Happy 20th, Taylor! Why 2009 Was Her Big Year

As the country-pop sensation celebrates her milestone birthday, take a look back at her breakout year. By Ali Gray (10 Photos)

Ali Gray on Dec 11, 2009 at 7:00AM

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Happy 20th, Taylor! Why 2009 Was Her Big Year

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Teen Stars Unite

Taylor Swift may not have been nominated for any awards at the 2009 Grammys last Feb. 8, but that doesn't mean she wasn't a winner. She teamed up with fellow teen idol Miley Cyrus to perform a stirring acoustic version of her coming-of-age song "Fifteen." Their crowd-pleasing duet kicked off a stellar year of accolades, including Swift making her mark with a whopping eight 2010 Grammy nods recently. 

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