Taylor Swift; Foto: Universal Music

Taylor Swift wurde 2006 zu einem der hellsten (und j├╝ngsten) Gesichter des Country-Pop, als die 16-j├Ąhrige S├Ąngerin ihr erstes Album herausbrachte. Auch wenn sie der amerikanischen ├ľffentlichkeit noch unbekannt war, ist Swift bereits seit fr├╝hester Kindheit aufgetreten, wobei sie durch ihre Opern singende Gro├čmutter inspiriert und unterst├╝tzt wurde.

Mit 11 sang sie "The Star-Spangled Banner" vor einem Spiel der Philadelphia 76ers; im darauffolgenden Jahr begann sie mehrere Stunden pro Tag Gitarre zu ├╝ben, bis ihre Finger bluteten. Die Eltern erkannte den Willen ihrer Tochter und fuhren nun regelm├Ą├čig nach Nashville, TN, damit Swift dort auftreten und Songwriter aus der Region kennenlernen konnte. Die Familie entschied sich, aus ihrer Heimat Pennsylvania in einen Vorort von Nashville zu ziehen, wodurch Swifts Karriere beschleunigt wurde.

Bei einem Auftritt im intimen Bluebird Caf├ę in Nashville wurde Scott Borchetta, ein Veteran der Musikindustrie, auf Swift aufmerksam und nahm sie f├╝r sein neu gegr├╝ndetes Label unter Vertrag. Swift wurde so Teil des Artist-Roster bei Big Machine Records und ver├Âffentlichte ihre Deb├╝t-Single, "Tim McGraw", im August 2006. Der Song wurde aus ihrer Erfahrung als von Liebeskummer geplagte High-School-Sch├╝lerin geboren, ein Thema, das Swift auf ihrem selbstbetitelten Deb├╝talbum immer wieder aufgreift.

Gegen Ende des Jahres 2008 wurde die junge Songwriterin Taylor Swift pl├Âtzlich zum Star, als sie eine Handvoll Hits landete (f├╝nf aufeinanderfolgende Top-10-Singles, ein neuer Rekord f├╝r eine Solok├╝nstlerin), die ihr mehrfaches Platin einbrachten. Dar├╝ber hinaus wurde Swift f├╝r den Grammy in der Kategorie Best New Artist nominiert, einen Preis, bei dem sie sich gegen keine geringere als Amy Winehouse geschlagen geben musste.

Zwei nachfolgende EPs- "Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection" und "Beautiful Eyes" "ÔÇŁ haben das Interesse an Swift wach gehalten und die Nachfrage nach ihrem neuesten Sch├╝lerwerk, "Fearless", das im November 2008 herauskam, angekurbelt.

Im November 2008 unterschrieb Big Machine Records einen internationalen Vertriebsvertrag mit Universal Music. Der Major ver├Âffentlicht die internationale Version von "Fearless" im April 2009 in Europa. Bei der internationalen Version wurden kleinere musikalische Ver├Ąnderungen vorgenommen, zum Beispiel die Fiddle und das Banjo etwas leiser gemacht. Au├čerdem wurden Songs von dem selbstbetitelten Deb├╝t-Album mit auf die neue CD gepackt. Die erste internationale Single war "Love Song".

Ihr Schauspiel-Deb├╝t gab Swift in der Fernsehserie "CSI: Den T├Ątern auf der Spur". Sie spielte Haley Jones in der Folge "Turn, Turn, Turn" (9. Staffel, 16. Folge), die am 5. M├Ąrz 2009 in den USA ausgestrahlt wurde. Ihre erste Rolle in einem Kinofilm ergatterte Swift in dem 2010 gestarteten Film "Valentinstag".

Ende 2010 ver├Âffentlichte Swift ihr n├Ąchstes Studioalbum, "Speak Now", und die erste Single-Auskopplung, "Mine", brach in den USA alle Rekorde. Um auch den Durchbruch in Deutschland endlich zu schaffen, sollte Swift am 23. Oktober 2010 in der Fernsehsendung "Schlag den Raab" auftreten. Die Country-S├Ąngerin sagte aber sehr kurzfritig ab und gab keine Erkl├Ąrung dazu ab.

