Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Grammy Awards Ignore Taylor Swift Sold 2 Million Copies of Re-Recorded Red Album, Give it 1 Nomination


Taylor Swift got the cold shoulder from the Grammys today, just two nominations — one for Best Song and one for a song in a movie.

But the big ones she expected, for her “Red (Taylor’s Version),” did not come through. The re-recorded album, with extra and new tracks, was thought to be in the running for Album, Record, and vocal nominations. It got none of them.

The new “Red” album sold 2 million copies and has been one of the biggest hits of the last year.

But recording industry insiders may be tilted against re-recorded albums. The only nomination from the record is “All Too Well,” a 10 minute version of a previously recorded song. They had to vote for that one and it might even win in its category.

Of course, next year Swift will be back in the Grammy business with “Midnights,” her current hit album. So we won’t cry too much for her now.

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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