The Grammys was all about women this year as Taylor Swift wins big

The Grammys was all about women this year

Taylor Swift

This year, the Grammys was all about women. Female artists dominated among those who received awards, with 7 of the 8 artists nominated for Album of the Year being women. 

Women also took home awards across key categories including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year, while some legends of the music industry were recognised by the awards show.

Here’s our favourite moments for women.

Taylor Swift wins best Pop Vocal Album and announces new album

Taylor Swift used her acceptance speech for best Pop Vocal Album to unexpectedly announce a new album, The Tortured Poets Department, out April 19.

“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,” Swift said, before going backstage and posting the details of the album to her socials.

Taylor Swift takes home the big award, Album of the Year

Taylor Swift took out the final award of the show, becoming the first person to win Album of the Year four times at the Grammys, for her album Midnights. She has previously won the award for her albums Fearless, 1989 and Folklore. She overtakes the record previously held by Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra.

She thanked her producer Jack Antonoff, who she described as a “once in a generation producer” and co-writer Lana Del Rey, who she said was a “legacy artist who’s in her prime”.

“The award is the work, and all I want to do is to keep being able to do this,” she said. “Mind. Blown.”

Seven of the 8 nominees for the album of the year were women artists, including Swift, Lana Del Rey, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, boygenuis, Janelle Mo and SZA.

Joni Mitchell makes her Grammys live debut

Music legend Joni Mitchell has made her live performance debut at the Grammys. The 80-year-old performed Both Sides Now alongside Brandi Carlile. Her performance was met with a standing ovation. Mitchell also took home the award for Best Folk Album. 

Billie Eilish wins Song of the Year

Billie Eilish and Finneas won Song of the Year for their song What Was I Made For? It was a song that featured on the Barbie soundtrack. “Damn, that’s stupid, guys!” Eilish exclaims onstage. “I’m shocked out of my balls.”

Tribute to Sinead O’Connor

Annie Lenox sung the iconic song Nothing Compares 2 U in tribute to Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor at the awards show.

O’Connor, who rose to fame in the 1990s, died last year at age 56. The singer is remembered for her outspoken social commentary and activism, particularly her criticism of the Catholic Church and views on feminism, sex and religion.


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