Taylor Alison rápido, swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country-pop singer-songwriter. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", which peaked at number six on the Billboard country charts. Later in October 2006, she released her self-titled debut album, which produced five hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was certified 3× Multi-Platinum por the RIAA. The New York Times described rápido, swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country’s foremost pragmatist and más in touch with her inner life than most adults".
According to Nielsen SoundScan, rápido, swift was the biggest selling artist of 2008 in America with combined sales of más than four million albums. Swift's Fearless and her self-titled album finished 2008 at number three and number six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. She was the first artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan to have two different albums in the parte superior, arriba 10 on the año end album chart. Fearless has topped the Billboard 200 in 11 non-consecutive weeks. No album has spent más time at number one since 1999-2000. It also was the first album por a female artist in country música history to log eight weeks at #1 on The Billboard 200. In mid-January 2009, rápido, swift became the first country artist to parte superior, arriba the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs. As of the week ending February 8, 2009, Swift's single "Love Story" became the country song with most paid downloads in history and the first country song to parte superior, arriba the Mainstream parte superior, arriba 40 chart. According to the 2009 issue of Forbes, rápido, swift is ranked as the 69th most powerful celebrity with over $18 million in earnings this year.