TAYLOR SWIFT BECOMES MOST-HONORED WINNER IN HISTORY OF TEEN CHOICE AWARDS
SIX 2011 AWARDS BRING TAYLOR’S TEEN CHOICE TOTAL TO LUCKY NUMBER 13
Los Angeles, CA – August 8, 2011 – Taylor Swift was the big winner at last night’s 2011 Teen Choice Awards, taking home six new surfboard trophies, including the show’s biggest honor -- the Ultimate Choice Award. Taylor’s six wins last night bring her total career Teen Choice wins to 13 (Taylor’s lucky number!), making her the most-honored winner in the history of the Teen Choice Awards.
Taylor, whose Ultimate Choice award presentation included an introduction by her friend Emma Stone and a touching video tribute, received the coveted award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the music and entertainment industry. The discretionary award is not handed out every year, and past honorees include Justin Timberlake, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, and Reese Witherspoon.
Taylor also won surfboards last night for Choice Female Artist, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon, Choice Breakup Song (for “Back To December”), Choice Country Artist, and Choice Country Single (for “Mean”).
Taylor flew overnight to Los Angeles from Philadelphia to attend the awards, after making the fifth stadium stop on the US portion of her Speak Now World Tour. She played Saturday night in Philly to a sold-out crowd of over 51,000 fans at Lincoln Financial Field, with the Philadelphia Inquirer dubbing the show “an ‘Enchanted’ evening.”
Taylor’s Speak Now album is the #1-selling album in all genres of music over the past 12 months.