LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Taylor Swift made history at this year’s Grammy Awards by becoming the first performer to win the prize for album of the year four times. The superstar had previously been tied on three best album wins with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Frank Sinatra.
Swift’s achievement stole the show as she also revealed a surprise new album at the Los Angeles ceremony. Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish also took home top awards, marking a night dominated by female artists.
One of the evening’s highlights was Swift’s acceptance of the album of the year award. The historic achievement is one of many the star has notched up in recent years. She expressed her happiness and gratitude to be able to do what she loves, stating that the award itself is the work.
In addition to Swift’s impressive feat, Miley Cyrus received her first ever Grammy Award for “Flowers,” which also won best pop vocal performance. The star noted the significance of the moment by changing the song’s lyrics during her performance to reflect her win, demonstrating her emotional breakthrough at the prestigious event.
Among the female-led dominance of the evening, R&B stars SZA and Victoria Monét, as well as all-female indie supergroup Boygenius, picked up multiple awards. Music icons Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell also gave rare and poignant performances, showcasing the talent and diversity present at the Grammy Awards.
The evening also saw spine-tingling moments as music legends like Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell made captivating appearances. Chapman joined country singer Luke Combs for a rendition of her song “Fast Car,” while Mitchell delivered a seated rendition of “Both Sides Now” – her first Grammy performance at the age of 80.
As the ceremony celebrated the best of the music industry, it also recognized emerging talents, with artists like Tyla making history by picking up the first ever award for best African performance.
Overall, the Grammys showcased a night of female empowerment, breakthroughs, and spine-tingling moments, setting the stage for a new era in the music industry. It was a night that not only celebrated the achievements of established stars but also provided a platform for emerging artists to shine.