Nineteen-year-old Taylor Swift's already had a whirlwind career.
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Jordan's not Taylor's only huge fan. In 2008, the Grammy-nominated singer sold more albums than any artist on the planet. Her latest CD, Fearless, was number one on the charts for more than 10 weeks. "I wake up every morning and I still can't believe this actually worked out," she says. "When I was growing up and when I was little, I never felt entitled to success. ... I just loved music, so this is the best pleasant surprise ever."

Taylor's only 19-years-old, so she knows a thing or two about being young and talented. "I think that the most important thing is to be different enough where you stand out. The only place that being like everybody else is cool is junior high," she says. "Also, be good to people—every single person that you come in contact with. My heroes are great musicians, but more than that they're great people."

Meet more small wonders.

Oprah presents the world's smartest kids.

FROM: Finale: Oprah's Search for the World's Most Talented Kids
Published on May 18, 2009

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