Taylor Swift Honored With iHeartRadio Music Innovator Award
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Taylor Swift has a giant fame for being unstoppable, and the iHeartRadio Music Awards simply doubled-down on that. She was introduced with the Innovator Award on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, and accepted the consideration whereas on a break from her much-anticipated (and Ticketmaster-breaking) Eras tour.
Singer and Swift tourmate Phoebe Bridgers launched the honoree on Monday night time, smiling proudly as she advised the viewers, “Taylor has all the time advised the reality. She’s written songs from precisely the place she is . . . I am grateful that I’ve grown up in a world with Taylor Swift in it.” Following Bridgers’s speech, a video compilation of different stars from throughout Hollywood praising Swift’s artistry and talent was performed. A few of music’s largest names, together with Dolly Parton, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran, have been featured. Mentioned Parton to Swift to conclude the clip, “Do not cease doing something you are doing . . . we wanna preserve you round endlessly.”
“I am actually flattered by this award,” stated Swift when she took the stage. “I by no means, a single time, and thought, ‘You realize what I am gonna do at present, I am gonna go innovate some stuff.’ . . . however what I did do was attempt to make the best determination for me on the time, whether or not or not it had been efficiently finished earlier than.” The “Anti-Hero” singer stated that, basically, “Folks need an instance of one thing working earlier than, however I feel the good concepts . . . are new ones. Those that set a brand new precedent. I am very privileged as a result of my followers have backed me up.”
Swift closed out her speech with a message to her followers and dreamers, in all places. “I actually, actually need everybody to know — particularly younger folks — that the lots of or hundreds of dumb concepts that I’ve had are what led me to my good concepts,” she stated. “It’s a must to give your self permission to fail. I attempt as arduous as I can to not fail . . . however I do give myself permission to.”
Swift can be nominated in a number of classes on the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, together with music of the yr, and finest music video.
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