by Beatrice Ambasa
May 11, 2021

American singer Taylor Swift is set to become the first female winner of the Global Icon award at the Brits on Tuesday.

Not only that, but she will also be the first non-British person to be given the prize - something those behind the Brits say is their highest honor.

Despite the pandemic and lockdowns, it has been a busy year for Taylor Swift - and it's about to get even bigger.

Announcing her Global Icon prize, the Brits said: "Taylor's career is unparalleled, and her music and influence has resonated with millions of people all over the world.

"She's used her platform to highlight many issues globally and recently has been applauded for her work promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community."

Only three other artists have been named Brits Icons - Sir Elton John (the man behind the music from The Lion King!), David Bowie and Robbie Williams.

Tay Tay is also nominated for the international female solo artist - she previously won the award back in 2015 - but she'll have to fight off competition from Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Cardi B and Miley Cyrus.

Taylor recently bagged her seventh number one with a re-recorded version of her album Fearless; her third chart-topping album was in less than a year, after the surprise release of two lockdown albums, Folklore and Evermore.

According to the Official Charts Company, she is the highest-selling artist of the year in the U.K.