Taylor will be honored with the Woman of the Year award at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event on December 2 in New York City. The award recognizes a female recording artist that has inspired the music business with her success, leadership and new ideas. She is also the youngest artist ever to receive it! Previous recipients are Beyonce, Reba McEntire and Fergie.
Taylor Swift, the four-time Grammy winner and biggest selling albums artist in any genre for the past 12 months, has been chosen to receive the coveted Woman of the Year Award at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 2 in New York City.
The 21-year-old singer-songwriter is the youngest artist to ever receive the honor, and it comes on the heels of earning several 2011 Billboard Music Awards, among them Top Country Album for the five-time platinum selling “Speak Now.
Swift has spent the past year on the Speak Now World Tour in support of her third album, which debuted last October atop the Billboard 200, selling over a million copies in its first week. All 14 tracks on the country-pop juggernaut were composed by Swift, and she made Hot 100 history by charting 11 songs off the album in a single week.
Congratulations to Taylor, this is a huge honor!