December 13, 1989 in Reading
Reading, PA, United States
Beyond famous in the global music industry, Taylor Swift has become what one music journalist described as "that rarest of pop phenomenon: a superstar who managed to completely cross over from country to the mainstream." Though others before have made the move, none have so totally shed their country connections the way Swift so quickly managed. Born in Pennsylvania in 1989, she nabbed her first record deal at the age of 14, writing her own music and revealing a far more maturity than her years. In addition to her talents, she is known for her support of other artists and willingness to use her personal life to inspire her music.