Taylor Swift took home one of the top honors at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. With her victory for ““Swift is now the fourth artist and first woman to win Album of the Year three times.
Swift took home earlierfor her album “Fearless” in 2010 and again for her fifth album “1989” in 2016. With “Fearless” Swift became the youngest artist to ever win the category – an honor later crowned by Billie Eilish who took last He took home the album of the year at the age of 18.
The surprise quarantine album “Folklore” marks Swift’s eighth. The artist turned down, Black Pumas, Coldplay, Jacob Collier, HAIM, and Post Malone for the award.
In her acceptance speech, Swift thanked employees Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Laura Sisk and Jonathan Low.
“I had the best time writing quarantined songs with you,” she said to boyfriend Joe Alwyn, adding that he is the first person she plays new songs for.
“I’m so excited to see you one day,” Swift told Justin Vernon, who never met her duo partner because of the pandemic.
The singer-songwriter also thanked her fans, saying, “You met us in this imaginary world we created and we can’t tell you how honored we are forever for it.”
Dessner, who had worked remotely with Swift on the album at the beginning of the pandemic, called her “one of the greatest living songwriters who somehow trust me”.
Three men have secured three types of peat in the category: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. Swift was nominated a total of six times on Sunday, but lost the other five categories.
The eleven-time Grammy winner also performed a medley of “Cardigan”, “August” and “Willow” on Sunday evening. “Cardigan” was the song of the year and lost to H.E.R. for her song “I can’t breathe.”
“”The sister record to Folklore was released five months later in December, so it will qualify for nominations at next year’s Grammy Awards.
Trevor Noah hosted the Grammy Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, just across from the usual awards ceremony house in the Staples Center. As with other awards shows during the pandemic, there was no live audience for the Grammys this year, apart from a limited number of cast and nominees.
Performers at the event included Swift, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.led the field with nine nominations, and after scooping the 28th Grammy win of her career, she broke the record for most female Grammy wins and most female Grammy wins by singer.