Why Taylor Swift is a ‘Global Icon’?

Taylor Swift was honored as a "Global Icon" at the Brit Awards ceremony, on the evening of May 11.

Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams, awarded  Taylor Swift for “the ability to fight for what she believes in has made Swift an inspiration around the world”. The organizers played a video, in which many friends such as Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, Zoë Kravitz talked about their memories with Taylor Swift.


Taylor Swift wears Miu Miu costume at the Brit Awards. Photo:   Reuters.

The “Global Icon” award, honoring artists who make a huge impact through music, has been presented to Robbie Williams, Elton John and David Bowie. Taylor Swift is the first foreign female artist to receive the award. In her speech, she thanked British fans for supporting her throughout the year, giving her a lot of inspiration creative during the pandemic, releasing two albums in a row. The singer encouraged the audience: “When you put all your heart and mind into something but you encounter doubts, don’t let them knock you down. Let that motivate you.”


Dua Lipa performs the medley “Future Nostalgia” at Brit Awards 2021. Video: Youtube Dua Lipa.

Last year, Taylor Swift had to cancel her global tour but succeeded in quietly releasing two albums  Folklore  and  Evermore. She went down in Grammy history as the first female singer to win the “Album of the Year” category three times thanks to  Folklore. This achievement helps her to join the ranks of seniors like Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. She is highly appreciated by experts when experimenting with indie folk music.

The “Album of the Year” award went to Dua Lipa’s  Future Nostalgia . On stage, the singer called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to increase the wages of medical staff, who are on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19. She said she gave her award to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu – a nurse and Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole – a 20-year-old man who died saving people from drowning in the Thames in April. worthy. She worked hard during the pandemic, making a breakthrough with the disco album – Future Nostalgia.


Stars dressed up on the Brit Awards red carpet. Video: Compilation from Brits.

Dua Lipa was born in 1995 in England. In 2015, she released her debut single New Love, Be the One, which was successful in the European music market. In 2017, she became a global star with the hit  New Rules. The song, with its electropop and EDM style, topped the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, Israel and reached number 11 on the Billboard, US charts. Dua Lipa was invited to perform in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in 2018.


To remove male bias, six out of seven categories of this year’s award belong to women. Little Mix became the fourth all-female band to win the “Group of the Year” award, after Five Star (1987), Stereo MCs (1994) and Gorillaz (2018). Member Leigh-Anne Pinnock said: “It’s not easy being a viable female artist in the UK music industry. We’ve seen white male dominance, gender discrimination. We’re proud of the way we stick together, stand our ground, surround us with strong women. They’re expressing their thoughts more than ever before. “. Little Mix is ​​famous since participating in the X-factor program 10 years ago.

Haim won “International Group”, Arlo Parks (20 years old) won “Breakthrough Artist”, Billie Eilish and The Weeknd won international female and male artists respectively. Single of the year award went to  Watermelon Sugar  by Harry Styles. Brit Awards is an annual music award in the UK, established in 1977, equivalent to the Grammy Award in the US.

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