Taylor Swift Accepts Tour of the Year at iHeartRadio Music Awards: Read The Full Speech


The celebrity thanked her followers, and advised them they’re going to be “the primary to know” about new music.

Taylor Swift profusely thanked her followers – and gave them a wink about her upcoming music – whereas accepting the Tour of the Year award on the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday evening (Mar. 14) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   

“I like your ardour, I like your consideration to element, I like how a lot you care,” Swift advised her followers whereas accepting the award for her Reputation Stadium Tour, which broke the file for the highest-grossing home tour by a lady in late 2018. The tour, in assist of her 2017 album Reputation, grossed $266.1 million domestically and offered 2,068,399 tickets, in line with Billboard Boxscore.   


Swift additionally concluded her speech by slyly acknowledging the rumors of latest music which have flooded social media over the previous two weeks, whereas not providing any particulars on when these new tunes could be coming. “I simply wished to let you realize,” she stated, nonetheless addressing her followers, “that when there’s new music, you may be the primary to know.”  

Read the total transcript of Taylor Swift’s iHeartRadio acceptance speech beneath:

"I believe probably the most fantastic issues about the best way that this entire tour turned out is that for like the complete six months main as much as the primary present of this tour, each headline that I learn concerning the tour was, ‘This goes to be a large failure. This goes to be a flop tour.’ And it actually did wonders for my vanity. It was actually nice to listen to individuals saying that I used to be gonna be enjoying to just about empty stadiums.

"I’ve realized rather a lot, and one of many issues I realized is that life is admittedly unpredictable. And individuals could make forecasts and predictions, however these predictions and forecasts might not come true if there’s an unforeseeable issue concerned, and that unforeseeable issue on this case was my followers. I actually owe every part in my life to you.

"And I wanna thanks for those who got here out and noticed the present in excellent climate, or for those who got here to considered one of our many rain exhibits that we had. And I additionally wanna say thanks for those who simply watched the present on Netflix! You guys are the explanation why this tour, the one cause why this tour wasn’t a large failure, and why it ended up being the highest-selling tour in U.S. historical past. That’s you.

"And I additionally simply wished to say earlier than I’m going that I like your ardour, I like your consideration to element, I like how a lot you care. I like seeing all of the issues that you simply’re voicing on-line, and I simply wished to let you realize that when there’s new music, you may be the primary to know."