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7 Fun Facts About the Life of Taylor Swift

You may know Taylor Swift’s music word for word, but there are some little-known facts about her career that may surprise you.

From her original hometown to her first music teacher, test your knowledge about the pop star with these seven tidbits.

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1. She’s not from Nashville.

She was born on December 13, 1989, and raised in Pennsylvania.

2. She wrote her first song at age 12. 

Swift says a computer repairman taught her how to play three chords on a guitar. This led to her first songwriting effort, “Lucky You.”

3. Her parents moved to the South to support her music.

Her family moved to Nashville at age 14 to help Swift pursue a career in country music.

4. She made history with her first record deal. 

Swift signed with Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever to join the Sony Music publishing house.

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5. She's made history with her music, too. 

Her debut album “Taylor Swift” was released on October 24, 2006, and has sold 7.75 million copies.

At the age of 18, she became the youngest solo artist to write and record a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Hot Country Songs list. The single was “Our Song.”

6. Her lyrics reveal a lot about her love life. 

Swift has dated a number of celebrities, including Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Hiddleston. Many of her songs are based on these relationships.

7. Her talent doesn’t end with music. 

She has broadened her musical style to great commercial success, as well as branching out into acting and writing.

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