2011 kam Taylor Swift zum ersten mal nach Deutschland. Das Konzert in M├╝nchen wurde abgesagt, aber das Konzert am 12. M├Ąrz 2011 in Oberhausen fand wie geplant statt. (Veranstaltungsbericht lesen)

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  • Charts (Single)

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Cover Jahr Album
Anmerkung

CD Red (Deluxe Edition) 2012 Red (Deluxe Edition) (Big Machine) CD Besprechung
4xPlatin(USA)

Cd Speak Now 2010 Speak Now (Big Machine) CD Besprechung
4xPlatin(USA)

CD Fearless International Version 2009 Fearless (Internationale Version) (Big Machine) CD Besprechung

CD Fearless 2008 Fearless (US-Version) (Big Machine) CD-Besprechung
6xPlatin(USA)

EP Beautiful Eyes 2008 Beautiful Eyes (EP) (Big Machine)  

EP Sounfs of the Season 2007 Sounds of the Season (EP) (Big Machine)  

CD Taylor Swift 2006 Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 5xPlatin(USA)



Cover Jahr Album
Anmerkung

DVD Speak Now World Tour Live 2011 Speak Now World Tour Live (Big Machine) DVD Besprechung




Jahr Album Chart
H├Âchste Platzierung
2012 Fearless The Billboard 200 1
2012 Fearless Top Pop Catalog 6
2012 Speak Now Country Albums 1
2012 Speak Now The Billboard 200 1
2012 Speak Now Top Pop Catalog 11
2012 Speak Now Top Pop Catalog 2
2012 Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD Country Albums 2
2012 Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD Country Albums 2
2012 Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD Country Albums 2
2012 Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD The Billboard 200 11
2012 Taylor Swift The Billboard 200 5
2012 Taylor Swift Top Pop Catalog 3
2012 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) Top Holiday Albums 1
2011 Fearless Top Pop Catalog 6
2011 Speak Now: World Tour CD + DVD Top Canadian Albums 25
2011 Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD Country Albums 2
2011 Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD The Billboard 200 11
2010 Speak Now Country Albums 1
2010 Speak Now European Top 100 Albums  
2010 Speak Now European Top 100 Albums  
2010 Speak Now The Billboard 200 1
2010 Speak Now Top Canadian Albums 1
2010 Speak Now Top Digital Albums 1
2010 SPEAK NOW -DELUXE EDITION Japan Albums  
2010 SPEAK NOW -DELUXE EDITION Japan Albums  
2010 Taylor Swift Top Pop Catalog 3
2010 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) The Billboard 200 20
2009 Fearless European Top 100 Albums  
2009 Fearless Top Digital Albums 1
2009 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) Top Digital Albums 6
2009 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) Top Holiday Albums 1
2009 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) Top Pop Catalog 1
2008 Beautiful Eyes (EP) Country Albums 1
2008 Beautiful Eyes (EP) The Billboard 200 9
2008 Fearless Country Albums 1
2008 Fearless The Billboard 200 1
2008 Fearless Top Canadian Albums 1
2008 Fearless Top Internet Albums 1
2008 Taylor Swift Top Canadian Albums 14
2007 Sounds Of The Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection Country Albums 18
2007 Sounds Of The Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection The Billboard 200 88
2007 Sounds Of The Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) Country Albums 14
2007 Sounds Of The Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) The Billboard 200 20
2006 Taylor Swift Country Albums 1
2006 Taylor Swift The Billboard 200 5
2006 Taylor Swift Top Internet Albums 8




