Taylor Swift Wins Album Of The Year, Slams Kanye West At The Grammys

Posted on Mon Feb 15th, 2016 7:42pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Take that, Yeezy!

Taylor Swift won the award for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys, and she slammed Kanye West (without actually saying his name, natch) in her acceptance speech. Taylor first thanked her collaborators and producers, and then she got into it:

    “And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”

As you know, Kanye came under MAJOR fire earlier this month when lyrics from “Famous,” off his new album, The Life of Pablo, surfaced online. “I feel like me and Taylor [Swift] might still have sex / I made that bitch famous,” he rapped, referencing their MTV VMAs drama from back in the day. We already knew T. Swizz was pissed, but we love that she publicly called him out for it. Someone had to!

As far as other big winners of the evening, Justin Bieber finally won his first Grammy, The Weeknd won two, Alabama Shakes won four and Kendrick Lamar, who had the most nominations with eleven, won a total of five.

Click thru for the COMPLETE list of winners!

Record of the Year: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton

Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise Thundercat, “These Walls”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound Color

Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best RB Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah

Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best RB Performance: The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”

Best RB Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”

Best Traditional RB Performance: Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Best Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy

Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common John Legend, “Glory”

Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test

Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin’ My Soul

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale

Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)

Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden

Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman

Best Gospel Album: Israel Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, “Holy Spirit”

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers Remembrances

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, “Filament”

Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”

Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges;

Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice

Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar

Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free

Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, “24 Frames”

Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”

Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado Orchestra, Son De Panamá

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte, Realidades – Deluxe Edition

Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart, Home

Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings

Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots

Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love

Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound Color

Best Historical Album: Various artists; The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)

Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”

Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite”

MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie


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