Taylor Swift Unexpectedly Shows Up To Accept NME Award

Taylor Swift surprised the audience at the 2020 NME Awards at Academy Brixton in London last Wednesday by showing up in person to accept her award.

Swift, who was named the Best Solo Act in the world, received the award from Songwriter Of The Decade Robyn. Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Beck, Charli XCX, FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey and Yungblud were the other acts to have earned nominations for the Best Solo Act award.

“This is my first time at the NME Awards and I just feel like everyone here is so shy, so reserved. It’s like, ‘Are you guys going to have any fun tonight? Are you going to come out of your shells, at all?’ Oh, wait — no, this is like the craziest awards show I have ever been to, and I love it so much,” Swift said in her acceptance speech, with her trophy and a glass of wine in hand.

The NME Awards is the first celebrity event Swift has attended since she appeared at the premiere of her Netflix documentary Miss Americana at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The singer canceled a surprise appearance at the 2020 Grammys, which took place a few days later.

Swift had sent in a video for her acceptance speech when she won an NME award in 2016.

Slipknot won the Best Band award, while Lana Del Rey won the Best Album in the World award. Clairo and FKA Twigs won the awards for New Act and British Solo Act, respectively.

The 1975 was crowned the Best British Band. The band also bagged an honorary award for innovation. Courtney Love received the Honorary Icon award.

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