Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are writing Grammy history
American singer Taylor Swift is the first woman to win three times in the main category ‘album of the year’. Beyoncé has won four Grammys and brings her total to 28, an all-time record.
Taylor Swift (31) received the ‘album of the year’ award for her album ‘folklore’, which came out of nowhere last year and for which she collaborated with Bon Iver and members of The National.
She previously won that prize for her albums ‘Fearless’ and ‘1989’. As the first female artist to win the award three times, Swift will be joined by Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder.
Taylor Swift’s song ‘exile’, from the album ‘folklore’.
Women played a leading role at the 63rd edition of the American Music Awards. The four awards in the main categories went to female artists. Beyoncé returned home with four awards, bringing her total to 28 Grammys. No solo artist has ever done better.
The Grammy for ‘song of the year’ went to the American singer HER for her protest song ‘I Can’t Breathe’. Released in the wake of the protests following George Floyd’s death last spring, it calls for an end to racial discrimination and police brutality. Dua Lipa won ‘best record by a pop artist’ for ‘Future Nostalgia’. Billie Eilish was also awarded with her song ‘Everything I Wanted’. The award ‘Best Alternative Album’ also went to a woman: Fiona Apple with ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’.
The award show was held without an audience due to the corona measures. Unlike the Golden Globes, the Grammys were not completely digital. The artists present were in bubbles and were tested for the corona virus before entry.