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We can't imagine how Taylor Swift could possibly be surprised by her eight Grammy nominations after the stellar year she's had, but she claims she was, and we believe her.
"I started freaking out and jumping up and down," the songstress told the Associated Press. "I honestly never would have predicted this, eight nominations – I'm ecstatic, and blown away and so, so thankful."
Taylor came in second for most nominations only to Beyonce, who scored 10. The 19-year-old phenomenon is up for album of the year for Fearless, as well as song and record of the year for her hit "You Belong With Me".
"To be recognized by the Grammys is the ultimate honor, and all I know is that when I write about this in my journal tonight it will be in all capital letters and underlined four times, and there will be lots of exclamation points in this entry because I never imagined I'd get to write this kind of journal entry," the cutie says. "The thought of that absolutely is something that you daydream about."
We won't be shocked if Taylor takes home a statue or two on January 31 -- in fact, we wouldn't be shocked if she took home all eight -- but we're pretty sure there's a possibility that she'll keel over. Make sure you tune in to the broadcast to see Taylor, Beyonce and the other hot artists who will be honored on music's biggest night.
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