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Taylor Swift

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
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Profession: Singer-songwriter

United States of America

Why Famous: A leading contemporary artist in American popular culture, Swift is known for her worldwide hit singles "Love Story", "You Belong with Me," "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off" among others. While she initially pursued a career in country music, her output transition to pop and made her one of the most successful recording artists of the decade.

She has sold more than 40 million albums and has won 10 Grammys, among a host of other awards. Her concert tour for the album 1989 was the highest-grossing of the decade.

Born: December 13, 1989
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 31 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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