“It’s an album that allows you to feel your feelings and it’s a product of isolation,” Swift said in a recent Disney + documentary about making the album. “This may have been a time when I had lost my mind, but instead, this album was like a real flotation device.”
In the film, Swift told her co-collaborators on the album, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Desner, “It turned out that everyone needed a good cry along with us.”
During her brief acceptance speech at the ceremony, Swift thanked her boyfriend Joe Alvin, her longtime friends, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, along with their children.
Swift said at the end of his comment, “Thanks to the Recording Academy, we’ll never forget that you did it for us.”
Swift is the first woman to win a Grammy for a three-year album.
“Folklore” debuted in July, much to the surprise of many Swift fans who were not expecting a new collection of their music. The work consists of 16 tracks, including his hit “Cardigan”.