Taylor SwiftWho was the breakout star of 2009? According to PopEater's audience, it was Taylor Swift.

The country singer catapulted to fame this year, thanks in part to Kanye West grabbing her mic at the VMAs when she won for best female video.

Forty-two percent of over 58K voters chose Swift while 29 percent thought Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle deserved the honor. In third, Lady Gaga with 25 percent of the vote.