Taylor Swift has set a new record at the GRAMMYs after winning Album of The Year!
The superstar took home her fourth win in the category, this time for her album Midnights. She’s now surpassed fellow legends of the music industry Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder who each have three wins in the category.
Taylor was presented the award by music icon Celine Dion. Taking to the stage, she thanked producer Jack Antonoff and expressed her gratitude for fellow musician Lana Del Rey whom she says inspired her work. She also spoke about how much she loves what she does:
“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. Thank you so much.”
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Taylor previously won Album of the Year for Fearless, 1989 and Folklore.
She was nominated for six awards this evening, also winning Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights. This award marked her 13th career GRAMMY (though she now has 14 in total). While on stage, she celebrated the occasion with a sweet surprise for her fans:
“Okay, this is my 13th GRAMMY, which is my lucky number. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that,” she joked. “I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way. But I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of tha passion of the fans. So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I have been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out April 19th. It’s called ‘The Tortured Poets Department’.”
(Feature Image Credit: Getty Images for the Recording Academy)