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Taylor Swift has quickly made a name for herself. At 19 years old she has become one of the most successful recording artists of this decade in the United States.
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Already having two number one albums on the Billboard charts, Swift has helped bring country music back into the mainstream.
Her album "Fearless" is certified quadruple platinum, and her 60-date tour of the U.S., UK and Australia sold out in one hour.
Last year she earned $18 million.
2009 saw Swift become the first country music artist ever to win an MTV Video Music Award.
While accepting the award for Best Female Song for “You Belong With Me” at this year’s awards ceremony, Swift was abruptly cut off during her acceptance speech by rapper Kanye West. Ripping the microphone out of her hands, he announced that singer Beyonce was more deserving of the award.
Swift and the majority of the audience were stunned in disbelief of what had unfolded. Despite the embarrassment, Swift has truly become fearless in the eyes of her critics. The incident became a sensation on the internet and in the weeks that followed, Swift’s popularity and album sales only increased.
All of this success, for a woman who only learned how to play the guitar on her computer as a little girl.
Now reportedly dating teen heartthrob Taylor Lautner, Swift is topping headlines in the entertainment news.