It All Begins

Taylor Alison Swift is born at 8:36AM Wednesday, December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, a suburb of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Dec. 13, 1989

Finding her calling

Taylor learns how to play guitar from a local computer repair man. Inspiring her to write her first song “Lucky You”.

Jan. 1, 2002

Making Moves

Taylor and her family move to Hendersonville, Tennessee so she can pursue a career in country music.

June. 1, 2005

World, Meet Ms. Swift

Taylor’s first single “Tim McGraw” is released

June, 1, 2006

Album 1: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, her self-titled first album, is released by Big Machine Records. The album sold 39,000 copies during its first week of release.

Oct. 24, 2006

Christmas Cheer

The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection - EP, or simply The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, is released exclusively at Target.

October 14, 2007

Her first award

Taylor Swift was honored as Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International

October 16, 2007

It's a Love Story

Taylor’s single “Love Story” is released became the second-best-selling country single of all time, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

September, 12, 2008

Album 2: Fearless

Swift’s second album, Fearless, is released. Swift wrote and/or co-wrote every song on the album in addition to co-producing it.

November 11, 2008

Live from New York, it's SaturTay Night.

Taylor Swift makes her debut appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. She returns on Nov. 7, 2009 as both host and musical guest.

SNL January 10, 2009

TayTV: Crime Scene Investigation

Swift made her primetime television acting debut, as Haley Jones, on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Turn, turn, turn" on March 5, 2009 in the U.S. and Canada.

March 5, 2009

"Imma let you finish"

Taylor Swift's acceptence speech for winning the award for Best Female Video ("You Belong with Me") is famously interupted by Kayne West.

September 13, 2009

Grammy Season

Swift wins four Grammy Awards: Fearless was named Album of the Year and Best Country Album, while "White Horse" was named Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She is the youngest ever artist to win Album of the Year.

Grammy Grammy Grammy Grammy January 31, 2010

Going Hollywood

Swift made her feature film acting debut in the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine's Day.

February 12, 2010

Album 3: Speak Now

Taylor’s third album, Speak Now, is released. This marks the first time she independently wrote every song on a single album, while also co-producing it. Speak Now has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

October 25, 2010

Getting to the top

Taylor Swift releases "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the lead single off of her fourth studio album, Red. The single becomes the first in Swift's career to peak at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

August 13, 2012

Album 4: Red

Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red. The album's lead single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", becomes Swift's first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

October 22, 2012

A Golden Girl

Swift is nominated for “Best Original Song” at the 70th Golden Globes for her song “Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

January 13, 2013

All RED Everything

The Red Tour starts in Omaha, Neb. During a stop on the tour in Sydney, Australia, Swift sells out the Allianz Stadium (with an at-capacity crowd of 40,900 fans), making her the first female artist in history to do so

Red Tour March 13, 2013

Setting The Record

The Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist Award went to Swift for the sixth consecutive year.

October 9, 2013

Album 5: 1989

Taylor releases her fifth album, 1989. She describes it as her first “official” pop album release. 1989 sold 1,287,000 copies in the U.S. during the first week of release, selling more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous 12 years.

October 27, 2014

"Boys only want love if it's torture"

Swift became the first woman in the Billboard Hot 100's 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot with the release of 1989's second single, "Blank Space".

November 10, 2014


The premiere of Swift's epic star-studded video for “Bad Blood” (which debuted on the Billboard Music Awards) helps lift the song to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

June 6, 2015

Welcome to the Show

Taylor debuted an documentary on The 1989 World Tour which premiered exclusively on Apple Music. The film captures Taylor’s entire performance from Sydney with never seen footage filmed backstage and during rehearsals with surprise musical and special guests.

December 20, 2015

Taylor vs. Treadmill: Based on true events

Swift shows off her rap skills as she rhymes along to Drake and Future‘s “Jumpman” in the latest spot for Apple Music.

April 1, 2016

It's Gonna Be Tay

Taylor adorns the cover of the 2016 May issue of Vogue magazine, marking her third such appearence. Along to showcasing Swift's new look, they sat down to chat through 73 questions.

April 14, 2016