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Swift saves best for last

Sunday, January 31, 2010 – Taylor Swift the final and perhaps biggest award of the 52nd annual Grammys - Album of the Year for "Fearless." The honor was the fourth of the night for Swift.

Swift won out over Beyonce's "I Am Sasha Fierce,' Lady Gaga's "The Fame," Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King" and Black Eyed Peas "The E.N.D."

"Album of the year," said Swift off-mic while on stage before she actually started her speech. "Oh my God."

When she addressed the crowd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Swift said, "Thank you so much! I just hope you know how much this means to me, and to Nathan [Chapman], my producer, and to all these musicians that you see on this stage, that we get to take this back to Nashville! This is for my dad: Thank you for all those times you said I could do whatever I wanted in life. And my mom: You're my best friend.....All of us, when we're 80 years old and we're telling the same stories again and again to our grandkids... this is the story we'll be telling."

Swift said her father and brother were going crazy in Nashville at the news and told the crowd how the evening would be remembered when she was 80 years old about what happened on this night. "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you," Swift concluded.

With that, the Grammys were over with Swift also winning best country album for "Fearless," best country song for White Horse and best female country vocal solo for the same song.

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Speak Now CD review - Speak Now
Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning »»»
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