What do Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and, now, Taylor Swift all have in common? They have each won album of the year three times at the Grammys.

Swift made history Sunday at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards by winning the night's highest honor for the third time with her surprise quarantine album "Folklore," a wistful and understated return to form after the boldface-pop grab bags of 2019's "Lover" and 2017's "Reputation." 

Swift became the fourth musician and the first woman to join the three-peat club at age 31. She previously won album of the year for "Fearless" in 2010 and "1989" in 2016. 


Swift thanked her fans, collaborators Laura Sisk, Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, and boyfriend Joe Alwyn, "the first person that I play every single song that I write." Alwyn is credited on "Folkore" under the pseudonym William Bowery. 

She added, "I had the best time writing songs with you during the quarantine."

The singer also expressed gratitude for "James, Inez and Betty and their parents," actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, "who are the second and third people that I play every new song that I write." 

Swift lastly thanked her Swifties fanbase: "You guys met us in this imaginary world that we created and we cannot tell you all how honored we are forever by this."

"Folklore," Swift's eighth studio album, debuted atop the Billboard charts in July. It was her seventh to debut at No. 1. With its escapist storytelling and emotional maturity, "Folklore" reinvented Swift as an indie folk-rock artist, and on Sunday nightGrammy voters awarded the next step in her evolution.

(L-R) Laura Sisk, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner accept the Album of the Year award for ‘Folklore’ onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Laura Sisk, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner accept the Album of the Year award for ‘Folklore’ onstage during Sunday's Grammy Awards.  
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Sunday also marked Taylor Swift's return to the Grammys' stage 

The 11-time Grammy winner brought cozy cabin vibes Sunday night with a mystical medley of "Cardigan," "August" and "Willow." This marked her first Grammys performance since opening the awards show in 2016 when her first official pop outing "1989" earned an album of the year.

Swift opened her performance on a remote stage with an intimate rendition of "Cardigan" while laying on a grassy roof in the middle of a dreamy forest. She then entered a cabin and picked up a guitar to join Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner on "August." (Both songs are from "Folklore.")

The pop star also highlighted her "Folklore" sister album "Evermore," released in December, with a performance of "Willow," during which she spun repeatedly in a whimsical dress.

"Cardigan" was up for song of the year. The Grammy went to H.E.R. for her song "I Can't Breathe."

Swift entered into Sunday's ceremony with six nominations, tied with Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, trailing only behind Beyoncé's nine nominations.

Swift's performance arrives a tumultuous stretch for the star following a public battle with music tycoon Scooter Braun. Braun sold the masters to Swift's first six albums to a private equity firm in November 2020 after he controversially acquired her catalog in June 2019 without, she claims, her knowledge or permission. 

Although Swift called the deal her "worst-case scenario," the superstar reclaimed her narrative and power in August 2019 by announcing plans to re-record her first five studio albums – "Taylor Swift," "Fearless," "Speak Now," "Red," and "1989" – as a means to gain ownership of her catalog.

"I've spoken a lot about why I'm remaking my first six albums, but the way I've chosen to do this will hopefully help illuminate where I'm coming from," she wrote on Instagram Feb. 11. "Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really 'knows' that body of work."

She continued: "This process has been more fulfilling and emotional than I could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to re-record all of my music. I hope you’ll like this first outing as much as I like traveling back in time to recreate it."

So far, Swift has re-recorded her 2008 album, "Fearless." Her newly recorded edition, titled "Fearless: Taylor's Version," will be released on April 9.

    




After spending the last two Sundays watching award show red carpets — first, the Golden Globes, followed by the Critics’ Choice Awards — you’d think we’d be ready for a break from the glitz and glamour of it all. But since we otherwise spend our time in sweatpants at home, having a sartorial escape in the form of red carpet fashion is especially welcome this year. The next stop on the marathon that is award season? The 2021 Grammy Awards. And with music’s biggest night, comes plenty of bold and daring style choices from the industry’s hottest talent. (We’re looking at you, Harry Styles.)
Airing on Sunday night, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards are a long time coming — they were originally supposed to take place in January before being postponed to March due to the pandemic — which means that the A-listers in attendance have had plenty of time to plan out their red carpet looks. If we are to judge by past awards, standouts of the night will include Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Billie Eilish, all of whom have a reputation for going the extra mile style-wise. (We’ll never forget when Cardi B came dressed in a vintage Mugler oyster shell in 2019.) This year should be no different, whether or not their over-the-top looks only live on Instagram.
So order your takeout and put on your most elegant pajamas, because we’re in for a night of Grammys fashion like nothing we’ve ever seen — literally. Ahead, the best-dressed celebrities.
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Beyonce in a black, leather dress on-stage at the Grammys.
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Beyoncé in Schiaparelli


It's the Schiaparelli earrings — and the surprise appearance — for us!
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Megan Thee Stallion


Megan Thee Stallion was a 1920s angel in this feathered get-up at the Grammys.
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Dua Lipa wearing a hot pink Atelier Versace gown during a performance at the Grammys.

