Taylor Alison Swift, an American singer-songwriter, was born on December 13, 1989. She has gained critical acclaim and extensive media coverage for her multi-genre discography, songwriting, and artistic reinventions. Swift, a Pennsylvania native, relocated to Nashville at the age of 14 to pursue a career as a country musician.
2004 saw her acquire a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and 2005 saw her sign a recording deal with Big Machine Records. She became the first female country musician to have a U.S. platinum-certified album thanks to her self-titled first album from 2006. Swift explored country pop in her next two albums, Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010). The songs “Love Story” by the former and “You Belong with Me” by the latter were the first country singles to reach No.
1 on the U.S. pop and all-genre airplay charts, respectively.
She tried out rock and electronic genres on Red (2012), which featured “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one song. She then abandoned her country image for her synth-pop album 1989 (2014), which was supported by the number-one singles “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood.” Her subsequent album Reputation (2017) and its number-one hit “Look What You Mad
Every Tuesday after school in Nashville, Taylor began creating songs with songwriter Liz Rose for two hours. She later became the Sony/ATV publishing house’s youngest performer signed, however, she departed the band at age 14. Because she wanted to document the early years of her life on an album while they still accurately reflected the struggles she was through, she thought she was running out of time.
Swift attracted Scott Borchetta’s eye at a showcase at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe in 2005. At the time, Borchetta was getting ready to launch Big Machine Records, an indie record label. Her father bought a 3% stake in Big Machine, making her one of the company’s initial signees.
Taylor then began to work on her debut album and convinced Big Machine to work with Nathan Chapman as her song producer. The self-titled album by Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006, following the release of her first lead single, “Tim McGraw,” in June 2006. On the US Billboard 200, where it spent 275 weeks, it peaked at number 5.
Swift spent 2006 and 2007 promoting her album on radio, and television, and as the opening act for country musicians in the US. Swift was also the opening act for Brad Paisley’s 2007 tour. Taylor released four additional singles from her debut album in 2007 and 2008, and each of them debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart of Billboard.
Swift’s first two EPs, “The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection” and “Beautiful Eyes,” were released in October 2007 and July 2008, respectively. All three of her debut albums received positive reviews.
In 2007, she made history by being named the BMI Songwriter of the Year at a young age. She was nominated for Best New Artist at the 50th Grammy prizes and received prizes at the CMAs, ACMs, and AMAs.
How Taylor Swift Helps People Worldwide?
Swift gave the money she earned from her “Wildest Dreams” music video, which features a variety of animals, to the African Parks Foundation of America (APFA) in September 2015. The organization’s primary objectives are community outreach, sustainable tourism, the preservation and protection of wildlife in Africa, long-term upkeep of protected areas, and the elimination of poaching.
APFA provides employment possibilities to thousands of Africans.
By putting money into tourists and companies that support conservation, it has an economic impact by encouraging prosperity, alleviating poverty, and lowering the park’s dependency on donor financing. All earnings go back into the parks and communities.
The African Parks Foundation of America paid $8.54 million in compensation to its staff in 2017. More than $3.9 million was made from park-related tourism, which is a 24% increase from 2016. Akagera in Rwanda saw 37,284 visitors in 2017, increasing the park’s revenue to $1.6 million. In 2017, $43.5 million was contributed to African conservation initiatives by African Parks.
Taylor Swift supports the globe by collaborating with UNICEF. She took part in UNICEF’s initiative for the Tap Project. Through an auction, the program delivers bottled water from the homes of notable people. The program has earned more than $2.5 million for those without access to clean water globally thanks in large part to the support of celebrities.
Additionally, in 2015, Taylor Swift donated her hand-signed guitar to the 35th anniversary online auction of the animal rights group PETA. The whole proceeds from the auction were used to further PETA’s efforts to save animals.
How Taylor Swift Uses Her Voice to Help Others
Taylor Swift, one of the largest music singers, never stopped using her gifts and love of singing to help causes and earn money. She raised £13,000 for the cause, for instance, by singing at the BBC’s Children in Need performance in 2009. The purpose of the BBC’s Children in Need performance is to help well-known performers collect money for underprivileged children.
In the same year, after a number of floods and bushfires devastated Australia, the Sydney Sound Relief Concert was held to raise funds for disaster relief. Swift was one of the famous people who performed on the occasion. According to Money Inc., the total amount raised was more than $3.3 million. Directly supporting the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal was this money.