1. Her lucky number is 13
Taylor Swift does not have triskaidekaphobia, or a fear of the number 13, unlike the rest of Western society. She adores it so much that it really impacts significant actions she takes. She turned 13 on Friday, December 13th. In 13 weeks, her debut record became gold.
Each time she performs a concert, she writes the number 13 on her palm, remarking, “It’s extremely odd.” Every time she received an award, she said in 2009, she was seated in the 13th row, seat, or section, or in “Row M, which is the 13th letter.” Oh, and she mentions that the opening to her first No. 1 hit lasted 13 seconds. Generally speaking, she has stated that “anytime a 13 shows up in my life, it’s a wonderful thing.”
2. Taylor Swift used to live on a Christmas tree farm
Swift claimed in an interview with Esquire that she grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania that her father, who worked mostly as a financial counselor, ran.
3. Taylor Swift used to want to act on Broadway
Swift used to take voice and acting classes in New York before entering the music industry, and she had aspirations of trying out for Broadway. Her statement to Taste of Country in 2012 stated, “When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, auditioning for Broadway was my ambition.” “I attended a number of New York City auditions. I frequently visited them for acting and singing classes. … for auditions, when you line up with many other individuals in a lengthy corridor. I’ve always had an eerie, giant-like height. I started creating songs after several years of trying out in New York without success. But my passion for the theater has never faded.
4. To help her break into country music, her family relocated to Tennessee
In order to assist her break into the country music business, Swift and her family relocated to a lakeside home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, when she was fourteen years old. Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Even her father moved to the Merrill Lynch office in Nashville. After viewing a Faith Hill documentary, Swift told the Telegraph in an interview that she felt the desire to pursue country music in Nashville.
5. She was inspired by Shania Twain’s songs
Shania Twain’s songs served as a major influence on Swift in her decision to explore country music. She remarked that Twain’s music made her “want to simply run around the block four times and fantasize about everything” in an interview with the Guardian from 2012.
6. Her early attempts to break into country music were unsuccessful
Swift traveled to Nashville with her mother when she was 11 years old and submitted Dolly Parton and Dixie Chicks cover songs to record labels, but she was turned down by each one. “Everyone in that community desired to follow my desires. I need to find a way to be different, I kept telling myself, she said to American Songwriter.
7. She briefly modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch
Swift modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Rising Stars” campaign in 2003 thanks to her collaboration with New York-based music manager Dan Dymtrow.
8. She made her acting debut in CSI
In a 2009 CSI episode, Swift made her acting debut as the disobedient girl Haley Jones.
9. Swift played herself in Hannah Montana: The Movie
Swift appeared in the 2010 movie Hannah Montana: The Movie in addition to her role in CSI. Two songs on the soundtrack to the movie were co-written by the vocalist. Swift has been in a number of other movies, such as The Giver (2014) and Valentine’s Day (2010).
10. She wrote every song on ‘Speak Now’
Every song on Swift’s third album, “Speak Now,” which debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 list, was written by her and co-produced by her. It is the only album she has released where she receives solo songwriting credit.
11. Swift describes ‘1989’ as her first pop album
Swift referred to 1989, her fifth album, as her “first recorded official pop album,” in which she ditches her country origins. The album featured seven hits, including “Shake it Off” and “Bad Blood.”
12. She’s won 10 Grammy Awards
Swift is the only woman to have won the Album of the Year award twice, and she has won a record 10 Grammy Awards overall.
13. Swift has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide
One of the best-selling musicians of all time, Swift has sold more than 40 million albums globally and 130 million single downloads.
14. She cites Paul McCartney and Emmylou Harris as career role models
“They’ve taken chances, but they’ve also been the same artist for their entire careers,” she told USA Today.
15. She frequently collaborates with Jack Antonoff
Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift initially worked together on the song “Sweeter Than Fiction” for the One Chance soundtrack in 2013. She also received songwriting credit for two songs on her album “1989.” On Taylor Swift’s most recent album, “Reputation,” Antonoff is credited with co-writing and co-producing six songs.
16. She rode horses as a kid.
In a 2016 interview with Vogue, Swift shared that her mom had aspirations for her to be a horseback rider.
Because of that, Swift rode competitively until she was 12 years old and told her mom she didn’t share her passion.
17. Her first song was called ‘Lucky Yo’
When Swift was 12 years old, local musician and computer repairman Ronnie Cremer helped her write her debut song, “Lucky You.” Ronnie Cremer also taught Swift to play the guitar.
You can listen to Lucky You below: