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30 Pictures of Taylor Swift Before She Was Famous

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Taylor Swift is arguably the biggest music star on the planet, and while everyone is used to seeing her dancing around on stages and gracing hundreds of fancy red carpets, she’s not exempt from the fact that we all have awkward beginnings.

As these childhood pictures prove though, even when she was going through those “typical” awkward stages, she stillhad a love of music, natural blonde hair, and a destiny written in the stars. And if you don’t believe us, the final pictures will seal the deal.

Way back on Dec. 13 1989, her parents namedher after singer-songwriter James Taylor and thoughtthat giving her an androgynous namemight give hera leg up in the business world.

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Why the business world? Both of Swift’s parents have had careers in finance, which makes them particularly good advisers, and thought that Taylor might, too.

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She grew up with her parents and brother in Pennsylvania. Nope, no family resemblance at all, right?

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Swift has saidshe owes her confidence to her mother, who helped her prepare for class presentations as a child.

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Who knew this face would go on to be the youngest artist to ever win the Artist of the Year Grammyat age 20 for her album Fearless in 2010?

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She got a bit sporty, but at the age of nine, Swift became interested in musical theater and traveled regularly to Broadway for vocal and acting lessons.

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While she might have taken a seat behind the drums for a minute or two, she actually plays fourinstruments: guitar, banjo, ukulele, and piano.

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Peace out, dude.

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Having known the difficulty in growing up as a teen, Swift often gives digital pep talks to other teens on Instagram.

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Although, honestly, look at that face.

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Then again,it’s a miracle this dress didn’t set her up for emotional issues as an adult.

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Anyway, she learned how to play a 12-string guitar before ever picking up a six-string guitar.

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And afterwatching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt sure that she needed to go to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a music career.

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She actually walked away from an RCA Record deal at 14 because they wanted her to wait until she was 18 to release an album.

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But it was destiny. And in order to help herbreak into country music, her father transferred to the Nashville office of Merrill Lynch when she was 14, and the family relocated to a lakefront house in Tennessee.

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While she still had the experience of awkward dance pictures, she finished the homeschooling coursework for her junior and senior years of high school in just 12 months.

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And while her date’s hair gets a failing grade, she maintained a 4.0 GPA.

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There was also a stint as an Abercrombie & Fitch model as part of their “Rising Stars” campaign.

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Completely focused on her career, Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described it as “a small masterpiece of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift’s firm, pleading voice.”

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When the lead single “Tim McGraw” was released in June 2006, Swift and her mother helped “stuff the CD singles into envelopes to send to radio stations.

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Following “Tim McGraw”, fourmore singles were released throughout 2007 and 2008 with“Our Song” and “Should’ve Said No” both reaching number one on the Billboard charts.

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When (and if) her singing career ever slows down, she has said she would like a second career as a songwriter.

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Remember that peace sign from above? It made a comeback.

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Something she’s never had to do, seeing as her stock just kept rising(along with her hair).

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Here she’s either honored to be nominated or remembering that picture of herself in the bride’s dress up above.

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And whilewe all have those pictures of ourselves with our friends from seven years ago, theyre just not with Miley Cyrus, who would later bein the “Bad Blood” crowd.

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Uhhshake off those boots, Taylor. Shake off those boots.

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There…much better. Here is the polished Taylor who is not only talented, but also anincredibly generous philanthropist who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support everything from arts education and childrens literacy to natural disaster relief and charities for sick children.

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She has been nominated for more than 470 awards(and has won 231 and counting). I would say the transition from country chick to pop diva has worked out well.

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And withher latest album “1989” having the quickest climb to 5 million copies sold in 10 years after just 36 weeks, she’s showing no signs of slowing down.

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It’s probably a good thing that business thing didn’t work out. Her business is entertainingand business is good.

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