Taylor Swift was honoured with the inaugural Icon award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The gong was presented to the pop superstar by US professional football player Alex Morgan, whose team won the Women's World Cup in July.
Swift addressed the team's fight for gender equality as she opened her speech, saying: "First I want to talk about Alex Morgan. The fact that she's here presenting this to me is such an honour and not only winning the World Cup with her amazing teammates, right?
"While they were winning the World Cup, they were also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality. Gender pay gap. Please, please, please support her and her teammates because this isn't over yet. It's not resolved."
"Let people know how you feel about it because what happened to them is unfair. It's happening everywhere and they are heroes and icons for standing up," she continued.
Swift also addressed her fans, saying: "I love loving you. You are just the most amazing, generous people. Thank you for giving me the life that I have. Every single minute of every single day I know that you're the reason that I have the life I have and that I get to do what I love doing."
She concluded the acceptance speech by sharing some advice.
"I think one thing that I wish I would've known as a teen is that mistakes are inevitable," she said.
"I think that, you know, sometimes you think if you try hard enough to make every decision perfectly, you think you can possibly ace life and never make any mistakes but it's normal to make mistakes and I just want you to know that if you're out there and you're being really hard on yourself right now for something that's happened or messing up or feeling embarrassed, it's normal.
"That's what's going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We're all gonna have a few scratches on us.
"We live in a crazy world and we're living in an insane time. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself."
Other big winners on the night included the Jonas Brothers, who won the Decade award.
Kevin, Joe and Nick took to the stage to accept the gong, which organisers said celebrates the siblings' development over the past 10 years.
The band formed in 2005 and split in 2013. They reformed in March this year with their hit comeback single Sucker.
Kevin and Nick told fans onstage that they were both bullied in school for traits that would later make them famous and encouraged people to "embrace those things" that make them special.
Blockbuster Avengers: Endgame was honoured in the movie categories, winning Choice Action Movie and Choice Movie Actor and Actress for its stars Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson.
Disney remake Aladdin was also successful, taking home Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie and choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor and Actress for Will Smith and Naomi Scott.
Riverdale won Choice Drama TV Show, while its stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart were also honoured.
In the music categories, Shawn Mendes won Choice Male Artist, Billie Eilish was honoured with Choice Female Artist, and Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist went to Cardi B.