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Taylor Alison Swift
(born December 13, 1989, age 22 years) is a singer-songwriter country-pop genre, musicians and American actress.
In 2006, he released his debut single "Tim McGraw", followed by her debut album which is then certified by the multi-platinum Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, which led Swift won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Fearless and Taylor Swift in a row to close in 2008 in the third and sixth. Fearless topped the Billboard 200 for 11 consecutive weeks. Swift was named as Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine in 2009. Swift released her third album Speak Now on October 25, 2010 which successfully sold 1.047 million copies in its first week.
In 2008, total albums sold over four million copies, making it the year's best-selling musicians in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes put Swift in the order of 69 most powerful celebrity in 2009 with revenues of $ 18 million, the most powerful celebrity for-12 in 2010 with revenues of $ 45 million and the most powerful celebrity for-7 in 2011 with revenues of $ 45 million as well. Swift was ranked the 38th best artist in the decade of the 2000s by Billboard magazine. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan said that Swift is the most successful digital artist in music history with more of 34.3 million digital singles sold. In March 2011, he has managed to sell over 20 million albums and 34.3 million singles worldwide. Swift listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records in 2012 as the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist for her album Speak Now, and Most Simultaneous U.S. Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist. In 2011, Billboard gave the title Woman of the Year.
2006-2008: Taylor Swift
Swift was first released his first single, "Tim McGraw", and ranks sixth on the Billboard Hot Country Song and ranked 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then he released his debut album, Taylor Swift, who is listed as # 19 on the Billboard 200. Then, after the release of the single "Teardrops on My Guitar", album sales began to rise and eventually reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Albums and ranked 5 on the Billboard 200. The album is positioned on top for the last 24 weeks are not consecutive. Another album that has dipuncak week Billboard Hot Country Albums over 20 weeks in the decade of the 2000s only the Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood. After January 2010, Taylor Swift has sold 4.6 million copies and 9 million single downloads.
The second single from her first album, "Teardrops on My Guitar" is able to achieve success is higher than "Tim McGraw", occupied the second position on the Billboard Hot Country Song and position 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, Swift's first song to the position of the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. His third single, "Our Song", managed to get a higher success of "Teardrops on My Guitar", succeeded in occupying the top of the Billboard Hot Country Song, his first single which managed to do so and is positioned on top for 6 weeks, also one of the longest record for a female singer. The song also managed to occupy the position 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the second Swift songs that occupy positions in the Top 20 chart.
His third single, entitled "Picture to Burn" has not managed to achieve success like "Our Song", but still quite successful because of the position 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Song and position 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the first album to be re meriis Taylor Swift: Deluxe Edition, and adds a single again, "Should've Said No". While getting a rating that is less good, singles are able to occupy the top of the Billboard Hot Country Song for 2 weeks and position 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. Until late 2008, Taylor Swift has sold 3 million copies in the U.S.. He also had won a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist, but escaped to Amy Winehouse.
[Edit] 2008-2009: Fearless
Swift released her second album, Fearless in November 2008 and became an instant success. At the beginning of its opening, the album sold over 592.300 copies, a record number for a female artist in 2008. Only in two months, the album sold 2.2 million copies successful. The album is also listed in rank 1 for the Billboard 200 for 11 consecutive weeks and is also ranked first for the Billboard Hot Country Albums for 35 weeks are not consecutive. Four singles released as a promotional single from Fearless, and the fourth a very festive welcome. Singel is "Change", "Fearless", "You're Not Sorry", and "You Belong with Me", which went straight to number 10, 9, 11, and 12, respectively. Swift is the first artist who is able to do this.
