Last night, Taylor brought home her 11th career American Music Award, winning Favorite Female Artist (Country) for the fifth consecutive year. Just a week earlier, Taylor won three European Music Awards, taking top honors for Best Female Act, Best Live Act, and Best Look.
The fan response to Taylor'sRED album and tour has been matched by the project's critical acclaim, with the album earning rave reviews from critics around the globe.Just this weekend,Vanity Fair dubbed Taylor "officially the new Mick Jagger," calling her international chart-topper "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" "the year's best pop song."VF asks, "Who is more interesting in pop right now?" and praises Taylor's "hooks and insouciance," lauding her music as "canny and knowing."
Lauded byThe New York Times as "one of the most important pop artists of the last decade," and byRolling Stone as "one of the few genuine rock stars we've got these days," 22 year-old Taylor Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. She holds the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and for the second-largest song sales week overall, as well as the worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales.
Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, has an album onRolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, andTime magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She isBillboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year, and her more than 100 industry award wins have included the American Music Awards' Artist of the Year, the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year and three European Music Awards.
Taylor's two most recent albums are two of only 18 albums in the entire history of music to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week. She has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe, and has thus far scored 11 #1 singles across multiple radio formats. She is one of the top 5-selling digital music artists worldwide, and is the top-selling digital artist in country music history.