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Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer Of The Year -- 4 CMA Awards!

Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer Of The Year -- 4 CMA Awards!

Taylor Swift sparkles in Reem Acra at the 2009 CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on Wednesday (November 11) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 19-year-old SUPERSTAR won all four categories she was nominated in — Music Video, Album, Female Vocalist and the night’s top honor — ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR! She’s the youngest person to win E.O.T.Y., cementing her place in country music history.

“I want to thank everyone in this room tonight for not running up on this stage,” Taylor joked during one of her acceptance speeches.


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95 Responses to “Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer Of The Year -- 4 CMA Awards!”

  1. 1
    Joanne Says:

    Congrats Taylor, you deserve it

  2. 2
    michelle Says:

    she deserves it! i love you taylor!

  3. 3
    aishah Says:

    wow.. just wow..

  4. 4
    karen Says:

    yeah taylor cant believe she is the youngest person to win entertainer of the year she is amazing!!

  5. 5
    asufg485 Says:

    Hell yeah! So proud of her!

  6. 6
    Katy Says:

    Congrats! but pls. don’t get any skinnier, i can see your ribcage!

  7. 7
    Madeleine Says:


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    Dan Says:

    U GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG she deserves it so much i love her CONGRATS Miss T!!!!

  9. 9
    CMA went pop Says:

    rofl. that is all

  10. 10
    Jason Says:

    She deserved everything BUT the vocalist award!! That was bullshit….all those other talented women were robbed!

  11. 11
    Laina Says:

    LOL she cant even sing and she needs to stop talking about Kanye.

  12. 12
    JIll Says:

    She may deserve most of them But NOT Femal Vocalist! She doesnt even come close vocally to the other ladies! Sorry but true and I think reflects badly to CMA panel

  13. 13
    Anonymous Says:

    You deserve it

  14. 14
    loyal Says:

    An exquisite young woman, fully deserving of all the awards she won. Congratulations.

  15. 15
    Tun Says:

    i love her but
    it’s too much..she is good song-writer but
    not a good vocalist …all her live performances are very painful to listen.
    Carrie & Martina was robbed!

  16. 16
    ME Says:

    SHE CAN’T SING!!!! Why can’t people hear this awful voice of hers??? To beat out all those women that CAN sing??? Rigged, this whole awards is rigged to make sure the young tone deaf tweenies keep buying her awful music. Anybody close to her is too afraid to let her know to get some singing lessons, or they too are just tone deaf.

  17. 17
    Nikki Says:


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    Jason Says:


    I totally agree…even Miranda :(

  19. 19
    chelsey Says:

    she makes me feel embarassed to like country music. To give top honors to a pop singer is just despicable. ESPECIALLY since she cant sing worth a hoot.

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    Jokergurl Says:

    She beat out George Strait? That’s a surprise, no really it is, because George Strait IS country. She’s still a class act though.

  21. 21
    nala Says:

    I agree with the posters that she is so cute, BUT CAN NOT SING! the local karaoke bar has better talent! I do love her, I think she’s cute, a positive role model for younger girls, but her talent actually is in acting…If anyone watched SNL, you will know what I mean. (SHE REALLY CAN’T CARRY A TUNE!)

  22. 22
    dundies Says:

    OMG i love success stories but the homegirl cant sing. Fail

  23. 23
    biim Says:


  24. 24
    RaisingChild Says:

    Though Carrie Underwood is number one country music songstress in my eyes, this girl makes some amazing music videos. Even when you don’t want it to be her songs will get stuck in your head ALL freaking day!

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    anon Says:

    She should thank Kanye because if it wasn’t for that incident she wouldn’t have won all of those awards. She’s a cute girl but she can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

  26. 26
    ailey Says:

    Thank you Kanye!

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    LuckyL Says:

    Good for her, but we all know this is bit of a stretch. It does help when people like you though. Perhaps we should tell little girls what’s on the inside can get you pretty far too.

  28. 28
    notbusy Says:

    Taylor Swift CAN’T SING. The country music industry has lost all credibility. All they see is dollar signs. Her fans are like 5 and 10 years old and tone deaf. This is why people make fun of country music.

  29. 29
    LuckyL Says:

    Oh and Americans like records.

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    that's hideous Says:

    again, she owes kanye a thank you!

  31. 31
    LuckyL Says:

    Now where is Ms. Carrie Underwood?

  32. 32
    TJ Says:

    I can’t stand this little twit. The Kanye incident was the best thing to happen to her and she’s taking full advantage of it.

  33. 33
    lauren Says:

    i think she absolutely did NOT deserve to win, every single person she was up against in entertainer of the year was loads better than her. i mean she beat George Strait? really?

  34. 34
    jen Says:

    You know, I think Taylor is a nice girl and I can see why little kids and teens like her, but it’s starting to get ridiculous. I feel like the CMA’s have lost all credibility after tonight. It’s supposed to be about talent and not about popularity. And it’s also supposed to be about COUNTRY SINGERS not pop singers. I can get over the fact that she won album of the year and EOTY because those were pretty much a given, but female vocalist of the year??? give me a break!!! her terrible performances on the show completely discredit her winning that award. The women nominated in that category should be pissed because they can all sing circles around her.

  35. 35
    BeckaMcCarthy Says:
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    Sandy Says:

    Taylor Swift would never make it to the finals on American Idol. She can not sing.

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    anon Says:

    is it weird that i think taylor swift is producing pop/ mainstream music? i never thought of her as a country singer even though that’s what she is promoted to be. do you think she would be as famous if she’s as popular or famous if she went after the pop category.

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    hmm Says:

    awesome.congrats to her

  39. 39
    christine Says:

    congrats !

    i love her, & she totally deserves it ! (=

    go away haters

  40. 40
    WhateverYouSay Says:

    Taylor deserved every award she got with maybe the exception of the female vocalist award. Even she, Scott Borchetta (label owner/CEO person), and her dad looked shocked that she won it. On the other hand, as far as Entertainer of the Year is concerned, she earned it one hundred percent. That award is all about bringing attention to the country genre. She has introduced a whole new generation of fans to country music. She had it in the bag, regardless of her very STRONG competition.

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    Lilac Says:

    she might want to enjoy her moment now because she looks exacly like the singer who will be forgotten totally in say five years! when people make it that young it is hard to keep it going for a long time. Like Hanson! where are they now?
    and the fact that her music is county’ish she wont be able to gain the popularity overseas. so just good luck to her. but there is just a feeling about her that she wont last that long…

  42. 42
    anonymous Says:

    Can’t understand this………….how could she win? Can’t sing, can’t dance, talks too much about herself and her relationship, twitter flirts w/ John Mayer………what happened here? We’re talking about talent here, nothing else. Or does height & blondeness do it? There’s so many others who are better than her. Overrated really. And she’s not even pretty.

  43. 43
    anonymous Says:

    I got a feeling there is a plan out there. Can see it coming, probably next week. Let’s wait and see. No, this is not hating people. It is the truth. She has no talent. It is like a Miley Cyrus phenomena—she looks better than Taylor, though. Looks like Hollywood has a plan for her or somebody does.

  44. 44
    zoe Says:

    congrats taylor….but on the other hand, she absolutely did not deserve entertainer of the year or female vocalist. sure she’s a pretty girl who writes pretty good songs, but she cannot sing. its a disgrace to compare her with carrie or the other actualy country songs. taylor’s songs are not country at all, its mainstream boring pop music. i used to like her songs but all this hype over her is getting tiring. she shouldnt be recieving so much recognition. people were robbed tonight at the CMAs. really disappointed.

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    black Says:

    My god…………….she sure is milking this thing with Kanye…………….
    Get over it girl. It´s not like he transformed her or something like that.
    She has something very annoying and mean in her features.

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    Sheri Says:

    My husband and I watched the show tonight and nearly felt ill. Taylor Swift is OVERRATED and cannot sing! And that head tossing with her hair is getting ridiculous … I’m surprised she doesn’t have a concussion by now from doing it! My wonderful, talented Keith Urban should have won E.O.T.Y. ~ he actually has talent!! Imagine the conversations in the limos on the way home tonight amongst the REAL stars who have worked years and years to get where they are … they surely must be pissed off. Taylor is a sweet little girl ~ but that is it. I’ve seen high school students sing better than this kid … enough already!!!!!!!!

  47. 47
    UGH Says:

    what the heii

    wake up people, she can’t sing, her voice is painful to listen to what is wrong with everyone

  48. 48
    Liza Says:

    I remember someone once wrote that she looked like a retarded chipmunk on crack. I think that’s a little harsh, but she is definitely not pretty and she can’t sing. People just don’t see that because they like her personality.

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    wtf Says:

    Taylor doesn’t win the vocalist award.
    1: Her voice is WEAK and WTF she can’t even sing live properly.
    2: Her album ISN’T EVEN COUNTRY. It’s pop.

