Taylor Swift Broke A Glass Ceiling At The Grammys & You May Have Missed It
Taylor Swift's 1989 dominated the biggest category of the 2016 Grammys, winning Album of the Year in an impressive feat that beat out favorite Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. And, upon accepting her award, Taylor Swift — being the strong, badass feminist that she is — made an important distinction in her acceptance speech: Swift broke a glass ceiling at the Grammys on Monday, becoming the first woman to win the Album of the Year twice. And, despite Kanye West's lyrics in his song "Famous" off The Life of Pablo that claim he "made that b*tch famous," T. Swift knows that the only person who should take credit for her success is herself, and the people who have actually supported her in her journey. PREACH IT.
"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 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," Swift announced, subtly referencing West's lyrics without once mentioning his name. (That's the mark of a truly classy woman — not to mention a talented lyricist — right there.) "Someday when you get where you’re going, you will know that it’s you and the people that love you that puts you there."
In addition to Album of the Year, Taylor Swift also took home Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Video. Show 'em how it's done, Tay.