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Can we ask you a question…are you ready for the 2023 Grammys? Well, you’re definitely
not on your own, kid.
This year, superstar
Taylor Swift is nominated for four awards—which would pair nicely with the 11 trophies she’s previously won at the Grammys over the years.
Midnights artist has yet to publicly confirm her attendance at the Feb. 5 ceremony—which will be hosted by Trevor Noah—”All Too Well (10 Minute Version, The Short Film)” is nominated for Song of the Year and Best Music Video, while “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version, From The Vault) is up for Best Country Song and “Carolina” from the film Where The Crawdads Sing is also up for the Best Song Written For Visual Media award.
After learning of her 2023 nods, Swift couldn’t calm down—specifically when it came to the recognition for “All Too Well.”
“All Too Well 10 is the song I’m the most proud of, out of anything I’ve written,” she shared on her Instagram Stories in November. “The fact that it’s nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys, an award I’ve never won, that honors the songwriting… it’s momentous and surreal.”
Speaking of surreal, it was just two years ago—at the 2021 Grammys—that Swift made history, becoming the first solo female artist to win Album of the Year
three times. (She first took home the coveted award in 2010 for Fearless and again in 2016 for her record 1989. Her third win was for album folklore.)
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Want some more T.Swift trivia? Check out these fascinating facts about the singer.
Taylor Swift writes all of her own music, she specifically wrote her entire Speak Now album all by herself. No co-writers, just her. The album was released in Oct. 2010, when Swift was just 20.
2. She grew up on a Christmas tree farm with her family in Pennsylvania. She references her time there on her holiday song of the same name.
3. She’s named after
James Taylor. That’s right, from one music legend to another.
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4. She’s a former Abercrombie model. Just like fellow stars
Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Roberts and Ashton Kutcher, T.Swift modeled for the company in 2003.
5. She gave
Eric Church her first gold record. Back in 2006, she joined Rascal Flatts on their tour after Church was fired. “Actually, she called me after I got fired. I read in the paper that we were fired. She called and said ‘I want you to know that I love what you do,'” Church previously told the Arizona Daily Star. “I joked with her, ‘This is your crowd; they’re going to love you. You’re going to owe me your first gold record.’ I was kidding, but when she got her first gold record she gave me one. It came with a note: ‘Thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Flatts tour. I sincerely appreciate it. Taylor.'”
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6. She has doubled jointed elbows. During her 2016
Vogue 73 questions video, Swift was asked if she has any “really cool or bizarre” talents. In response, she said, “OK, I’m well aware that this is not a talent, but this is like the only thing that I can do. I have double-jointed elbows.”
7. Her drink of choice? Vodka and Diet Coke, as revealed in that same
8. She turned off her comments on social media to “block some of the noise.” In her essay for
Elle, entitled “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30,” Swift explained, “social media can be great, but it can also inundate your brain with images of what you aren’t, how you’re failing, or who is in a cooler locale than you at any given moment. One thing I do to lessen this weird insecurity laser beam is to turn off comments. Yes, I keep comments off on my posts. That way, I’m showing my friends and fans updates on my life, but I’m training my brain to not need the validation of someone telling me that I look [fire emojis].”
9. She was originally going to name her seventh studio album
Daylight before landing on Lover. Before writing the title track, Swift had another name in mind for her seventh studio album. But since the album was the follow-up to reputation, the singer thought the name Daylight would be a little too on the nose. So, when Swift wrote the song “Lover,” she decided that would be the name of the album.
10. She’s the youngest solo artist to win Album of the Year. T.Swift was just 20 when she won the top honors in 2010 for her beloved album,
11. Swift made history at the 2021 Grammys, becoming the first female artist to win Album of the Year three times.
12. Swifties will love this! The singer’s album,
Lover, sold over 1 million pure copies in the United States in its first few months alone, according to Chart Data. This was the first album to reach this milestone in 2019.
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13. More historic milestones! At the 2019 American Music Awards, Swift surpassed
Michael Jackson‘s record to become the most awarded artist at the AMAs. She currently has 40.
14. As a child, young Swift wanted to be a stockbroker, just like her dad! But she went on to find her true calling in music, later moving from Pennsylvania to Tennessee with her family to kick off her career.
15. She learned to play guitar around the age of 12 after learning a few chords from a technician who was fixing her computer. She then went on to write her first song, “Lucky You.”
