Taylor Swift is a country music singer and songwriter from Pennsylvania. At the age of 15, she became the youngest recruit to Big Machine Records. In 2006, at only 16, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", which peaked at number six on the country charts.
In 2008, Nielson SoundScan recorded Taylor Swift as the biggest selling artist of the year, with combined sales of over four million albums. Her albums Fearless and Taylor Swift were both on the Top 10 chart for 2008, making her the first artist to ever have two albums on a year end chart.