Taylor Alison Swift was born to Andrea Gardner Swift and Scott Kingsley Swift on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her father was a stockbroker, while her mother was a homemaker who raised Taylor and her younger brother, Austin.

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She studied at Alvernia Montessori School. Taylor and Austin attended Bible classes as their parents were Presbyterian church goers.

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When she was only 9 months old her mother put her on a saddle, since then horse riding became her hobby. She was gifted her own pony named Ginger. Taylor won many horse riding races.

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As Swift performed at events, she worked with a number of songwriters such as Brett Beaver, Mac McNally and Liz Rose, eventually settling with Liz acting primarily as an editor. 

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In 2005, she performed at the 'Bluebird Cafe' where she impressed Scott Borchetta, then a DreamWorks Records executive looking to manage his own production label, and he immediately signed her.

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In October 2006, she released her debut album titled 'Taylor Swift'. Her album hit the number five spot on Billboard and her singles charted for 157 weeks.

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After her initial hit, she recorded the album Fearless, which was released in 2008 with her single "Love Story". It climbed to no on Billboard. "You Belong With Me" at No. 2 on the 4 chart.

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'Billboard 200' declared it the best-selling album of the year in 2009. The music video was also named 'Best Female Music Video' on MTV. That year she was also named 'Artist of the Year' for her album.

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With his new album 'Raid', Taylor showed his fans and critics that he was not just a country artist. The album featured a variety of genres such as dance-pop, heartland rock and dubstep tracks, which received a great response.

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From 'Taylor Swift' in 2006 to 'Fearless' in 2008, all of her albums have made it to the Billboard Top 100. Her subsequent albums Speak Now, Red and 1989 catapulted her to the pinnacle of country-pop music.

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With his exceptional song-writing skills, he has earned a place for himself in 'The Songwriters Hall of Fame'.

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Swift wrote the 350-page novel when she was twelve. Her novel is complete but she does not intend to publish it anytime soon.

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