Taylor Swift Named Billboard’s Woman of the Year

Posted by at 1:10 pm on October 12, 2011

Taylor Swift has been named Billboard Woman of the Year, becoming the youngest woman to ever to receive the honor.

The four-time Grammy winner has been the biggest selling albums artists in any genre for the past 12 months.

The 21-year old singer songwriter will receive the honor on Dec. 2 in New York.

Swift recently earned several other 2011 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Country Album for the five-time platinum-selling “Speak Now.”

Swift also holds several chart records including a Hot 100 record for the most top 10 chart debuts, with seven. Swift’s self-titled 2006 debut album holds the honor of the longest-running album, having been on the Billboard 200 since 2000.

Billboard’s annual Women in Music Event is currently in its sixth year. It celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business. Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas was last year’s recipient.

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