American popular singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is set for upcoming Brit Awards 2021. The latest updates disclose, Taylor Swift to be feted at Brit Awards and will receive the global icon award. On Tuesday. She will become the first female artiste and the first non-English artiste to receive it.
The Global Icon Award this time is awarded to Taylor, which the British characterise as their highest accolade. Previously, only three singers- Elton John in 2014, David Bowie in 2016 and Robbie Williams in 2017- have received the award. The 31-year-old will be honored with the global icon award in “recognition for her immense impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date.” As per the Brit award statement, the US singer has highlighted many issues, including her work promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community for which she was also applauded. With this, Swift could leave the event with two awards as she is also nominated in the International Female Solo Artist category which is her sixth Brit award nomination. Meanwhile, JHUS, Jessie Ware and Dua Lipa have been nominated for best album. The award ceremony this year will be organized at O2 Arena in London.
According to Billboard, the global icon is the only female artiste in the 21st century to get seven top studio albums on the Official UK Albums chart.