January 26th: Taylor Swift Fails to Win Grammy, Still Wins at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards
Taylor Swift's massive album campaign began with a reminder of her last one. As she prepared to wrap up the world tour for 2012's Red, Swift performed at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and stole the night without taking home a single trophy. Sitting in front of a piano, she belted the brilliant, heart-wrenching ballad "All Too Well," one of that album's best showcases of her storytelling abilities, and gave us the hair flips that shook the world while shredding the keys. It was a strong finish to an album cycle that had highlighted more pop-friendly tunes like "We Are Never Getting Back Together" (three weeks at Number One) and "I Knew You Were Trouble," serving as a gentle reminder of the multitudes both Taylor Swift and her music contain.