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And The GRAMMY Went To ... Taylor Swift
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Artist: Taylor Swift
Won for: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song
Previous wins: Swift has four prior GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Fearless, and Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "White Horse" (2009)
Did you know?: "Mean" is featured on Swift's third studio album, 2010's Speak Now. The album features 14 songs, all written by Swift. Swift has said the inspiration for "Mean" came in response to a review by an unnamed "critic." The music video for the song takes an antibullying stance, with scenes including a girl being shunned by a popular crowd at school. In a further testimony to its positive message, "Mean" was used for the "Free Falling To End Bullying" campaign in conjunction with the Anderson Center for Autism. "Honestly, this song [has] been so close to my heart, and it was a song that I wrote when I was really, really hurting and going through a lot," Swift said backstage at this year's GRAMMYs.
Watch Swift's performance of "Mean" from the 54th GRAMMY Awards below: