A pop album powerhouse, Taylor Swift is probably used to collecting awards as much as she is ex-boyfriends. In fact, before her Grammy nomination for Album of the Year for Red in 2014, the “Blank Space” crooner already had seven of the coveted awards! So, it’s not surprising that the ambitious pop star was slightly disheartened after she misheard the winner during the unveiling above. With the cameras locked in on all of the nominees, Alicia Keys opened up the envelope and announced the winner for Album of the Year – Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.
It’s during this moment that viewers got a glimpse of Swift for a split second, mouth wide open in utter shock, thinking she had won. Opening up to Grammy Pro (via Billboard), Swift explained the incident. “When they announced the Album Of The Year winner, it was like, ‘And the album of the year goes to…Reeeeeandom Access Memories, Daft Punk! And they really dragged out the ‘reeee.'” The singer was apparently so upset, she went straight home and didn’t even attend any of the afterparties! “I went home and I cried a little bit, and I got In-N-Out Burger and ate a lot.”
Definitely pushing herself to come out on top, Swift’s next album that came out, 1989, was a bonafide hit, winning her the coveted Album of the Year award in 2016.