameo in the Jonas Brothers feature film "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience"
2009:
Hosted and performed as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
2009:
Made TV acting debut playing a 16-year-old murdered by her mother on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)
2010:
Film acting debut, ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" from director Garry Marshall
2010:
Released platinum-selling third album <i>Speak Now</i>
2012:
Voiced character of Audrey in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
2012:
Wrote or co-wrote all 16 tracks for fourth album <i>Red</i>, including hit singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble"
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Education

Hendersonville High School: Hendersonville , Tennessee -
Aaron Academy: Hendersonville , Tennessee - 2008

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