Taylor Swift is Billboard’s 2014 “Woman of the Year.”
She took to her Instagram on Thursday night to thank her fans for the honor and to show off the cover in which she appears, writing, “Thanks Billboard. Also thanks, YOU. (Does dorky celebratory dance then trips over a cat toy).”
In the interview with the magazine, she reveals how her team signed on to calling her latest album, 1989, saying “I remember all the sit-downs in the conference rooms, where I would get kind of called in front of a group of people who have worked with me for years. They said, ‘Are you really sure you want to do this? Are you sure you want to call the album 1989? We think it’s a weird title. Are you sure you want to put an album cover out that has less than half of your face on it? Are you positive that you want to take a genre that you cemented yourself in, and switch to one that you are a newcomer to?’”
And on when people critic her work and how much effort she put in to the album, telling the magazine, “Do I get offended when people don’t fully understand how much of the workload is done by me? No, they’re busy with their own lives,” she says. “If someone has studied my catalog and still doesn’t think I’m behind it, there’s nothing I can do for that person. They may have to deal with their own sexist issues, because if I were a guy and you were to look at my catalog and my lyrics, you would not wonder if I was the person behind it.”
Read more of her interview after the jump.