‘Mind blown’: Taylor Swift makes Grammy history, sets new album at 2024 awards…

'Mind blown': Taylor Swift makes Grammy history, sets new album at 2024 awards...

 

That’s a wrap on the 66th annual Grammy Awards! And, let me tell you, they had everything.

 

'Mind blown': Taylor Swift makes Grammy history, sets new album at 2024 awards...
There was drama. (See: Jay-Z clapping back at the Recording Academy for snubbing his wife Beyoncé.) There was shock. (Thank you for the new album announcement, Taylor Swift!) And there were tears. (JoniMitchell, we don’t deserve you.)

Killer Mike was led out of the Crypto.com Arena in handcuffs, while Swift also made history as the first person to win album of the year four times. And Lainey Wilson, Miley Cyrus and Karol G claimed their first Grammys on music’s biggest night.

Here are the biggest updates, along with our unfiltered reactions of the awards show on CBS.

You know, I’m starting to think karma may really be her boyfriend. Nothing seems to get in the way of Taylor Swift’s total music (and world) domination. The artist became the first person to win album of the year four times. “I would love to tell you that this is the best moment of my life, but I feel this happy when I finish a song,” she said, noting she was feeling “mind blown.” “For me, the award is the work.” She accepted the honor from Céline Dion, who made a surprise appearance as presenter following her stiff-person syndrome diagnosis. “I really mean it from my heart: Those that have been blessed enough to be here… must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world,” Dion said.

Miley Cyrus clearly doesn’t take herself, or awards shows, too seriously, and it’s honestly so refreshing. After her fun, lively and seemingly Tina-Turner-inspired performance of “Flowers,” she returned to claim the trophy for record of the year for the same song. In her speech, she reminded everyone that, even though not everyone can win a Grammy, everyone is “spectacular” and trophies don’t define success. (Are you listening, Jay-Z?) After some quick thank you’s, she quipped: “I don’t think I forgot anyone, but I might have forgotten underwear. Bye!”

Earlier, she spoke on behalf of all Los Angeles residents when she confessed she almost missed her first ever Grammys win due to heavy rain traffic. “This is just too iconic,” she said onstage beside Mariah Carey, accepting the award for best pop solo performance for “Flowers.” “I just got stuck in the rain in traffic and thought I was going to miss this moment.” Anybody who has ever braved an LA freeway during a light drizzle knows exactly what she’s talking about.