Billboard announced today that they named Country Music Superstar Taylor Swift as Billboard’s Woman of the Year.  Swift is the youngest artist to ever receive this coveted award.

“Taylor has shown the power of good songwriting with music that has transcended genres, and we’re thrilled to recognize all of her successes over the past year by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award,” says 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 singers/songwriters and young women everywhere.  I look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in the years to come.”

Taylor Swift will be honored the Woman of the Year Award at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 2 in New York City.  For more on this announcement, please click HERE.