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At last night's BMI Pop Awards, which honors the year's most-played pop songs across both radio and television, Taylor Swift accepted the ceremony's first-ever Taylor Swift Award in recognition of her talent and influence across the music industry. (This marks only the second time Broadcast Music, Inc., or BMI, has given an award in an artist's name; the first was the Michael Jackson Award, in 1990.)
Upon accepting her Taylor Swift Award, the singer quipped, "If they had chosen somebody else, I’d be, like, kind of bummed about it."
Notably, however, Taylor Swift looked nothing like Taylor Swift at the awards show — or like the Taylor Swift we know and love, at least. She wore a spaghetti-strapped, crushed velvet Monique Lhuillier gown, a Noudar choker, and a smattering of black diamond jewelry, along with an Anya Hindmarch "Crisp Packet" clutch and Stuart Weitzman sandals. Meanwhile, her bleached-blonde bob is still going strong. Here's the outfit in full:
Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Looks like 1999 is the new 1989.