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Taylor Swift has received yet another honor.

The multiple-time Grammy and Country Music Award winner is Billboard's Woman of the Year, the magazine announced this week, making Swift the accolade's youngest-ever recipient.

"Taylor has shown the power of good songwriting with music that has transcended genres," said Bill Werde, Billboard's Editorial Director. "At the young age of 21, Taylor has already made a major impact on music and has been an incredible role model for aspiring songwriters and young women everywhere. I look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in the years to come."

Swift has spent all summer on her Speak Now tour, covering tracks by local artists and welcoming special guests on stage. Catch up on various performances by the star in our Taylor Swift video section!

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Another Taylor Swift concert, another special local guest star.

As THG has excitedly documents over the past few weeks, Swift has been inviting hometown favorites on stage with her throughout her Speak Now tour, from Usher in Atlanta to Andy Grammar in Nashville.

The latest? B.O.B. in Dallas. Watch these two duet on "Airplanes," courtesy of a show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, now:

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Taylor Swift has packed a great deal into this summer. She's gone on tour, she's sang duets with fun guest artists, she's filmed her first fragrance ad.

And she's also spent time writing new songs for an album that will be released in 2012.

Can she give fans a tiny preview of what those singles will be about?

"They're sad, if I'm being honest," Taylor told The New Yorker of the 10 tracks she's penned so far, adding that a recent one she wrote "is about moving on."

But Swift doesn't want to give off the idea that he's depressed. Far from it. The young crooner sounds closer to enlightened, saying she's learned how life is "about achieving contentment" and "you're not always going to be ridiculously happy."

Look for that mature viewpoint to play a major role on her upcoming album. We can't wait to hear it.

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We've warned you before, Taylor Swift fans: you really have no idea who might join this talented artist on stage when she plays a concert in your hometown.

In late August, Justin Bieber sang a duet with Taylor in Los Angeles, while Nicki Minaj did the honors one night later.

Over the weekend, meanwhile, Swift played a couple of shows in Atlanta - and was joined by a couple of that city's most beloved musical icons. First up, watch T Swizzle drop a serious beat alongside Usher during a live rendition of "Yeah!"

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We adore Taylor Swift. There are few artists more entertaining in concert, as this young superstar brings various guests on stage and covers hits by local stars.

But we wish she'd stick to singing.

THG simply can't get behind celebrity fragrances. They are too transparent of a money grab, with singers or actors (or whatever the heck Kim Kardashian is) slapping their name on a bottle of perfume and watching the proceeds roll in.

They also lead to incredibly cheesy commercials, such as the following ad for Swift's "Wonderstruck." Get ready, readers, for your journey to begin...

NOTE: The Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfume is available now via THG!

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Go see Taylor Swift in concert this summer and you never know who might pop up on stage.

Throughout her Speak Now tour, Swift has surprised fans by singing duets with Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj and, most recently, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and Andy Grammer! All three joined the young icon for a show in Nashville over the weekend.

Below, you can watch Taylor introduce Grammer to the crowd and then join him for a rendition of "Keep Your Head Up," a song Swift says she listens to any time she's feeling down.

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Another tour stop, another fun cover by Taylor Swift.

The artist has been doing her talented thing across North America all summer, playing her usual set of hits for fans in a number of cities, but also making a point to stop and cover a song by a local artist at each venue, as well.

There was Pink and TLC in Philly; and, our favorite, Eminem in Michigan. In Vancouver this week, meanwhile, attendees were treated to Bryan Adams' "Summer of 69." Fun stuff as always:

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With a new album on the way, Joe Jonas is about to embark on a solo career.

But an insider tells Us Weekly the singer wants to make sweet music again with another famous artist: ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift!

  • Joe Jonas at the VMAs
  • Speaking Now

Might we soon witness the return of Toe?

"He wants her back," the tabloid claims. "He wants to show her he's a changed man and would love to see what's possible between them."

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She can rap, she can pose tastefully for a fragrance ad and she can definitely cross genres.

It was announced today that Taylor Swift, one of the most beloved pop stars of her generation, has been nominated for five Country Music Awards. Among them? Entertainer of the Year!

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Swift will go up against five men in that category - Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban - while she's also among the nominees for Female Vocalist of the Year along with Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride.

Taylor is the only female to have scored five nominee for the ceremony, which will air on November 9. We've listed all the categories/nominated artists below.

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What is the difference between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian? In a word: talent.

In a second word: taste.

Consider the contrasting fragrance ads released by these stars this week, as Kim promotes "Gold" with an accentuation of her only valuable asset, while Taylor goes a more innocent, magical route in the following campaign for "Wonderstruck."

  • Kim Kardashian Fragrance Ad
  • Taylor Swift Perfume Ad

Named after an "Enchanted" song, “Wonderstruck represents that magical feeling of promise and hope and intrigue," Swift says of the perfume, which comes out in October. "It was fascinating to learn that you could layer so many different scents to create a beautiful end result.”

So... would you prefer to smell like the sweat of Ray J? Or like teardrops on a guitar? Whose fragrance are you more likely to purchase?