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OTRC: Taylor Swift named 'Entertainer of the Year'

Taylor Swift live performance in Houston (taylorswift.com)

Taylor Swift has been named "Entertainer of the Year" of 2010 by Entertainment Weekly magazine, which praised the 20-year-old pop and country singer for her four Grammy wins, major concerts and recent release of her best-selling third studio album, "Speak Now".

Despite her recent success, Swift was snubbed from the 2011 Grammy Awards and did not receive a nomination.

She made headlines over the past year following releases of music videos and singles such as "Mine" and "Fifteen", her mischievous song rebuttal to rapper Kanye West's now-infamous rant during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and updates from her personal life.

Swift is currently linked to actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who is 29, although the two have not commented on the nature of their relationship. The couple was photographed together in New York over Thanksgiving Day weekend last month.

A picture of Swift with her arm draped around Gyllenhaal's neck as the two walk together, both smiling, appeared on a recent cover of Us Weekly magazine.

The singer, has sold more than 31 million digital track downloads and 17 million albums, has also penned songs on "Speak Now" that are speculated to be about former boyfriends or reported one, such as "Twilight" actor Taylor Lautner and singer John Mayer.

"The fact is, I haven't ever confirmed that any song is about any particular person," Swift told Entertainment Weekly. "There's something kind of freeing about that. As far as I'm concerned, it's all still up in the air."

Swift plans to embark on a world tour in 2011 and is set to play 87 shows in 19 countries. The tour starts on February 9th in Singapore and ends on October 8th in Dallas.

The North American leg of the tour will be sponsored by Covergirl cosmetics and ticket prices will start at $25. Earlier in the year, it was announced that Swift would be the newest Covergirl spokesmodel and her campaign will launch in January.

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