Taylor Swift is set to receive the first ever Icon Award at next month’s Teen Choice Awards.
At the ceremony, which takes place in Hermosa Beach, California on August 11, Swift will be celebrated for her career, as well as “using her voice and platform to inspire and create positive change”.
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Explaining the award, a spokesperson from Fox said in a statement: “As one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 50 million albums sold, Taylor Swift is a pop culture icon whose accolades and achievements go beyond topping music charts and selling out stadiums worldwide.
“Swift is also one of today’s biggest social influencers, using her voice and platform to inspire and create positive change.”
In a four-star track review of the song, NME‘s Nick Levine said: “The whole thing has an elegant simplicity to it that recalls vintage Swift, because it doesn’t sound as though she’s trying too hard. Sure, the lyrics are incredibly self-referential. When she sings ‘All of my enemies started out friends’, it’s presumably another nod to Kanye West and Katy Perry and…. zzzz. But if you don’t like self-referential lyrics, why would you be listening to Taylor Swift to begin with?”