Taylor Swift won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year on Sunday for her 2022 album Midnights, becoming the single artist with the most awards—a total of four—in the category.
Prior to attaining the coveted award, Swift was tied with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon, who had all previously won the Grammy’s Album of the Year award three times. She took home golden gramophones for album of the year in 2009 for Fearless and in 2015 for her album 1989. Moreover, she also received the award in 2021 for her Folklore album.
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After a stunned and overjoyed Swift accepted the award on Sunday from surprise presenter Celine Dion, she said, “I would love to tell you that this is the best moment in my life but I feel this happy when I finish a song or when I crack the code to a bridge that I love.”
“For me the award is the work,” she said. “All I want to do is keep being able to do this. I love it so much. It makes me so happy.”
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Swift also thanked producer Jack Antonoff, who she described as one of her “best friends” and a “once-in-a-generation producer.” The duo collaborated on Midnights and several of Swift’s previous albums.
Furthermore, she thanked singer Lana Del Rey, who collaborated with Swift on “Snow on the Beach” from her album.
“I think she’s a legacy artist, a legend in her prime right now,” Swift said of Del Rey.
The “Style” singer is also tied with Barbra Streisand for the most all-time nominations by a female artist in the album of the year category with a total of six nominations.
The win caps off an already eventful night for Swift, who announced earlier in the ceremony that she’s releasing her eleventh studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, in April.
Midnights debuted to massive success in October 2022, when Swift claimed all top ten slots of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously with tracks from the album, according to the music charting website at the time.
Swift’s six Grammy nominations this year included album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, pop solo performance, pop duo/group performance, and pop vocal album.
Earlier in the night, she won best pop vocal album for Midnights as well.
In December, Time magazine declared Taylor Swift as Person of the Year. The renowned singer, whose Eras tour set new records in ticket sales, has joined the ranks of influential figures such as Barack Obama, Greta Thunberg, and Volodymyr Zelensky.
All the winners at the Grammys
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – “Midnights”
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
SONG OF THE YEAR
Billie Eilish – “What Was I Made For?”
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Taylor Swift, “Midnights”
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
SZA Featuring Phoebe Bridgers – “Ghost in the Machine”
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
BEST RAP ALBUM
Killer Mike – “Michael”
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Killer Mike ft. André 3000 – “Scientists & Engineers”
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Lainey Wilson – “Bell Bottom Country”
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Chris Stapleton – “White Horse”
BEST ROCK ALBUM
Paramore – “This Is Why”
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
BEST R&B ALBUM
Victoria Monét – “Jaguar II” – *WINNER
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
Coco Jones – “ICU”
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Boygenius – “The Record”
BEST AFRICAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
BEST SCORE OR SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“Oppenheimer,” Ludwig Göransson, composer