Grammys 2016: Taylor Swift opening performance
Since the conclusion of her 1989 tour in December, Taylor Swift has laid somewhat low, hanging with her girl squad and spending quality time with DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris. So when Swift took the stage at Monday night’s Grammys, fans were all, “Nice to meet you, where you been?”
Swift’s first public performance of 2016 did not disappoint, opening the awards show with a rendition of 1989 favorite “Out Of The Woods.”
Performing in front of a blue-pink backdrop, Swift sang alongside Jack Antonoff, who co-wrote the track and played guitar on stage with her. In the middle of the song, she walked into the audience to a raised round platform.
The 25-year-old pop star’s 1989 album received nominations for Album of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album (which she won before the show began), with “Black Space” garnering nods in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance categories. “Bad Blood,” Swift’s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar also won Best Music Video before ceremony. Swift ranks as the second-most nominated artist of the night behind Lamar, and she already won the Best Pop Vocal Album category during the Grammys pre-ceremony.
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Before Monday, her latest Grammy victory came in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category for “Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games. Swift has collected 14 total nominations since 2009.