Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Since her birth on December 13, 1989, the singer-songwriter has dedicated her life to shattering records, fusing genres, establishing trends, globetrotting on tours, and crafting her enduring legacy.
Happy Birthday, Taylor Swift!
The iconic pop sensation has turned 34, and in celebration of the phenomenal year she just experienced—and the promising one ahead—we’re reflecting on some of her most remarkable achievements. The prolific songwriter has amassed dozens of awards, penned hundreds of chart-topping songs, graced both big and small screens, and mesmerized audiences worldwide with numerous sold-out tours.
While the “Anti-Hero” artist may have a fondness for the numbers 13 and 1989, her talent spans from 1 through 34 and beyond. On this December 13, let’s delve into some of Swift’s most noteworthy milestones for each year of her extraordinary life.
In May 2022, the renowned pop star adorned purple robes as she graciously accepted an honorary doctoral degree from New York University. Swift took the opportunity to address the class of 2022 during their graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
During her commencement speech, she cleverly weaved in references to some of her hits, including the aptly named “Welcome to New York” and “22.” Reflecting on the lessons she’s gleaned from living in the spotlight, Swift advised her fellow graduates to “learn to live alongside cringe.” In a lighthearted moment, she even poked fun at her past style choices, confessing, “I had a phase where, for the entirety of 2012, I dressed like a 1950s housewife. But you know what? I was having fun.”
In 2023, Time magazine featured Taylor Swift solo for its Person of the Year cover story, making her the first artist to occupy this position. Previously, in 2017, she had graced the cover alongside other “silence breakers” who courageously spoke out about sexual assault and harassment. This time, the “All Too Well” singer was photographed alongside individuals such as strawberry picker Isabel Pascual (using a pseudonym), lobbyist Adama Iwu, actress Ashley Judd, and software engineer Susan Fowler.
The devoted cat enthusiast, Taylor Swift, proudly embraces the role of a caring mother to three renowned felines. Her feline family began with the adoption of the first Scottish Fold, Meredith Grey, in 2011, named after Ellen Pompeo’s character in Grey’s Anatomy. A few years later, Meredith gained a sister, another Scottish Fold with a name inspired by a TV character, Olivia Benson, named after Mariska Hargitay’s role in Law & Order: SVU.
In 2019, Swift expanded her feline family with the addition of a third cat, a trailblazing Ragdoll breed named Benjamin Button, taking inspiration from a movie character.
This trio of feline companions has played prominent roles, appearing alongside Swift in music videos, in her documentary film Miss Americana, and on various social media platforms. Notably, Benjamin Button recently graced the Time Person of the Year cover, posing around his mom’s neck.