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Taylor Swift makes history with best album award

It´s a cherry on top for the 34-year-old, who is already one of music´s blockbuster stars

By AFP
February 06, 2024
US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift accepts the Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights on stage during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024. — AFP
US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift accepts the Best Pop Vocal Album for "Midnights" on stage during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024. — AFP

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift made Grammys history late on Sunday by winning her fourth Album of the Year prize, the most of any artist -- the crowning moment of a night of electric performances and breakthrough wins.

In taking home the honour at the 66th annual Grammys in Los Angeles, Swift surpassed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, industry greats she previously had been tied with.

It´s a cherry on top for the 34-year-old, who is already one of music´s blockbuster stars.

“For me, the award is the work,” Swift said, who earlier in the night announced she would drop a new album on April 19. “I love it so much.”

“It makes me unbelievably blown away that it makes some people happy who voted for this award too.”

Swift however lost two other top prizes she was up for.

Record of the Year honours went to Miley Cyrus´ “Flowers” and the prize for Song of the Year, which honors songwriting, went to Billie Eilish and Finneas O´Connell for “What Was I Made For?” from the “Barbie” soundtrack.