Taylor Swift Named Billboard‘s Woman of the Year

Taylor Swift will receive the Woman of the Year Award at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event in New York City on Dec. 2. The gala celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business, coinciding with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music Power Players list. In related news, Swift will honor an Alabama teenager at the TeenNick HALO Awards airing on Nov. 6. In the special, Swift salutes James O’Dwyer, 19, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who started a disaster relief effort following devastation from area tornadoes in April.