Taylor Swift Slays at Grammy Awards 2016: Watch Full Speech


Taking the stage, the 26-year-old country prodigy turned pop giant highlighted her success as the first woman to win the music industry’s most prestigious prize twice.

Swift, who has transformed from country prodigy to pop superstar, won three prizes on the night, all for work off “1989,” which was one of the best-selling US albums of the past decade.

The 26-year-old, who has fashioned herself as a feminist campaigner, spoke to her legions of girl fans as she accepted her second Album of the Year award.

“I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Swift said.

“But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you are going, you will look around, and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there,” she said.

Watch Taylor Swift Full Speech at Grammy Awards 2016:


In 2010, Swift also accomplished a major feat when she won Album of the Year for “Fearless” becoming the youngest artist to take the prize as she recorded it when she was 20.

Swift has also created waves in the music industry by becoming the pre-eminent foe of Spotify, the leading streaming service, which she charges is unfair by allowing a free tier.

The Recording Academy, which runs the Grammys, used the national broadcast to urge better compensation for artists, while stopping short of criticizing any company in the fast-growing streaming industry.