Taylor Swift's '1989' Wins Album of the Year at 2016 Grammys

Taylor Swift's '1989'  Wins Album of the Year at 2016 Grammys

Taylor Swift's fifth studio album, 1989, just took home the Grammy for album of the year, beating out Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, Chris Stapleton's Traveller and The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness.

Previously, Swift's 2010 album Fearless also won album of the year. This year, Swift was nominated for a total of seven Grammys.

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Swift's 1989 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 when it was first released in October 2014 and had "the largest sales week for an album since 2002." After only one week on sale, 1989 became "the second-largest-selling album of 2014, behind only the Frozen soundtrack, according to Billboard.

1989 received largely positive reviews from critics. Rolling Stone wrote that is was "deeply weird, feverishly emotional, wildly enthusiastic," and that "1989 sounds exactly like Taylor Swift, even when it sounds like nothing she's ever tried before."

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Anna Swartz

Anna is a staff writer for Mic covering breaking news. She can be reached at aswartz@mic.com.

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