Why Adele’s “30” and Taylor Swift’s “Red (Taylor’s Version”) Won’t be Nominated for the 2022 Grammys

Two of the year’s biggest albums – Adele’s “30” and Taylor Swift’s re-recording of “Red” – will not be in the running for ANY awards at the next Grammys. Here’s why.

It is not necessary to start a petition. You don’t have to be trending #JusticeForRed on Twitter. There is no need to create a backlash against the recording industry on a major snob. Yes, the organization will be launching nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards today (November 23), and Yes, ni Taylor Swift‘s Red (Taylor version) ni Adele‘s 30 will not be nominated for a single award. However, this is not due to a clerical error or a secret plot against these two musical powers. The reason why neither Red (Taylor version) Where 30 will be nominated for the 2022 Grammys, is that they are not yet eligible.

The eligibility period for the next Grammy Awards is from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. This means that in order for any music to be considered for the next Grammys – which will take place on January 31, 2022 – it had to be released within this framework. . of time. Adele only published 30 on November 19, 2021, which is why it will look like the Recording Academy forgot about it when it announces the nominations at 12 p.m. ET today. However, expect it to pick up again all nominations when the 65th Grammy nominations were announced in November 2022.

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Likewise, while Taylor always (released on December 11, 2020) is eligible, Red (Taylor version) (released November 12, 2021) is not. Now, Without fear (Taylor version) qualifies for the next Grammys since its release on April 9, 2021. However, Taylor has decided not to submit his re-recording from the original Intrepid previously won Album of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. “After careful consideration, Taylor Swift will not be presenting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in any category at this year’s upcoming Grammy and CMA Awards,” a representative said. by Taylor. Billboard.

“Fearless has already won four Grammys, including album of the year, as well as the CMA award for album of the year in 2009/2010 and remains the most awarded country album of all time” , added the representative. Taylor wished to submit always across all eligible categories, and she prefers voters to focus on her new material rather than possibly split their votes between the two projects.

While Taylor withheld the re-recording Intrepid on second thought, this may not be the case for rouge. While the original rouge was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album for the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014, it didn’t win any of the awards. Taylor lost album of the year Daft Punk‘s Random access memories. Civil wars (remember that?) beat Taylor, Keith Urbain, and Tim McGraw for the best country performance in duo / group. She also lost the best country album to Kacey MusgravesSame trailer Different park.

Considering how Red (Taylor version) has been critically and commercially acclaimed – Rolling stone gave the new version five stars, and it sold half a million units in its first five days upon release – she can submit it for review. Could this mean a Taylor Vs. Battle of Adele in 2023? HollywoodLa Vie has contacted Taylor’s camp and will update this message when information becomes available.