With A MAJOR WIN on the 2021 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift might presumably make a good larger addition to her assortment of trophies subsequent!
All through her illustrious profession, Taylor Swift has already received ten Grammy Awards, together with Album of the Yr, Finest Nation Track and extra. On the 2021 ceremony on March 14, she added to her trophy case but once more! Nominated six instances, she walked away together with her eleventh Grammy win for Album of the Yr, for folklore. With this historic win, she turns into the one feminine artist within the historical past of the awards present to have three wins on this class on the Grammys, and solely the fourth artist ever to have the consideration. The others? Paul Simon, Stevie Marvel, and Frank Sinatra. Not unhealthy firm to maintain! With greater than 40 nominations in 11 years, Taylor has been extremely acknowledged by the Recording Academy, and has fairly a historical past with the present.
Taylor may very well get an opportunity to win Grammys for a few of the SAME songs and albums that she’s already received for up to now. She’s presently within the means of re-recording her first six albums with the intention to personal the rights to the songs, and the Recording Academy confirmed that she might win Grammys for the re-recorded variations — even when she’d already received an award (apart from songwriting awards) for these albums or songs up to now!
“Present eligibility pointers would enable for the brand new performances and albums to be eligible in the event that they had been recorded throughout the final 5 years,” the Recording Academy instructed Billboard. “Nonetheless, not one of the older songs could be eligible for songwriting awards.” Up to now, Taylor has introduced that her re-recorded model of her 2008 report, Fearless, is popping out on April 9, and can characteristic six model new songs that didn’t make the album the primary time round. These songs will even be eligible in 2022, so long as they had been recorded within the final 5 years and had been by no means beforehand launched in any kind.
Taylor’s nominations on the 2021 Grammy Awards are for her 2020 album, Folklore. Forward of the present on March 14, look again at Taylor’s previous award wins at earlier Grammys ceremonies right here.
Album Of The Yr — 2010
Though Taylor was nominated for her first Grammy Award (Finest New Artist) in 2009, she didn’t take dwelling her first trophy on the present till the 2010 Grammys, the place she truly received 4 awards. Her wins included probably the most coveted award of the evening Album of the Yr. Taylor, who was simply 20 years previous on the time, received for her second studio album, Fearless, which was launched within the fall of 2008. She beat a few of the largest names in music — Beyonce, Girl Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas and Dave Matthews Band — to take dwelling the coveted honor.
“Oh wow, thanks a lot,” Taylor stated, whereas accepting the trophy. “I simply hope that you understand how a lot this implies to me and to my producer and all of the musicians you see on this stage, that we get to take this again to Nashville. Our households are freaking out of their residing rooms. My dad and my little brother are dropping their thoughts in the lounge proper now. That is for my dad, thanks for all these instances you stated I might do no matter I needed in life. And my mother, you’re my finest good friend. That is the story, all of us, once we’re 80 years previous, and we’re telling the identical story over and over to our grandkids, they usually’re so irritated with us, that is the story we’re going to be telling over and over. In 2010, how we received to win Album of the Yr on the Grammys. Thanks!”
Finest Nation Album — 2010
Fearless additionally received for Finest Nation Album in 2010, beating Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keith City and Lee Ann Womack. On the time, Taylor was absolutely making nation music, though she has since transitioned to change into a full pop star. Taylor additionally accepted Finest Nation Album onstage on the Grammys, and was equally floored to have received such an unbelievable honor.
“That is my first time strolling up these stairs to simply accept a Grammy on nationwide tv,” she gushed. “Thanks a lot. I wish to thank my report label for letting me write each tune on my album. I simply maintain pondering again to whenever you’re in 2nd grade and also you sing at your expertise present in your first time and other people joke round and say perhaps we’ll see you on the Grammys sometime, and that simply looks as if an unimaginable dream. I simply really feel like I’m standing right here accepting an unimaginable dream proper now and I thanks a lot for that.”
Finest Feminine Nation Vocal Efficiency — 2010
Taylor received Finest Feminine Nation Vocal Efficiency for her tune “White Horse” in 2010, as nicely. This award was not given out throughout the primary Grammys telecast, however Taylor received to simply accept the consideration throughout a pre-televised portion of the occasion. She beat established nation stars, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood and LeeAnn Womack, to win the award. This was formally the primary Grammy award Taylor received.
“That is my first Grammy, you guys!” she stated, whereas accepting the consideration. “I imply, it is a Grammy! I reside in awe of the individuals I used to be nominated in opposition to on this class. I reside in awe of my producer, Nathan Chapman, and all of the great, extremely proficient musicians in Nashville. Thanks to anybody who was a Grammy voter and determined it may be a good suggestion to vote for me for this. I’m so joyful. Thanks a lot!”
Finest Nation Track — 2010
“White Horse” received for Finest Nation Track on the 2010 present, as nicely. In that class, which was additionally introduced within the pre-televised present, Taylor was up in opposition to Hint Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Girl Antebellum and Billy Currington. She accepted the award with Liz Rose, who co-wrote the observe together with her.
“Liz Rose and I co-wrote this tune collectively,” Taylor instructed the viewers. “She began writing songs with me when she had completely no motive to take action. I didn’t have a report label, I didn’t have something to supply her, however I’m so glad she wrote songs with me anyway.” Taylor then turned the microphone over to Liz, who added, “I’ve to thank Taylor. About six years in the past, this curly-headed 14-year-old walked as much as me and stated, ‘Do you assume you’d write with me someday?’ Fortunately, I stated sure.”
Finest Nation Solo Efficiency — 2012
On the 2012 Grammys, Taylor obtained three nominations for her work on the 2010 album, Communicate Now, and he or she received two of them. One was Finest Nation Solo Efficiency for her tune “Imply,” which was one of many largest nation songs of the 12 months. The opposite artists within the class had been Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood.
“Oh wow. That is incredible,” Taylor stated, whereas accepting the award on the present. “It’s at all times going to imply the world to me, the thought of attending to go to the Grammys and to potential have an opportunity at successful a Grammy. However this one means loads to me. This one was for a tune known as “Imply” that I wrote. There’s no fairly feeling like writing a tune about somebody who’s actually imply to you and fully hates you and makes your life depressing, after which successful a Grammy for it. Thanks!”
It’s been reported that Taylor penned “Imply” as a response to a blogger named Bob Lefsetz, who criticized Taylor’s efficiency with Stevie Nicks on the Grammys in 2010. “I get that not everybody goes to love what you do,” Taylor has stated in regards to the tune. “And I get that, it doesn’t matter what, you’re going to be criticized for one thing. However I additionally get that there are completely different sorts of how to criticize somebody. There’s constructive criticism. There’s skilled criticism. After which there’s simply being imply. There’s a line that you just cross whenever you simply begin to assault all the pieces about an individual, and there’s one man who simply crossed the road over and over.”
Finest Nation Track — 2012
“Imply” took dwelling a second award, as nicely, when Taylor received for Finest Nation Track in 2012. On this class, she beat Blake Shelton, Thompson Sq., Hint Adkins, Vince Gill and Kenny Chesney, though the award goes to the songwriter. Taylor penned “Imply” fully by herself, together with the remainder of the Communicate Now album.
“Thanks to anybody who voted for this tune, that’s so unbelievable of you for doing that. Wow. That is one other Grammy. I wish to thank Scott Borchetta at Large Machine Data for letting me create this album and believing on this tune and placing it out at radio,” Taylor stated. “After we put this out as a single, a number of individuals stated, ‘Actually? You’re going to do this?’ And my label stood by it and nation radio performed it loads, which was great.”
Sadly, Taylor now not has a detailed relationship with Scott, the top of her former report label. She left the label in 2018 when Large Machine wouldn’t enable her to purchase the rights to the masters of her earlier six albums. In 2019, Scott offered the masters to Scooter Braun for $300 million, which, Taylor says, she by no means had the chance to do. Reasonably, Scott needed Taylor to report one new album to earn again the rights to every earlier album. That is the explanation that Taylor is now re-recording her music — so she will personal the rights to the brand new variations herself!
