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December is her birthday month, it’s officially over two years since she last released an album and often inspired by heartbreak it’s rumoured that newly single Taylor Swift will be releasing new music very soon. Taylor Swift has had quite the year. After finishing her worldwide tour last December, she then embarked on a romantic holiday with her then-boyfriend Calvin Harris. She then publicly dated award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston, only to split three months later. The whole world has commented on her relationship status and now it seems that Taylor is having her own say in the way she does best – a new album! On 13th December, Taylor turns 27 and throughout her career, she has become one of the most popular female contemporary singers known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention. Originally pursuing a career in country music, she became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music Publishing house. However it wasn’t until she released her second album in 2008 that she received widespread fame. Hit songs Love Story and You Belong With Me, combined country music with pop and Fearless soon became the best selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Taylor becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner. THE NAME ON EVERYONE’S LIPS She has since released a further three more albums and in 2014, she became the first act to have three albums sell a million copies within one week in the United States. Her 1989 album which featured singles Shake It Off, Blank Space and Bad Blood, received three Grammy Awards, and Taylor became the first woman and fifth person overall to win Album of the Year twice. As a songwriter, the Pennsylvania born songstress has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is also the recipient of ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and one Brit Award. As one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums, Taylor has also appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes’ top earning women in music as well as Forbes’ 100 most powerful women lists. She may have been unlucky in love but one thing’s for sure, she’s certainly been lucky with her career. With a new album expected any day, fans can expect tearjerkers and the odd upbeat song perfect for singing with friends. We hope Taylor has the best birthday month and wonder just who she’ll be dating next? n Image credit - Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.com Image credit - Phil Stafford/Shutterstock.com


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