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Rise of Taylor Swift

<p>Singer Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Hannah Montana the Movie" in Los Angeles April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten </p>

Singer Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Hannah Montana the Movie" in Los Angeles April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Singer Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Hannah Montana the Movie" in Los Angeles April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift performs "Forever and Always" at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Singer Taylor Swift performs "Forever and Always" at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Singer Taylor Swift performs "Forever and Always" at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Taylor Swift sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the MLB World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays in Philadelphia October 25, 2008. REUTERS/John Mabanglo/Pool </p>

Taylor Swift sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the MLB World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays in Philadelphia October 25, 2008. REUTERS/John Mabanglo/Pool

Taylor Swift sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the MLB World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays in Philadelphia October 25, 2008. REUTERS/John Mabanglo/Pool

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<p>Taylor Swift arrives onstage after being invited by Beyonce to finish her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as winner of the award for video of the year. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Taylor Swift arrives onstage after being invited by Beyonce to finish her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as winner of the...more

Taylor Swift arrives onstage after being invited by Beyonce to finish her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as winner of the award for video of the year. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Kanye West (L) interrupts the acceptance speech from best female video winner Taylor Swift (R) at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Kanye West (L) interrupts the acceptance speech from best female video winner Taylor Swift (R) at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Kanye West (L) interrupts the acceptance speech from best female video winner Taylor Swift (R) at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Taylor Swift (R) finishes her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video as Beyonce watches at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as the winner of the award for video of the year. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Taylor Swift (R) finishes her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video as Beyonce watches at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as the winner of the award for video of the...more

Taylor Swift (R) finishes her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video as Beyonce watches at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as the winner of the award for video of the year. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift (C) reacts after she was announced as the winner of the Top New Female Vocalist at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus </p>

Singer Taylor Swift (C) reacts after she was announced as the winner of the Top New Female Vocalist at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Singer Taylor Swift (C) reacts after she was announced as the winner of the Top New Female Vocalist at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift kisses her award for favorite country female artist at the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten </p>

Singer Taylor Swift kisses her award for favorite country female artist at the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Singer Taylor Swift kisses her award for favorite country female artist at the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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<p>Taylor Swift reacts after winning Album of the Year for "Fearless" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Taylor Swift reacts after winning Album of the Year for "Fearless" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Taylor Swift reacts after winning Album of the Year for "Fearless" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift (C) accepts the Entertainer of the Year award as she is surrounded by members of her band at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Singer Taylor Swift (C) accepts the Entertainer of the Year award as she is surrounded by members of her band at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Singer Taylor Swift (C) accepts the Entertainer of the Year award as she is surrounded by members of her band at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift performs "Fifteen" at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Singer Taylor Swift performs "Fifteen" at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Singer Taylor Swift performs "Fifteen" at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift signs autographs during an appearance on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

Singer Taylor Swift signs autographs during an appearance on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Singer Taylor Swift signs autographs during an appearance on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Taylor Swift performs "You're Not Sorry" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Taylor Swift performs "You're Not Sorry" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Taylor Swift performs "You're Not Sorry" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Magician David Copperfield (R) introduces Taylor Swift at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Magician David Copperfield (R) introduces Taylor Swift at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Magician David Copperfield (R) introduces Taylor Swift at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Musician Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year festivities in New York December 31, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Musician Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year festivities in New York December 31, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Musician Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year festivities in New York December 31, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift perform in the opening number at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift perform in the opening number at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift perform in the opening number at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift performs at the 42nd Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, November 12 , 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Singer Taylor Swift performs at the 42nd Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, November 12 , 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Singer Taylor Swift performs at the 42nd Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, November 12 , 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift performs "I'm Sorry" at "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" in Los Angeles December 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Singer Taylor Swift performs "I'm Sorry" at "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" in Los Angeles December 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Singer Taylor Swift performs "I'm Sorry" at "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" in Los Angeles December 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Taylor Swift (R) and Miley Cyrus perform the song "Fifteen" at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Taylor Swift (R) and Miley Cyrus perform the song "Fifteen" at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Taylor Swift (R) and Miley Cyrus perform the song "Fifteen" at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage as water is poured to simulate rain during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus </p>

Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage as water is poured to simulate rain during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage as water is poured to simulate rain during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Marcus </p>

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift (R) accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award as presenters Lee Ann Womack and Kris Kristofferson look on at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Singer Taylor Swift (R) accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award as presenters Lee Ann Womack and Kris Kristofferson look on at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Singer Taylor Swift (R) accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award as presenters Lee Ann Womack and Kris Kristofferson look on at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada May 15, 2007. REUTERS/Steve Marcus </p>

Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada May 15, 2007. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada May 15, 2007. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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