LOS ANGELES, CA – Taylor Swift made history at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards on Sunday by taking home her fourth Album of the Year award. The 16-time GRAMMY nominee, Celine Dion, surprised the audience by presenting the award amid her ongoing health battle with Stiff Person Syndrome. This rare neurological disorder led Dion to cancel various concerts and discontinue her Courage World Tour since being diagnosed in December 2022.
Swift, genuinely shocked by her victory, appeared stunned as she accepted the award from Dion, who made her first public appearance in quite some time to announce the category. The two music icons missed a celebratory embrace during the award presentation, leading to an awkward moment for viewers.
However, Swift rectified the oversight backstage and embraced Dion after accepting the award. Swift, now the only musical artist to win four Album of the Year GRAMMY Awards, smiled for a photo with Dion and her 22-year-old son, René-Charles, after the show.
Dion, the 1997 winner of the Album of the Year award, arrived to a standing ovation from those in attendance. Just before she appeared on stage, it was reported that Dion is feeling good as she continues to fight her Stiff Person Syndrome and wanted to be a part of the night.
The 2024 GRAMMY Awards aired live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with full coverage from music’s biggest night available on ETonline.com. For more on Taylor Swift’s monumental evening and a complete winners list, visit the website.