How Tall is Taylor Swift and How Much Does She Weigh?
With about 200 million albums sold and over 50 industry accolades in her kitty, Taylor Swift is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. She has been hailed as one of the greatest artists of all time by Billboard. Rolling Stones has also named her amongst some of the greatest songwriters ever. Such lavish praise is usually reserved for legends in the twilight of their career but with Swift, it is the exact opposite as she is set for continued domination of the pop scene into the foreseeable future. She has also spread her tentacles to acting showing that there is no limit to her abundant talent.
- Full name: Taylor Alison swift
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80m
- Weight: 60kg or 132lbs
- Date of birth: December 13th, 1989
- Place of birth: West Reading, Pennsylvania
- Nationality: American
- Father: Scott Kingsley Swift
- Mother: Andrea Gardener Swift
- Siblings: Austin Kingsley
- Boyfriend: Joe Alwyn
- Education/schools attended: Alvernia Montessori, The Wyndcroft School, Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, and Hendersonville High School
- Net Worth – $400,000
1. Taylor Swift is 5 feet 11 inches tall
Anyone who has seen Taylor Swift on the red carpet will notice that she usually towers over anybody who is standing near her. This is as a result of her impressive height which is put at 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80m. Swift was quite tall while growing up and this made her quite self-conscious. Now, that she is famous, she absolutely appreciates her massive height and has disclosed that she loves making herself even taller by wearing heels.
2. Her Weight is Listed at 60kg
Taylor Swift’s listed weight is given as 60kg or 132lbs. The award-winning singer stays fit through regular exercises at the New York-based studio Body by Simone. A typical workout there features high-intensity dance-based cardio with bodyweight moves and light dumbbells to create long and lean muscles. Swift also maintains her physique by eating healthy on weekdays (salads, yogurt, and sandwiches) and allowing herself classic comfort foods on the weekends (burgers, fries, and ice cream).
3. She has Italian and Scottish Heritage
Taylor Swift may be Miss Americana but she does have some foreign heritage. Her paternal great-great-grandfather originally hailed from Italy and later migrated to the U.S. to start a new life. The singer also traces some parts of her father’s lineage to Scotland. During a performance in the Scottish capital of Glasgow in 2015, she informed the teeming crowd that her father had emailed her and asked her to inform the fans that their family was from Scotland.
4. Taylor Swift is the First Female Artist to Win The Grammy Album of The Year Award Thrice
With every album that she drops, Taylor Swift etches her name into the annals of history. She did this once more during the 2021 edition of the Grammy Awards where she picked up the award for best album for her album, Folklore. Having previously also won the same award for Fearless (2010) and 1989 (2016) Swift became the first female artist to win the prestigious award thrice. The only others to have achieved such a feat are all men namely Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon.
5. She is a big fan of Cats
If you describe Taylor Swift as a certified cat lady, you won’t be entirely wrong as she has a thing for these particular species of animals. The singer owns three cats and often takes any chance she gets to show them off on her social media handles. Interestingly the cats are named after movie characters, including Meredith Grey (from Grey’s Anatomy), Olivia Benson (from Law & Order SVU), and Benjamin Button (from the Brad Pitt film of the same name), which gives us an insight into Ms. Taylor’s viewing habits.
6. The Singer Loves Baking
Asides from cats, another thing that Taylor Swift is passionate about is baking. In a previous interview with Bon Appetit, she revealed that she is a big fan of desserts and indulges her sweet tooth by baking treats for herself and anyone who happens to be around. The singer usually stocks up on cinnamon rolls and cookie dough so that she can whip up a treat whenever she feels like it. Some of her favorites include pumpkin bread, ginger molasses cookies, hot chocolate, and chai sugar cookies with eggnog icing.
7. Taylor Swift is Named after Legendary Singer, James Taylor
Swift’s success as a musician may not come as such a surprise given that she is named after legendary singer, James Taylor. James Taylor is a rock artist who won six Grammy awards in the course of his career. He also sold more than 100 million records and garnered millions of fans including Taylor Swift’s parents. The couple was so deep into his music that they decided to name one of their children after him. As fate would have it, the child will grow up to be equally a famous musician and ended up sharing the stage with the senior Taylor in 2011.
8. She has 35 Guinness World Records to her Name
Swift has broken not less than 35 Guinness world records in the course of her career. Some of the most impressive include the most-viewed Vevo video in 24 hours, the fastest-selling digital album in the USA by a female artist – 278,000, most American Music Awards won – 29, and Most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts – 36 weeks. Also in July 2020, Swift’s album, Folklore, broke the record for the most-streamed song on Spotify in a 24-hour period.
9. Her Grandmother is Famed Opera Singer
Taylor Swift was inspired to pursue music by several artists including her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay. Finlay was blessed with a rich soprano voice and spent her early years singing in choirs. She later won a talent contest organized by ABC in the 50s and went on to have a career, singing in various concerts, operas, and supper clubs. She also hosted a TV show and was a big deal in places such as Puerto Rico. Marjorie passed away in 2003 and in 2020, her famous granddaughter dedicated one of the tracks from her album, Evermore, to her memory. The track, Marjorie, also sampled her vocals.
10. She Owns Two Private Jets
Taylor Swift belongs to the league of affluent persons who own multiple private jets. The bad blood crooner is the owner of two private jets namely a Dassault Falcon 50 and a larger Dassault-Breguet Mystere. The former can sit nine people and cost about $6 million while the latter can sit 18 people and cost $40 million. Such figures barely make a splash in the singer’s fortune given that she has a net worth of $400 million.