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Taylor Swift blasts Kanye during Grammys speech

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Taylor Swift blasts Kanye during Grammys speech

Taylor Swift hit out at Kanye West during her Grammys acceptance speech on Monday (15.02.16).

While picking up the gong for 'Album Of The Year' for '1989', Taylor noted that she is the only woman to have ever won the award twice and urged young women to 'focus on work' and ignore people who try to 'or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame'.

She said: "As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.

"But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you are going, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment."

Taylor's comments came after Kanye claimed in his new song 'Famous' that he was responsible for making her famous, after memorably crashing her 2009 acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs.

The singer picked up a further two awards, winning Best Pop Vocal Album for '1989' and Best Video for 'Bad Blood'. She also took to the stage to perform 'Out of the Woods'.

While Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' lost out to Taylor in the Best Album category, he was the big winner on the night with five awards.

He took home gongs for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and shared the Best Video award with Taylor for their 'Bad Blood' collaboration.

Kendrick also gave the performance of the night, singing 'The Blacker The Berry' with his band locked inside jail cells before singing 'Alright' and ending the his performance with the word Compton over an image of Africa.

Meanwhile, 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars picked up Record of the Year, Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' won Song of the Year and Meghan Trainor was in tears as she accepted Best New Artist.

Lionel Richie, the MusiCares Person of the Year honoree, received tribute medley featuring Trainor, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and Tyrese Gibson before he stepped on stage and joined them for 'All Night Long'.

Adele's performance of 'All I Ask' was plagued by sound issues, with the singer taking to Twitter afterwards to joke that she was going to treated herself to In N Out Burger to get over it.

And Rihanna pulled out at the last minute after being prescribed 48 hours of vocal rest because of the risk of hemorrhaging her vocal cords.

Lauren Hill was due to perform with The Weeknd but was a no-show, with Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow saying: "She came to dress rehearsal this morning, left the building and then did not make it back in time to make the show. It was unfortunate for us, unfortunate for her. We were ready up until the moment of the downbeat of that performance to have her on the show."

Only eight of the 83 awards were handed out during the show, hosted by LL Cool J, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rest were awarded at the early afternoon ceremony held at the Nokia Theatre.

2016 Grammy Awards Winners - for a full list go to Grammys.com.

Album of the Year: '1989', Taylor Swift

Song of the Year: 'Thinking Out Loud,' Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

Record of the Year: 'Uptown Funk,' Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album: 'To Pimp a Butterfly', Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Album: 'Traveler', Chris Stapleton

Best Musical Theater Album: 'Hamilton'

Best Rap Performance: 'Alright,' Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Song: 'Alright,' Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: 'These Walls,' Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat

Best Rock Performance: 'Don't Wanna Fight,' Alabama Shakes

Best Music Video: 'Bad Blood,' Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Jeff Bhasker

Best Country Song: 'Girl Crush,' Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (Little Big Town)

Best Country Solo Performance: 'Traveller,' Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: 'Girl Crush,' Little Big Town

Best Pop Vocal Album: '1989' Taylor Swift

Best Pop Solo Performance: 'Thinking Out Loud,' Ed Sheeran

Best Rock Album: 'Drones', Muse

Best Alternative Album: 'Sound & Color', Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Performance: 'Don't Wanna Fight,' Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Song: 'Don't Wanna Fight,' Alabama Shakes

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: 'Uptown Funk,' Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Metal Performance: 'Cirice,' Ghost

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: 'The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,' Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap

Best Traditional R&B Performance: 'Little Ghetto Boy,' Lalah Hathaway

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

Best Dance Recording: ''Where Are Ü Now,' Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: 'Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix),' Dave Audé (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album: 'Beauty Behind the Madness', the Weeknd

Best Comedy Album: 'Live at Madison Square Garden', Louis CK

Best R&B Performance: 'Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),' the Weeknd

Best Music Film: 'Amy', Amy Winehouse; Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer