Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
She began writing songs in fourth grade, after winning a national poetry contest. She used songwriting as a form of venting her feelings from various issues in her life, such as bullying. In 2009, she won the MTV Award for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me.” Also in 2009, she became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year.
In 2014, after three country and one mainly country album, she crossed over completely to pop with the release of 1989. It merited her 11 weeks at number one on the album chart, three number one singles, two other top tens, and one other top twenty.
Taylor Swift’s lyrics are highly autobiographical; she has said that if people listen to her music it’s as though they’re reading her diary because of how personal her lyrics are. That said, particularly in her Red and 1989 albums, she writes in a manner that simulnatenously harnesses the zeitgeist while subtly alluding to her autobiographical experiences.