Of course you know Taylor Swift's hit songs. And you probably know her movie roles and songs inspired by famous boyfriends ... But do you know what her first job was? Or which family member gave her the gift of song? And did you know she once recorded a song about a country singer not named Tim McGraw?

Ms. Swift is one of country music's most successful female artists of all time, but she got so big so fast, it felt like we hardly got a chance to know her. Catch up with this three-minute-long crib notes version of her life (so far). You'll learn far more than you thought possible, and perhaps far more than you wanted to. She's a pretty big deal, so there's a lot to cover. Better get started!

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