LONDON – Taylor Swift is set to make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony. The 11-time Grammy Award winner, 31, will join former winners Elton John, Robbie Williams and David Bowie in being given with the award in recognition of her impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date.
In numbers provided by Official Charts Company, Taylor is the UK’s biggest selling artist of the year to date in 2021 and has sold over 114m albums worldwide with total global audio + video streams reaching 78b.Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums – Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation – sell over one million copies in their week of release. She is also the only artist to have nine albums each sell at least half a million copies in a single week, with Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover, folklore, evermore, Fearless (Taylor’s Version).Taylor is nominated for a second BRIT award this year for International Female Solo Artist, her sixth BRIT nomination to date. The Icon gong is the highest accolade given and is reserved for truly exceptional artists – following on from Elton, Robbie and David.