Taylor Swift became the first woman in history to join the three-peat club at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, bagging the album of the year award for Folklore.
Swift became the fourth musician to attain this honor right behind the legendary, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon. They all have won album of the year Grammys three times.
Taylor Swift had won album of the year for Fearless and 1989 in 2010 and 2016 previously. Folklore which she called a surprise quarantine album led her to win the prestigious honor for the third time.
Folklore debuted on the Billboard charts in July. It is her eighth studio album which describes emotional maturity and her trademark storytelling in an escapist tone. This album reinvented the artist as an indie folk-rock artist who had been previously known as an established pop singer.
The 11-time Grammy winner gave a mystical performance last night by performing on her songs ‘Cardigan’, ‘Willow’ and ‘August’. This was her first performance at the Grammys since 2016 when she opened the show.
Taylor received the prestigious award graciously thanking her fans, her collaborators on the album Jack Antonoff, Laura Sisk, and Aaron Dessner. She thanked her boyfriend Joe Alwyn especially, calling him out to be always the first one to listen to her new single that she writes. She gave him the credit for being the force behind her successful quarantine album. She claimed that it was because of him she was able to pen these amazing songs of the album.
The singer paid heartfelt gratitude to James, Inez, and Betty and their parents – actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
Taylor Swift made a special reference to her Swifties fan base; acknowledging their love and support throughout her career.
Taylor Swift was nominated in six different categories and was competing Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and trailed behind Beyoncé’ only, who had nine nominations.
Folklore helped Taylor emerge as a more serious singer who returned to her forte’ after the boldface- pop music which has been her preferred genre. Folklore is wistful and folk-rock, a dangerous experiment which she attempted but it was well-received across the globe, and Grammy voters loved her evolution with awarding her the best album of the year.