"Thank you so much for this award and for honoring an album that I am so proud of,” Taylor said during the speech. "I have to say thank you to everyone at iHeart and everyone at radio who supported Folklore. Folklore was an album that I made in the very beginning of the pandemic. I started writing it, and I feel like it became a sort of emotional life raft for me to pour my feelings into.”
She then thanked the masterminds and creatives behind the album, including Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner.
“Thank you to the fans for making this album what it was,” she continued. "We all needed to escape into stories, whether movies or TV or film or music, and the fact that you chose this album, I am so honored by that. You really wrapped your arms around it. Someday we’ll get to wrap our arms around each other when we see each other again."