It was just a matter of time until someone thought about it, Taylor Nation.
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t get no sleep because certain singer/songwriter won’t stop making headlines, we’re glad to hear that Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is ready to present the first ever Taylor Swift Award to a particularly prolific multiple GRAMMY winner and BMI winner as well. Yes, Taylor Swift will be the first recipient! The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone might just make it in the music industry at all, don’t you think? 😉
The only other time in history that the BMI has handed an artist an award with their own name was back in 1990 to a young pop singer named Michael Jackson.
Here’s what BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane had to say about it.
“Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,” said Cane. “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.”
According to the press release, “Taylor Swift is a ten-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest recipient in history to receive the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year, and the only female to win it twice. The first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at No. 1 with three consecutive studio albums and the only artist in history to have an album hit the one million first-week sales figure three times: 2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989. She’s been named Billboard Magazine’s Woman of the Year (the only artist to receive this nod twice, and their youngest-ever honoree), and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. She is the recipient of 37 BMI Awards, including the prestigious President’s Award in 2009, Songwriter of the Year in 2014 and multiple Song of the Year honors for both Pop and Country.”
You can read the full press release at BMI.com.
The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards on Tuesday, May 10th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Coming up next in the Calendar:
- April 6: Tickets are on sale for a special concert where Taylor Swift is the headlining act at the Formula 1 US Grand Prix on October 22, 2016. Click here for more information.
- May 10: The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.