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16. She’s “obsessed” with
Phoebe Waller-Bridge. While talking about her love for Fleabag, Swift told Entertainment Weekly, “She makes you crack up, shocks you, and breaks your heart all in the span of a few minutes in that show.” She later performed on the SNL episode which the Amazon Prime star hosted!
17. She wrote her own monologue for her appearance on
Saturday Night Live in 2009, which doesn’t usually happen with celeb guests. Swift clearly impressed the team with “Monologue Song (La La La).”
18. She’s been BFFs with
Selena Gomez since their respective relationships with the Jonas Brothers. (ICYMI, SelGo even supported her best friend in mid-November when she returned to SNL to perform the 10-minute version of “All Too Well.”) Back in 2008, Swift spent time with Joe Jonas, while Gomez dated his younger brother, Nick Jonas. The two quickly became close pals, and have remained tight to this day.
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19. Remember the “redhead named Abigail” that Swift references in “Fifteen,” her beloved song about growing up? Well, she and Swift are still BFFs, too!
Abigail Anderson is her name, and Swift was a bridesmaid in her wedding in 2017.
20. She’s a godmother, holding that distinction for pal
Jaime King‘s son Leo Thames.
21. Swift has said that she may never perform her song “Soon You’ll Get Better,” which is about her mother’s cancer battle. During a Q&A session in Aug. 2019, as part of a SiriusXM Town Hall special, she shared, “It was hard to write, it’s hard to sing. It’s hard to listen to for me, but sometimes music is like that.”
22. She doesn’t have Twitter on her phone. In an interview with
Billboard, Swift explained, “Sometimes, when I open Twitter, I get so overwhelmed that I just immediately close it. I haven’t had Twitter on my phone in a while because I don’t like to have too much news. Like, I follow politics, and that’s it. But I don’t like to follow who has broken up with who, or who wore an interesting pair of shoes. There’s only so much bandwidth my brain can really have.”
23. She’s never been to therapy. “I talk to my mom a lot, because my mom is the one who’s seen everything,” Swift told
Rolling Stone in Sept. 2019. “God, it takes so long to download somebody on the last 29 years of my life, and my mom has seen it all.”
24. She enjoys the “simplicity of life” in London with longtime love
Joe Alwyn. “Taylor has been spending a lot of down time in London. She doesn’t go out much other than to take a walk with Joe or go to the local pub,” a source told E! News in early December 2019. “They spend a lot of time with Joe’s family and friends.”
25. Speaking of Alwyn, she’s also the actor’s number one fan!
26. According to an interview, her favorite lyrics off of her
Lover album are, “Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand? / With every guitar string scar on my hand/I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover.”
27. Swift is one of the highest-paid woman in music. According to a
Forbes report, released in August 2019, Swift made $185 million in pretax earnings over that year alone.
28. The 2019 Netflix film,
Someone Great, inspired her music, “I cried watching the movie. For about a week, I start waking up from dreams that I’m living out that scenario—that that’s happening to me,” she told Elvis Duran during an interview. “I’d have these lyrics in my head based on the dynamics of these characters and I went in the studio with Jack Antonoff.” The studio session led to the creation of Swift’s song, “Death By a Thousand Cuts.”
29. She has a special place for her most emotional songs. From “All Too Well” to “The Archer,” the superstar reserves the fifth spot on her albums for a heartbreaking ballad.
30. After years of highs and lows, Swift was ready to start anew with her seventh disc
Lover. “There are so many ways in which this album feels like a new beginning,” Swift said in her September 2019 Vogue cover story. “This album is really a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.”
31. Her boyfriend, Alwyn, is one of her co-writers! That’s right, the actor is actually credited under a pseudonym, William Bowery, on Swift’s
folklore and evermore albums. He helped write songs “betty” and “exile” on folklore and tracks “evermore,” “coney island” and “champagne problems” on evermore.
32. Additionally, Swift’s
folklore song “peace” is about her relationship with Alwyn. As she explained to Paul McCartney in a 2020 interview for Rolling Stone, “I, oftentimes, in my anxieties, can control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize things, but I cannot control if there are 20 photographers outside in the bushes and what they do and if they follow our car and if they interrupt our lives. I can’t control if there’s going to be a fake weird headline about us in the news tomorrow.”
Watch the 2023 Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS and don’t miss
E! News the next day at 11 p.m. for a full recap of music’s biggest night.
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We Are Never Ever Getting Over These Secrets About 2023 Grammy Nominee Taylor Swift