Before Taylor Swift won the Grammy for Album of the Year, before she stepped onstage with rock legend Stevie Nicks, before the 20-year-old country star even walked inside the Staples Center on Sunday night (January 31), she'd already won big.
In wins announced before the start of the show, Swift nabbed victories in two categories. When MTV News caught up with Swift at the start of the evening, she was already having trouble processing the significance of those wins.
"I'm so excited. I can't believe it," she said. "Whenever I used to write with people in Nashville and I would go into their houses and they had Grammys on their pianos or something like that, I'd always walk over and stare at them and have conversations with them, these little Grammy Awards. I can't believe I get to have two of them now."
By the night's end, she'd add two more Grammys to her growing collection, from eight total nominations. Her Album of the Year win came as something of a surprise, given Beyoncé's strong showing throughout the show (the R&B singer finished up with six trophies). The breathless Swift took the stage and thanked her family watching back in Nashville.
During her chat with MTV News, Swift also took the time to thank her fans for supporting her all year. "What I'd like to say to you guys is that I appreciate it so much, everything that you do," she said. "You go out and you buy tickets to my shows and buy the albums, and I am just so happy tonight."
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