As an extension to learning, each student will have a chance to write a short blog post for this class blog! Here is Nicole's contribution!
Taylor Swift is a 26 year old singer/song writer from Nashville. She has 5 albums. (Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989). Her first 4 albums were country and then on her fifth album she changed to pop music.
Taylor was born on December 13th 1989 in Pennsylvania but then moved to Nashville when she was 14 because she begged her parents for a year to move so she could pursue her music career. She would go to record companies giving them a CD of her so maybe they would sign her but none did then one day she was singing in the bluebird cafe and Scott Brochetta from Big Machine Records heard her and wanted to sign her.
Taylor has won 240 awards in her music career including 7 Grammys, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 5 Guinness World Records and 10 Teen Choice Awards. Taylor has 2 Videos on YouTube with over 1 Billion views, (Shake It Off and Blank Space). Her video Blank Space is the fastest video to reach 1 billion views. Taylor is also the most followed person on Instagram with 62.3 million followers.
She has toured all over the world and just finished her 1989 tour and is now taking a break for 3 years. She is taking a break so she can have sometime to herself and with her friends and of course her cats.