Jahr Single Chart
H├Âchste Platzierung
2012 Begin Again Canadian Hot 100 4
2012 Begin Again Hot Country Songs 10
2012 Begin Again Hot Digital Songs 1
2012 Begin Again The Billboard Hot 100 7
2012 Eyes Open Adult Contemporary 21
2012 Eyes Open Canadian Hot 100 17
2012 Eyes Open Hot 100 Airplay 41
2012 Eyes Open Hot Country Songs 50
2012 Eyes Open Hot Digital Songs 4
2012 Eyes Open Mainstream Top 40 20
2012 Eyes Open The Billboard Hot 100 19
2012 Eyes Open Yahoo Audio 5
2012 Last Christmas Hot Holiday Songs 27
2012 Ours Canadian Hot 100 68
2012 Ours Hot 100 Airplay 22
2012 Ours Hot Country Songs 1
2012 Ours Hot Digital Songs 5
2012 Ours Hot RingMasters 28
2012 Ours The Billboard Hot 100 13
2012 Red Canadian Hot 100 5
2012 Red Hot Country Songs 2
2012 Red Hot Digital Songs 2
2012 Red The Billboard Hot 100 6
2012 Ronan Hot Country Songs 34
2012 Ronan Hot Digital Songs 2
2012 Ronan The Billboard Hot 100 16
2012 Safe & Sound Canadian Hot 100 31
2012 Safe & Sound Hot Digital Songs 13
2012 Safe & Sound The Billboard Hot 100 30
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Hot RingMasters 9
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Adult Contemporary 10
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Canadian Hot 100 1
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Hot 100 Airplay 3
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Hot Country Songs 1
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Hot Digital Songs 1
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Hot RingMasters 9
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Japan Hot 100 Singles 17
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Latin Pop Airplay 26
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Mainstream Top 40 5
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together The Billboard Hot 100 1
2011 Back To December Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
2011 If This Was A Movie Hot Digital Songs 3
2011 If This Was A Movie The Billboard Hot 100 10
2011 Mean Hot 100 Airplay 25
2011 Mean Hot RingMasters 40
2011 Ours Hot Country Songs 37
2011 Ours Hot Digital Songs 5
2011 Ours The Billboard Hot 100 13
2011 Santa Baby Hot RingMasters 37
2011 Sparks Fly Hot 100 Airplay 24
2011 Sparks Fly Hot Country Songs 1
2011 Superman Hot Digital Songs 13
2011 Superman The Billboard Hot 100 26
2011 The Story Of Us Hot 100 Airplay 58
2011 The Story Of Us Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 23
2011 The Story Of Us Mainstream Top 40 21
2010 Back To December AOL Radio 2
2010 Back To December Canadian Hot 100 7
2010 Back To December Hot 100 Airplay 7
2010 Back To December Hot Country Songs 3
2010 Back To December Hot Digital Songs 1
2010 Back To December iLike Libraries: Most Added 7
2010 Back To December Mainstream Top 40 11
2010 Back To December The Billboard Hot 100 6
2010 Back To December Yahoo Audio 1
2010 Better Than Revenge Canadian Hot 100 73
2010 Better Than Revenge Hot Digital Songs 29
2010 Better Than Revenge iLike Libraries: Most Added 5
2010 Better Than Revenge The Billboard Hot 100 56
2010 Breathless Canadian Hot 100 91
2010 Breathless Hot Digital Songs 40
2010 Breathless The Billboard Hot 100 72
2010 Dear John Canadian Hot 100 68
2010 Dear John Hot Digital Songs 25
2010 Dear John iLike Libraries: Most Added 4
2010 Dear John The Billboard Hot 100 54
2010 Enchanted Canadian Hot 100 95
2010 Enchanted Hot Digital Songs 44
2010 Enchanted iLike Libraries: Most Added 10
2010 Enchanted The Billboard Hot 100 75
2010 Fearless AOL Radio 6
2010 Fearless Canadian Hot 100 69
2010 Fearless Hot 100 Airplay 55
2010 Fearless Hot Country Songs 10
2010 Fifteen Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 12
2010 Fifteen iLike Libraries: Most Added 18
2010 Fifteen Yahoo Audio 9
2010 Haunted Canadian Hot 100 61
2010 Haunted Hot Digital Songs 38
2010 Haunted iLike Libraries: Most Added 9
