Taylor Swift has been the victim of one of those errors that are often harshly questioned, with the difference that on this occasion it has been in a nomination, specifically of the GRAMMYs 2022.
The singer and musical icon of her country U.S had received a nomination for the album of Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Sour’. The song ‘deja vu’ of the latter included an interpolation (or what is the same, a few fragments) of Taylor’s song ‘Cruel Summer’, which he wrote with his collaborator Jack Antonoff Y St. Vincent, alias Annie Clark.
According Billboard, The Recording Academy updated its website to indicate that Taylor, Jack, and St. Vincent would no longer be nominated for Sour. The reason? Well, the rules have changed and it no longer ‘works’.
“During the submission process, the Academy received the credits from the record company for the song ‘deju vu’. Last week we received the correct credits from the record company acknowledging Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift as composers of an interpolation in the song, ‘deja vu’.
According to current Grammy guidelines, as songwriters of a dithered track, Clark, Antonoff and Swift are not nominated in the album of the year category for Sour. Antonoff and Swift are nominated in the category for Swift’s album Evermore, ”the academy said in a statement.
This is the first year that the Recording Academy has maintained a page for updates and corrections of its nominations, in an effort to “ensure transparency and accessibility to the most up-to-date and accurate information.”