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Taylor Swift named Billboard's Woman of the Year

The 2011 Women In Music nominations were revealed last night, October 11, and country-pop crossover artist Taylor Swift has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year. 

The 'You Belong With Me' singer has been carefully selected to receive the coveted title at this year's ceremony, which will take place on December 2 in New York City, and Billboard's Editorial Director, Bill Werde, opened up about the organisation's decision to crown her:

"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,"

"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."

Watch Swift's video for 'Sparks Fly' below: