Take That, Kanye

Swift Named Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift has been named the Associated Press’ entertainer of the year—and there’s nothing Kanye West can do to take it away. For those who’ve seen Swift holding armfuls of statuettes at ceremonies or taking on Saturday Night Live hosting duties, her newest honor is not particularly surprising. But the 20-year-old artist herself was a bit shocked. “This was so unexpected,” Swift told the AP upon learning of the most recent title, which Tina Fey won last year. “I could not be more grateful.” Swift already took home awards for album of the year at the Country Music Association Awards and artist of the year at the American Music Awards in 2009, among others. In 2010, Swift plans to release her third album, which she started writing immediately after the release of Fearless, the album that’s brought her much success. “I love to plan 20 steps ahead of myself,” Swift told the AP. “It’s a really fun competition game that I play with myself, trying to top what I’ve done last.”