Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in country music. She signed to the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's eponymous debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. "Our Song", her third single, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the country chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Aw man, I fu freaking love Taylor Swift; sure, her music’s not really my thing and it’s not the deepest and most complex tunes you’ll be hearing, but she’s really awesome. As any die hard fan knows (I have to admit, I just found out), her favorite number is ’13′ – and this March 13 [...]
So Taylor Swift has sold 1.2 million copies of her latest album, Red. She, of course, did this two years ago, as well. While it is impressive, it’s also telling: Swift gets rewarded (greatly) for essentially putting out the same collection of songs every coupla years. She hasn’t really evolved or grown as a songwriter. [...]
So, for all the shit that I’ve given Nickelback over the years, apparently it has been warranted – at least a little bit. A blog calling itself Tastebuds.fm has named the Canadian rockers the “number one musical turnoff.” Tastebuds, a similar site to Last.fm, did their research thusly: Each user was allowed to specify up [...]
Holy shit. Swift’s latest offering, Speak Now, has done what only two albums in the last five years have done and only a dozen previously in history have achieved: gone platinum in one week’s time. She just beat out Tha Carter III with 1.047M for best first-week since 50 Cent’s The Massacre moved 1.141M back [...]
I knew this was gonna suck even before the nominations were announced. I knew it because I knew that they wouldn’t bother to have albums of quality – ya know, Merriweather Post Pavilion or Us or Wilco (the Album) or Cuban Linx II. No, they decide that the following are the supposed best of last [...]