Taylor Swift cuddles up to Celine Dion backstage at the Grammys – as history-making singer goes viral for blanking the performer on stage
Taylor Swift cuddled up to to Celine Dion backstage at the Grammys, despite going viral for blanking the Canadian performer on stage.
The record-breaking singer, 34, had plenty to celebrate after she made history as she became the first person to win Album of the Year four times during the ceremony at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
But she received backlash from those watching the ceremony for being ‘disrespectful’ by ‘ignoring’ her fellow performer, 55, who presented her with the gong.
Celine made the surprise appearance amid her battle with stiff-person syndrome, to present the Cruel Summer hitmaker with the honour – which she won herself 27 years ago.
Taylor was nominated for her 2022 record Midnights and had prior wins with Fearless in 2009, 1989 in 2015 and Folklore in 2020.
Taylor Swift cuddled up to to Celine Dion backstage at the Grammys, despite going viral for blanking the Canadian performer on stage (pictured with Celine’s son Rene-Charles Angelil)
There appeared to be no ill-feelings between the iconic pair who posed together after the ceremony after Celine presented Taylor with Album Of The Year
Taylor received backlash from those watching the ceremony for being ‘disrespectful’ by ‘ignoring’ her fellow performer, 55, who presented her with the gong
Dion, 55, handed the megastar her award at Crypto.comLos Angeles but fans pointed out that Swift seemed to not acknowledge her – not making eye contact and turning round to celebrate the moment with her collaborators instead.
However, there appeared to be no ill-feelings as the iconic pair later posed-up happily backstage.
‘Taylor Swift didn’t even hug or acknowledge Celine Dion. Can’t f*****g stand this t**t,’ one upset fan wrote on social media afterwards.
Others added: ‘Taylor Swift completely ignoring Celine Dior like she was some trophy model presenter was #GRAMMYS was wild. She’s won this three times and usually such a pro. But to ignore an icon, who is dealing with so much? Yikes…
‘As someone who has defended Taylor, I can’t defend this. No acknowledgment of Celine whatsoever…
‘Taylor Swift will never EVER live down ignoring Celine Dion at the Grammys…
‘Taylor Swift not acknowledging Celine Dion, a legend, at the Grammys, but dragging Lana [Del Rey] to that stage? Smh…
‘Taylor not acknowledging Celine and then SNATCHING the Grammy from her… JAIL.’
Dion was visibly emotional when she walked onstage with the support of eldest son Rene-Charles Angelil, 23, to cheers and a standing ovation to present Album of the Year.
She said: ‘Thank you, all! I love you right back. You look beautiful. When I say I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.
‘Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world.
‘And now it gives me great joy to present a Grammy Award that two legends Diana Ross and Sting presented to me 27 years ago. These are the outstanding nominees for album of the year.’
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Taylor won with her 2022 record Midnights ahead of an impressive field
She became the first person to win the accolade four times
Celine looked incredible in a terracotta coat and glittering jewelry as she clapped for Taylor
The big win made Swift the first person to ever win the top prize four times as she was previously tied with Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Simon for the record