12 Things You Need To Know About Taylor Swift

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#1- Taylor Swift was born on December 14, 1989. Her real name is Taylor Alison Swift.

#2- Her parents gave her the name "Taylor" after the name of "James Taylor", who is an American singer-songwriter.

#3- She became interested in musical theatre at the age of 9 & began performing in a youth theatre academy.

#4- She visited the Nashville Record with her mother when she was 11 & shared her demo Karaoke Covers, but got rejected at the time.

#5- Taylor Swift learned to play the three-string guitar at the age of 12 from a local musician who was also a computer repairman.

#6- Taylor Swift penned her first song, "Lucky You," when she was 12 years old.

#7- She wrote a novel called "A Girl Named Girl" when she was 14 years old, but her parents never published it.

#8- She can also play the 12-string guitar. Apart from guitar, she is also able to play the piano, ukulele, & banjo.

#9- Taylor Swift first debut album, "Taylor Swift," was released on October 24, 2006 under Big Machine Records.

#10- Her debut album reached No.1 on the Top Country Albums chart for 24 weeks & reached No.5 on the Billboard 200.

#11- So far, Taylor Swift's 200 million-plus records have been sold globally, which makes her one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

#12- She is the only musician whose five opening albums have sold more than one million copies in the US.

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