    Her album = pop = she doesn’t deserve any awards.
    She sucks live, I agree with Kanye. But well It’s kanye’s fault for making her win all of these awards if it wasn’t for him, then ok

  50. 50
    wtf Says:

    *taylor DOESN’T DESERVE to win the vocalist award

  51. 51
    wtf Says:

    to continue to my comment.
    I don’t think Taylor even deserve to win ANY awards.
    Her album is NOT EVEN country, it’s pop.
    Thanks to her people who listens to her music are all like
    ‘Z0MG!!!1!!!!@@##!@!#@#! I LOVE COUNTRY’

    She doesn’t deserve to win the vocalist, entertainer or anything.
    If she was in a pop awards, I WOULDN’T MIND.

  52. 52
    Eliza Says:

    Well, I thought I was the only one who thought her eyes had a mean look. I don’t know why, I can not warm up to her. I don’t like her and don’t watch her or listen to her. Until now, I thought it was just me. She should thank Kanye for getting vocalist and entertainer awards.

  53. 53
    Milla Says:

    Taylor is a sweet girl but she did not deserve VotY!! Her performance at the beginning proves it. She doesn’t sound very decent live.
    I’m upset Reba, Martina, or Carrie didn’t win. They sound awesome live.

  54. 54
    Wow Says:

    I was very iffy on Taylor winning E.O.T.Y, (I personally preferred Keith Urban)!
    But Taylor by NO MEANS deserved F.V.O.Y.!
    To say that she’s a better vocalist than CARRIE!, Martina, Reba & Miranda is just ridiculous!!
    In my opinion she’s very overrated!

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    oh well... Says:

    slave master’s daughter showed us who’s boss… kanye is lynched while she is coddled & praised. with all that big money behind her THIS IS THE BEST SHE CAN BE????

  56. 56
    kathy Says:

    I kinda find it funny that alot of people were saying the same sh** a couple of years ago when carrie underwood won all those awards right after she won american idol. people were so pissed that she beat faith hill and all the other women in those categories. i think it comes down to people being jealous as hell. 2 months ago she was liked, now they don’t like her. if her vocals sucked that bad, her album and tour would not have been as successful as it has been. i have been to one of her concerts and she sings pretty good live and you would be suprised that not all of the audience were teenyboppers. but i guess all you guys want a reason to b**** and they gave you one. PATHETIC!!!

  57. 57
    Isabelle Says:

    Not vocalist of the year and the Kanye West jokes are really getting old.

  58. 58
    Liverwurst Says:

    I like her and enjoy her music and perona however, drop it already…move on.

  59. 59
    cindee Says:


    AGREED! AND Leanne Rimes was the youngest winner of Entertainer of the Year!

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    WTF Says:

    OMG I can’t believe that Taylor Swift actually WON Female Vocalist of the year. Yes she sold lots and lots of cds (and I have both of her cds who are good) but she is NOT a vocalist. Even the effin SHANYA TWAIN has never won Female Vocalist of the year and she is a goddess compared to taylor.

    I don’t say Carrie should have won this because last year she didn’t do anything and Carnival Ride was crap. However Play On, her new cd is amazing. Some huge songs!

    Anyway, Carrie showed taylor how a performance should look like.

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    ashley Says:

    I would like someone to explain to me how they think Kanye helped her win these awards? First of all I’m pretty sure he has no influence on the CMA panel what-so-ever. Second, as I recall she was #1 on the charts for quite sometime breaking tons of records & had a sell-out of 2 seconds at MSG amongst probably all her concert dates WAY WAY WAY before the VMA’S ever occurred.

    & Someone said she will never get popular overseas. I’m pretty sure (that was sarcasm, cause i know she does) she has like 3 sold out dates in London coming up.

    i know no one is going to read this, but some comments were getting me so angry I had to get it off of my chest haha

  62. 62
    mailey Says:

    her look is really tired. she wears the same clothes. same hair. blah. she needs to mix it up a bit.

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    Jeff Says:

    TAYLOR IS NOT A VOCALIST. SHE IS THE COUNTRY VERSION OF BRITNEY SPEARS. PERFORMER does not equal VOCALIST. When all the papers are talking about how bad her live performance was last night and how off-key her voice was…the girl doesn’t even deserve to be nominated in the same breath as Carrie Underwood and Martina Mcbride (the 2 best vocalists in country music,,,PERIOD). Any other woman in that category is more deserving than Taylor Switf. Sorry. The truth hurts sometimes, sweetie. Take some vocal lessons and get back to me. It’s not just me, it’s the national media talking about how undeserving you are. HAHAHAHA. To me, that’s worst than what Kanye did. You just swept the awards and the media is talking about how the CMAs made their show a Taylor Swift pity party to make up for the Kanye embarassment. You won due to pity. Feels good ? Oh wait, of course it doesn’t. You know you can’t sing. So does the rest of the world.

