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Grammy 2024 Recap: Taylor Swift’s Record-Breaking Wins and Zakir Hussain’s Historic Triumphs

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In a dazzling display of musical excellence, the 66th Annual Grammy Awards unfolded at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, showcasing remarkable talents and historic victories. Pop sensation Taylor Swift and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain emerged as the standout performers of the night.

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Taylor Swift, a pop powerhouse, etched her name in Grammy history by securing her fourth Album of the Year award for “Midnights” – a feat unprecedented in Grammy history. Surpassing legends like Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder, Swift’s win marked a record-breaking triumph. The 34-year-old also clinched the Best Pop Vocal Album award and, to the delight of her fans, announced the release of her new studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” scheduled for April 19.

Meanwhile, Ustad Zakir Hussain, a stalwart in the Indian music scene, made the nation proud by bagging three prestigious awards. Hussain’s excellence in tabla playing and music composition earned him the Best Global Music Performance award for “Pashto.” Additionally, his collaboration with the Jazz group Shakti led to victory in the Best Global Music Album category for their latest album, “This Moment.” The tabla virtuoso also secured the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album award.

The star-studded Grammys stage featured mesmerizing performances by SZA, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Dua Lipa, Luke Combs, and Burna Boy. The Recording Academy, composed of musicians, producers, and engineers, made the selection of Grammy Awards 2024 winners. The Academy’s recent efforts to diversify its membership by welcoming more women and people of color were evident in this year’s awards.

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Notable additions to the Grammy categories, such as Best African Music Performance, reflected the organizers’ commitment to embracing a broader spectrum of musical excellence. As the curtain fell on the 66th Grammy Awards, the resonating melodies and historic triumphs of Taylor Swift and Zakir Hussain left an indelible mark on the music industry.

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