Taylor Swift is less than one month away from releasing her highly anticipated seventh studio album Lover and the international superstar is already getting some love from the Teen Choice Awards. For the first time ever, the annual award show is giving out the Teen Choice Icon Award and have deemed Taylor Swift is the worthy first recipient. Can’t believe she doesn’t have this award already, TBH.
“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, Fox reps said in a statement. “Swift is also one of today’s biggest social influencers, using her voice and platform to inspire and create positive change.” It’s good news that Swift’s career choice of music has worked out, because according to her new Capital One commercial that debuted on Friday morning, Swift would not have made a good waitress or bartender.
Swift has already released two singles from her forthcoming album Lover, including the Brandon Urie collaboration “Me!” and the LGBTQ-friendly “You Need To Calm Down.” On Tuesday, Swift gave fans a sneak peek at her new album with “The Archer,” the album’s emotional fifth track that included Swift’s reunion with her 1989 producer Jack Antonoff. Not only did Swift release a track on Tuesday, she also posted an Instagram live video and told fans that her new album will feature 18 songs. “There’s a lot that’s covered emotionally,” she said, adding that fans will be able to choose from four different deluxe editions of Lover.
The Teen Choice Awards honour the biggest names in music, movies, TV and social media, with each category voted on by teens aged 13 and older. The Marvel mammoth Avengers: Endgame leads the pack this year with nine nominations, but Swift isn’t far behind.
In addition to the Icon Award, Swift has the potential to take home seven more awards, with the popstar earning nominations for Choice Female Artist, Choice Song for “Me!,” Choice Pop Song for “Me!,” Choice Summer Song for “You Need To Calm Down,” Choice Summer Female Artist, Choice Social Star, and Choice Fandom.
The Jonas Brothers will also be on stage to claim their own special award, with the recently reunited trio to receive the Decade Award, which will honour the group’s work over the past ten years. Maybe that means we’ll finally get an updated version of this 2008 picture.
The 2019 Teen Choice Awards are set to air on Sunday, August 11 on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.