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    Jeff Says:

    and cmon, as soon as they let her perform TWICE, everyone knew they were making the awards show the TAYLOR SWIFT SHOW on purpose. And people tried to say Carrie@kathy:

    No, people were saying Carrie didn’t deserve the Vocalist award because they thought it was too soon in her career. Had she won Entertainer of the Year that year, then yea it would’ve been too early. She hadn’t done enough to warrant it. However, just because it was her first year didn’t mean she wasn’t a better VOCALIST/SINGER than the other women. She can blow them out of the water (except for Martina) when she sings. The girl has more range than Taylor could dream of. Martina would have won that year had she had a better album, but Carrie had a successful album AND a top voice.

    Now, Taylor is undeserving of Entertainer of the Year not because she’s too young but because she’s simply not as good as the other nominees.

    My biggest gripe is with vocalist. You’re not the only one that’s seen her in concert, girl. I was unfortunate enough to have to sit through her portion at the CMA Festival and it was awful. She puts on a show, i’ll give her that. That’s why i have LESS of a problem with Ent of the Year. She sells tickets and albums and gets little girls hyped up. BUT, her voice is SOOO weak. She can’t hold a note, she can’t hit a big note…she can’t consistently hit CORRECT notes. She’s all too often OFF KEY and messy with her vocals. She IS the country version of BRITNEY SPEARS. She’s a spectacle when you go see her…it’s because of the show, not because of her. You go because she’s full of energy and makes the concert an EXPERIENCE like Britney’s Circus Tour, where this is so much glitz and glamour going on that it doesn’t matter that she can’t sing. Honestly, she should never have even been nominated for Vocalist.

    That’s like Britney Spears beating out Whitney Houston in her prime…that’s how much better Carrie Underwood is. And Martina Mcbride is like Celine Dion. They can sing things the other women can’t…their voices are that much better. That category should be a 2 woman race every year until someone with that kind of voice comes along.

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    suus Says:

    I also agree with the one who said there was something mean about her features… like she could be very whiny or something.

    and i dont think its fair that she won vocalist o/t/year, she is not good live…
    love her songs though

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    TT Says:

    The girl is Tone deaf. I know 10yr olds that sing better. She needs to hock the awards and – buy singing lessons !

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    PATSY bIDDLE Says:

    I think she is great & I am 62 years old , she’s sweet kind & charming, she has everything it takes and she deservesit all. I guess you could say i’m conseded though because if her hair were dark her & my granddaughter could pass for twins, Keep up the good work Taylor. I’m deffently A fan.
    Sincerely Pat

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    greenangel Says:

    I think all the critics should bloody lay off. Whilst Taylor may not have the same vocal range of some of the other nominees, she has produced some of the most popular and fastest selling songs of the year which i think allows her to be in that group. I have been to her Fearless concert in London, and i have to say it was absolutely amazing. It wasnt just teenangers there; in fact they were in the minority. She deser ves to win Entertainer of the Year, Whilst no one is disputing the greatness of the other nominees it was refreshing to have a young female artist win. Carrie Underwood will definately have a moment in CMA history I’m sure; this year its Taylors. So suck it up, already and deal.

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    eliza Says:

    Lovely girl who has had a fantastic year, but maybe it’s too much, too soon. She seems grounded enough to handle it all. Hope so.

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    Billie Says:

    She’s boring! EVERY single song she sings is the same. “ high school football player botfriend dropped me” And does she wear the same dress to every awards show??
    She should have never won FVOTY!! She is not a vocalist!

  71. 71
    Anonymous Says:

    Here are the comments from people about the CMA awards that were posted on the CMA website. 99% of all the comments say the same thing: Taylor cannot sing and does not deserve female vocalist of the year! Her singing hurts my ears…Taylor take your tweens and go to Pop. Leave country to the professionals and when did pole dancing become part of country?? Sick..Sick!

    Read more:

  72. 72
    LuckyL Says:

    # 56 kathy @ 11/12/2009 at 7:24 am
    I disagree completely and all I needed to read was the first sentence.

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    briana Says:

    I really like her songs and think that she’s a great entertainer and role model for younger kids. BUT, I don’t think she should have won female vocalist. Even though I like her songs and think she’s adorable to watch when she performs, in all honesty, she just isn’t vocally good enough to win that award…. at least not yet :)

  74. 74
    Lynn Luv Says:

    I love Taylor. You rock. I wanna marry you!

