Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight a lot as she promotes her upcoming album, 1989, and she's taken to social media to reveal that a new song will be released on Tuesday. While promoting the album in the UK, Taylor performed a cover of Vance Joy's "Riptide," and she made headlines on Friday when Billboard announced that she's been named the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year — the first artist to win that honor twice. However, while a lot of people are rediscovering their love for Taylor this week, the truth is that she has always been kinda awesome. Over the years, we've seen her mature from a cute country teen into one of the classiest and most down-to-earth pop stars on the planet. The secret to Taylor's success? Mixing fun with love for her fans and always staying true to herself. Keep reading for all the reasons we admire this musical powerhouse.