Taylor Swift Singer, Songwriter
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Throughout her career, she has become one of the most popular female contemporary singers. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.
In the fall of 2014, when Taylor released her critically acclaimed fifth album, 1989, she astounded the world by selling almost 1.3 million albums in its debut week — a feat that had been called impossible. She calls 1989 her most cohesive collection of confessionals yet.
It is a touchstone: Taylor’s songwriting and sonic evolution surprise us more than ever before. Heavily keyboard- and beat-driven, on 1989, the pop sensibilities that have always been the hallmark of Taylor’s music now move front and center. And throughout the album’s release and the record-breaking world tour that followed, she found herself, as always, in the glare of a blinding spotlight — but if you think that scares her, you haven’t been paying attention.
She’s blazing into the next phase of her still-young career, where she’ll continue to dance like no one’s watching, write like she stole our collective diary, and inevitably soar to ever-greater heights.
All that’s left to wonder is how many more lives she’ll lift in the process.