Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. At age 14, Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house and, at 15, she signed her first record deal.
Her 2006 eponymous debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US. Its third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008.
Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", it became the US' best-selling album of 2009 and was certified diamond in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, and Swift became the youngest Album of the Year winner.
A diamond’s gotta shine. Taylor Swift took home the win for Artist of the Year at the 2022 American Music Awards, marking her seventh time receiving the award.“In the past few years, I have released more music than I did in the decade preceding that,” the “Anti-Hero” songstress, 32, said while accepting the award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, her sixth win of the night. “I really feel like that’s down to the fact that you, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear lots of music … I found that the more music I made [and] the more music I put out, the happier I was.”She continued: “I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness.
I love you more than I can say. I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I get to do this and that you still care.
So, thank you underlined with 13 exclamation points.”Swift has been nominated for the AMAs’ top prize nine times in total and took home the award in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
In 2019, she also became the first female musician to win the Artist of the Decade trophy, which was previously awarded to Garth Brooks in 2000 for his record-breaking success in the 1990s.“The fact that this is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work and of art and of fun and memories, all that matters to me is the memories that I have had with you guys, with you the fans, over the years,” the Grammy winner said in her acceptance speech at the time. “Guys, we’ve had fun, incredible, exhilarating, extraordinary times together, and may it continue.Read more on usmagazine.com