Good afternoon blog readers! Well, last night was the Grammy Awards. I can honestly say that I have not watched the Grammys in at least eight years... I want to say it was 2001, but it might have been 2002. Either way, it's been a while. Honestly, I didn't really listen to popular music during that time, so I had no reason to watch the Grammy's. This year however, I went into pop music overload, becoming especially obsessed with Taylor Swift. Ah, Taylor Swift. Nothing beats driving in the summer with the windows down, listening and singing along to Taylor. I'm not going to sit here and pretend that she's the most talented musician in the world, because she's really not. But her music is catchy as hell and it's fun to sing along with. Taylor herself is just as easy to love as her music. From what we see and hear about her, she's a normal 20 year old girl who just happened to take over the world of music this year with her 2nd album entitled fearless. There is nothing controversial about her, she makes absolutely no attempt to be "edgy" or "shocking," and she really comes off as a sweet girl. Well... until she gets dumped by a guy!
She cleaned up at the CMA's and the AMA's, so it was no surprise when she received eight Grammy nominations this year. Her album was, after all, the #1 selling album of the year, AND if I have my facts straight, the #1 selling country album of all time.
Naturally once I heard about her 8 nominations, I figured it was time to tune into the Grammy's once again.
Of course she won the award for Best Country Album... That was a given. The biggest surprise came at the end of the show. She won Album of the Year! She beat out Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas, AND Beyonce. Everyone (including myself I'm sad to say) thought that Beyonce had this one in the bag, but apparently not! In fact, when they were announcing the nominees during the show, people in the audience were already screaming Beyonce's name! Well, sorry Beyonce, but you did NOT win. When they said Taylor's name I screamed so loud that I scared myself! YAY!
Of course now that she won all the haters are coming out in full force saying that she's talentless, and did not deserve to win. As surprised as I was that she won, I never once said that she didn't deserve it. Say what you want about her musical abilities, the award was for ALBUM of the year, not female artist of the year (which she did not win), and her album was HUGE! So there you go. Yay Taylor! Boo haters!