Dua Lipa in Atelier Versace


Dua Lipa really said, Why wear one outfit to the Grammys when I can wear five?
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Harry Styles in Gucci


And here we were thinking Harry Styles would only debut one boa at the Grammys.
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Taylor Swift wearing a floral Oscar de la Renta mini dress at the Grammys.
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Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta

Taylor Swift took a break from her folklore prairie dresses and cardigans for the Grammys, choosing, instead, a flower-power mini dress from Oscar de la Renta's fall '21 collection.
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Billie Eilish attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in a pink and black suit, hat, and mask.
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Billie Eilish in Gucci


Billie Eilish's first (of two) look of the night was "Everything I Wanted."
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Billie Eilish wearing a green, Gucci outfit on-stage at the Grammys.
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Billie Eilish in Gucci


Her second look — a stunning, sea creature-esque, green look by Gucci — didn't disappoint either.
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Dua Lipa wearing a pink Versace dress at the Grammys.
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Dua Lipa in Atelier Versace


Dua Lipa is nothing short of an ethereal being in this sparkling, butterfly-inspired Versace gown.
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Harry Styles in Gucci


Don't @ me, but Harry Styles just out-scarved Lenny Kravitz — and he did so while shirtless in a leather suit.
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Chloe Bailey in Louis Vuitton


Despite being separated by more than a country — Chloe Bailey is in Los Angeles, while her sister Halle Bailey is in London — the duo behind Chloe x Halle still managed to match for the Grammys, with both sisters wearing gold Louis Vuitton looks. 
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Halle Bailey in Louis Vuitton


Which look do you prefer?
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Chika wearing a purple, pink, and mint Nike jumpsuit at the Grammys.
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Chika in Nike


A sweatsuit on the red carpet? This year, nothing feels more appropriate.
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Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim of HAIM in Prada dresses at the Grammys.
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HAIM in Prada


One lavender, Prada look on the Grammys red carpet is enough to get us excited. Three lavender, Prada looks on the Grammys red carpet — especially when they’re worn by the sisters HAIM — are almost more than we can handle.
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Phoebe Bridgers wearing a spring '18 skeleton Thom Browne two-piece set at the Grammys.
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Phoebe Bridgers in Thom Browne


Keeping with her skeleton chic red carpet signature, “Motion Sickness” singer Phoebe Bridgers “basically stole” this bedazzled Thom Browne two-piece from the brand's spring '18 collection.

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Noah Cyrus wearing a white Schiaparelli haute couture gown at the Grammys.
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Noah Cyrus in Schiaparelli Haute Couture


Noah Cyrus plucked this angelic Schiaparelli look straight off the couture runway for the Grammys red carpet. 
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Cynthia Erivo in custom Louis Vuitton


This metallic, custom Louis Vuitton gown proves that Cynthia Erivo can do no wrong on the red carpet.
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Megan Thee Stallion in an orange Dolce & Gabbana gown on the 2021 Grammys red carpet.
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Megan Thee Stallion in Dolce & Gabbana


The bow! The orange! The diamonds! Megan Thee Stallion came to win on the Grammys red carpet. 

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Doja Cat in custom Roberto Cavalli


Doja Cat wanted something that was "out there" for the Grammys — and this feather and leather Roberto Cavalli look certainly fits the bill.
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Lizzo in Balmain


We're green with envy over this dripping-with-diamonds Balmain and Bulgari look on Lizzo.
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H.E.R. wearing a purple dress at the 2021 Grammys.
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H.E.R. in Dundas

H.E.R.'s wine-colored, boho frock is even "Better Than I Imagined."
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Bad Bunny in an all-black Burberry outfit and yellow tinted sunglasses at the Grammys.
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Bad Bunny in Burberry


The '90s called, they said tinted sunglasses — like the ones worn by Bad Bunny at the Grammys — are officially back.
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BTS in Louis Vuitton


From elevated sweatsuits to oversized actual suits, these BTS looks are "Dynamite."