What does [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] have in common with James Franco, Katy Perry and Jon Hamm? Well, they’ve all made Entertainment Weekly‘s Entertainers of the Year list, along with 10 other celebrities. But, the magazine has singled out Swift for its top prize, Entertainer of the Year.
The magazine bestowed the honor on the singer thanks to her many accomplishments in 2010, which included multiple hit singles and Grammy wins, a super-successful tour and the #1 debut of her latest album, Speak Now, which sold more than 1 million copies in its first week alone.
Speak Now gained tons of buzz in the weeks leading up to its release thanks to much discussion over which exes Swift might be singing about on the record, a subject that the pop star laughs off in the issue, which hits newsstands Friday.
“Sometimes I would laugh because I would see it in print and it would say, ‘This song, which is written about her ex, so-and-so …’ And they would write about it as if it was fact,” she says. “The fact is, I haven’t ever confirmed that any song is about any particular person. There’s something kind of freeing about that. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all still up in the air.”
2010 also saw Swift finally laying to rest Kanye West’s now-infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards interruption by taking the stage at this year’s VMAs to sing her song “Innocent,” in which she extends her forgiveness to the rapper. “I had decided that I didn’t want to perform on the show. Or even go,” she admits. “Then I woke up in the middle of the night and I realized that I had to, and that I wanted to perform that song.”
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