Taylor Swift’s 3rd Album of the Year Win
Taylor Swift won album of the year at the 2021 Grammys for her album Folklore. That makes her the first woman to win this award three times. She won previously for Fearless In 2010 and 1989 in 2016. Swift has won 11 Grammys in total. The only other artists to win three album of the years are Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon.
Swift was also nominated for song of the year and best pop duo for “Exile” with Bon Iver.
For album of the year, Swift was up against artists like Coldplay, Dua Lipa, and Post Malone. Folklore was the best selling album of 2020. Swift accepted the award with collaborators with Aaron Dessner of The National and Jack Antonoff.
In her acceptance speech she thanked her collaborators, her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and her fans. She also thanked friends Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and their three children James, Inez, and Betty, who she named characters in the album after.
Album of the year was one of the few awards announced live on the telecast, to a small outdoor gathering of those nominated. Swift wore a matching floral dress and floral face mask.
“You guys [Fans] met us in this imaginary world that we created, and we can’t tell you how honored we are forever by this,” said Swift.
Swift also performed a medley of three songs from Folklore, including “Cardigan”, “August”, and “Willow.” She performed on an elaborate stage made up of a tiny house. She sang “Cardigan” while lying on the moss-covered roof.
Swift’s follow-up album Evermore was not eligible for the 2020 Grammys, but will be for the 2021 award show. Swift will also be releasing a rerecording of album Fearless in April.