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Taylor Swift to receive major honor at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

March 7, 2023 Updated Tue., March 7, 2023 at 8:38 p.m.

Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.  (Tribune News Service)
Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Tribune News Service)
By Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News

Taylor Swift is set to fill another blank space on her resume with a career-celebrating honor at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Swift will receive the Innovator Award at the March 27 ceremony to recognize her global impact on pop culture, organizers said Tuesday.

“Along with her artistic success, Taylor’s generosity and philanthropy have inspired millions,” iHeartRadio said in its announcement. “She’s an advocate for women’s rights and the LGBTQ+ community, using her music and platform to inspire young people to use their voting power.”

The 33-year-old Swift – who released her tenth album, “Midnights,” last October – is a 13-time winner at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. She’s tied for the most nominations at this year’s show with seven, including for artist of the year and song of the year for “Anti-Hero.”

Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams are among the previous Innovator Award recipients.

This month’s ceremony will also honor the pop star Pink with its Icon Award to celebrate “her impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide,” organizers said Tuesday.

Known for hits such as “Get the Party Started” and “Lady Marmalade,” Pink has released nine albums during a career spanning more than two decades.

Pink will perform during the award show at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, as will Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban and Pat Benatar.

Other top nominees at the iHeartRadio ceremony include Harry Styles and Lizzo, who tied Swift with seven nominations each. They are also finalists for artist of the year, as are Drake, Beyoncé, The Weekend, Jack Harlow, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and Dua Lipa.

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