If you didn’t think Taylor Swift was perfect before, then this may convince you otherwise. According to Entertainment Weekly, the BMI Pop Awards are honoring Swift with an award called—you guessed it—the Taylor Swift Award. The singer-songwriter has joined the ranks of famous folk like Alfred Nobel and Joseph Pulitzer and become immortalized with an award named after her!
This is only the second time that BMI will present an award in someone’s name. The first time was back in 1990 with another musical legend, Michael Jackson. Swift’s career isn’t quite as celebrated as the King of Pop’s is, but we wouldn’t be surprised if her legacy rivals his in just a few short years.
Swift is, of course, no stranger to making history. Earlier in the year, she became the first woman to win Album of the Year twice at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. Billboard more accurately put her award in context, stating that she is the first woman to win the award twice for her own albums, not as a feature or producer on anyone else’s project. On top of that, this past Sunday (Apri 3), she won the iHeartRadio Awards for Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Tour.
The naming of this year’s BMI Award to Taylor Swift is meant to show her prowess for songwriting. BMI president Mike O’Neil says, “This evening is a true celebration of music and a tribute to the artistry of songwriting that spans generations as defined by three of the most prolific and influential music creators in the industry: Taylor Swift, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil.”
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will be given Icon Awards for their lifetime contribution to songwriting and music creation. The 64th annual celebration will take place on May 10th in Beverly Hills, California.