- Taylor Swift
- 31:149 year(s):day(s)
- United Kingdom ()
Taylor Swift (USA, b. 13 December 1989) was 31 years 149 days old when she won the newly minted Global Icon award (formerly Outstanding Contribution to Music and the Icon award) during the 41st edition of the BRIT Awards, held at the O2 in London, UK, on 11 May 2021.
The Outstanding Contribution to Music (1977-2012 & 2019)/Icon (2014-17)/Global Icon (2021-) prize has been awarded since the first BRITs ceremony in 1977, and annually between 1982 and 2010. Previous winners include The Beatles (1977 & 1983), Elton John (1986, 1995 & 2014), Queen (1990), David Bowie (1996 & 2016), Tom Jones (2003) and Robbie Williams (2010 & 2017). P!nk, in 2019, was the first solo female winner across all incarnations of the award, with Fleetwood Mac (1998), Eurythmics (1999) and the Spice Girls (2000) the only other non-solo female winners to date.
All five individual members of the Spice Girls were aged between 24 (Emma Bunton, b. 21 January 1976) and 27 (Geri Halliwell, b. 6 August 1972) when they picked up the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade at the BRIT Awards on 3 March 2000, but no solo winner – male or female – has been younger than Swift at the time of collecting the coveted prize.