Taylor Swift to be awarded the first Taylor Swift Award

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2016 15:53 IST
Taylor Swift is getting the award for the way she has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit. (REUTERS)

Come May and pop singer Taylor Swift will receive a new award, which strangely enough, is named after her at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The Taylor Swift Award will be given to recognise the 26-year-old pop superstar’s “incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world,” reports aceshowbiz.com.

“Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,” Barbara Cane, BMI vice president of writer/public relations, said in a statement.

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“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 honour that is as unique and special as she is,” she added.

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Swift, however, isn’t the first influential figure to have her name used for a BMI prize. In 1990, the organisation gave the Michael Jackson Award to none other than Michael Jackson himself.

The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards is taking place on May 10 in Beverly Hills, California. That night will also see songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil receiving the BMI Icon Award.

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