Taylor Swift Wins First Taylor Swift Award

Jordan Simon | May 11, 2016 5:13 pm

Nearly two years after the release of 1989Taylor Swift is still racking up her fair share of awards. The country-turned-pop star won Pop Songwriter Of The Year at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills Tuesday (May 10), which has us wondering what year is actually in play. Anyway, true to form, the “Blank Space” singer didn’t walk away with just one trophy — she was also the winner of the inaugural Taylor Swift Award.

This marks the second time the BMIs have named an award after a musician, according to Billboard. The only other musician to receive this honor was Michael Jackson in 1990.

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On BMI’s official website, Barbara Crane, the organization’s Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations stated,”Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit. 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.”

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