Taylor Swift Gossip and Trivia

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  • The love interest in her song, “Tim McGraw” is named Johnny.
  • Taylor Swift taught herself to play guitar.
  • Sister of Austin Swift (aka Austin K. Swift), a photographer. He photographed her “Fearless Tour”.
  • With her first No. 1 song “Our Song”, at age 18 years and 9 days, became the fifth teen-aged female singer to top the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart. The others were Jean Shepard (19 years, 9 months in August 1953 with “A Dear John Letter”), Tanya Tucker (14 years, 7 months in May 1973 with “What’s Your Mama’s Name”), Marie Osmond (14 years, 1 month in November 1973 with “Paper Roses”) and LeAnn Rimes (14 years, 4 months in December 1996 with “One Way Ticket (Because I Can)”).
  • Taylor Swift was ranked #57 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • She grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania and her job was to rake Praying Mantis pods off the trees.
  • (June 2008 – October 2008) Was in a relationship with Joe Jonas.
  • Best friends with Selena Gomez and Emma Stone.
  • Taylor Swift won the award for Best Female Video at the 2009 Video Music Awards.
  • Good friends with Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams, Kellie Pickler, and Emma Watson.
  • On November 11th, 2009, Taylor became the youngest singer to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award.
  • She spent her summers through the age of 14 at the Jersey shore. Her family owned a home in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, an upscale South Jersey resort town north of Cape May and south of Atlantic City.
  • Had a cameo in Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009).
  • She credits LeAnn Rimes as her main influence into a country music career. Swift stated on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) that she wanted to be a country singer after attending Rimes’ concert.
  • She was a member of a local SNL-inspired kid’s sketch comedy group TheatreKids Live! while growing up in Pennsylvania.
  • Her music influences include Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Patsy Cline, and her grandmother, who was a professional opera singer.
  • Taylor’s best friend Abigail Anderson, whom she’s known since ninth grade, is mentioned in her song “Fifteen” from her Fearless album.
  • She graduated from high school in July 2008 from Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
  • (May 4, 2010) Named a spokeswoman for Cover Girl.
  • (July 2009 – December 2009) Was in a relationship with Taylor Lautner.
  • When she appeared at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (2009), she assisted magician David Copperfield with two illusions. First, he made her appear inside an apparently empty glass elevator, and in the second he sawed her in half in the same glass-sided boxes he used to saw Claudia Schiffer in half in his 1990s stage shows.
  • Ranked #31 in Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” Women of 2010.
  • (October 2010 – December 2010) Was in a relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Holds the rare distinction of having all of her released singles (excluding promotional singles and singles as a featured artist) reach the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. Of those twelve singles, five of them have reached the Top 10, and three of those five singles have reached the Top 5.
  • Went to the same high school in Wyomissing, PA, as Jillian Murray before moving to Hendersonville, Tennessee.
  • When Beyoncé Knowles won the MTV Music Video award for Video of the Year, she set aside her acceptance speech in order to allow Taylor to finish her acceptance speech, for best female video, which had been interrupted by Kanye West hours earlier.
  • She won the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award at the 46th American Country Music Awards.
  • Ranked #20 in Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” Women of 2011.
  • Her first song was called “Lucky You”.
  • It took three attempts to get her driver’s permit when she was 15.
  • Ranked #61 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
  • Ranked #53 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
  • Nicknamed her car “Toyoat” because it is a Toyota.
  • Named Billboard magazine’s “Woman of the Year” for 2011 [October 12, 2011].
  • Named the 2011 “Entertainer of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music”.
  • Taylor Swift is a fan of Rihanna.
  • At many of her concerts she comes out with a Minnesota Vikings jersey with the number 13 on the back. The Vikings had specially made it for her.
  • Is a big fan of Britney Spears and has a poster of Britney in her room.
  • Her sophomore album, Fearless, is the most awarded album in country music history. It won the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, the Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, the Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
  • At the age of 20, became the youngest artist in music history to win the coveted Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
  • Wrote her hit song “Love Story” on her bedroom floor in 20 minutes.
  • Gave a free showcase to her Brazilian fans on September 13, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro to promote her ‘Red’ album. It was her first time ever in Brazil.
  • When asked by a fan if she was someone else (an actress), who would she be, she replied she’d like to be Gwyneth Paltrow, as she “is beautiful, cool and has beautiful kids”.
  • In early 2012, Taylor assisted magician Franz Harary with the world premiere of a new illusion called Slice-Her, in which she was sawed in half and her halves pulled apart while standing up and without any boxes hiding her body from view at any time.
  • Is captivated by the poet Pablo Neruda.
  • Taylor Swift wrote her song “Teadrops On My Guitar” for a boy who she was in love with in high school and he only saw her as a friend.
  • Taylor Swift keeps a journal and writes about how her day went.
  • Good friends with Hailee Steinfeld, Behati Prinsloo, Ed Sheeran, Lena Dunham.
  • One of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant. Her other ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish, Welsh, German, Swedish, Dutch, and French.
  • Has two cats, named ‘Meredith” and “Elizabeth Benson”.

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