The first single released was "Love Story", a la the style of ancient times, this song became Swift's first international song. Ranks in the Top 10 in over 20 countries around the world, including the Top 5 in several countries, including the rating of 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Song for 2 weeks. "White Horse" was appointed as the second single released, the single ballad managed to occupy position 13 in the Billboard Hot 100, and position 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Song. This single earned two Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the same time and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Fearless is the third single of "You Belong with Me", which was released as a single native and earned a position 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the position of one to two weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Song. The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards as well, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, unfortunately, all failed to win. Then the "Fifteen" was released a fourth single, and "Fearless" was released back into the original single fifth. In addition, the Fearless was announced as Billboard's Top Selling Albumof 2009, marks the best-selling album in 2009 with sales of 3.2 million copies.
On 13 September 2009, exactly the MTV Video Music Awards was held. Swift has won a trophy for Best Female Video for her video "You Belong with Me". However, when making a speech to his victory, rapper Kanye West calmly forward and grab the microphone kepanggung held by Swift, and stated that the video of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" was the one who should win, not the video Swift. Kanye West and then expelled from the event, and when Beyonce won Video of the Year, the highest award that night, she invited Swift to come back and finish ahead of his speech. Swift agrees, and he completed his speech that night. The incident is drawing attention many artists, including Best Female Video nominees, such as Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson, the compact Swift agreed that the video is fine win. Artists and many other important people also thinks Kanye West is a negative action, and do not deserve. Kanye West finally apologized to Swift, and Swift accepted.
Fearless album is successfully achieved the Album of the Year for the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards that same year made this album to be the most appreciated album in country music history. Fearless won the Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards Taylor Swift also made became the youngest artist ever to win Album of The Year pad such prestigious awards. In the same year, Taylor Swift won the nickname of Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards and Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards make it back to being the youngest artist ever to get the highest honors in both prestigious awards event.
[Edit] 2010-present: Debut film and Speak Now
On February 2010, he earned eight Grammy Awards nominations and get four of them, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Fearless, as well as Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for "White Horse". Also nominated as Best New Artist of 2008 (passed on Amy Winehouse), and was nominated for four other categories, the Record of the Year4, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Belong with Me" and Best Pop Collaborations with Vocals for "Breathe" with Colbie Caillat.
Swift then appeared in the film Valentine's Day, and singing the main song in the soundtrack, titled "Today Was a Fairytale". The reaction is very powerful song, and within a week this song has sold 325 000 copies, and instantly get the position 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Beating the record previously held by Britney Spears and her song "Womanizer" which sold 280 000 copies in its first week.
Swift released her third album titled Speak Now on October 25, 2010. Since its release, the critics gave a very positive review even close to perfect for this album. Complement the positive response from critics, Speak Now with great success through the number of one million copies in its first week, which only 1,047,000 in the first week. Swift is the first artist to get a million copies for sale diminggu first album since Lil Wayne in 2008, and also the first country artist to get a million copies the first diminggu album sales, since Garth Brooks in the year 1994. Speak Now to record a country album of the first female artist to penetrate more than one million copies diminggu first, and second overall, after Garth Brooks. Homage to the other country female artist who had occupied this record is the album Shania Twain Up! in 2002 which sold 847.000 copies diminggu first. Speak Now the album itself is an album written by Taylor Swift on their own without the help of co-writer. This is a very rare happening in the world of music
In 2011, Taylor Swift won the nickname of Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Awards Accosiation of making it the youngest artist ever to win the top honors. In the same year, Taylor Swift also won the nickname of Entertainer of the Year for the second time at the Country Music Associaton awards made it two after the actress Barbara Mandrell who once dubbed Entertainer of the Year two times. Swift also won the title of Artist of the Year for the second time at the American Music Awards awards. In the same year, Taylor Swift was dubbed "Woman of the Year" by Billboard magazine and a singer who earn the most revenue with $ 35 million.
In 2012, he was nominated three nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Country Album for Speak Now, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for "Mean". Swift successfully won two awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance but lost to Lady Antebellum for Best Country Album. In the same year Taylor Swift won the title of Entertainer of the Year for the second time in a row at the awards Academy of Country Awards