Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album, Midnights, has won the 2024 Grammy Award for the Album of the Year. Celine Dion, who made a surprise appearance at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles where the ceremony was being held, presented her with the award.
The record was nominated alongside boygenius’ the record, Janelle Monáe’s The Age of Pleasure, Jon Batiste’s World Music Radio, Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, Miley Cyrus’s Endless Summer Vacation, Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts, and SZA’s SOS.
Swift has made Grammys history as the artist with the most wins for Album of the Year, pushing her total to four. She was previously tied with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra, who each had three wins.
During her acceptance speech, Swift thanked her longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, whom she called a “once-in a-generation” producer, her engineer, Laura Sisk, and Sam Dew. She also praised her fellow nominee Lana Del Rey, who features on Midnights‘ ‘Snow on the Beach’, as a “legacy artist” and a “legend in her prime right now.”
“I would love to tell you that this is the best moment of my life, but I feel this happy when I finish a song or when I crack the code to a bridge that I love or when I’m shot-listing a music video, or when I’m rehearsing with my dancers or my band or getting ready to go to Tokyo to play a show,” Swift said. “For me, the award is the work. 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. All I want to do is keep doing this. So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do what I love so much… mind blown”.
Swift got nominated in five additional categories at tonight’s ceremony, earning nods for for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance with ‘Anti-Hero’. She also won Best Pop Vocal Album and announced her new album, The Tortured Poets Department, while accepting the award. Swift now has a total of 14 Grammys.
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