Taylor Alison Swift

Timeline created by Sara Densmore
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  • Taylor Swift is born

    Taylor Swift is born
    Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Swift
  • Influences

    Influences
    Shania Twain (left), Stevie Nicks (centre) and Carly Simon (right) have influenced Swift
  • Got first guitar

    Got first guitar
    Her parents got her first guitar for christmas but she did nto know how to play it.
  • Learned how to play the guiter

    Learned how to play the guiter
    At the age of twelve, Swift was shown by a computer repairman how to play three chords on a guitar.
  • Wrote her first songs

    Lucky You and The Outside was the first songs that Taylor wrote. She wrote it with only 3 chords on the guitar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIrNRdMuMfI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07NRtYQvpIk
  • New York

    In 2003, Swift and her parents started working with New York-based music manager Dan Dymtrow.
  • Manger

    Manger
    With Dymtrow's help, Swift modelled for Abercrombie and Fitch as part of their "Rising Stars" campaign, had an original song included in a Maybelline Cosmetics compilation CD and took meetings with major record labels.
  • Droped RCA

    Swift left RCA Records when she was fifteen; the company wanted her to record the work of other songwriters and wait until she was eighteen to release an album, but she felt ready to launch her career with her own material.
  • Dropped Manger

    She also parted ways with manager Dan Dymtrow, who later took legal action against Swift and her parents. "'I genuinely felt that I was running out of time," Swift later recalled. "I wanted to capture these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through."
  • Bluebird cafe

    Bluebird cafe
    At an industry showcase at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe in 2005, Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, a DreamWorks Records executive who was preparing to form his own independent record label, Big Machine Records. She became one of the label's first signings, with her father purchasing a three per cent stake in the fledgling company at an estimated cost of $120,000.
  • First Music video

    First Music video
    Big Machine Records was still in its infancy upon the release of the lead single "Tim McGraw" in June 2006.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkD20ajVxnY
  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift
    FIrst album
  • Youngest person to write her own number one single

    Youngest person to write her own number one single
  • Fearless

    Fearless
    Second Album
  • First headline tour

    First headline tour
    The tour kicked off in Evansville, Indiana on April 23, 2009 at Roberts Stadium. In honor of the kickoff of the sold-out tour, Swift was presented the key to the city of Evansville and the City Council President declared Wednesday, April 23, 2009 Taylor Swift Day.
  • Kanye west and Taylor Swift

    Kanye west and Taylor Swift
    The rapper stormed the stage just after the first award, for Best Female Video, was presented to Taylor Swift. He cut the teen singer off, grabbing the mic and protesting in support of Beyoncé. "I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time," he proclaimed as B looked on from the crowd, stunned.
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621389/kanye-west-crashes-vma-stage-during-taylor-swifts-award-speech.jhtml
  • Speak Now

    Speak Now
    Third Album
  • Taylor Swift Invites Fans to Tour Rehearsal to Aid Tornado Relief

    For the special event, titled Speak Now … Help Now!, approximately 13,000 people will get the chance to see Taylor’s full show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
    “I was watching the coverage of the tornadoes backstage at rehearsals, and I wanted to do something for the families affected by the damage,” says Taylor. http://theboot.com/taylor-swift-tour-rehearsal-tornado-relie/
  • Speak now world tour

    Speak now world tour
  • Red

    Red
    Fourth Album
  • Taylor becomes the new face of covergirl

    Taylor becomes the new face of covergirl
    Swift looks stunning in the adverts for the line's nature-inspired 'NatureLuxe' range.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPK8B7IiHTo
  • Red tour

    Red tour
  • Abercrombie T-Shirt Controversy Shows Why You Shouldn't Mess With Taylor Swift Fans

    Abercrombie T-Shirt Controversy Shows Why You Shouldn't Mess With Taylor Swift Fans
    The t-shirt, which pokes fun at the singer-songwriter's much talked about love life, prompted a petition on Change.org.
    Though Abercrombie didn't immediately respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment, a call to their public relations office redirects to this recorded message: “Thank you for calling Abercrombie & Fitch public relations. If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift t-shirt, please note this is no longer available."
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/abercrombie-