Finest Track Written For Visible Media — 2013
On the 2013 Grammys, Taylor scored three nominations, and received one award for Finest Track Written for Visible Media. The award was for her collaboration with The Civil Wars on the observe “Protected & Sound,” which was featured on the soundtrack for The Starvation Video games. Taylor & The Civil Wars beat Arcade Fireplace, Birdy & Mumford & Sons, Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty and Jason Segel & Walter to win.
“That is unbelievable,” Taylor gushed. “I simply wish to thank my collaborators for working with me — the Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett, you guys are wonderful. We simply received a Grammy for that! I actually wish to thank Suzanne Collins for writing Starvation Video games and Jennifer Lawrence, who was so enjoyable to put in writing from the attitude of. And I would like my co-writers to go. Thanks, that is an honor!” Taylor then turned the microphone over to her co-writers to talk.
Album Of The Yr — 2016
After Taylor’s 2012 album, Purple, misplaced within the Album of the Yr class on the 2014 Grammys, she vowed to put in writing a good higher and extra cohesive album. Taylor produced 1989 in 2014, and it received huge on the Grammy Awards in 2016. For 1989, she obtained her second Album of the Yr award, beating out Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, and The Weeknd.
The 2016 Grammys occurred proper across the time of Taylor’s re-ignited feud with Kanye West, stemming from his tune “Well-known.” Her Album of the Yr speech included a direct dig at Kanye, with out utilizing names. “As the primary girl to win Album of the Yr on the Grammys twice, I wish to say to all of the younger ladies on the market — there are going to be individuals alongside the best way who will attempt to undercut your success, or take credit score in your accomplishments or your fame,” she stated. “However for those who simply give attention to the work and also you don’t let these individuals sidetrack you, sometime, whenever you get the place you’re going, you’ll go searching and you’ll know that it was YOU and the individuals who love you that put you there. And that would be the best feeling on this planet. Thanks for this second.”
Finest Pop Vocal Album — 2016
Along with Album of the Yr, 1989 additionally received for Finest Pop Vocal Album in 2016. In that class, Taylor beat Kelly Clarkson, Florence & The Machine, James Taylor and Mark Ronson. The award was given out within the pre-televised portion of the present, and Taylor accepted by way of her cellphone, since she was in rehearsals for her Grammys efficiency on the time. One in every of her producers and co-writers, Jack Antonoff, was there in individual to do the honors.
Jack phoned Taylor and he or she could possibly be heard screaming, “We received!!!” as he relayed the news. She didn’t have a speech ready, however needed to verify everybody within the crowd knew how a lot she liked James Taylor. “If any individual sees James Taylor, inform him I really like him!” she gushed. Jack concluded, “This was an enormous album, however Taylor and I did lots of this in a 600 sq. foot house on an acoustic guitar, and it actually means the world to be right here. That is the best.”
Finest Music Video — 2016
Taylor’s music video for “Dangerous Blood” additionally received in 2016. The video premiered through the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, and featured a few of Taylor’s well-known buddies. A few of the stars included Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Aldridge, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay and extra. Selena was even by Taylor’s aspect throughout her huge evening on the Grammys!
This award was additionally given out through the pre-televised portion of the present, so Taylor as soon as once more wasn’t there in individual to simply accept. Nonetheless, she beat out A$AP Rocky, The Useless Climate, Kendrick Lamar (who was truly featured on “Dangerous Blood” and within the video, as nicely) and Pharrell Williams.
Album Of The Yr — 2021
In Taylor’s largest Grammys evening for the reason that success 2014’s 1989 album, she walked away with the best honor of the night — Finest Album of the 12 months for folklore. Joined by her collaborators Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner, Taylor reveled within the unbelievable second and drank within the main achievement of changing into the primary girl in historical past to win Album of the Yr 3 instances, and the 4th artist even within the historical past of the award present to do it in any respect. In her speech, she thanked her followers and her household, however she additionally thanked the primary individual she shared her new music with whereas she was writing: boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
Mary Ellers is Wahu Times’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.