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Taylor Swift Chosen as Billboard's Woman of the Year

October 11, 2011 (7:12 pm) GMT
Her success over the past year has earned her an award which would be given out in a ceremony in December.
Taylor Swift

For her philanthropic work, her presence and especially her success in music industry, has been selected to be Billboard's Woman of the Year. The 21-year-old would receive the honor at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music Event which is held December 2 in New York City.

Swift, for one, has sold more albums that any artist in any genre in the past 12 months. Her third and latest album, "", has been sold almost 3 million copies in the United States alone. She also won several Billboard Music Awards through the album.

As the recipient of Woman of the Year title, Swift is officially the youngest artist to ever receive the honor. "Taylor has shown the power of good songwriting with music that has transcended genres, and we're thrilled to recognize all of her successes over the past year by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award," said Bill Werde, Billboard's Editorial Director.

"At the young age of 21, Taylor has already made a major impact on music and has been an incredible role model for aspiring singers/songwriters and young women everywhere. I look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in the years to come."

Swift has retweeted the announcement of her selection twice.

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