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Billboard Names Taylor, Kanye Year’s Best Artists

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In this Sept. 13, 2009 photo, Kanye West grabs the microphone from Taylor Swift as she accepts the "Best Female Video" award during the MTV Video Music Awards in NYC (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

This must be killing him.

But it really is only fitting that Kanye West and Taylor Swift were chosen to share the royal title of king and queen of the charts this year.


Billboard magazine named Swift the top female artist, while West was declared top male artist. But Swift trumps West overall.

Again, this must be KILLING him.

Swift was the top artist of the year, with Beyonce coming in second (KILLING him) and Lady Gaga coming in third (killing us).

Swift’s sophomore CD, Fearless, has sold more than 4.5 million copies.

West and Swift provided one of the most talked-about episodes of the year when West hijacked her MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech.

Billboard runs its full list of the year’s chart-toppers on Friday, as well as the decade’s.

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