Taylor Swift becomes ‘first woman to win Album Of The Year at the Grammys twice’

Meanwhile, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars won Record Of The Year for 'Uptown Funk'

Taylor Swift has become the “first woman in the world to win Album Of The Year at the Grammys twice”.

The pop star made the claim as it was announced that her album ‘1989’ had beaten the likes of Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd to the honour.

Before heading to the stage to collect the award, Swift first high fived collaborator Jack Antonoff and hugged Lamar.


On stage, she said: “I wanna thank the fans for the last 10 years and the recording academy for this incredible honour and my collaborators you see on this stage.”

“As the first woman to win Album Of The Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there there are going to be people along the way who are going to try and undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or you fame,” she continued.

“But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”

The last award of the night was presented by BeyoncĂ© and was for Record Of The Year. Swift was nominated for ‘Blank Space’ alongside The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, but it was Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars who won for ‘Uptown Funk’.

“Let’s go BeyoncĂ©, let’s do it,” yelled Mars as the singer was revealing the winner.


As the pair and their producers and arrangers collected the prize, Ronson said: “I see George Clinton over there, a man who has done more for funk than we could ever hope to do.”

Mars added: “This is dedicated to the fans. We wouldn’t be up here if it wasn’t for all the people dancing to this song.”

The 2016 Grammy Awards closed with a performance by Pitbull.

You can see all the winners at the 58th Grammys in our NME‘s winners blog.