Taylor Swift wins the first Grammy of 2016

The pop star is nominated for seven awards at this year's ceremony

Taylor Swift has collected the first Grammy award of 2016.

The 58th Grammys kicked off earlier this evening in Los Angeles, with a special ceremony to hand out the gongs for categories such as Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best Historical Album and more.

The first award of the night was for Best Pop Vocal Album, with Swift’s ‘1989’ pitted against records by Kelly Clarkson, Florence And The Machine, Mark Ronson and James Taylor.

The award was not collected by Swift herself, however, with Bleachers and fun. musician Jack Antonoff accepting it on her behalf. Antonoff rang Swift from the stage to tell her she had won.


LL Cool J is set to host this year’s Grammy awards for the fifth year in a row. Performers on the night will include Swift, Adele, Justin Bieber plus a tribute to David Bowie by Lady Gaga.

NME will be keeping you up to date with all the winners and notable moments from the 58th Grammys throughout the night.

The main ceremony kicks off at 8pm Eastern Time (1am GMT). You can keep up with all the winners at this year’s Grammy awards via NME‘s rolling winners blog.