Taylor Swift rocked the world with her 1989 World Tour last year, and now she has the award to prove it. The star took home the first-ever trophy for Best Tour at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and reminded us why we rushed to buy tickets to her sold-out shows.
“She has won over 250 awards to date. I don’t know how that’s mathematically possible,” Justin Timberlake said as he took the stage to present Swift the award. “She already holds five records in the Guinness Book of World Records. Word on the street is she’s already in the pole vault in the upcoming Olympics in Rio and she’s the favorite to win,” he joked.
All kidding aside, the superstar is the queen of breaking down barriers. “Taylor chooses to knock down walls and invite everyone to be on her #squad. Consider some of the very special guests who joined her on stage,” JT said. Mick Jagger, Fetty Wap, Julia Roberts, Kobe Bryant, Selena Gomez, and Timberlake himself were some of the 48 special guests who surprised Swifties on her 1989 tour.
“I think that one of my favorite things about this tour was the camaraderie that I felt,” Swift said after accepting the award with a sweet hug from JT. She thanked the many artists who took time out of their schedules to appear on the stage, and then turned her attention to the one who was there when the stage lights faded out.
“For the first time, I had the most amazing person to come home to when the spotlight went out and when the crowds were all gone,” she said. “I want to thank my boyfriend Adam (Calvin Harris) for that.” Moments earlier, Harris picked up his own accolade for Dance Artist of the Year to a beaming Swift.
Swift may have won the Best Tour award tonight, but it looks Harris is taking home the trophy for Best Boyfriend.