She was laying like a forest fairy on a bed of vibrant green AstroTurf when she first appeared at the 2021 Grammys.
Taylor Swift opened her refreshingly understated medley of awards with “Cardigan,” from her surprise 2020 release, offbeat “folklore,” a collaboration with writers and producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner.
Swift, 31, quickly morphed into an amber-light singer-songwriter diva with “August,” followed by an equally naturalistic “Willow.”
The general consensus on social media was that his appearance less flashy than usual the performance was positively “dreamy.”
It’s been 13 years since Swift earned her first Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
She was 18 when she lost that 2008 trophy to the late Amy Winehouse, but she’s racked up an impressive streak of Grammy Awards over the years, including two Album of the Year trophies, for 2010’s “Fearless” and “1989.” 2016.
Swift is now nominated for six 2021 Grammy Awards – competing for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album (“Folklore”), Song of the Year, Best Solo Pop Performance (“Cardigan”) and Best Song Written for Visual Effects. Medium (“Beautiful Ghosts” from the 2019 soundtrack to the doomed movie “Cats”).
“It’s pretty wild how long it’s been since my first Grammy nomination. I still feel pretty lucky to be a part of tonight, ”Swift told ET during a rehearsal break earlier this week. “I think the advice I would give myself when I was younger is probably, when the going gets tough, always focus on how much I love music.”
If she takes first prize, Swift would become the first woman to win Album of the Year three times.
Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon are among the few male artists to have won album of the year three times. Behind-the-scenes talents have also won the award three times, including superstar songwriters and producers Phil Ramone, Ryan Tedder, David Foster and more.
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