The File Academy’s shock determination to develop the variety of nominees in 4 main Grammy classes was made only a day earlier than nominations have been introduced this week, paving the way in which for key showings from Taylor Swift, Kanye West and extra, in keeping with a report.
A New York Instances report printed Wednesday mentioned West and Swift, already nominated in different classes, have been late additions to the album of the yr lineup, with the rapper’s Donda album and the singer’s Evermore becoming a member of an inventory containing albums from Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Bennett and Woman Gaga, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Jon Batiste.
The Instances additionally reported that the late enlargement of the file of the yr class noticed Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Name Me by Your Title)” and ABBA’s “I Nonetheless Have Religion in You” added to the record that already included songs by Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett and Woman Gaga, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Silk Sonic and Brandi Carlile.
For the songwriters’ tune of the yr class, the last-minute additions introduced in Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me Extra,” and “Proper on Time” by Brandi Carlile. The late enlargement of one of the best new artist added the rapper Child Keem and the composer Arooj Aftab.
The Instances studies that it was attainable to see which artists have been added final minute as these names have been absent from the “last nominations record” of eight names in these classes, an inventory the newspaper says was created a number of days earlier than and which it had obtained.
Whereas revealing the nominations for the 2022 Grammys Tuesday, the Recording Academy additionally introduced that it was increasing the record of nominees in 4 basic area classes, billing the transfer as a means “to make room for extra music, extra artists and extra genres, and to embrace the spirit of inclusion.”
A letter to members was additionally made public the identical day.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the Recording Academy for remark.
The Instances report comes at a time the Recording Academy, already reeling from a sequence of controversies on the govt administration degree, is making an attempt to inject transparency into its course of after repeated criticism from outstanding artists.
Final yr, Canadian singer The Weeknd mentioned he would boycott the awards after his album After Hours extremely failed to realize a single nomination, regardless of enormous industrial, important and chart success. After the stunning snub, The Weeknd, a massively influential artist, declared the Grammys to be “corrupt.”
In an interview with the Instances, the Recording Academy’s president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. addressed the last-minute enlargement and mentioned that they had been within the works for years, with the introduction taking place this yr after witnessing the Latin Grammys pushing their nominee’s record to 12.
Mason Jr. additionally denied that the addition of Swift and West was for industrial causes or shore up flagging tv scores.
The 2022 Grammy Awards happen on Jan. 31.
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