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58th annual Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift professes love for James Taylor in Grammys speech

Jack Antonoff (left) called Taylor Swift as they accepted the Grammy for pop vocal album.
Jack Antonoff (left) called Taylor Swift as they accepted the Grammy for pop vocal album.Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Taylor Swift professed her love for James Taylor in a Grammy Awards acceptance speech before the start of the 58th telecast.

Swift, who won the first Grammy of the night for her bestselling ‘‘1989’’ album wasn’t in the audience when the pre-telecast trophy was handed out. Guitarist Jack Antonoff, who worked as a producer on the album, called her on the phone as he picked up her trophy.

‘‘What?! We won! We won pop vocal album,’’ she shouted.

The she asked if fellow nominee James Taylor was in the audience.

Swift said, ‘‘Can you tell James Taylor I love him?’’

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Dozens of Grammy Awards are handed out during a pre-telecast before the main show begins.


The Boston Globe contributed to this report.