With A MAJOR WIN on the 2021 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift may presumably make an excellent greater addition to her assortment of trophies subsequent!
Throughout her illustrious profession, Taylor Swift has already received ten Grammy Awards, together with Album of the Year, Best Country Song and extra. At the 2021 ceremony on March 14, she added to her trophy case but once more! Nominated six instances, she walked away along with her eleventh Grammy win for Album of the Year, for folklore. With this historic win, she turns into the one feminine artist within the historical past of the awards present to have three wins on this class on the Grammys, and solely the fourth artist ever to have the distinction. The others? Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra. Not unhealthy firm to maintain! With greater than 40 nominations in 11 years, Taylor has been extremely acknowledged by the Recording Academy, and has fairly a historical past with the present.
Taylor may very well get an opportunity to win Grammys for among the SAME songs and albums that she’s already received for previously. She’s at present within the strategy of re-recording her first six albums in an effort to personal the rights to the songs, and the Recording Academy confirmed that she may win Grammys for the re-recorded variations — even when she’d already received an award (except for songwriting awards) for these albums or songs previously!
“Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if they were recorded within the last five years,” the Recording Academy informed Billboard. “However, none of the older songs would be eligible for songwriting awards.” So far, Taylor has introduced that her re-recorded model of her 2008 file, Fearless, is popping out on April 9, and can function six model new songs that didn’t make the album the primary time round. Those songs can even be eligible in 2022, so long as they have been recorded within the final 5 years and have been by no means beforehand launched in any kind.
Taylor’s nominations on the 2021 Grammy Awards are for her 2020 album, Folklore. Ahead of the present on March 14, look again at Taylor’s previous award wins at earlier Grammys ceremonies right here.
Album Of The Year — 2010
Although Taylor was nominated for her first Grammy Award (Best New Artist) in 2009, she didn’t take dwelling her first trophy on the present till the 2010 Grammys, the place she truly received 4 awards. Her wins included essentially the most coveted award of the night time Album of the Year. Taylor, who was simply 20 years previous on the time, received for her second studio album, Fearless, which was launched within the fall of 2008. She beat among the largest names in music — Beyonce, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas and Dave Matthews Band — to take dwelling the coveted honor.
“Oh wow, thank you so much,” Taylor stated, whereas accepting the trophy. “I just hope that you know how much this means to me and to my producer and all the musicians you see on this stage, that we get to take this back to Nashville. Our families are freaking out in their living rooms. My dad and my little brother are losing their mind in the living room right now. This is for my dad, thank you for all those times you said I could do whatever I wanted in life. And my mom, you’re my best friend. This is the story, all of us, when we’re 80 years old, and we’re telling the same story over and over again to our grandkids, and they’re so annoyed with us, this is the story we’re going to be telling over and over again. In 2010, how we got to win Album of the Year at the Grammys. Thank you!”
Best Country Album — 2010
Fearless additionally received for Best Country Album in 2010, beating Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack. At the time, Taylor was absolutely making nation music, though she has since transitioned to turn into a full pop star. Taylor additionally accepted Best Country Album onstage on the Grammys, and was equally floored to have received such an unbelievable honor.
“This is my first time walking up those stairs to accept a Grammy on national television,” she gushed. “Thank you so much. I want to thank my record label for letting me write every song on my album. I just keep thinking back to when you’re in 2nd grade and you sing at your talent show for your first time and people joke around and say maybe we’ll see you at the Grammys someday, and that just seems like an impossible dream. I just feel like I’m standing here accepting an impossible dream right now and I thank you so much for that.”
Best Female Country Vocal Performance — 2010
Taylor received Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her music “White Horse” in 2010, as effectively. This award was not given out throughout the principle Grammys telecast, however Taylor received to just accept the distinction throughout a pre-televised portion of the occasion. She beat established nation stars, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood and LeeAnn Womack, to win the award. This was formally the primary Grammy award Taylor received.
“This is my first Grammy, you guys!” she stated, whereas accepting the distinction. “I mean, this is a Grammy! I live in awe of the people I was nominated against in this category. I live in awe of my producer, Nathan Chapman, and all the wonderful, incredibly talented musicians in Nashville. Thank you to anyone who was a Grammy voter and decided it might be a good idea to vote for me for this. I’m so happy. Thank you so much!”
Best Country Song — 2010
“White Horse” received for Best Country Song on the 2010 present, as effectively. In that class, which was additionally introduced within the pre-televised present, Taylor was up in opposition to Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Lady Antebellum and Billy Currington. She accepted the award with Liz Rose, who co-wrote the monitor along with her.
“Liz Rose and I co-wrote this song together,” Taylor informed the viewers. “She started writing songs with me when she had absolutely no reason to do so. I didn’t have a record label, I didn’t have anything to offer her, but I’m so glad she wrote songs with me anyway.” Taylor then turned the microphone over to Liz, who added, “I have to thank Taylor. About six years ago, this curly-headed 14-year-old walked up to me and said, ‘Do you think you’d write with me sometime?’ Thankfully, I said yes.”
Best Country Solo Performance — 2012
At the 2012 Grammys, Taylor obtained three nominations for her work on the 2010 album, Speak Now, and she or he received two of them. One was Best Country Solo Performance for her music “Mean,” which was one of many largest nation songs of the 12 months. The different artists within the class have been Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood.
