Taylor Swift, 24, has been named the 2014 Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” for the second time. She is the first artist to ever receive the honor twice.
The Billboard award is presented to the female artist who “has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation over the past twelve months.”
Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter said:
“As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts. Over the course of her career, she’s charted 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 — the most of any female artist since her debut in 2006. We are tremendously excited to be honoring her as the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time.”
The global superstar is no newcomer when it comes to awards or holding records. Swift holds the all-time revenue record for a single tour by a country artist, is the only female artist to collect five top 10 hit singles from each of her first two studio albums on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, and holds the record for the most debuts inside the top 10–a hefty 12–by any artist in the history of the Hot 100. Along with 11 songs on the Nov. 13, 2010 Hot 100, she set the mark for the most titles charted simultaneously on the tally by a female artist.
The country-turned-pop star is a seven-time Grammy winner, the best-selling digital music artist of all time, the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure (2010’s Speak Now and 2012’s Red.) Swift’s newest single, Shake It Off, became her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, following We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
Swift will be honored on Dec. 12 at the 9th annual Billboard Women in Music Awards in New York City.
Will we see Taylor win the 2015 Billboard Woman of the Year?
Third time’s a charm.
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