Taylor Swift

BATD ON Feb 08, 2010 AT 5:12 pm

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

If you have watched any music award show recently, chances are you have seen Taylor Swift taking home one award after another. Judging by her ever-growing popularity, this is probably just the beginning.

Swift is often recognized for her personal and accessible song writing, a hobby that began for her at a young age. Winning national recognition for a poem she wrote in 4th grade, she also spent an entire summer writing a several hundred page novel. Around this time, she began singing at local events and festivals, and became so interested in a music career that her family moved from Pennsylvania to a Nashville suburb. After several failed attempts at getting noticed, she finally turned her writing skills into song writing gold when she was signed at the age of 14 to Big Machine Records

Taylor Swift at the Grammys

Taylor Swift at the Grammys

Still one of my personal favourites, Swift’s first song was entitled “Tim McGraw,” and like most of her subsequent hits, is about a former love. This song skyrocketed her to success, and even landed her the opportunity to open for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s tour. She has also opened for big names like Brad Paisley, George Strait and Rascal Flatts.

Soon, she left the supporting role behind, and began headlining her own shows. Her second studio album, Fearless, continues to make it big, winning four Grammy’s this year alone. In fact, while back stage trying to hold all four trophies, she accidentally dropped one, breaking it to pieces. She remained excited however, tweeting later that night “I will remember this night, this celebration, the screaming and hugging of people I love.” Aw, congrats Taylor!

Recently, Swift has been stepping out from behind the microphone to take on a few acting roles as well as some philanthropy work. She starred in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and is making her feature film debut in Valentine’s Day, although we’re not massively convinced by her acting skills, perhaps it would be best to stick to the singing. It looks like for T. Swizzle, as Perez Hilton lovingly nicknamed her, the world is her oyster.

Additionally, she has donated several hundred thousand dollars to several charities, including the Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and BBC’s Children in Need. Like most young celebs, Swift has had her share of high profile relationships. After a rocky split with Joe Jonas, which she so delicately immortalized in song, she could be seen snuggling up to Valentine’s Day co-star Taylor Lautner. She has also been linked to John Mayer, though they remain just friends, and has recently been spotted schmoozing with Glee star Cory Monteith.

Watch this space, we’re sure we will be seeing a whole lot more of Taylor.

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