Taylor Swift wins Grammy album of year

Taylor Swift wins Grammy album of year with her album "1989"

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Taylor Swift made history at the Grammys and made a polite dig at Kanye West.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy winners on Monday with five wins, but Taylor Swift nabbed album of the year - the night's top prize - in an upset victory.

Swift took home three awards out of her seven nominations, including best pop vocal album for "1989", the world's best-selling album of 2014.

Compton, California rapper Lamar went into the awards with 11 nominations, and had looked on course to take album of the year for his critically-acclaimed "To Pimp A Butterfly."

But it was country-turned-pop artist Swift who won, and delivered an acceptance speech about female empowerment.

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.[AFP]

R&B singer Bruno Mars and producer Mark Ronson won record of the year for their upbeat track "Uptown Funk!"

"Thank you guys so much. This is dedicated to the fans. We wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for the people dancing to this song," Mars said.

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran won his first Grammy awards on Monday, including song of the year for "Thinking Out Loud".

TRTWorld, Reuters