Who is Taylor Swift? Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989, Reading, Pennsylvania. Early hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me”. Swift continued to top the charts with her 2014 studio effort 1989, which featured the No. 1 singles “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Taylor Swift Biography and Profile.