TAYLOR SWIFT WINS GRAMMY’S ALBUM OF YEAR FOR ‘FOLKLORE’
Written by Cheska Alferez
Taylor Swift wins Grammy’s Album of Year for ‘Folklore’. It was another big Grammy night for Swift, as she won the Grammy for Album of the year for ‘Folklore’ on Sunday, March (Monday, March 15 Philippine time).
Swift made history after winning the award as she became the first woman to win the album of the year three times.
Swift previously won album of the year with her albums “Fearless” and “1989.”
“Folklore” beat out albums by Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Jhene Aiko, Black Pumas, Coldplay, Jacob Collier, and her friends in Haim to claim the top honor.
“Folklore” debuted in July, much to the surprise of many Swift fans who were not anticipating a new music collection from her. The work features 16 tracks, including her hit “Cardigan.”
It was just one of two original studio albums that Swift recorded and released under quarantine conditions in 2020 with producer/co-writers Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff.
Taylor Swift wins Grammy’s Album of Year for ‘Folklore’. Referring to how the album was made entirely in quarantine, without her even having met some of her collaborators, Swift gave a shout-out to duet partner Justin Vernon, saying, “I’m so excited to meet you someday.”
Swift accepted the award with her two primary co-writers and co-producers on “Folklore,” Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff. She was seen performing a medley of songs from the album earlier in the telecast.
“I want to thank all of my collaborators who are on the stage,” Swift said in her acceptance speech.
Taylor Swift wins Grammy’s Album of Year for ‘Folklore’. “But mostly, we just want to thank the fans. You guys met us in this imaginary world that we created, and we can’t tell you how honored we are forever by this. Thank you so much, and thank you to the Recording Academy. We will never forget that you did this for us. Thank you so much.”
Taylor also thanked the fans again in a tweet, writing, “The fans are the reason we’re floating tonight, and we’ll never forget it.”