The File Academy’s surprise dedication to expand the selection of nominees in four main Grammy categories was made good a day sooner than nominations had been introduced this week, paving the manner for key showings from Taylor Swift, Kanye West and more, in accordance to a picture.
A New York Cases picture revealed Wednesday acknowledged West and Swift, already nominated in assorted categories, had been late additions to the album of the yr lineup, with the rapper’s Donda album and the singer’s Evermore joining a list containing albums from Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Jon Batiste.
The Cases additionally reported that the late expansion of the legend of the yr category noticed Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Name Me by Your Name)” and ABBA’s “I Unruffled Be pleased Faith in You” added to the list that already integrated songs by Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Silk Sonic and Brandi Carlile.
For the songwriters’ tune of the yr category, the final-minute additions brought in Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” and “Apt on Time” by Brandi Carlile. The late expansion of the single contemporary artist added the rapper Toddler Keem and the composer Arooj Aftab.
The Cases reports that it was imaginable to gaze which artists had been added final minute as those names had been absent from the “final nominations list” of eight names in those categories, a list the newspaper says was created loads of days sooner than and which it had obtained.
Whereas revealing the nominations for the 2022 Grammys Tuesday, the Recording Academy additionally introduced that it was rising the list of nominees in four total discipline categories, billing the switch as a potential “to compose room for more tune, more artists and more genres, and to include the spirit of inclusion.”
A letter to contributors was additionally made public the same day.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the Recording Academy for commentary.
The Cases picture comes at a time the Recording Academy, already reeling from a series of controversies on the manager management stage, is making an attempt to inject transparency into its project after repeated criticism from prominent artists.
Final yr, Canadian singer The Weeknd acknowledged he would boycott the awards after his album After Hours incredibly didn’t make a single nomination, despite gigantic commercial, severe and chart success. After the snug snub, The Weeknd, a vastly influential artist, declared the Grammys to be “nasty.”
In an interview with the Cases, the Recording Academy’s president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. addressed the final-minute expansion and acknowledged they had been in the works for years, with the introduction happening this yr after witnessing the Latin Grammys pushing their nominee’s list to 12.
Mason Jr. additionally denied that the addition of Swift and West was for commercial reasons or shore up flagging tv rankings.
The 2022 Grammy Awards take space on Jan. 31.