Taylor Swift Biography
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Birthplace: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Taylor Swift won the MTV Music Award for Best Female Video—which came complete with a Kanye West speech hijack! Check out what else this “fearless” platinum pop star has lived through in her Kidzworld biography!
No Country Bumpkin
At 13, Taylor became the youngest artist to ever sign a deal with Sony and from the get-go Taylor made it clear that she wanted to write and record her own songs. Her creative vision has brought her from the 2006 breakout single, Tim McGraw to a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, two multi-platinum albums and a massive legion of fans. She’s toured the world, guest starred on CSI and even dated a Jonas brother—all before the age of 20!
2009 Billboard Artist of The Year
Taylor Swift has been named the Billboard artist of the year. It has been a remarkable year for the 19 year old star. Taylor has been topping the charts and has had some of the biggest singles. 2009 is finishing off nicely for the young country musician.
During Taylor’s acceptance speech for a well-deserved win for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West stormed the stage, snatched the microphone and declared Beyonce’s Single Ladies to be “one of the best videos of all time.” Kanye handed the mic back to a rattled Taylor who was so upset she couldn’t finish her speech. During Beyonce’s later win she called Taylor on stage where Taylor was finally able to give her speech. Kanye’s rude interruption resulted in a huge media storm—Kanye took to his blog to make an ALL CAPS APOLOGY and two days later on The Jay Leno Show, he apologized again, citing his mother’s death as the catalyst for his bizarre behavior. He also called Taylor personally to make amends. Taylor, good girl that she is, accepted.
Rumors swirled that Taylor was dating Lucas Till, her co-star in the You Belong With Me video and according to PopStar, there’s some truth to that. Maybe Taylor wants to keep it on the downlow after all the madness that surrounded her last relationship with Joe Jonas—Forever and Always was inspired by their breakup!
Did You Know?
Lucas and Taylor shared an on-screen kiss, but Taylor wasn’t the first pop star Lucas has locked lips with—he also kissed Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana: The Movie! When asked who is a better kisser, Lucas said, “I think Taylor. I liked kissing Taylor a little more.”