Taylor Swift Named Entertainer of the Year
There’s no denying that Taylor Swift is having a good year.
Beginning 2010 with ‘Today was a Fairytale,’ her single that debuted at number two on the Billboard charts, and a new movie, ‘Valentines Day,’ things have only seemed to get better for the 20-year old, who has been named Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Entertainer of the Year‘.
2010 saw Taylor win 4 Grammy awards, travel the world with her hugely successful concert tour, and release a new album, ‘Speak Now,’ which sold over one million copies in its first week of sales.
“It was an emotional roller coaster leading up to release [Speak Now].” Taylor told Entertainment Weekly about her latest album. “I tend to live somewhere between hope and fear. I’ve never wavered so much in my life than I did in the weeks leading up to the record release.”
And though ‘Speak Now’ sparked a flurry of speculation about just who the star was singing about on each track – we’re looking at you Taylor Lautner and John Mayer - Taylor maintains that she was never scared to write any of those songs.
“There were, of course, songs on the record – and I think you can probably use your imagination about the ones I’m talking about – where I knew people would draw their own conclusions about who they were about. I would take a few seconds and think, ‘Okay, you need to really have an idea of what you’re doing here and what the consequences could be…’ But the reason I write songs is to help clarify how I feel and get past it… The songs on the record that are really raw – those helped me more than anything.”
Taylor is the youngest person ever to receive the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ title from the popular magazine.
To read Taylor Swift’s complete interview, visit Entertainment Weekly.
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