Taylor Swifts Wins Her Third Album Of The Year Grammy For ‘Folklore’
Taylor Swift made Grammy history on Sunday night when she became the first woman to win Album of the Year three times, this time it was for her first surprise 2020 album Folklore.
While accepting the award, Swift gave a shout-out to her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, who co-wrote “Exile” and “Betty” on the album, as well as “Champagne Problems,” “Coney Island” and “Evermore” on her second surprise 2020 album Evermore.
“Joe is the first person that I play every single song that I write and I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine,” she said in her speech.
Swift then went on to thank “James, Inez and Betty and their parents,” the three daughters of her close friends Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Swift wrote three songs on Folklore, “Cardigan,” “Betty” and “August,” about a teenage love triangle that went wrong and named the characters after her friend’s children. “[They] are the second and third people that I play every new song that I write,” Swift added.
She closed her speech by thanking her fans. “You guys let us in this imaginary world that we created and we can’t tell you how honored we are forever,” she said. “Thank you so much and thank you to the Recording Academy. We will never forget you did this for us. Thank you so much.”
The 41-time Grammy nominee also received nods for Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Cardigan,” Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Exile” with Bon Iver and Best Song for Visual Media for “Beautiful Ghosts.”
Swift also performed an enchanting medley of her songs “Cardigan,” “August,” and “Willow” from Folklore and Evermore.
Swift is also currently re-recording her first six albums, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) will be released next month.