Women dominated the 66th Grammy Awards, with Taylor Swift winning album of the year for the fourth time, breaking the record for the most wins in that category. Swift’s album, Midnights, earned her the prestigious honor, making her the only artist to win the top prize so many times. She also took home the award for best pop vocal album.
Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Victoria Monet also received top prizes during the ceremony. Eilish, 22, won song of the year for What Was I Made For?, Cyrus, 31, took home record of the year for her song Flowers, and Monet, a rising R&B and pop singer, was awarded best new artist.
During her acceptance speech, Swift expressed her gratitude and joy, emphasizing the importance of the work itself. She announced her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department, which will be released on April 19. This will be her first album since re-recording her first six albums in order to gain control of their rights.
The Recording Academy, which selects Grammy winners, has made efforts to diversify its membership by inviting more women and people of color to join its ranks in recent years. This has led to a more inclusive representation of musical talent at the prestigious awards ceremony.