Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift received the inaugural Icon Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards and after accepting the honour, the artist announced a new song.
During Sunday night’s award ceremony, the singer was in attendance to accept the first-ever Icon Award, which was presented to her by her friend and soccer player, Alex Morgan.
“Wow, okay,” the “Me” singer began her acceptance speech, as she received the famous surfboard, which was decorated with cats that made her feel really “proud.” The 29-year-old singer was handed a personalised and bedazzled surfboard, decorated with the star’s three cats, Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey, and Benjamin Button.
During her acceptance speech, she went on to thank her fans, calling them the “most amazing, generous people,” before sharing words of wisdom to guide teenagers.She added, “If anyone is a teen out there, one thing I wish I would have known when I was a teen is that mistakes are inevitable. If you are out there and being really hard on yourself for something that has happened, it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life.
No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us.” Swift saved a big surprise for the end of her speech, telling viewers that there’s “so much to be excited about in the next 12 days.” Before leaving the stage, Swift dropped a major bomb–the announcement of her new song Lover, which will release on August 16. Not to be confused with her seven studio album’s upcoming title, which is of the same name as the song.The singer is also starring in the upcoming musical movie Cats, slated to release this December.