Taylor Swift Makes History: Singer Becomes First-Ever Recipient of Billboard's Woman of the Decade Award
Taylor Swift will be honoured at the 2019 Women in Music Event on December 12 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. She will be celebrated for more than just her singing!
This past summer, Taylor Swift’s fans went into a frenzy when she was entangled in a feud with industry mogul Scooter Braun over his purchase of her former label more than a decade ago, which gave him a majority stake in the master recordings of her first six albums. Soon after, she came forward and bashed her former label’s heads for “exercising tyrannical control over her” and not allowing her to perform some of her early hits at an awards show this month.
A twist in the story arose when the Big Machine Label Group clarified that they had "reached a licensing agreement" with Swift that would allow her to sing what she wants at the November 24 ceremony. With that cleared and all the bad blood out of the way, Swift is now in the news for becoming the first-ever recipient of Billboard's Woman of the Decade Award.
The singer will be honoured at the 2019 Women in Music Event on December 12 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Billboard will give the honour to Swift, who recently released her seventh album Lover, for her multiple professional achievements, including five No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 this decade, five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, three worldwide stadium tours and two Billboard Woman of the Year Awards.
Taylor Swift on stage
According to the publication, she is touted as "one of the most accomplished musical artists of all time over the course of the 2010s." Swift is also being celebrated for her continuous work towards protecting creative rights, music education, literacy programmes, cancer research, disaster relief and the Time's Up initiative.
Taylor Swift on stage
She is famous for megahits like Shake It Off and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. The 14th annual event will also honor a number of other high-profile female artists, such as Alanis Morissette, Brandi Carlile, Nicki Minaj and Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, with others to be announced soon.