The Swift Path For Success And Musical Stardom : An Influence Essay On Taylor Swift

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The Swift Path to Success and Musical Stardom: An Influence Essay on Taylor Swift Perhaps one of the most successful young women of my time, Taylor Swift has gone from amateur, underrated country artist to mega pop princess in just a mere two decades. Among the Forbes’s Celebrity 100 list and the Times 100 Most Influential People list of 2010, Swift has reached earnings of $64 million annually in her career and has been listed as the second best-selling digital singles artist in all of the United States, with a total of 65.5 million digital copies sold. Swift has since gone on to launch an acting career and is the first woman to be name Billboard’s Woman of the Year twice, once in 2011 and again in 2014. It’s safe to say Swift has earned a great deal of credit as an artist in the industry over the years and has become a prominent artistic influence in the last two decades. To understand her success story, you have to go back to how it all began. The mega star was born Taylor Alison Swift to Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Finley on December 13th, 1989 in Reading, PA. She and her brother, Austin Swift, a graduate of University of Notre Dame, were raised of Presbyterian faith and had attended bible school as children. For the earlier years of her life, Swift’s family occupied a Christmas tree farm down in Cumru Township. Swift switched schools a lot, attending Alvernia Montessori School (a Franciscan nun run preschool), Wyndcroft School (private), West Reading Elementary…

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