Taylor Swift is one of the hottest stars in the music industry. The pop icon has accumulated many accolades from her successful music career. It appears, she will have to make space on her growing awards shelf for a new type of accolade.
New York University announced that the singer-songwriter will receive her first college degree in the form of an honorary doctorate. Swift, who has been touring, writing and recording music since high school, will become Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.
The university pointed out that the singer has won eleven Grammy Awards over the course of her illustrious career. It said in a statement, “Ms. Swift is one of the most prolific and celebrated artists of her generation,” Currently, she is also the only female artist to win the Grammy for Album of the Year three times.
Swift is set to receive her honorary degree on the morning of May 18. She will also be addressing 2022’s delegation of graduates and guests of the university at its commencement exercises at Yankee Stadium.
The pop star will be receiving her degree alongside several other notable names, including disability rights activist Judith Heumann, who will become a Doctor of Humane Letters. For NYU students, the award isn’t totally unexpected as just last month, the university launched a Swift-themed course. The program will cover,
“Swift’s evolution as a creative music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters, discourses of youth and girlhood, and the politics of race in contemporary popular music”.
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