“Taylor Swift used her moment as a Billboard honoree to do what she’s been doing — speak her truth and advocate for creatives.
“The singer, who turns 30 on Friday, became the first recipient of Billboard’s Woman of the Decade award Thursday night at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
“She carved out about 15 minutes to offer remarks about everything from how she’s handled herself in the industry to her latest battle for the rights to her music.
“”When this decade began, I was 20 years old, and I had put out my self-titled debut album when I was 16, and then the album that would become my breakthrough album, which was called ‘Fearless,'” Swift said.”
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