Taylor has been nominated for SIX Grammy’s this year!
Best Song Written For Visual Media - Beautiful Ghosts Best Pop Solo Performance - Cardigan Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Exile Best Pop Vocal Album - Folklore Song Of The Year - Cardigan Album Of The Year - Folklore
Taylor Swift's Road To 'Folklore': How The Superstar Evolved From 'Diaristic' Country Tunes To Her Most Progressive Music Yet
With her enchanting eighth album, 'folklore,' Taylor Swift celebrates five GRAMMY nominations and a praiseworthy return to what she does best: storytelling TAYLOR WEATHERBYGRAMMYS MAR 10, 2021 - 9:56 AM
For Women's History Month 2021, GRAMMY.com is celebrating some of the women artists nominated at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show.
Today, we honor Taylor Swift, who's currently nominated for six GRAMMYs.
When we met Taylor Swift in 2006, it was immediately apparent that her songwriting approach was like ripping a page out of her diary.
"Just a boy in a Chevy truck/ That had a tendency of gettin' stuck/ On backroads at night/ And I was right there beside him all summer long/ And then the time we woke up to find that summer gone," she lamented in the first verse of her debut single, "Tim McGraw." The way the then-16-year-old Swift could turn personal anecdotes into instantly memorable hooks mirrored the prowess of an industry veteran, appealing to more than just the teenage girls that could relate to a short-lived high school romance.
Now, nearly 15 years later, Swift has introduced another layer of intrigue with a foray into indie folk, unveiling a pair of albums, folklore and evermore, last year. Recorded entirely in isolation after the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, folklore has been widely acclaimed as Swift's best album, touted for its intimate songwriting and cinematic dynamics; evermore has received similarly glowing reviews.
folklore was 2020's best-selling album(opens in a new tab) and earned Swift five GRAMMY nominations at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, including her fourth Album Of The Year nod. (evermore will be eligible for the 64th GRAMMY Awards in 2022.) As her 10 previous GRAMMY wins suggest, though, this new chapter isn't an abrupt departure for the star—it's a masterful continuation of her evolution as a singer/songwriter.
Post by neoswiftie on Mar 13, 2021 16:16:39 GMT -5
[smear:#fa09fe]Taylor to Entertainment Tonight on the advice she’d give her younger self ahead of the 2021 Grammy Awards[/smear:#7c0ffb:2]
It is pretty wild how much time has passed since my first Grammy nomination. I still feel really lucky to have a chance to be a part of this night.
I think the advice I would give myself when I was younger is probably to, when things get hard, always focus in on how much I love music. That has been the thing that no matter what has protected me from any of the other outside things that have made me feel strange. I’ve never had a problem with the general fact of making music or playing music. I’ve never stopped loving it. It’s been the outside stuff, you know, that has made me feel down at times.
But I think there are two things that have protected me over the course of my career. The first thing is enthusiasm and the second thing is how much I love music.
Enthusiasm, as soon as you fail, enthusiasm tells you that the next great idea is around the corner. And your love of music will always center you if you’re doing this for that, and that alone, because that is hard to take away.
People can reduce and criticize other elements, and it sounds really simple, but loving the actual making of music and playing of music is what I think has really helped me balance things.
In addition to her GRAMMY nominations, Swift will also be taking the stage Sunday night to perform a few of her hits.
"One thing I can tell you about my GRAMMY performance that's not highly confidential is that my GRAMMY performance includes my collaborators Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff," she teased during a CBS News appearance. "Which is really exciting, because this has been an adventure that the three of us have gone on since the very beginning of quarantine and lockdown."