Adele, Taylor Swift & the Female Superstars Who Won Album of the Year Before Turning 25

When Lorde won two Grammys for “Royals” in 2014, she became, at age 17, the third-youngest solo artist in history to take home a statue in any category. Now 21, she would be the second-youngest winner in the album of the year category if Melodrama takes the prize -- and she would be joining an elite, now five-member club made up entirely of women under 25.

Taylor Swift, 20

One of Swift’s many impressive achievements before turning legal drinking age: besting Lady Gaga and Beyoncé in 2010 with her second album, Fearless.

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Taylor Swift

Alanis Morissette, 21

Morissette’s fully formed major-label debut, Jagged Little Pill, earned four wins at the 1996 Grammys, including the top prize.

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Alanis Morissette

Barbra Streisand, 22

Streisand kicked off one of the most fruitful careers in 20th-century entertainment with The Barbra Streisand Album, which won in 1963.

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Barbra Streisand

Lauryn Hill, 23

The former Fugee scored 10 nominations and five wins at the 1999 Grammys with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, her first -- and to date, only -- solo LP.

Lauryn Hill

Adele, 23

Though, of course, 21 when she recorded her second album, 21, Adele was practically a veteran when she won the top honor in 2012.

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This article originally appeared in the Jan. 20 issue of Billboard. 

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