Taylor Swift now has one more thing in common with her boyfriend, as Joe Alwyn unexpectedly won his first Grammy award ever, and it’s all thanks to her… Let’s get into it.
This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony had its fair share of iconic performances and exciting surprises, and a bit over a month after the event was held, we can add yet another memorable moment to the list.
As you know, Taylor Swift ended up taking home only one Grammy this year despite having six nominations to her name. However, she did win one of the night’s top honors, which was Album of the Year for ‘folklore.’ And recently, some curious, eagle-eyed Swifties did some digging around. They discovered that Tay’s man, Joe Alwyn, was also credited with a Grammy award win for his contribution to ‘folklore.’
For those who didn’t know, Joe actually co-wrote the songs ‘Betty,’ and ‘Exile’ featured on Taylor’s album, under the pseudonym William Bowery. He also co-produced those two tracks and the songs ‘My Tears Ricochet,’ ‘August,’ ‘This Is Me Trying’ and ‘Illicit Affairs.’
Tay’s fans first connected the dots about Joe’s involvement in her album when they noticed that the stars had stayed at New York’s Bowery Hotel, coupled with the fact that Joe’s a descendent of English composer and musician William Alwyn — Put them together and what do you get…? That’s right, William Bowery. Taylor confirmed Joe’s pseudonym in her Disney+ concert film, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.
She revealed: “There’s been a lot of discussion about William Bowery and his identity. He’s not a real person. William Bowery is Joe, as we know. And Joe, Joe plays piano beautifully, and he’s always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things.”
And although Joe was not present at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, Taylor did show him some love during her acceptance speech. Take a look: “Joe, who is the first person that I play every single song that I write. And I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine.”
Yup, in her Disney+ film Taylor also explained that she would’ve never thought about teaming up with Joe for a song had it not been for the quarantine, which goes to show that at least some good things did come out of this whole situation. And in an interview with Zane Lowe, T-Swift explained what it was like to work with her boyfriend.
She said: “Joe and I really love sad songs. We’ve always bonded over music. We write the saddest [songs]. We just really love sad songs. What can i say? It was a surprise that we started writing together. But in a way, it wasn’t because we have always bonded over music and had the same musical tastes. He’s always the person who’s showing me songs by artists and then they become my favorite songs.”
This was Joe’s very first Grammy award and Taylor’s 11th, and interestingly enough, the last time she won a Grammy for Album of the Year was in 2016, which is also the same year that she reportedly started dating Joe — So how’s that for full circle?
Now stay here to find out why many Swifties are almost sure that Camila Cabello will be featured on Taylor’s re-recording of her album 1989. And also, let us know down in the comments if you’d like to see Taylor and Joe collab more often…