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Taylor Swift, One Direction Are the Most Charitable Celebrities of 2013

Image courtesy of ABC/Jon LeMay (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of ABC/Jon LeMay (via ABC News Radio)

In addition to thrilling fans worldwide with her RED tour, Taylor Swift also spent a lot of time in 2013 giving back.  That's why she tops this year's list of the most charitable celebrities, issued annually by the non-profit organization DoSomething.org.

Each year, DoSomething.org, which encourages young people to get involved in social change, releases a list of its top 20 "Celebs Gone Good," and Taylor's #1 this year, as she was last year.  Among her philanthropic work in 2013: donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony orchestra, and performing at a gala benefit in London to help homeless youth.

Number two on the list is One Directio n who, among other things, raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and did volunteer work in Ghana.  Beyonce is number three: she headlined a charity concert in London for women's rights, among other activities.

Other musicians on the list include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ,  Alicia Keys , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber .

DoSomething.org  puts together its list each year based on nominations from the public, the stars' rankings on IMDB.com, and information from a panel of entertainment journalists.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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