Taylor Swift bags Best Solo Act In The World at NME Awards 2020

The multi-hyphenate beat Beck, Billie Eilish, Lizzp and Lana Del Rey.

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Taylor Swift poses with the Best Solo Act In The World Award in the winner room at the NME Awards 2020 at O2 Academy Brixton on February 12, 2020 in London, England. Image: Dave J Hogan / Getty Images

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Taylor Swift has won the Best Solo Act In The World prize at the NME Awards 2020 last night (February 12).

The pop star beat Beck, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Lana Del Rey to claim the accolade. When presented with the award, Swift said: “I am honoured and I am very excited about this. I want to say hello and thank you to all of the artists that are here tonight, I am such a fan of all of you. I am inspired by all of you.

“I want to say thank you so much to anyone who writes about music, who blogs about music, who tweets about music, who cares about music… But most of all, I want to say thank you to the fans because they are the only reason that I get to do this,” she continued.

The NME Awards, which celebrates the best of the last 12 months in music, returned to the O2 Academy Brixton this year and was hosted by Katherine Ryan and Julie Adenuga. Find the full list of winners at NME.com.

In other Taylor Swift-related news, the guitarist/singer-songwriter recently released her Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which gives viewers a candid look at her life. In an interview with Netflix, Swift said it was the first time she had a camera crew in the studio. She also mentioned how the documentary shed light on her songwriting. “The ideas are my favorite part of everything I do”, she said of her creative process. “That moment where you’re like, ‘Oh I know what it’s called,’ or ‘I know what the hook is now.’

“I have to capitalize on the excitement of me getting that idea and see it all the way through otherwise I’ll leave it behind and I’ll assume it wasn’t good enough.”

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