2010 Haunted The Billboard Hot 100 63
2010 If This Was A Movie Canadian Hot 100 17
2010 If This Was A Movie iLike Libraries: Most Added 25
2010 Innocent Canadian Hot 100 53
2010 Innocent Hot Digital Songs 12
2010 Innocent iLike Libraries: Most Added 3
2010 Innocent The Billboard Hot 100 27
2010 Last Kiss Canadian Hot 100 99
2010 Last Kiss Hot Digital Songs 42
2010 Last Kiss iLike Libraries: Most Added 8
2010 Last Kiss The Billboard Hot 100 71
2010 Long Live Hot Digital Songs 54
2010 Long Live iLike Libraries: Most Added 14
2010 Long Live The Billboard Hot 100 85
2010 Mean Canadian Hot 100 10
2010 Mean Hot Country Songs 2
2010 Mean Hot Digital Songs 2
2010 Mean iLike Libraries: Most Added 15
2010 Mean The Billboard Hot 100 11
2010 Mine AOL Radio 4
2010 Mine Canadian Hot 100 7
2010 Mine European Hot 100 Singles  
2010 Mine Hot 100 Airplay 7
2010 Mine Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
2010 Mine Hot Country Songs 2
2010 Mine Hot Digital Songs 1
2010 Mine Hot RingMasters 14
2010 Mine iLike Libraries: Most Added 2
2010 Mine Japan Hot 100 Singles  
2010 Mine Mainstream Top 40 12
2010 Mine The Billboard Hot 100 3
2010 Mine Yahoo Audio 1
2010 Never Grow Up Hot Digital Songs 51
2010 Never Grow Up iLike Libraries: Most Added 13
2010 Never Grow Up The Billboard Hot 100 84
2010 Ours Canadian Hot 100 71
2010 Sparks Fly Canadian Hot 100 28
2010 Sparks Fly Hot Digital Songs 8
2010 Sparks Fly iLike Libraries: Most Added 1
2010 Sparks Fly The Billboard Hot 100 17
2010 Speak Now Canadian Hot 100 8
2010 Speak Now Hot Country Songs 58
2010 Speak Now Hot Digital Songs 2
2010 Speak Now iLike Libraries: Most Added 11
2010 Speak Now The Billboard Hot 100 8
2010 Superman Canadian Hot 100 82
2010 The Story Of Us Canadian Hot 100 70
2010 The Story Of Us Hot Digital Songs 18
2010 The Story Of Us iLike Libraries: Most Added 6
2010 The Story Of Us The Billboard Hot 100 41
2010 Today Was A Fairytale AOL Radio 3
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Canadian Hot 100 1
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Hot 100 Airplay 59
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 21
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Hot Country Songs 41
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Hot Digital Songs 1
2010 Today Was A Fairytale iLike Libraries: Most Added 8
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Japan Hot 100 Singles  
2010 Today Was A Fairytale Mainstream Top 40 20
2010 Today Was A Fairytale The Billboard Hot 100 2
2010 You Belong With Me Japan Hot 100 Singles  
2009 Crazier Hot Canadian Digital Singles 31
2009 Crazier Hot Digital Songs 7
2009 Crazier Pop 100 28
2009 Crazier The Billboard Hot 100 17
2009 Fifteen AOL Radio 2
2009 Fifteen Canadian Hot 100 19
2009 Fifteen Hot 100 Airplay 17
2009 Fifteen Hot Canadian Digital Singles 36
2009 Fifteen Hot Country Songs 7
2009 Fifteen Mainstream Top 40 10
2009 Fifteen Pop 100 55
2009 Fifteen Pop 100 Airplay 68
2009 Jump Then Fall Canadian Hot 100 14
2009 Jump Then Fall Hot Digital Songs 2
2009 Jump Then Fall The Billboard Hot 100 10
2009 Love Story European Hot 100 Singles  
2009 Love Story Hot Adult Top 40 Recurrents 1
2009 Love Story iLike Libraries: Most Added  
2009 Love Story Latin Pop Airplay 35
2009 Other Side Of The Door Hot Digital Songs 11
2009 Superstar Hot Digital Songs 14
2009 The Best Day Country Singles 56
2009 The Other Side Of The Door The Billboard Hot 100 23
2009 Untouchable Canadian Hot 100 23
2009 Untouchable Hot Digital Songs 9
2009 Untouchable The Billboard Hot 100 19
2009 You Belong With Me AOL Radio 1
2009 You Belong With Me Canadian Hot 100 3
2009 You Belong With Me Country Singles 6
2009 You Belong With Me Hot 100 Airplay 1
2009 You Belong With Me Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
2009 You Belong With Me Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 20
2009 You Belong With Me Hot Canadian Digital Singles 22
