Taylor Swift – from a country singer to a pop icon – career, songs about boyfriends, love life and net worth

Taylor Swift, in full Taylor Alison Swift, was born December 13, 1989, in West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is an American pop and country music star popular with her songs about breakups and heartache loved by millions.

Just a girl with her guitar

Taylor Swift showed a love for music at her early age. She took the hard decision to move to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004 to follow her dream as a country singer. She debuted into the country scene with the singles “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Our Song”. A few years later Swift released her second studio album “Fearless” which was classified as a country-pop record with crossover appeal. Regardless of the genre, Fearless became a Diamond record by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with the help of her signature singles – “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”. Taylors third album came in 2010 with the name “Speak Now”. The album was a charming blend of country-pop style with elements of rock. Her singles “Mine”, “Back to December” (dedicated to her boyfriend Taylor Lautner), and “Mean” were a great success on both country and pop charts.