This 2015 victory for an international solo artist is Swift’s only Brit Award to date, out of six nominations.
Swift set many records in the UK charts, as it did in the US and around the world. She is the only 21st century female artist to have racked up seven No.1 studio albums on the UK’s Official Albums Chart.
The Official Charts Company also reports that Swift is the best-selling artist in the UK in 2021 to date, which is remarkable for an artist for 15 years in her career.
Swift amassed 17 of the top 10 hits on the official UK singles chart, but surprisingly she only landed one No.1 single on that chart – “Look What You Made Me Do,” which spent two weeks at the top in 2017.
Swift isn’t set to perform at the Brit Awards with Mastercard 2021 – as the show is officially known. Coldplay is set to open the show for the fifth time in his career, performing his new single “Higher Power”. The show will also include performances by The Weeknd (remote), Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Griff (this year’s Rising Star Award winner), Headie One and Rag’n’Bone Man & P! Nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir.
Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall is set to welcome the British for the fourth year in a row. The show will take place at the O2 Arena, with a live audience of around 4,000 people, or about one-fifth of the venue’s capacity.