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Taylor Swift makes history at the 2021 Grammys with her 3rd ‘Album of the Year’ win

Only 3 other artists have won the award 3 times

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Taylor Swift arrives for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” at the Eccles Theatre in Park City on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

Taylor Swift arrives for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” at the Eccles Theatre in Park City on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Taylor Swift took home the coveted Album of the Year award at the Grammys Sunday night, making her the first female singer in history to win the prize three times.

This time around, Swift won the award for “Folklore,” an album which, according to Insider, the singer/songwriter wrote and produced entirely during quarantine. People reports that Swift’s previous Album of the Year victories came in 2010 for “Fearless” and again in 2016 for “1989.”

Only three other artists have won the Album of the Year award three times, Buzzfeed reports. Swift now joins an elite group consisting of Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra.

According to Buzzfeed, Swift was nominated for five other awards at the ceremony, though she lost in those categories to artists like Lady Gaga, H.E.R. and Harry Styles.

Swift gave several shoutouts during her acceptance speech, People reports, mentioning her boyfriend Joe Alwyn (who co-wrote two tracks on “Folklore”), and her celebrity friends Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively as well as their kids, James, Inez and Betty, whose names are featured in lyrics on the album, according to Insider.

“Joe, who is the first person that I play every single song that I write. I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine,” Swift said, “I want to thank James, Inez and Betty and their parents, who are the second and third people that I play every new song that I write.”

Swift concluded the speech thanking her fans. “You guys met us in this imaginary world that we created, and we can’t tell you how honored we are forever by this.”