Taylor Swift has been named Billboard magazine’s Woman of
the Year for 2014, making her the first artist to receive the
award twice.
The award honours a female artist who has “has shaped and
inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation” over the last year.
“As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor
Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts,” said Janice Min, co-president of
Guggenheim Media’s
Entertainment Group, which includes Billboard.
“We are tremendously excited to be honouring her as the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time.”
Previous awards have gone to Pink, Beyonce and Katy Perry.
Last month, Lorde topped Billboard’s ’21 Under 21′ list, beating out stars such as Justin Bieber to be named “music’s most powerful minor”.

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