Taylor Swift is set to receive the Global Icon award at the 2021 BRIT Awards, which will be held tomorrow, May 11.
Swift will become the first female artist and the first non-English artist to receive the award, which the BRIT Awards characterize as their highest accolade, Billboard reports.
The only previous recipients are Elton John in 2014, David Bowie in 2016, and Robbie Williams in 2017.
The award will be presented to Swift “in recognition of her immense impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date.” She may leave with another award to top that one off, as she is also nominated for international female solo artist, an award she won in 2015. She is competing in that category with four other American artists: Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Cardi B and Miley Cyrus.
T-Swift’s 2015 win for international female solo artist is her only Brit Award to date, from six nominations. She has set many records on the U.K. charts, as she has in the U.S. and around the world. Swift is the only female artist in the 21st century to amass seven No. 1 studio albums on the Official U.K. Albums chart, the media outlet reports.
The Official Charts Company also reports that Swift is the U.K.’s top-selling artist of 2021 to date, which is “remarkable for an artist 15 years into her career.” Swift has amassed 17 Top 10 hits on the Official U.K. Singles chart, but has landed just one No. 1 single on that chart with her song “Look What You Made Me Do,” which spent two weeks on top in 2017.
Swift is not expected to perform on the 2021 Brit Awards. Instead, Coldplay is set to open the show for the fifth time in their career, performing their new single “Higher Power.” The show will also include performances by Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Griff (this year’s Rising Star award winner), Headie One, Rag’n’Bone Man & P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir and a remote performance by The Weeknd.