Swift, 31, grew to become first lady to win album of the yr 3 times.
“We simply wish to thank the followers,” mentioned Swift, who gained the highest prize with “folklore.”
Swift beforehand gained album of the yr together with her albums “Fearless” and “1989.”
Beyonce made historical past by surpassing Alison Krauss to develop into probably the most adorned feminine act in Grammy historical past.
Beyonce earned her 28th Grammy on Sunday, choosing up honors like greatest R&B efficiency for “Black Parade,” greatest music video for “Brown Pores and skin Woman” in addition to greatest rap efficiency and greatest rap tune for “Savage,” with Megan Thee Stallion.
“As an artist I consider it is my job, and all of our jobs, to mirror time and it has been such a troublesome time,” Beyonce mentioned onstage as she gained greatest R&B efficiency for “Black Parade,” which was launched on Juneteenth.
She went on to say she created the tune to honor the “stunning Black kings and queens” on the earth.
She added: “I’ve been working my complete life … That is such a magical evening.”
Beyonce is now tied with producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones for the second most Grammy wins. The late conductor Georg Solti is probably the most adorned Grammy winner with 31 wins.
The royal household of music all gained honors Sunday: Jay-Z shared the most effective rap tune win since he co-wrote “Savage” and nine-year-old Blue Ivy Carter – who gained greatest music video alongside her mom – grew to become the second-youngest act to win a Grammy in present’s 63-year historical past. Leah Peasall was eight when The Peasall Sisters gained album of the yr on the 2002 present for his or her look on the T Bone Burnett-produced “O Brother, The place Artwork Thou?” soundtrack.
Megan Thee Stallion, who gained three honors, additionally made historical past and have become the primary feminine rapper to greatest rap tune. She’s additionally the fifth rap-based act to win greatest new artist.
Beyonce was the evening’s prime contender with 9 nominations, and he or she’s nonetheless up for file of the yr, the place she’s a double nominee due to “Black Parade” and “Savage.”
Beyonce did not carry out however Swift did.
She sang “cardigan” and “august” from “folklore,” in addition to “willow” from “evermore,” and was joined by the collaborators who helped her make the albums, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, who each gained album of the yr with Swift.
Silk Sonic, aka Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, additionally carried out, bringing a throwback R&B vibe to the present with their easy new single, “Go away the Door Open.” Dua Lipa, who gained greatest pop vocal album, proved her pop star standing with a efficiency of her hits “Do not Begin Now” and “Levitating,” the place she was joined by the DaBaby, who was an all-star throughout his personal efficiency of his guitar-tinged rap hit “Rockstar,” flipping the tune for an distinctive dwell rendition that includes R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, a talented violinist and background singers. And nation singer Mickey Guyton – the primary Black feminine nominated for greatest nation solo efficiency – gave a formidable efficiency of her tune “Black Like Me.”
Different performers included Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Dangerous Bunny, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Harry Styles, who gained greatest pop solo efficiency for the hit “Watermelon Sugar.”
“To everybody who made this file with me, thanks a lot,” mentioned Types, the primary member of One Path to win a Grammy.
Host Trevor Noah kicked off the present telling jokes concerning the coronavirus pandemic and the yr that was 2020. He was dwell from downtown Los Angeles, with attendees carrying masks and sitting, socially distanced, at small spherical tables.
R&B singer H.E.R. gained two honors, together with tune of the yr for her protest anthem “I Cannot Breathe,” changing into one of many uncommon R&B songs to win the highest prize. One other monitor concerning the Black expertise – Anderson Paak’s “Lockdown,” launched on Juneteenth – additionally gained a Grammy, choosing up greatest melodic rap efficiency.
Different double winners embody Fiona Apple, Kaytranada and late performers John Prine and Chick Corea.