Taylor Swift does not require an introduction. Swift has already jumped genres (a few times), fought and won a high-profile legal battle, and established herself as a prolific songwriter at the age of 32. So, what else do we know about the artist from Pennsylvania? Read on for five little-known Taylor Swift facts.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift
1. Self-Taught Musician
If there’s one thing you should know about Taylor, it’s that she will do whatever she sets her mind to. The talented singer demonstrated this at the age of 12 when she taught herself how to play a 12-string guitar. 
2. Won A Talent Competition At the Age Of 11
Taylor Swift won a local talent competition at the age of 11 by covering the LeAnn Rimes song “Big Deal.” Her love for LeAnn is evident in her own similar music.
3. Spent Her Childhood On Christmas Tree Farm
Taylor Swift spent the majority of her childhood, until the age of 14, growing up on a Christmas tree farm. She even pitched in to assist her father by debugging the trees to ensure they didn’t infest the house. 
4. Did A Wise Investment
Taylor knows how to wisely invest her money! With her large salary, she has climbed the property ladder and invested in not one, but eight properties worth more than $81 million spread across four states.
5. Long List Of Song Dedication To Exes
Music fans are well aware of this fact. Over 20 songs about her ex-boyfriends have been written by the blonde beauty. Taylor has had many songs dedicated to her love, heartbreak, and raw emotion covered by artists ranging from Harry Styles to John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal.
6. Dreamed Of Becoming An Actor Too
Taylor had her sights set on the big stage before she even considered songwriting. She hoped to combine both her passions and perform on stage because she had taken acting and singing classes since she was a child.
7. 11 Time Grammy Award Winner
This interesting Taylor fact will make you proud of the Folklore star. This pop icon has 11 Grammy awards under her belt despite being only 32 years old. Taylor made history in 2010 when, at the age of 20, she became the youngest solo artist to win Album of the Year for Fearless. 
8. His Grandpa Was An Opera Singer
Taylor comes from a musical family; her grandmother, Marjorie Moehlenkamp-Finlay, was a professional opera singer who always encouraged Taylor to sing and pursue a career in music.