Taylor Swift to Receive Taylor Swift Award
Taylor Swift is being honored with a music award created in her name, and she’ll be the first person to win it.
The 26-year-old singer will receive the Taylor Swift Award at this year’s BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) Pop Awards ceremony on May 10 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,” BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane said in a statement.
She added, “She has had a profound impact, not only musically, but also through her personal conviction and commitment to create a standard that values and respects music for everyone. We felt it appropriate to award Taylor with an honor that is as unique and special as she is.”
BMI has awarded only one similar honor when it gave the Michael Jackson Award to Michael Jackson in 1990.