On Sunday, Taylor Swift became the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Album for the fourth time, with the dedication of the song “Midnights” at the 66th Academy Awards of Recording Arts and Sciences.
“My head is exploding,” Taylor Swift said in her acceptance speech for the biggest award in Los Angeles. He continued: “My reward is work. I love it very much.” “I just want to keep doing it.”
To date, only three artists, all male, have won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year three times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder. Grammy presenter, comedian Trevor Noah, pointed out the historic nature of Taylor Swift's victory more than once.
Singer Lana Del Rey, who was also nominated, was escorted to the stage when she received the statuette, and gave her effusive praise.
“A lot of artists wouldn't be here doing what they do if it weren't for her,” he said, noting that Del Rey is “at her peak” and that she's lucky to have her as a friend.
In a night dominated by female winners, Taylor Swift won not only Album of the Year, but also Best Pop Vocal Album.
When she received the first statue, Swift announced the release of her next album, which will be titled “The Tortured Poets Oath” and will be released on April 19.
The singer, who was nominated for six Grammy Awards, also considered the award “a reflection of the passion of the fans.”
The event was held at Crypto.com, downtown Los Angeles, and was the scene of other historic moments. Singer Billy Joel (74 years old) performed his first song in three decades, entitled “Turn the Lights Back On.”
Singer Annie Lennox performed a version of “Nothing Compare 2 U”, in tribute to Sinead O'Connor, and left a message at the end. “Artists for a ceasefire,” the singer said. “world peace”.
Lennox's words were the exception in a ceremony that was limited to music and art and did not deviate from the scope of political messages, unlike what happened in previous versions.
Portuguese Maria Mendes, who was nominated in the “Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocal” category with the song “Com que Voz,” did not win a Grammy Award. The statuette was awarded to the film “In the Wee Hours of the Morning.”
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