On Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” host Jimmy Kimmel had many jokes about the rainstorm in Los Angeles. But he also took a few minutes in his monologue to talk about the 2024 Grammys.
And while discussing Taylor Swift’s 4th “Album of the Year” win, he joked that Swift “also made history by becoming the first white woman to ignore Celine Dion.” Zing!
You can watch the whole monologue above now.
Now, before we get to the actual jokes, some context. Canadian music legend Celine Dion made a surprise appearance at the Grammys to present the award for Album of the Year. Swift of course won, but she didn’t acknowledge Dion in her acceptance speech, instead using it to reveal she has a new album coming out in April.
As a result Swift, who has been treated for the last year or so like the most important and beloved singer of our time, suddenly faced criticism and accusations of having been seriously disrespectful to Dion. Which… yeah ok social media is fickle and this whole thing is weird and silly and yet again Beyonce didn’t win that award. But we digress.
Anyway, Kimmel brough this up during his monologue. “Last night at the Grammys, the big winner was Taylor Swift, who became the first artist to win Album of the Year four times. All for the same album,” he joked, referencing her very successful “Taylor’s Version” re-recordings of her classic albums.
“She also made history by becoming the first white woman to ignore Celine Dion,” he added.
“There were performances by many many great artists Billie Eilish and Finneas, Dua Lipa, Billy Joel, Miley Cyrus, Joni Mitchell – and U2 played from the Sphere in Las Vegas,” Kimmel went on. “You know, they don’t let U2 leave the Sphere. They keep them locked in there. They call it a residency. Really it’s more of a hostage situation there.”
As we said, watch the whole monologue above now.
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