Taylor Swift Honored With Taylor Swift Award At BMI Pop Awards

Honoree Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award onstage at The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI

Honoree Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award onstage at The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI

Taylor Swift was honored with The Taylor Swift Award last night (May 10) during the 64th BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, California. This marks the second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has bestowed an award in someone’s name, following a similar award for Michael Jackson in 1990.

Swift also took home the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year honor again, for penning hits from her project 1989, including “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” and “Wildest Dreams.”

Pictured (L-R): President/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville Troy Tomlinson, honoree Taylor Swift, and Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier pose with award onstage at The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI

Pictured (L-R): President/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville Troy Tomlinson, honoree Taylor Swift, and Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier pose with award onstage at The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI

Jeff Bhasker was honored as part of the creative team behind “Uptown Funk,” which took home BMI Pop Song of the Year. Bhasker has also worked with Cam as producer and co-writer.

Sony/ATV was named BMI Pop Publisher of the Year, with 23 of the year’s most-performed songs. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were honored with the BMI Icon Award for crafting classics including “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” “On Broadway,” “Somewhere Out There,” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”

The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards were hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane. For a complete list of 2016 winners, visit bmi.com.
Pictured (L-R): Songwriter Carole King and honoree Taylor Swift attend The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for BMI

Pictured (L-R): Songwriter Carole King and honoree Taylor Swift attend The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for BMI

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