Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter.
er discography spans multiple genres and her narrative songwriting—often inspired by her personal life—has received critical praise and widespread media coverage.
Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.
She signed a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a recording deal with Big Machine Records in 2005.
Her 2006 self-titled debut studio album made her the first female country artist to write or co-write every song on a US platinum-certified album.
Swift's next studio albums,
(2010), explored country pop.
Swift experimented with diverse rock and electronic styles on
Swift's second studio album,
, was released on November 11, 2008
In 2009, the music video for "You Belong with Me" was named Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.