Taylor Swift is set to become the first ever winner of the Taylor Swift Award.
The 26-year-old singer will receive the honor on May 10 at the BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) Pop Awards 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.
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