The Grammy Award is arguably the most prestigious recognition anyone could ever have in the music industry. Formerly known as the Gramophone Awards back in 1959, the Grammys is held annually for musicians all over the globe.
Swifties from numerous countries have recently been making noise as she released her own version of her previous songs, which she aptly suffixed with Taylor’s Version.
While there is still a considerable number of people who aren’t impressed by her, no one can deny how she changed and keeps on changing the landscape of the music industry. Perhaps her awards, specifically the Grammys, can do the talking.
How Many Grammy Awards Does Taylor Swift Have?
Taylor Swift has a total of 11 Grammy Awards from 2010 to 2021. This ranks her as the 12th female artist who has won the most awards. She has won the Album of the Year award thrice, making her the 2nd youngest person to receive it and the first female artist to win it three times.
History of Awards and Nominations
Aside from the 11 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift also has a total of 32 nominations for numerous categories. You will find all of her Grammy accomplishments below.
2008 (1 Nomination)
Taylor Swift’s first venture into the Grammy spotlight was back in 2008 when she was nominated for the Best New Artist Award. Unfortunately, she didn’t win. However, she was back two years later with numerous nominations.
2010 (4 Awards, 4 Nominations)
In 2010, Taylor Swift was nominated for the awards Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance with her song You Belong With Me. She also got a nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with the song Breathe, which she released with Colbie Caillat.
However, it was her song White Horse that won Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song that year. Additionally, her album Fearless also won Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
2012 (2 Awards, 1 Nomination)
She was back to the Grammy spotlight again two years after these. She was nominated for Best Country Albumin 2012 with her Speak Now album. While she didn’t receive the award, she still won two Grammys that year with her song Mean, being hailed as the Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
2013 (1 Award, 2 Nominations)
In 2013, Taylor Swift was nominated for Record of the Year with her songWe Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Best Country Duo/Group Performance with the song Safe & Sound with The Civil Wars. The latter won the Best Song Written for Visual Media Award that year.
2014 (4 Nominations)
When she released her album titled Red, it was nominated as the Album of the Year and Best Country Album in 2014. Additionally, her song Begin Again was nominated as the Best Country Song, and the song Highway Don’t Care with Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban was also nominated as the Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
The first single from her album 1989 dives into the world of a pop star having to deal with haters and rumors that have gone around since the release of her Red album. Taylor’s song Shake It Off garnered three nominations in 2015, namely; Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
2016 (3 Awards, 4 Nominations)
While her only single that was nominated to the Grammys the previous year didn’t win the awards, she certainly bounced back in 2016. Her song Blank Space was nominated as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Additionally, she was also nominated along with Kendrick Lamar as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the song Bad Blood. The song won the Best Music Video award.
In the same year, her album 1989 won the Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album awards.
2018 (2 Nominations)
2017 was a quiet year for Taylor, but in 2018, she received two nominations to the Grammys. Her song Better Man was a contender for the Best Country Song, and another song titled I Don’t Wanna Live Forever was nominated for the Best Song Written for Visual Media award.
2019 (1 Nomination)
Taylor’s sixth studio album called reputation, which she released on November 10, 2017, was nominated to the Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2019.
2020 (3 Nominations)
She received multiple nominations again in 2020 with her album Lover. It was listed as a contender for the Best Pop Vocal Album. Her song with the same name was also nominated as the Song of the Year, and another single called You Need to Calm Down as Best Solo Performance.
2021 (1 Award, 5 Nominations)
Taylor kept making strides in the music industry, and the Grammys has always recognized this. Just this year, she was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Solo Performance for the song cardigan.
She also received nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for exile with Bon Iver and Best Song Written for Visual Media for Beautiful Ghosts.
While her album folklore did not win the nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, it still garnered one Grammy award for Album of the Year.
Other Notable Awards by Taylor Swift
Aside from the Grammys, Taylor Swift is also a huge name in numerous recording academies and music industry awards. Here are other notable awards earned by Taylor Swift in the course of her career.
Academy of Country Music Awards
Taylor Swift has been a huge name in the Academy of Country Music Awards since 2007. For 12 years up until 2019, she received 20 nominations and has won eight awards. These awards range from New Female Vocalist of the Year to Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and Video of the Year.
American Country Awards
Taylor Swift first appeared in the American Country Awards in 2010. For four years, she received 20 nominations and has won four awards, all of which was in 2013. She received the Worldwide Artist, Collaborative Single of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, and Song of the Year awards.
Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards is another prestigious awards night in the music industry. Having been around since 1990, the Billboard publication has been recognizing exceptional musical talent annually.
Taylor Swift has been part of the Billboard Music Awards from 2011 to the present year. She received 38 nominations and has won 25 awards, winning six times as Top Billboard 200 Artist and four times as Top Female Artist.
Aside from Billboard Music and the Grammys, Taylor Swift is also a staple name in MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
In fact, you will also see Taylor Swift’s name, songs, and albums in the Guinness Book of World Records dating so far as 2008.
It is without a doubt that Taylor Swift has encountered numerous hurdles, challenges, and triumphs in her life. A talent that turns these experiences will surely bring out the best forms of art we will ever see in the music industry.
A testament to this is the number of Grammys she has won over the entirety of her career. We’re certain we’ll keep seeing her name tied alongside various awards for the years to come.
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