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Watch Taylor Swift Obtain the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award From Phoebe Bridgers

Watch Taylor Swift Obtain the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award From Phoebe Bridgers

Watch Taylor Swift Receive the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award From Phoebe Bridgers

Taylor Swift was honored on the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards this night (March 27). The singer-songwriter obtained this 12 months’s Innovator Award, bestowed upon artists who’ve “impacted international popular culture all through their profession.” Swift accepted the award onstage on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles from presenter Phoebe Bridgers after a tribute video performed with phrases from Dolly Parton, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Simone Biles, Ed Sheeran, and others. Watch it occur beneath.

After telling Bridgers that she liked her and shouting out everybody who contributed to the tribute video, Swift joked that she by no means awoke within the morning and thought “I’m gonna go innovate some stuff.” She thanked her followers for following her whereas she switches genres and re-records all of her outdated music. “I really need everybody to know, particularly younger individuals, that the lots of or hundreds of dumb concepts that I’ve had have led me to my good concepts,” she stated. “You need to give your self permission to fail.” She continued:

“I attempt as exhausting as I can to not fail trigger it’s embarrassing, however I do give myself permission to, and it is best to too. So go simple on yourselves, and make the suitable selections that really feel best for you, and sometime somebody would possibly assume that you simply’ve been modern. Thanks a lot for this.”

In her introduction, Bridgers talked about discovering Swift whereas listening to nation radio together with her mother. “I heard a woman not a lot older than me singing a track about her personal life, and that track was actually good,” she stated. “Taylor has all the time instructed the reality. She’s written songs from precisely the place she is. Her music shifted style in the identical means life does—in the identical means being 16 is completely incomparable to being 18, 22, 25, 28. I’m grateful that I’ve grown up in a world with Taylor Swift in it. Or, ‘The World (Taylor’s Model).’”

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Previous recipients of the Innovator Award have included Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, U2, and Alicia Keys. Swift is being acknowledged with the accolade simply weeks after the opening date of her Eras Tour, which can stretch into August.

Along with her Innovator Award, Swift was nominated in a number of classes tonight. She’s up for Music of the Yr (“Anti-Hero”), Artist of the Yr, Finest Lyrics (“Anti-Hero”), Finest Music Video (“Anti-Hero”), Finest Fan Military, TikTok Bop of the Yr (“Bejeweled”), and Favourite Use of a Pattern.

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