Taylor Swift Breaks Grammy Record With Her 4th Album Of The Year
Taylor Swift made Grammy Award history Sunday night (February 4). The singer-songwriter won her 14th Grammy for Album of the Year for her Midnights album. Other nominees in the category included Olivia Rodrigo and Miley Cyrus. All artists have had a great year in music, but Swift has come out on top.
With Swift’s fourth win in the category, she surpasses previous three-time Album of the Year winners Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon. Swift’s previous three wins were for her albums Fearless, 1989, and Folklore. Celine Dion presented the award, making her first appearance in years amidst her rare disease, Stiff Person Syndrome. Swift brought her friend and artist Lana Del Rey with her on stage to celebrate the special moment. Del Rey was also nominated in the category, but was one of Swift’s collaborators on Midnights.
During her acceptance speech, Swift evoked how special the award meant to her. She told the audience, “I would love to tell you this is the best moment of 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 shortlisting a music video, or when I’m working with my dancers.” She added that for her, “the award is the work.” She also thanked “once-in-a-generation” producer, Jack Antonoff, who worked with her on Midnights. Clearly excited and still surprised by her win, Swift finished her speech by exclaiming, “Mind blown! Thank you so much!”
As we reported, Swift unveiled her newest album is coming soon. With her 13th Grammy win, Swift revealed the title of the album is The Tortured Poets Department. This will be Swift’s 11th studio album. She wrote on her social media accounts: “All’s fair in love and poetry… New album, THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out April 19 [white heart emoji].” The album is available for pre-order now in digital and physical CD and vinyl copies. There is a bonus track titled “Manuscript,” according to Swift’s website.