Taylor Swift won the 2021 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her eighth album, folklore. He won the award over HAIM, Post Malone, Black Pumas, Jhené Aiko, Jacob Collier, Coldplay and Dua Lipa. Swift is the first woman in history to win Album of the Year three times.
Swift also participated in five other Grammy Awards tonight: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “cardigan,” as well as Best Pop Duo or Group Performance for “exile” (with Bon Iver), Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Song written for visual media (for Cats‘”Beautiful ghosts”). Album of the Year was his only win in 2021.
Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff are also recognized as Album of the Year recipients for their work on folklore. Dessner was one of the LP’s producers, engineers / mixers, and songwriters; Antonoff was a producer and engineer / mixer. In 2018, Dessner won his first Grammy, winning Best Alternative Music Album with his national bandmates for Sleep well beast.
Album of the Year 2021 is Swift’s 11th Grammy win. She surprises liberated folklore last July and followed it up in December with the companion album Increasingly, which featured tracks with HAIM, Bon Iver and National. Next month, Swift will launch Fearless (Taylor’s version), a re-recorded version of their 2008 album Brave, as part of his efforts to regain ownership of his music after Scooter Braun bought his master’s in 2019.
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