Grammys 2022: Why Taylor Swift was dropped from the Album of the Year nomination

Taylor Swift and St Vincent was excluded from the Album of the Year nomination due to a submission error.

Both artists, plus producer Jack Antonoff, were listed as nominees for Olivia Rodrigo‘s debut album Sour, due to the pop singer crediting her song with “Deja Vu” because it bears faint similarities to Swift’s song “Cruel Summer”.

However, Diversity reported that a song submission error resulted in the inclusion and was subsequently corrected, along with several other listings.

The nomination list is usually updated and revised at least once after its initial release.

The Recording Academy said it has no policy to include the author of interstitial songs in nominations and only did so in the case of Rodrigo because a submission misnamed the trio as full co-writer. enough.

“During the application process, the Academy received credits from the label for the song “Deju Vu,”,” the statement said. “Last week, we received the correct credits from the label recognizing Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift as the songwriters of the interpolation on the song ‘Deja Vu’. In keeping with current Grammy guidelines, as the authors of an interpolated track, Clark, Antonoff and Swift were not nominated in the Album of the Year category for Sour. ”

Swift and Antonoff still win Album of the Year for her own record, 2021 Always, while St Vincent was nominated for Best Alternative Album, for Dad’s house.

On December 2nd, New York Times report that Recording Academy revoked Manson’s Best Rap Song nomination, citing a modified list, after the singer’s name was removed from “Prison” by written attribution on Spotify.

However, the decision of the Academy has nothing to do with allegations The rape, sexual harassment and misconduct of many women against Manson, according to a Billboards The report.

The 2022 Grammy Awards take place on January 31. See the full list of nominees here.

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Emma Bowman

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