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Taylor Swift won the best album of the year, making her the first female artist in history to win the category more than once.

Ivana Lucic   16 February 2016 19:00

Brilio.net - It was the night for music. As the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were held this past evening, with the main awards going in several different musical directions.

Taylor Swift went home singing as she took home best album of the year, an award she has been bestowed twice, making her the first female artist in history to win Best album more than once.  "As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success," she said in her acceptance speech, surely a reference to the comments made by Kane West in his new song “Famous”, with his specific line calling out Swift: “ “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why, I made that bitch famous.” Swift didn’t respond publically until she made her acceptance speech, further stating: “But if you focus on the work, someday when you get when you're going, you'll know it is you and the people who love you who put you there."

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Another blonde lady took home a big award. Megan Trainor won best new artist and through tears stated: “"I have to thank L.A. Reid for looking at me like an artist instead of just a songwriter…I’m a mess. I have to go cry.”

A blonde starlet (who was actually doused in a bright red hairdo) who didn’t captivate the hearts of millions of viewers was Lady Gaga. Her tribute to David Bowie was both praised and criticized   for her dramatic performance, which was loud colorful and CGI heavy. 

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Kendrick Lamar was presumed to be a big hit for the evening, as he was nominated in eleven categories, only one shy of the record held by Michael Jackson in 1984. Although he came up empty handed in the main categories, he did win best rap album for “To Pimp a Butterfly.”

Other notable winners included the other album of the year nominees, Alabama Shakes (for alternative music album and best rock song) and Chris Stapleton (for country solo performance), as well as formers US President Jimmy Carter  (for the audiobook of his memoir, "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety"), Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (for pop duo/group performance) and Ed Sheeran (pop solo performance).

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