  75. 75
    Len_Radioguy Says:

    Sheri, you are absolutely 100% ON THE MARK with your comments. You said exactly what I was going to say. Thanks! Len

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    Uncertainty Principle Says:

    Well the comments to articles on this website never seize to amaze me. I have some musical capabilities and I have what is known as perfect pitch. This means you can identify a note just by listening to it. I have heard Taylor perform live before and I definitely think she deserved this award. I am so happy she won all four awards last night. It is truly humbling and an honor to be a Taylor Swift fan. I liked the joke about Kanye West and, Kanye’s obnoxious behavior at the VMA awards had nothing to do with her being nominated for these awards. I became a fan of Taylor Swift ever since I heard her song Tear Drops on my Guitar last year.

    I know there is a debate over whether Taylor’s music should be classified as country or pop. For me, it is country. Listen to the style of music played by the guitars and violins in Our Song. It is distinctly country. Really, these four awards do not adequately do justice to describe such a talented musician as Taylor. That will only be appreciated by her fans. But she definitely deserved them.

    To all who have said that Taylor’s facial expressions seem to convey something evil about her personality, I say that you are horribly misinterpreting something you may or may not wish to be there. However, many comments to this article seem to convey some rather unpleasant things about the people who have posted them.

    Taylor’s success will last as long as her fans want it to. I, for one, am going to continue to support her in all of her endeavors. Keep up the good work Taylor!

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    el Says:

    wow. she’s great and deserved it.
    All she needs is to sotp loosing pounds.
    Taylor is REALLY REALLY thin.
    But, GO ON GIRL!
    P.S. is she dating Taylor lautner for sure?

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    Amanda Awesome Says:

    A lot of country folks are jealous because she is so young, but she has been in the business for a long time and this is her second record.

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    lakers fan in boston Says:

    taylor looks great in that dress
    the only bad thing is that she isnt showing her legs, other than that she looks gorgeous
    congrats on wining all those awards taylor, u deserve em =]

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    mille Says:


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    hm Says:

    hm, she is sweet girl, even though her music aint my style. she is very great girl, but i have to admit i am sick of seeing her all the time with the same hair do at reward ceremonies and the same make up. she always has these ‘cat eyes’. i am so sick of that. its just boring…

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    kamila Says:

    I thought it was so beautiful when her dad cried after she won Entertainer of the Year!

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    Marieme Says:

    She’s too precious!

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    Love Dior Says:

    I didn’t know much about her but I definitely thought Kanye West was totally in the wrong for what he did, especially taking in the vulnerability of her age.

    BUT, I finally saw her perform on Dancing with the Stars and found myself involuntarily yelling at the tv about how bad she was. So, after I saw her perform I was actually sympathetic towards West. If I couldn’t control myself imagine being right there in front of her and having some booze in you ?

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    Love Dior Says:

    She looks smashing in the gown though…:-)

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    Rachel Says:


    I agree with anon’s post. Although she’s cute she doesn’t have any talent and thanks to Kanye’s idiotic stunt she is getting much more attention than she deserves.

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    Sheri Says:

    To Len – Poster #75 – Glad I could help :) And I just re-watched her first performance on the CMAs last night and, again, it was actually embarrassing to watch her ~ she is THAT BAD. How one earth she made it this far is beyond me. Hopefully, she won’t be around too long, musically, so we can all be put out of our misery!

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    ummahyk Says:

    Please help CLAUDIA,this IS NOT a joke:

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    dakila Says:


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    Not Happy Says:


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    Diana x3 Says:

    I loooove her :) She’s my role model and so damn beautiful!

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    Vanessa Valentino Says:

    She is a very good role model for young girls. I definitely agree. She is such a career oriented and successful woman!

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    serena Says:

    @Uncertainty Principle:

    agree… she deserves all the awards… i am so happy for her .. u go girl…

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    serena Says:

    i am so happy for taylor… she deserves all the awards.. she is a hard working girl who is really committed to her music career.. and she is a good role model for young girls… age is just a number.. be fearless in chasing after your goals and dreams… u go girl… all the best…

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    Robert Says:

    @Uncertainty Principle: I don ´t agree with you. Taylor can ´t sing (especially not live). You should listen to Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson, two of the best Live-Singers in the world.

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