Grammys 2021: Taylor Swift thanks Joe Alwyn, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds as Folklore wins Album of the Year

Taylor Swift was in an ecstatic state of mind as Folklore deservedly took home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Read and watch her winning speech below.
Taylor Swift revealed Joe Alwyn is the first person she plays every single song that she writes. Grammys 2021: Taylor Swift thanks Joe Alwyn, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds as Folklore wins Album of the Year
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Grammys 2021 ended on a bright note for Taylor Swift, who shone like a beacon of hope and positivity during the quarantine period with her Billboard 200 album, Folklore. Besides a brilliant Folklore, Evermore medley performance, T-Swift's 2020 album deservedly took home the Grammy for Album of the Year as Taylor has now tied the record for the most AOTY Grammy wins joining legends Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. Swift had previously won the AOTY Grammy for Fearless and 1989.

T-Swift looked drop-dead gorgeous, adorned in an Oscar de la Renta sheer mini dress covered completely in multicoloured flower appliqués and paired with Christian Louboutin baby pink heels and Cathy Waterman diamond jewellery. While an ecstatic Swift's reaction was priceless, the 31-year-old singer was joined on stage by long-time producer and close friend Jack Antonoff, producer Aaron Dessner, Laura Sisk and Jonathan Low. (P.S. We couldn't get over Swift and Antonoff's secret handshake.) "It's hard to believe I'm standing up here with one of the greatest living songwriters, who somehow put trust in me to collaborate in this crazy time we all lived through," Aaron humbly praised Taylor.

While giving her endearing acceptance speech, Swift thanked her boyfriend Joe Alwyn and close friends Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and the couple's three children; James, 6, Inez, 4, and Betty, 1. "Oh God! I want to thank all of my collaborators who are on the stage. I want to thank Serban Ghenea. I want to thank Justin Vernon. I'm so excited to meet you someday," Taylor began.

"Joe, who is the first person that I play every single song that I write and I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine," Swift gushed before adding, "I want to thank, I want to thank James, Inez and Betty and their parents [Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds], who are the second and third people that I play every new song that I write." While Joe co-wrote a few songs alongside Taylor, under the pseudonym William Bowery for Folklore, Blake and Ryan allowed Swift to reveal their third child's name Betty as a song title for Folklore.

Finally, not forgetting to thank Swifties, Taylor concluded, "... but mostly, we just want to thank the fans. You guys met us in this imaginary world that we created and we can’t tell you how honoured we are forever by this. Thank you so much and thank you to the Recording Academy. We will never forget that you did this for us. Thank you so much."

Watch Taylor Swift's Grammy-winning speech below:

Congratulations, Taylor Swift! And, thank you for gifting us Folklore!

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