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How Taylor Swift's Grammy-nominated 'Blank Space' started as a joke

How Taylor Swift's Grammy-nominated 'Blank Space' started as a joke

Few, if any, record-of-the-year Grammy Awards during the event’s 57-year history have gone to artists who consciously set out to win what’s long been considered the music industry’s most prestigious award.

On the flip side, it’s a safe bet that of the five candidates for that honor going into Monday’s 58th Grammy ceremony, Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” is probably the only one that began as a joke, a song she initially didn’t think would end up on her “1989” album.

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