Taylor Swift to receive Global Icon BRIT award

Taylor Swift will be recognised for her contribution and ‘immense impact on music across the world’ at this year's Brit Awards, becoming the first female winner in history.

Taylor Swift to receive Global Icon BRIT award

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is to become the first female artist to win the Global Icon Brit award. This amazing accolade will be presented at the O2 Arena in London and is her sixth Brit award nomination to date. 

She has been recognised for “her immense impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date”, according to the award organisers. Swift has used her platform to not only create relatable music, such as ‘Shake it Off’ , ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘22’ but to help aid communities along the way. 

 “Taylor’s career is unparalleled and her music and influence has resonated with millions of people all over the world,” the Brit award statement said.

“She’s used her platform to highlight many issues globally and recently has been applauded for her work promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community.” commended the Brits. 

Additionally, Taylor has surpassed her artistic duties by donating £23,000 to a UK student last year as seen in The Guardian, making her the perfect winner of such an esteemed award. She is joining previous recipients such as Elton John, Robbie Williams and David Bowie.

The Global Icon award will accompany her recent achievement of scoring her seventh UK number one album with Fearless, topping the charts for the third time in the space of just 259 days. 

The Brits will air on 11 May on ITV, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall with live performances from rising star winner Griff, Rag'n'Bone Man and Dua Lipa. 

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De-Mornae Clarke

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  • Ophelia Appleby

    On 14 May 2021, 12:31 Ophelia Appleby Kickstart Team commented:

    I love this - despite never being a masssive swifty, I do actually think she's fully deserving of this and I'm glad the Brits recognise the work she's done! defo a win for the good guys.

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