Grammys 2016: Taylor Swift delivers shimmering performance to open ceremony

Taylor Swift brought the house down with a shimmering performance to open the televised broadcast of the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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Swift, who’d already won Grammys that evening for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Video in a ceremony streamed online, brought her A-game to the ceremonial stage. In a sparkling head-to-toe black ensemble, she opened the show with “Out of the Woods.”

A winner of nine career Grammys at the time the televised broadcast began, Swift was nominated for seven Grammys this year, and was up for Album of the Year for “1989,” as well as Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Blank Space.”

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A little more than an hour before her performance, the 26-year-old posted on Instagram that she’d just “rolled up [to the Grammys] with the hottest date,” which happened to be fellow pop star Selena Gomez.

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