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    Taylor Swift Wins Two Grammy Awards for "Mean"

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JoyfulGypsy, a professional photographer from New York City, has been to the Grammy Awards about eight times before. 'We know the whole routine now,' she says. This time she was able to snap a few photos to share. 'It was a very exciting night, everyone was in a great mood. It was nice to be able to attend,' she says.
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    I was fortunate to attend the 54th Grammy Awards, as the singing group that my husband manages, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was nominated for best Traditional World Music Album for "Songs From a Zulu Farm." Ladysmith Black Mambazo has won three Grammy Awards.

     

    Here are some pictures I was able to take with the tiny point and shoot camera I was allowed to take in with me.

     

    Taylor Swift's song, Mean, is about being bullied.  But revenge was sweet for Taylor Swift last night, as the lovely 22-year-old singer won not one, but two Grammys at Sunday night's coveted awards ceremony.

    The singer won both the Best Country Song and Best Country Performance prizes for the Platinum-selling track.

     

    "There's really no feeling quite like writing a song about someone who's completely mean to you and completely hates you, and then winning a Grammy for it," Taylor said as she collected her award at the pre-telecast ceremony.

    Her album, Speak Now, which includes the payback anthem, was also nominated for Best Country Album.

     

    All photos by Lulis Leal
    Los Angeles, California
    February 12, 2012

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