“Oh wow. This is fantastic,” Taylor stated, whereas accepting the award on the present. “It’s always going to mean the world to me, the idea of getting to go to the Grammys and to possible have a chance at winning a Grammy. But this one means a lot to me. This one was for a song called “Mean” that I wrote. There’s no fairly feeling like writing a music about somebody who’s actually imply to you and fully hates you and makes your life depressing, after which successful a Grammy for it. Thank you!”
It’s been reported that Taylor penned “Mean” as a response to a blogger named Bob Lefsetz, who criticized Taylor’s efficiency with Stevie Nicks on the Grammys in 2010. “I get that not everyone is going to like what you do,” Taylor has stated concerning the music. “And I get that, no matter what, you’re going to be criticized for something. But I also get that there are different kinds of ways to criticize someone. There’s constructive criticism. There’s professional criticism. And then there’s just being mean. There’s a line that you cross when you just start to attack everything about a person, and there’s one guy who just crossed the line over and over again.”
Best Country Song — 2012
“Mean” took dwelling a second award, as effectively, when Taylor received for Best Country Song in 2012. In this class, she beat Blake Shelton, Thompson Square, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill and Kenny Chesney, though the award goes to the songwriter. Taylor penned “Mean” fully by herself, together with the remainder of the Speak Now album.
“Thank you to anyone who voted for this song, that is so incredible of you for doing that. Wow. This is another Grammy. I want to thank Scott Borchetta at Big Machine Records for letting me create this album and believing in this song and putting it out at radio,” Taylor stated. “When we put this out as a single, a few people said, ‘Really? You’re going to do that?’ And my label stood by it and country radio played it a lot, which was wonderful.”
Unfortunately, Taylor not has an in depth relationship with Scott, the pinnacle of her former file label. She left the label in 2018 when Big Machine wouldn’t permit her to purchase the rights to the masters of her earlier six albums. In 2019, Scott bought the masters to Scooter Braun for $300 million, which, Taylor says, she by no means had the chance to do. Rather, Scott needed Taylor to file one new album to earn again the rights to every earlier album. This is the rationale that Taylor is now re-recording her music — so she will personal the rights to the brand new variations herself!
Best Song Written For Visual Media — 2013
At the 2013 Grammys, Taylor scored three nominations, and received one award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The award was for her collaboration with The Civil Wars on the monitor “Safe & Sound,” which was featured on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games. Taylor & The Civil Wars beat Arcade Fire, Birdy & Mumford & Sons, Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty and Jason Segel & Walter to win.
“This is unbelievable,” Taylor gushed. “I just want to thank my collaborators for working with me — the Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett, you guys are amazing. We just won a Grammy for that! I really want to thank Suzanne Collins for writing Hunger Games and Jennifer Lawrence, who was so fun to write from the perspective of. And I want my co-writers to go. Thank you, this is an honor!” Taylor then turned the microphone over to her co-writers to talk.
Album Of The Year — 2016
After Taylor’s 2012 album, Red, misplaced within the Album of the Year class on the 2014 Grammys, she vowed to jot down an excellent higher and extra cohesive album. Taylor produced 1989 in 2014, and it received huge on the Grammy Awards in 2016. For 1989, she obtained her second Album of the Year award, beating out Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, and The Weeknd.
The 2016 Grammys occurred proper across the time of Taylor’s re-ignited feud with Kanye West, stemming from his music “Famous.” Her Album of the Year speech included a direct dig at Kanye, with out utilizing names. “As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she stated. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was YOU and the people who love you that put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
Best Pop Vocal Album — 2016
In addition to Album of the Year, 1989 additionally received for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2016. In that class, Taylor beat Kelly Clarkson, Florence & The Machine, James Taylor and Mark Ronson. The award was given out within the pre-televised portion of the present, and Taylor accepted by way of her cellphone, since she was in rehearsals for her Grammys efficiency on the time. One of her producers and co-writers, Jack Antonoff, was there in particular person to do the honors.
Jack phoned Taylor and she or he could possibly be heard screaming, “We won!!!” as he relayed the information. She didn’t have a speech ready, however needed to ensure everybody within the crowd knew how a lot she cherished James Taylor. “If somebody sees James Taylor, tell him I love him!” she gushed. Jack concluded, “This was a massive album, but Taylor and I did a lot of this in a 600 square foot apartment on an acoustic guitar, and it really means the world to be here. This is the coolest.”
Best Music Video — 2016
Taylor’s music video for “Bad Blood” additionally received in 2016. The video premiered through the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, and featured a few of Taylor’s well-known mates. Some of the celebs included Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Aldridge, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay and extra. Selena was even by Taylor’s aspect throughout her huge night time on the Grammys!
This award was additionally given out through the pre-televised portion of the present, so Taylor as soon as once more wasn’t there in particular person to just accept. However, she beat out A$AP Rocky, The Dead Weather, Kendrick Lamar (who was truly featured on “Bad Blood” and within the video, as effectively) and Pharrell Williams.
Album Of The Year — 2021
In Taylor’s largest Grammys night time for the reason that success 2014’s 1989 album, she walked away with the very best honor of the night — Best Album of the 12 months for folklore. Joined by her collaborators Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner, Taylor reveled within the unbelievable second and drank within the main achievement of turning into the primary lady in historical past to win Album of the Year 3 instances, and the 4th artist even within the historical past of the award present to do it in any respect. In her speech, she thanked her followers and her household, however she additionally thanked the primary particular person she shared her new music with whereas she was writing: boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.