February 1, 2010 / 4:34 AM / 8 years ago

Taylor Swift wins Grammy for album of the year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift won the Grammy for album of the year on Sunday for “Fearless,” the best-selling release of 2009.

<p>Taylor Swift reacts after winning best country album for "Fearless" at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

She beat nominees Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, and the Dave Matthews Band for the ceremony’s top prize.

Swift, who picked up eight nominations overall -- second only to Beyonce’s 10 -- ended up with four prizes.

Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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