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Celine Dion presents Taylor Swift with Album of the Year at 2024 Grammys

Celine Dion presents Taylor Swift with Album of the Year at 2024 Grammys
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Celine Dion made a surprise appearance at the 2024 Grammys on Sunday to present Taylor Swift with the Album of the Year prize.

The My Heart Will Go On singer had the crowd on its feet as she took to the stage to present the final - and arguably the most significant - award of the evening: Album of the Year.

"Thank you all," Celine told the audience, to rapturous applause. "I love you right back. When I say that I'm happy to be here, I really mean it. From my heart.

"Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world."

Her words had special meaning, given Celine has laid low, remaining out of the public eye since December 2022, when she revealed she had been diagnosed with Stiff-Person Syndrome, a neurological disorder.

Celine presented Taylor with the top honour for her album Midnights. It marked Taylor's fourth win in the Best Album category, making her the first artist ever to win four times.

"For me, the award is the work," she said in her speech. "All I want to do is keep being able to do this. I love it so much. It makes me so happy. It makes me unbelievably blown away that it makes some people happy who voted for this award too. All I want to do is keep doing this. So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do what I love so much. Mind blown. Thank you so much."

The 2024 Grammys were hosted by Trevor Noah at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

 

Here's the main list of winners:

Record of the Year: Miley Cyrus - Flowers

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift - Midnights

Song of the Year: Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For? from Barbie

Best New Artist: Victoria Monet

Best pop vocal album: Taylor Swift - Midnights

Best R&B song: SZA - Snooze

Best country album: Lainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country

Best música urbana album: Karol G - Mañana Será Bonito

Best pop solo performance: Miley Cyrus - Flowers

Best progressive R&B album: SZA - SOS

Best R&B performance: Coco Jones - ICU

Best folk album: Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live)

Producer of the year, non-classical: Jack Antonoff

Songwriter of the year, non-classical: Theron Thomas

Best pop duo/group performance: SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers - Ghost in the Machine

Best dance/electronic recording: Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan - Rumble

Best pop dance recording: Kylie Minogue - Padam Padam

Best dance/electronic music album: Fred again.. - Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)

Best traditional R&B performance: PJ Morton featuring Susan Carol - Good Morning

Best R&B album: Victoria Monét - Jaguar II

Best rap performance: Killer Mike featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane - Scientists & Engineers

Best melodic rap performance: Lil Durk featuring J Cole - All My Life

Best rap song: Killer Mike featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane - Scientists & Engineers

Best rap album: Killer Mike - Michael

Best country solo performance: Chris Stapleton - White Horse

Best country song: Chris Stapleton - White Horse

Best song written for visual media: What Was I Made For? - Billie Eilish

Best comedy album: Dave Chappelle - What's in a Name?

Best alternative music performance: Paramore - This Is Why

Best rock album: Paramore - This Is Why

Best rock song: boygenius - Not Strong Enough

Best metal performance: Metallica - 72 Seasons

Best rock performance: boygenius - Not Strong Enough

 

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