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Women-Dominated Grammys: Taylor Swift, SZA, Billie Eilish, and Others Bag Awards

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By Jaden Francis - - 5 Mins Read
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At this year's Grammys, women took the spotlight as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, SZA, and Miley Cyrus won the top awards of the night.


Swift made history by winning the Album of the Year award for the fourth time, an unprecedented achievement. She won the award for her album "Midnights" and shared the stage with fellow nominee Lana Del Rey.


Despite her incredible achievement, Swift remained humble and expressed that this moment wasn't the happiest of her life. She stated that completing a song brought her just as much joy. All she wants is to continue making music.


During the night's earlier part, she quipped while receiving the award for best pop vocal album, stating: "My lucky number is 13, and this is my 13th Grammy. I don't think I've mentioned that before."


Additionally, the singer took the chance to reveal the launch date of her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, on the 19th of April.



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Celine Dion, who had stopped performing due to stiff person syndrome, presented the award for album of the year and was greeted with a standing ovation.


She expressed genuine happiness to be there, stating, "My heart is truly filled with joy."


Mylie Cyrus bagged her first-ever Grammy awards for Flowers, winning the Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance categories.


During her speech, she expressed her desire for the win, not to alter her beautiful life from the day before.


She concluded by saying, "I believe I haven't left anyone out, but I may have forgotten my underwear!"


Meanwhile, Eilish's What Was I Made For? from Barbie won the Best Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media awards.


During her speech, she exclaimed, "That's incredibly foolish, guys! The list of remarkable individuals was mind-blowing... I'm utterly flabbergasted."


This marked the first time a movie song had won the award since Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."


Additionally, the Barbie soundtrack was recognized as the best compilation soundtrack for visual media.


SZA stole the show with nine nominations and three wins, making it a memorable year, as declared by host Trevor Noah.


She wowed the audience with a medley of her hits and a thrilling Kill Bill tribute.


During her emotional acceptance speech for best R&B song, SZA was in disbelief at her success and even joked about her unattractive crying.


Victoria Monét was also a big winner, taking home Best New Artist and Best R&B Album, using her speech to inspire dreamers.


The pre-televised portion of the event saw Killer Mike win three Grammys, including Best Rap Album.


However, he was later escorted out of the arena in handcuffs by LAPD officers for a misdemeanor charge, with details yet to be confirmed.


Before his detention, Killer Mike emphasized the importance of honesty about one's age and actions.


Jay-Z was presented with the Dr Dre Global Impact Award for his personal and professional accomplishments this year.


During his acceptance speech, he criticized the Grammys for their lackadaisical treatment of Black artists. He urged them to improve, stating, "We want y'all to get it right."


While acknowledging that music is subjective, he spoke out on behalf of his wife, Beyoncé, and pointed out that she has received more Grammys than anyone else but has never won album of the year. He emphasized that this doesn't add up, even by the recording academy's own standards.

Several other women won awards, including Lainey Wilson for Best Country Album, Karol G for Best Urban Music Album, Laufey for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Coco Jones for Best R&B Performance.