‘Entertainment Weekly’ Names Taylor Swift The 2010 ‘Entertainer Of The Year’

Taylor becomes the youngest ever 'Entertainer of the Year'

Congratulations are in order for the 20 year old Taylor Swift today … because Entertainment Weekly has named Taylor as the 2010 Entertainer of the Year! Citing Taylor‘s success on the music charts, at awards shows and on the concert trail, EW decided that Taylor is not only deserving of the title of Entertainer of the Year but they’ve decided to make her the youngest person ever to win the honor. Here is the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, which salutes all of the Entertainers of 2010, with Taylor Swift on the cover:

Taylor Swift kicked off 2010 with a No. 2 single debut (“Today Was a Fairytale”), a hit movie (Valentine’s Day), and four Grammy wins, including Album of the Year. She then spent months headlining arena concerts and big-ticket awards shows. But there was one achievement — the Oct. 25 release of her third record, Speak Now — that topped everything. Buoyed by strong reviews and the radio-friendly hit “Mine,” Speak amassed a jaw-dropping 1,047,000 units in first-week sales, the highest tally for any release in five years. For all that, the confidently sweet 20-year-old who was only 2 months old when Entertainment Weekly launched in 1990 is now our youngest-ever Entertainer of the Year. In our interview, Swift talks about all the speculation surrounding the subjects of the songs on Speak Now, understood to include ex-boyfriends Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, and John Mayer. “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. 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.” She also explains how she decided to perform her song “Innocent,” which sure seems to be about Kanye West, at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. “I had decided that I didn’t want to perform on the show. Or even go. 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.”

EW has selected 14 Top Entertainers for 2010 — including James Franco, Jon Hamm and others — but, apparently, Taylor Swift tops them all. I can’t say that I can argue with the stellar year Taylor has enjoyed in 2010. She has enjoyed much success so I applaud her for this latest accolade. BUT, if the love affair she has apparently sparked up with Jake Gyllenhaal actually turns out to be the real deal, then she has already won the biggest prize of all. Still, I suppose congratulations are in order for Miss Swift. What do y’all think? Do YOU think Taylor Swift is a worthy Entertainer of the Year? If not, who would you select?

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  1. Mr,.Gyllenhaal

    HELL TO THE NO!!!! WTF…I don’t agree! Who would I pick?? Good question and I will have to get back to you on this one but sure as hell not Taylor Swift!

  2. @mr. Gyllenhall I FULLY agree. Can you say overrated? Ugh. Every song she sings is about princesses and romeo. Next.

  3. SuzieB

    Y’all are funny w/your Taylor hating!!! Look, she sold 1MM copies of her new CD….she’s in movies, she’s kinda talented (she at least writes her own stuff)… so yeah I’m not the hugest fan, but… I get it. Look, better her than Bieber. : )

  4. nicole

    @Mr.G – its like you read my mind!

  5. Amanda

    Her fan base are moms and 13-year-old’s – which tend to control the media. But wtf? She’s a tween country singer. Kill me. I would have been very happy with James Franco.

  6. roxster

    Hmm…can someone answer something for me? I’ve always seen interviews where shes said she doesn’t confirm who songs are about and finds it amusing, so I’ve operated under the assumption that really people just guess based on lyrics and things. However, I recently saw an article that talked about how her liner notes always make it clear who the song is about by capitalizing certain letters in the lyrics which then spell a name. For example, Back to December the caps all spell out TAY ie taylor lautner….if this is the case (not sure if its valid, cant be bothered to really dig into)…can she really say she doesnt confirm who songs are about? sounds like she gives massive hints.

  7. Zee

    @Mr.Gyllenhaal and g….you people are mind readers! The people who gave that award to her couldn’t have found a more undeserving recipient >=(! As for who would I pick? Eminem cause he knows how to right some music!

  8. krissy

    I am not a fan of her music, but she was very successful this year. I completely agree that no one had a bigger year.

  9. Mrs Criss

    I just cancel my description to entertainment weekly!

  10. Mrs Criss

    I meant I just canceled my subscription to entertainment weekly

  11. Christie

    Betty White! 2010 = the year of Betty White!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. trena

    I am so glad I’m not the only one who feels this way!!! I am SICK TO DEATH of Taylor Swift. Beiber is ultra cheesy, but at least he’s not EVERYWHERE I look and listen. ugh – pick anyone else!!

  13. Rory

    Om NOOOOO!!!

  14. g

    @SuzieB
    no
    no
    no

  15. krib

    She usually has such pretty hair so Im wondering why they went for the rat’s nest look on this cover. Gross!

  16. CHASE

    WAFFLE HAIR. ANNOYING. IMMATURE. WRITES SHITTY SONGS. FEELS SORRY FOR HERSELF. ETC.

  17. Ella

    W T F!!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who is sick to death of this girl. Yeah she has a had a successful year. The question I have been asking since I first heard her sing is WHY??? Nails on a chalkboard voice, stupid lyrics any teenage girl would have in her diary, yet a lot of people seem to love her. People are dumb. Between this and the politics I think I might have to move to Canada.

  18. Jim G

    WHY? WHY? WHY? This girl is so overrated it’s pathetic! I’m soooooooooo sick of her!!!!!!!!

  19. Sarah

    Yeah…not a fan but good for her :/

  20. Megan

    @Ella – “…lyrics any teenage girl would have in her diary…” That’s exactly the point. Unlike a lot of songs, a lot of girls and even women can relate to exactly what she is singing about

  21. Lexifer

    @Ella – It’s all about Bieber up here. Not sure which is worse :p

  22. Panti Christ

    I have not been entertained by her at all, so….

  23. Amanda G

    And who exactly did she entertain? Because everyone I know can’t stand her.

  24. YAYYY Congrats to Taylor I could not be more thrilled!

  25. Peter

    Ummmm… how about Lady Gaga anyone??

    Taylor swift? Aka cookie cutter Middle-America’s wet dream.

    Let’s recognize a REAL artist.

  26. jesse

    Oh yay finally somebody actually diff this time and i bet all the people who are hating here dont want to say it but they all wanted Gaga…. please if you are talking about overrated

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