Op Dinsdag, the star was honored with the global icon award at the BRIT Awards.
Britain’s leading music prize ceremony is being used as a pilot event by the government ahead of the expected full easing of coronavirus restrictions this summer.
Swift will be the first woman to win the award, and according to Mense tydskrif, the youngest and first non-English artist to take the award home.
Past winners of the award include the likes of Elton John and David Bowie.
Vinnig, who is also nominated in the international female solo artist category, is the biggest selling artist in the U.K. so far in 2021 following the release of her re-recorded album “Fearless.”
“I want to thank the BRITs or anyone who decided that I would be worthy of this incredible honor,” the singer said in her acceptance speech. “I’m really, really proud to be a part of this music community, especially in a year when we all needed music so much.”
Sy gaan voort: “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that you have to look around you every day and take note of the people who have always believed in you and never stop appreciating them for it, never take them for granted.”
Like many award programs, the BRITs have been criticized recently for a lack of diversity in those recognized.
In 2017, the academy of more than 1,000 music industry professionals that chooses the winners was expanded in an attempt to make it more gender-balanced and diverse.