Last year’s honoree for Billboard’s Woman of the Year was Pink! and this year the honor goes to Taylor Swift. She had quite a feat with her latest album Red and this is great momentum leading up to the release of her new album, 1989 ,in just a few weeks (10.27).
This award began in 2007 and aside from Pink and Taylor Swift other winners include: Reba McEntire, Ciara, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry. Taylor Swift is the first winner to receive the award twice. Her first time was back in 2011.
Taylor is not only earning doubles of this award, but she is the only female artist and fourth overall to have two albums sell 1 million in the first week. The first was Speak Now (2010) and the second her most recent, Red (2012).
Janice Min, co-president and CEO of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group released a statement regarding Taylor’s success over the years (via Billboard):
“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.”
Taylor is very well deserving of this award and all that she has accomplished. She is about to release her 5th album and has received numerous awards including: 15 AMAs, 11 CMAs, 7 ACMAs, 12 BMAs, and 7 Grammy’s.
Taylor Swift will be honored at the Women in Music Awards, December 12th, in NYC.