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Taylor received her first Grammy nomination (for best new artist) and introduced the world to her country-girl-next-door image with her eponymous debut album.
Of course, there was her now-iconic duet of her Fearless track “Fifteen” with Miley Cyrus. (We’re still screaming, TBH.)
Aww, they were so young!
By 2010, Speak Now had landed Taylor back in the nomination game. She ended the night on a high note, winning four Grammys, including her first album of the year trophy.
She came back in 2012 to win two Grammys for her song “Mean” (it’s rumored to be a response to a particularly harsh critic … ).
Oh, and she performed the song that scored her the wins. A Swift mic drop for the ages.
Ushering in her Red era, Taylor gave the Grammys a delightfully over-the-top performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (with ex Harry Styles in the audience).
While Taylor lost out on the coveted album of the year Grammy (but gave us this iconic head bang), the loss inspired her Red follow-up, 1989.
And evolve she did: into a full-blown pop star. In 2015, she scored three nominations. While “Shake It Off” failed to snag an award, we had officially entered the 1989 era.
She scored seven nominations for 1989, and before the show even started, she had us buzzing with her newly shorn bob and that crop top moment.
While Reputation — a clapback album influenced by electro and R&B — was a commercial success, it was snubbed from major Grammys categories. But that only fueled Taylor’s drive.
Swifties rejoice! With six nominations this year for her folksy, stripped-back, quarantine-era albums, we hope to see Taylor strutting the red carpet.