Life is clearly at its momentous peak for the 20-year old, singer-songwriter and music’s hottest sensation, Taylor Swift, whose latest highly-anticipated album titled “Speak Now” is soon to be released in music stores nationwide, early November. Her love and passion for music started at a very young age and has now earned her numerous titles from esteemed award-giving institutions, world-wide recognition and a significant solid fan-base across every region. Taylor’s early career achievements were marked by the breakthrough success of her debut album and worldwide crossover hit of her #1 single, “Love Story”, crowning on both country and pop charts. Her rising fan-base here in the Philippines has made her every single a hit, topping the charts across digital, radio and music channels, from her first hit, “Love Story”, followed by “White Horse”, “You Belong with Me”, “Today Was a Fairytale”, “Fifteen”, “Fearless” and her latest hit single, “Mine”, strongly playing across the country’s airwaves.
When her Fearless album was released worldwide, it debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, the highest debut of any country artist in 2008. Remarkably, both her Fearless and Fearless (Platinum edition) albums released in the Philippines have reached 8X Platinum in both retail and digital sales. Globally, Taylor’s career record sales now top 13 million albums and 25 million song downloads, earning the longest charting album of this century.
Her latest single, “Mine”, has topped the MYX Music Hit Charts and has significantly climbed up the notches across pop hit radio stations. In the arena of digital sales, “Mine” reached #1 on the iTunes All-genre Singles Chart and #1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart within 6 hours of its release, and sold in excess of 297,000 downloads in just 4 days. This single alone has set a new record as early its first week of release. Taylor’s worldwide popularity among today’s youth was even made more remarkable after she took home four surfboard trophies from the Teen Choice Awards – for Choice Female Country Artist, Choice Country Album, Choice Country Song and Choice Breakout Actress. With the historic debut of “Mine,” Taylor joins Mariah Carey as the only female artists in the history of theBillboard Hot 100 Chart to debut more than one single in the Top 5 in a calendar year.
Born on December 13, 1989, this Sagittarius, fun-loving lady grew up loving bright colors and sparkles, the number 13, independence and eventually, her inclination toward song-writing marked her early walk to fame. At the age of ten, Taylor began writing songs and singing them at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs around her hometown. At twelve, she learned to play the guitar from a computer repairman named Ronnie, who taught her three chords. From there, Taylor had attained further skill and inspiration to begin creating her own music and even if her grandmother was a professional opera singer, her interest and taste leaned more toward country music. At the age of fourteen, she got signed-up under the record label, Big Machine Records, and became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house and the youngest artist in history to win the “ACM Album of the Year” award.
Indeed, Taylor Swift has made it hit after hit after hit, bringing her exceptional kind of music to soaring heights, and with her millions of fans here and abroad, there is no doubt that her next new album will once again reach music summit. Watch out for more updates on Taylor Swift’s upcoming album release, exclusively from MCA Music, Inc.
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