Taylor Swift took home her namesake award on the BMI Pop Awards on Tuesday night.
The 26-year-old New Romantics singer looked stunning for your occasion with the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, picking a Monique Lhuillier gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes and also a stunning selection of jewels.
It was obviously a hugely successful evening for that Shake It Off star, who accepted the Taylor Swift Award on the ceremony – an honour given to creative talent that has a global affect on music fans world wide.
She was just the second artist to post an award named after her in BMI’s 76-year history – Michael Jackson was the initial recipient on the Michael Jackson Award in 1990.
Taylor was announced since the winner from the award recording, and BMI vice chairman of writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane said, “Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit.
“She has received a profound impact, not simply musically, and also through her personal conviction and resolve for create a standard that values and respects music for everybody. We felt it appropriate to award Taylor having an honour that may be as unique and special as the girl with.”
Taylor, who’s previously scooped countless BMI Awards previously, added another gong to her collection too, after she was named Pop Songwriter with the Year, as a result of penning four on the year’s most performed hits – Bad Blood, Blank Space, Style and Wildest Dreams.
The ceremony, hosted by Cane and BMI’s President and CEO Mike O’Neill, recognised the writers and publishers on the most-performed pop hits within the last few year.
Other winners included Uptown Funk, which has been named the Pop Song on the Year and was co-written by Jeff Bhasker, Devon Gallaspy, Trinidad James, Mark Ronson, Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor, Charlie Wilson, Robert Wilson and Ronnie Wilson.
BMI’s Pop Publisher in the Year gong traveled to Sony/ATV, who had been responsible for 23 from the year’s most performed tracks. And songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who penned hits including You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling and On Broadway, took home the BMI Icon Award.