Taylor Swift wins album of the year, Beyonce makes Grammy history
Beyonce (Associated Press file photo)
Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” has been named Grammy album of the year.
Swift also won three other awards Sunday night, including best country album.
But Beyonce was the night’s big winner, collecting six awards including song of the year for her anthem “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”
Beyonce’s six wins are the most by a female in one night in the Grammys’ 52 years, according to the Associated Press.
The multihyphenate entertainer won her sixth trophy with best female pop vocal for her soaring ballad “Halo.” Perhaps she was not aware of her record-setting feat; her acceptance speech was decidedly low key.
“Thank you so much. This has been such an amazing night for me and I’d love to thank the Grammys,” Beyonce said in her brief remarks. “I’d like to thank all of the fans for their support over the years.”
The Kings of Leon, whose “Use Somebody” trumped her “Halo” to win record of the year, were a bit more entertaining when they picked up their trophy, the family quartet’s third of the night.
“I’m not going to lie, we’re all a little drunk. But we’re happy drunk,” said lead singer Caleb Followill.
Beyonce won the songwriting trophy along with three writers for her omnipresent anthem “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” The superstar also won best R&B contemporary album for “I Am … Sasha Fierce” among her other awards, according to the AP.
Swift, who was second to Beyonce in Grammy nominations with eight nods, won three early awards, including best country album. Though the 20-year-old has won just about every award imaginable over the past year for her best-selling CD “Fearless,” she was again wide-eyed when she accepted her trophy for country album.
“I just keep thinking back to when you’re in second grade and you sing in the talent show for the first time and people joke around and say, ‘Maybe we’ll see you at the Grammys some day.’ But that just seems like an impossible dream,” she said. “I just feel like I’m standing here accepting an impossible dream.”
Later, she also collaborated with a rock legend: Stevie Nicks joined her on stage as they both sang Nicks’ “Rhiannon” and Swift’s “You Belong With Me.”
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