Historic fourth Grammy for Taylor Swift as women dominate 2024 edition of Awards

In a groundbreaking moment for the music industry, Taylor Swift secured her fourth Grammy Award for album of the year, marking an unparalleled achievement in a roster dominated by women. The 34-year-old pop sensation, currently amid the world’s highest-grossing concert tour, not only expressed her joy at the recognition but also revealed plans to unveil a new album in April.

Swift’s album “Midnights” propelled her to victory in the Album of the Year category, surpassing three-time winners Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder. Gracing the stage, Swift conveyed her thrill at the honour and affirmed her commitment to continuing to write and perform songs. “It makes me so happy,” she shared. “All I want to do is keep doing this.”

Earlier in the ceremony, Swift clinched the Best Pop Vocal Performance award and took the opportunity to surprise fans with the announcement of her upcoming album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” scheduled for release on April 19.

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Taylor Swift with the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

The dominance of female artists was evident throughout the evening. Billie Eilish claimed the song of the year for “What Was I Made For?,” a poignant ballad featured in the “Barbie” movie soundtrack, while Miley Cyrus secured record of the year for her empowering anthem “Flowers.” The Best New Artist accolade was bestowed upon R&B and pop singer Victoria Monet.

The winners were selected by the Recording Academy, comprising musicians, producers, engineers, and industry professionals. Notably, the Recording Academy has made strides in recent years to diversify its membership by inviting more women and individuals from diverse backgrounds to join its ranks.

(AI generated article. The original text was written by Lisa Richwine/ Reuters)

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