Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She is best known for her narrative songwriting that often centers around her personal life, which has received widespread critical praise and media coverage. At age 14, she became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house and, at age 15, she signed her first record deal. Her 2006 eponymous debut studio album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s on the Billboard 200. Swift’s breakthrough second studio album, Fearless (2008), won four Grammy Awards and produced the pop-crossover hit singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”. It became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States and was certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Swift’s self-written third studio album, Speak Now (2010), spawned the Grammy-winning single “Mean”, and her genre-bending fourth studio album, Red (2012), earned Swift her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. Her fifth studio album and first all-pop project, 1989 (2014), produced the number-one singles “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” and won three Grammy Awards—including Album of the Year—making Swift the first woman to succeed herself at the top spot on the Hot 100 and the first woman to win Album of the Year twice as lead artist. Her hip hop-inspired sixth studio album, Reputation (2017), made her the first and only act in music history to have four albums each sell one million copies in their first week in the U.S. and generated her fifth Hot 100 number-one single, “Look What You Made Me Do”.
Having sold more than 50 million albums and 150 million singles globally, Swift is one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. Her accolades include 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and seven Guinness World Records; she is the most-awarded act and woman at the American Music Awards (29 wins) and Billboard Music Awards (23 wins), respectively.
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Without further ado, Taylor Swift’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
4. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
3. Taylor Swift – Love Story
2. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar
1. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Bonus: Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams