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Taylor Swift performs a medley from her pandemic albums.
March 14, 2021, 9:34 p.m. ET
Taylor Swift, who was nominated for six Grammys at Sunday’s show, performed a three-song medley from her two pandemic albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore,” atop — and then within — a makeshift cottage set in a magical forest.
Swift was joined for the understated renditions by her two chief songwriting and production collaborators on those albums, Aaron Dessner of the National and Jack Antonoff, moving through abbreviated versions of “Cardigan,” “August” and “Willow.”
“Folklore,” released as a surprise in July, was responsible for five of Swift’s six nominations tonight — she was also up for a song she wrote for the film “Cats,” but lost to Billie Eilish in the preshow event — and would bring Swift her third career album of the year win, should she end up victorious. “Cardigan,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, is also nominated for song of the year.
The song “Willow” came from Swift’s second surprise album of the pandemic, “Evermore,” which was released in December, well after the Grammys deadline on Aug. 31, and would be eligible at next year’s show.
Source: Music - nytimes.com