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Grammys 2024

Taylor Swift makes history with best album award

Update : 05 Feb 2024, 12:06

Taylor Swift stole the show at this year's Grammy Awards, becoming the first performer to win the prize for album of the year four times.

The superstar had previously been tied on three best album wins with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra.

She received the prize from Celine Dion, who made an unexpected appearance. Swift also used the event to reveal a surprise new album.

Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish took the other top awards at Sunday's ceremony.

Dion got a rapturous reception when she emerged to present the best album trophy, almost a year after she was forced to cancel all of her live shows after being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.

"When I say that I'm happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart," she told the audience.

There was an equally enthusiastic response when Dion announced Swift's name.

The historic achievement is now one of many the star has notched up in recent years. She said she "would love to tell you that this is the best moment in my life", but that simply finishing a song, rehearsing or preparing to play a show makes her equally happy.

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

Eilish's contribution to the Barbie film soundtrack, What Was I Made For?, won song of the year, beating Swift's Anti-Hero as well as tracks by SZA, Cyrus and Olivia Rodrigo.

"Damn, that's stupid guys," she remarked to the crowd as she accepted the award with her brother and co-writer Finneas.

"Everybody in this category - that was a crazy list of incredible people, incredible artists, incredible music. I feel crazy right now."

The tune also won best song written for visual media, while the Barbie album - which was put together by producer Mark Ronson - picked up the award for best compilation soundtrack for visual media.

However, Eilish lost out on the record of the year award to Flowers by Miley Cyrus; which also picked up best pop vocal performance.

They were the star's first ever Grammys, a fact she noted in her first acceptance speech, telling the story of a boy whose futile attempts to catch a butterfly ended when he stopped swinging around a net and stayed still.

"And right when he did is when the butterfly came and landed right on the tip of his nose. And this song, Flowers, is my butterfly," Cyrus said. Source: BBC

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