Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year at 2016 Grammys

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has received her second Album of the Year award after winning big at last night’s Grammys.

The 58th Grammy Awards saw ‘1989’ win Album of the Year as well as Best Pop Vocal Album, with ‘Bad Blood’ receiving an award for Best Music Video.

Swift is the first woman to have won Album of the Year twice, six years after her second album ‘Fearless’ won the award at the ceremony in 2010.

Kendrick Lamar took home the most awards in total, including Best Rap Album for ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’.

Other winners include Ed Sheeran, who received the award for Song of the Year as well as Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

Alabama Shakes, an American rock band, won three awards, including Best Alternative Music Album for ‘Sound + Color’.

And Meghan Trainor took home the prestigious award of Best New Artist, breaking down in tears whilst dedicating the award to her mother and father, the latter of whom was in the audience.

Performances on the night included Tori Kelly and James Bay with a duet of their hits ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Hollow’, Swift with ‘Out of the Woods’ and Adele with ‘All I Ask’ – which was unfortunately marred with various sounds issues.

Taking to Twitter after the show, Adele told of how “The piano mics fell on to the piano strings… it made it sound out of tune. S**t happens”.

Other performances included Kendrick Lamar with a captivating medley of ‘Alright’ and ‘The Blacker the Berry’ in tribute to Trayvon Martin, as well as a huge tribute to David Bowie by Lady Gaga.

Gaga’s performance was in partnership with Intel, and the elaborate performance has been the most talked about of the night.

Missing from the ceremony was Rihanna, who was due to perform ‘Kiss It Better’ from her new album ‘ANTI’, but had to pull out as the last minute due to bronchitis.

Also missing was Kanye West, who tweeted his reasons for not attending before the ceremony begun.

Referencing a crude lyric towards her in one of his new songs, Taylor Swift hit back at West during her acceptance speech for Album of the Year.

In response to his lyric suggesting that he made her famous, Swift was quick to dismiss it, stating, “there are going to be people along the way who will… take credit for your accomplishments or your fame”.

The full list of winners is available on the Grammy website.

Watch Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech below: