Taylor Swift was honored on the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards this night (March 27). The singer-songwriter acquired this 12 months’s Innovator Award, bestowed upon artists who’ve “impacted world popular culture all through their profession.” Swift accepted the award onstage on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles from presenter Phoebe Bridgers after a tribute video performed with phrases from Dolly Parton, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Simone Biles, Ed Sheeran, and others.
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After telling Bridgers that she beloved her and shouting out everybody who contributed to the tribute video, Swift joked that she by no means wakened within the morning and thought “I’m gonna go innovate some stuff.” She thanked her followers for following her whereas she switches genres and re-records all of her previous music.
In her introduction, Bridgers talked about discovering Swift whereas listening to nation radio along with her mother. “I heard a lady not a lot older than me singing a track about her personal life, and that track was actually good,” she stated. “Taylor has at all times informed the reality. She’s written songs from precisely the place she is. Her music shifted style in the identical means life does—in the identical means being 16 is completely incomparable to being 18, 22, 25, 28. I’m grateful that I’ve grown up in a world with Taylor Swift in it. Or, ‘The World (Taylor’s Model).’”
Swift additionally gained Music of the Yr for “Anti-Hero,” accepting the award from Ice Spice and PinkPantheress.
Previous recipients of the Innovator Award have included Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, U2, and Alicia Keys. Swift is being acknowledged with the accolade simply weeks after the opening date of her Eras Tour, which is able to stretch into August.
Along with her Innovator Award, Swift was nominated in a number of classes tonight together with Artist of the Yr, Finest Lyrics (“Anti-Hero”), Finest Music Video (“Anti-Hero”), Finest Fan Military, TikTok Bop of the Yr (“Bejeweled”), and Favourite Use of a Pattern.
Following the discharge of her new album Midnights, Swift took house a Grammy for Finest Music Video for “All Too Effectively: The Quick Movie.” She additionally shared 4 previously-unreleased tracks forward of her tour kick-off.