Taylor Swift makes history at the 66th Grammy Awards

By Audrey Coleman

Taylor Swift won her record-breaking fourth Album of the Year award at the Grammys for her 2022 album, “Midnights.” Celine Dion, a five-time Grammy winner, presented the award, and the duo hugged backstage.

During her acceptance speech for her 14th Grammy, Swift honored Lana Del Rey, a fellow nominee.

“I think so many female artists would not be where they are and would not have the inspiration that they have if not for the work that she’s done. I think she’s a legacy artist — a legend in her prime right now,” said Swift.

Swift now has the most wins in the category, surpassing Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder, who all hold three Album of the Year wins. Swift has won Album of the Year for “Fearless” (2008), “1989” (2014), “folklore” (2020) and “Midnights” (2022).

Swift won her 13th Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album, also for “Midnights,” earlier that evening. In her acceptance speech, she announced her 11th album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” which will be released on April 19.

“I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans. So, I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the last two years,” said Swift.

Album of the Year is one of the four biggest awards, along with Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” won Record of the Year, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS’s “What Was I Made For?” took home Song of the Year, and Victoria Monét was named Best New Artist.

Phoebe Bridgers took home the most Grammy awards Sunday night. She won three awards with her band, boygenius, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her song “Ghost in the Machine” with SZA.