Grammy history was made last night (2.04,) when Taylor Swift became the first musician to win the Album of the Year award four times, and she was presented with the accolade by the legendary chanteuse Celine Dion, who, despite her health problems, made a surprise appearance at the ceremony.
Taking home the award in for Fearless (2009,) 1989 (2021,) and Folklore (2021,) Swift won the prestigious award at the 66th annual Grammys for her 10th studio album, Midnights.
In her acceptance speech, the superstar singer/songwriter said:
“Oh god, no. I don’t know man.” “I would love to tell you that this is the best moment in my life, but I feel this happy when I finish a song or when I crack the code to a bridge that I love or when I’m shot listing a music video, or when I’m rehearsing with my dancers or my band or getting ready to go to Tokyo to play a show.” “For me, the award is the work. All I want to do is keep being able to do this. I love it so much. It makes me so happy,” she continued. “It makes me unbelievably blown away that it makes some people happy who voted for this award too. All I want to do is keep doing this. So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do what I love so much… mind blown.”
Now 34, Taylor, who was nominated for six Grammys this year, also collected the trophy for Best Pop Vocal Album and gave props to her long-time collaborator and friend Jack Antonoff, calling him a “once in a generation” producer. She also praised fellow nominee Lana Del Rey, who joined her on stage, saying she was a “legend in her prime right now”.
Using the spotlight to promote her forthcoming full length, the 14-time Grammy Award winner confirmed that her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department will arrive in April.