Taylor Swift To be Billboard's first-ever Woman of the Decade
Taylor Swift has been creating history ever since she stepped into the music scene back in 2006. Fast forward to about a decade and she is all set to become Billboard's first-ever Woman of the Decade Award recipient. She has won 23 Billboard Music Awards - the highest number of awards ever won by a female singer (alongside Beyonce). She will be presented with the prestigious title at the 2019 Women in Music Event that will be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on December 12. In a statement, Billboard reckoned her as “one of the most accomplished musical artists of all time over the course of the 2010s”. The 29-year-old singer will be awarded the gong at the 14th annual event.
Taylor’s last album - Lover, which came out earlier this year, has received rave reviews and RIAA platinum certification. She was chosen for the award due to her various successes in the field, including having five number one albums - Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017) and Lover (2019) - on the Billboard 200 this decade, gaining five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, going on three worldwide stadium tours and winning two Billboard Woman of the Year Awards.
Along with Taylor, American-Canadian singer Alanis Morissette will also be honoured with the 2019 Icon Award for her “continuing contribution to the music industry over a career spanning decades with 21 million albums sold.”
Taylor has lately been in news for accusing Big Machine Label Group for blocking her from performing her own old songs, which is now owned by them. Big Machine Label Group is run by Scott Borchetta after his company acquired the label group in July. The latest turn of events, however, show that she will be able to perform those songs at a televised ceremony.