2009 You Belong With Me Hot RingMasters 11
2009 You Belong With Me iLike Libraries: Most Added 6
2009 You Belong With Me Mainstream Top 40 2
2009 You Belong With Me Pop 100 Airplay 10
2009 You Belong With Me Yahoo Audio 1
2009 You're Not Sorry Hot Canadian Digital Singles 3
2008 Best Day Hot Digital Songs 72
2008 Breathe Hot Digital Songs 45
2008 Breathe The Billboard Hot 100 87
2008 Change Country Singles 57
2008 Change Hot Digital Songs 3
2008 Change Pop 100 21
2008 Change The Billboard Hot 100 10
2008 Fearless Hot Canadian Digital Singles 29
2008 Fearless Hot Digital Songs 3
2008 Fearless Pop 100 18
2008 Fearless The Billboard Hot 100 9
2008 Fifteen Hot Digital Songs 31
2008 Fifteen The Billboard Hot 100 23
2008 Forever & Always Hot Canadian Digital Singles 43
2008 Forever & Always Hot Digital Songs 23
2008 Forever & Always The Billboard Hot 100 49
2008 Hey Stephen Hot Digital Songs 50
2008 Hey Stephen The Billboard Hot 100 94
2008 I'm Only Me When I'm With You Pop 100 80
2008 Last Christmas Hot Digital Songs 46
2008 Love Story Country Singles 1
2008 Love Story Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
2008 Love Story Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 3
2008 LOVE STORY Hot Canadian Digital Singles 1
2008 Love Story Hot Digital Songs 3
2008 Love Story Pop 100 3
2008 Love Story Pop 100 Airplay 1
2008 Love Story The Billboard Hot 100 4
2008 Our Song Hot Canadian Digital Singles 36
2008 Our Song Pop 100 Airplay 24
2008 Our Song Top 40 Mainstream 18
2008 Picture To Burn Country Singles 3
2008 Picture To Burn Hot Digital Songs 30
2008 Picture To Burn Pop 100 49
2008 Picture To Burn Pop 100 Airplay 74
2008 Picture To Burn The Billboard Hot 100 28
2008 Should've Said No Country Singles 1
2008 Should've Said No Hot Digital Songs 40
2008 Should've Said No Pop 100 61
2008 Should've Said No The Billboard Hot 100 33
2008 Silent Night Country Singles 54
2008 Teardrops On My Guitar Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
2008 Teardrops On My Guitar Hot Adult Top 40 Recurrents 5
2008 Tell Me Why Hot Digital Songs 58
2008 The Way I Loved You Hot Digital Songs 36
2008 The Way I Loved You The Billboard Hot 100 72
2008 Umbrella Pop 100 79
2008 White Horse Country Singles 2
2008 White Horse Hot Canadian Digital Singles 19
2008 White Horse Hot Digital Songs 5
2008 White Horse Pop 100 23
2008 White Horse The Billboard Hot 100 13
2008 You Belong With Me Hot Digital Songs 3
2008 You Belong With Me Pop 100 19
2008 You Belong With Me The Billboard Hot 100 2
2008 You're Not Sorry Hot Digital Songs 2
2008 You're Not Sorry Pop 100 21
2008 You're Not Sorry The Billboard Hot 100 11
2007 Christmases When You Were Mine Country Singles 48
2007 Last Christmas Country Singles 28
2007 Our Song Country Singles 1
2007 Our Song Hot Digital Songs 15
2007 Our Song Pop 100 24
2007 Our Song The Billboard Hot 100 16
2007 Santa Baby Country Singles 43
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Country Singles 2
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 6
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Hot Canadian Digital Singles 17
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Hot Digital Songs 11
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Pop 100 11
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Pop 100 Airplay 10
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar The Billboard Hot 100 13
2007 Teardrops On My Guitar Top 40 Mainstream 7
2007 White Christmas Country Singles 59
2006 Tim McGraw Country Singles 21
2006 Tim Mcgraw Hot Digital Songs 60
2006 Tim McGraw Pop 100 69
2006 Tim McGraw The Billboard Hot 100 68



Jahr Rolle Film/Serie
2012 Audrey "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" (Stimme)
2012 Sherrie "Rock of Ages"
2011   "One Night with You"
2010 Felicia "Valentinstag"
2009 Haley Jones "CSI: Den T├Ątern auf der Spur" (Episode: "Motel zu Mord")