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Taylor Swift Brings 'Folklore' Album to Life With 2021 GRAMMYs Medley | 2021 GRAMMY Awards Show
Taylor Swift returned to the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards stage for the first time in five years, and she brought Mother Nature with her. The performance was quite the opposite of her 2014 “Out of the Woods” single (from the GRAMMY-winning 1989), as the artist found herself in the deepest part of the woods to sing a lush medley from her 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore.
Keeping with the theme of Folklore, Swift began her performance with “Cardigan” as she sat atop a moss-covered cabin in the middle of an enchanted forest. Swift was in high spirits as she looked up to the audience, smiling just as much as she hit the notes of the tune.
She later entered the cabin and picked up her trusty black guitar to perform “August”, another fan favorite from Folklore. Here, Swift was joined by producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, who both worked with the singer on her recent projects.
The medley ended with Swift and her collaborators performing “Willow”, Evermore’s opening track. Swift, already a 10-time GRAMMY winner, earned six nominations this year. She has a chance to take home gramophones for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year (Folklore), as well as Song of the Year (“Cardigan”) later tonight.