Monday, April 22, 2024

Grammy Nominations Shocker: Taylor Swift’s “Lover” SNUBBED for Album and Record of the Year in Surprise


Grammy shocker: Taylor Swift was snubbed for Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the 2020 Grammy nominations. Her “Lover” album failed to get nominated for the big prize, and no song from it made Record of the Year, One song, “Lover,” was nominated for Song of the Year, and “You Need to Calm Down” was nominated for Best Pop Performance, Solo.

This is a shock. Swift’s album was the best selling album of this year, and widely praised. But her many stands against the record industry may have caused an issue. It’s a stunner.

Album nominations went to Bon Iver, Lizzo, Lana del Rey, HER, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, and Vampire Weekend.

Also snubbed was arguably the actual best album of the year, Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars.”

The full list is below.

Gayle King and Alicia Keys presented the 2020 Grammy nominations this morning on CBS. Before the press conference went live on CBS, King stepped up to the dais with a hoarse throat and joked: “We’re on the stream. Don’t worry. I won’t say anything damaging for myself or CBS.” Keys is hosting the Grammys January 26th, for the second year in a row after a triumphant first time around last year. Bebe Rexha also helped deliver the nominees.

BEST POP SOLO– Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Taylor Swift.

BEST NEW ARTIST– Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo Maggie Rogers, Tank and and the Begas, Yola.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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