Taylor Swift Makes History With New Grammy Win

Sets new record for most 'album of the year' wins
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2024 10:55 PM CST
Taylor Swift Makes History With Grammy Win
Phoebe Bridgers, from left, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker of boygenius arrive at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Taylor Swift won album of the year at the Grammy Awards for Midnights, breaking the record for most wins in the category with four, the AP reports. She began her speech by thanking her producer and friend Jack Antonoff and added, "I would love to tell you this is the happiest moment of my life," but, she explained to the crowd, she feels this happy when she creates music and plays shows. Earlier Sunday night, Swift used her 13th Grammy win to announce her new album, Tortured Poets Department, will arrive April 19. Antonoff took home producer of the year, non-classical for a third year in a row, tying Babyface as the only other producer to do so consecutively. "You need the door kicked open for you," he said in his acceptance speech. "Taylor Swift kicked that (expletive) door open for me," referencing their work together.

Performances were many at the ceremony, held amid wild weather in Los Angeles. Olivia Rodrigo brought her bloodsucking ballad "vampire"—or in this case, bloodletting, as red liquid dripped from the walls behind her. Joni Mitchell, 80, made Grammy history by performing "Both Sides Now" from her 1969 album Clouds; Travis Scott did a medley of "My Eyes," "I Know?," and "Fein." Burna Boy was joined by Brandy and 21 Savage and did "On Form," "City Boys," and "Sittin' on Top of the World." A long and touching In Memoriam segment celebrated many of the musical greats lost in the past year. Stevie Wonder performed "For Once in My Life" and "The Best Is Yet To Come" in honor of Tony Bennett; Annie Lennox delivered "Nothing Compares 2 U" for Sinéad O'Connor. More from the ceremony here, or see a list of the night's top winners here.

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