Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Her discography spans multiple genres, and her narrative songwriting—often inspired by her personal life—has received critical praise and widespread media coverage. 

Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. 

Thompson played one season of college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before being drafted fourth overall by the Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA draft

She signed a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a recording deal with Big Machine Records in 2005, and released her eponymous debut studio album in 2006.

Swift explored country pop on the albums Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010); the success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me" on both country and pop radio established her as a leading crossover artist. 

She experimented with rock and electronic genres on her fourth studio album, Red (2012), supported by the singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". 

Swift eschewed country on her synth-pop album 1989 (2014) and its chart-topping tracks "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood". The media scrutiny on Swift's life inspired Reputation (2017), which drew from urban sounds. 

Keen-to-be-private-ish couple Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn went out in London yesterday, and paparazzi documented their rare public date. 

For the first time, Swift and Alwyn gave a subtle comment on reports that they’re secretly engaged, with a sly show of a single hand: They don’t want you to know if they engaged, and maybe they aren’t, as Swift’s left ring finger had no ring on it.

If Swift is, in fact, engaged, it’s possible the singer didn’t wear her ring out, knowing photographers could capture it and break the news before she can in the way she wants—if she even wants to.