As of May 2013, has written or collaborated on over 200 original songs
Over half of the tracks on her first four albums were written solo
Usually draws inspiration from her personal life, especially romantic relationships (surprise, surprise)
Prides herself on the honesty of her lyrics
Taylor's Favorite Things
During various interviews over the years with publications like Vanity Fair and InStyle, Taylor Swift has given fans a sneak peek into her life. Details below, as well as a clip from before her appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Taylor's maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, was an opera singer
Her younger brother, Austin, attends Vanderbilt and is a freelance photographer
In 2011, Swift reportedly bought her parents a $1.4 million house and later a $2.5 million mansion in Nashville
Swift has a pet cat named Meredith, after her favorite character on "Grey's Anatomy"
Swift describes her personal style as "girly," and adores dresses, skirts, and flower prints. She also likes to pair dresses with comfy cardigans. Although she has said she's obsessed with heels, she can often be found sporting her red Keds sneakers. She loves vintage jewelry and girly sparkles, but she also has been known to wear casual cowboy boots with sundresses and plaid shirts.
Over 42.5 million fans on Facebook
Over 27.5 million followers on Twitter
Ranked No. 11 on the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities List for 2012
Named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010
Ranked Billboard's No. 1 Money Maker of 2012
Taylor Behind the Wheel
Even though Swift is a gifted songwriter, she lacks the same skills in driving. It took her three attempts to pass her driving test, and she admitted bursting into tears at the DMV after failing her permit test. Behind the wheel, Taylor got in two unfortunate accidents in one day interviewing with Rolling Stone Magazine.
Swift has become best friends with many fellow celebrities, including: