Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is set to be feted at the upcoming Brit Awards, where she will receive the global icon award at this year’s ceremony.
According to Billboard, the American singer will become the first female artiste and the first non-English artiste to receive the honour, which the British characterise as their highest accolade.
The only previous recipients are Elton John (2014), David Bowie (2016) and Robbie Williams (2017).
The global icon award is given “in recognition of her immense impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date”.
Swift, 31, is also nominated in the international female solo artist category, an award she won in 2015. Interestingly, other four nominees are her compatriots — Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Cardi B and Miley Cyrus.