"I'm intimidated by the fear of being average."
- Born Taylor Alison Swift on Dec. 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania
- At age 16, Taylor Swift scored her first Top 40 hit with "Tim McGraw," a song featured on her 2006 eponymous debut album. Swift 2008 studio album, Fearless, was her first No. 1 album and spawned the Top 5 crossover hit "Love Story."
- Swift is one of only two female solo artists, along with Adele, to win Album Of The Year twice for her solo recordings. She won the award for 2010 for Fearless and again for 2015 for 1989. The singer/songwriter made her GRAMMY performance debut at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009, performing "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus.
- When she was 10, Swift penned the poem "Monster In My Closet," that won a national poetry contest.
- In 2016 Swift donated $1 million to help victims of the floods in Louisiana.