Taylor Swift makes history at Grammys

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Taylor Swift made history when she became the first artist ever to win the Grammy Award for album of the year four times. She then also took advantage of the opportunity to release another album, The Tortured Poets Departmentto make known.

She made this announcement at the 66th Grammy Awards event held this weekend in Los Angeles. It will be the 34-year-old singer’s 11th album, and will be released on April 19 this year.

Before this year’s Grammy Awards, Taylor shared the title of most Grammy Awards for album of the year with Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra. Her 2008 album, Fearless2014 album, 1989and 2020 album, Folklore, made her part of this acclaimed group of artists. Her 2023 album, Midnightsfinally let her take the lead.

Taylor has already picked up a whopping 14 Grammy awards in her career, two of which were won at this year’s awards event. She also received the award for best pop album of the year.

Furthermore, she was nominated in four other categories. These categories include best recording of the year for “Anti-Hero”, best pop duo for “Karma”, best solo performance for “Anti-Hero” and best song of the year for “Anti-Hero”. Although this “Blank Space” singer is a leader in the album category, she has never won a Grammy for song of the year.

Céline Dion – who is currently battling a rare disease, which affects her mobility – presented Taylor with her fourth Grammy Award for album of the year.

“When I say I’m happy to be here, I mean it from the bottom of my heart,” said the 55-year-old “My Heart Will Go On” singer.

Taylor looked almost surprised when Céline said her name, and gratefully accepted the award.

“All I want to do is to be able to do this. I love it so much. It makes me so happy,” Taylor said.

“I want to say thank you to my fans by sharing with you a secret that I have been hiding for the past two years. My brand new album comes out on April 19.”

Watch the moment Taylor Swift accepts her album of the year award here:

Additional resources: Variety, BBC News