Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s only made the cut after the category was extended for Album of the Year

Taylor Swift and Kanye West were only nominated for the top prize at the Grammys after the Album Of The Year category was extended










Taylor Swift and Kanye West were only nominated for the top prize at the Grammys after the Album Of The Year category was extended.

News of the artists was initially reported by the New York Times, which noted that members of the Recording Academy chose to include ten nominees for the award instead of just eight.

Other musical acts who have benefited from the sudden change include Lil Nas X and ABBA.

High praise: Taylor Swift and Kanye West were only nominated for the top prize at the Grammys after the Album of the Year category was renewed; she is seen in march

The Times said they were able to figure out which artists got the belated wink, as they had previously gotten a copy of this year’s “final nominee list.”

The media outlet also pointed out that they had seen the list just days before the actual nominations.

Swift, 31, got the nod for her work on Evermore, which was released earlier in December last year.

The singer already won the Album of the Year award last year after releasing her eighth studio album, entitled Folklore.

Switch-up: News about the artists was initially reported by the New York Times, which noted that members of the Recording Academy chose to include ten nominees for the award instead of just eight;  West is seen in 2015

Switch-up: News about the artists was initially reported by the New York Times, which noted that members of the Recording Academy chose to include ten nominees for the award instead of just eight; West is seen in 2015

West, 44, was nominated for the award following the release of his latest album, Donda, which was made available to the public in August.

The artist has been nominated four times for the same award so far.

The two will compete against musical acts such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for the coveted prize.

Lil Nas X and ABBA have been nominated for the Record of the Year award for the songs Montero (Call Me by Your Name) and I Still Have Faith In You, respectively.

New arrival: Lil Nas X is nominated for the Record of the Year award for his work on Montero (Call Me by Your Name);  he was seen earlier this month

New arrival: Lil Nas X is nominated for the Record of the Year award for his work on Montero (Call Me by Your Name); he was seen earlier this month

They will compete against artists such as Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo and supergroup Silk Sonic for the prize.

Doja Cat and Brandi Carlile have been placed in the Song of the Year category for their work on Kiss Me More and Right On Time.

Other nominated artists include Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys and Rodrigo.

Composer Arooj Aftab and rapper Baby Keem are both nominated for the Best New Artist award.

Honored: ABBA has also been nominated for the Record of the Year award for their work on I Still Have Faith In You

Honored: ABBA has also been nominated for the Record of the Year award for their work on I Still Have Faith In You

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr recently spoke to Variety and told the media that the added nominations were a way to showcase the efforts of more artists than usual.

“We saw it as an incredible opportunity for us to honor more artists and highlight more great music, and potentially provide a greater opportunity to honor more genres of music,” he said.

Mason also noted that the move to nominate ten artists at once had been talked about for quite some time, but it finally happened quite recently.

Let everyone know: Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr recently spoke to Variety and told media that the added nominations were a way to showcase the efforts of more artists than usual

Let everyone know: Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr recently spoke to Variety and told media that the added nominations were a way to showcase the efforts of more artists than usual

Recording Academy co-chair, Valeisha Butterfield Jones, reiterated that the decision was made after executives considered multiple sources of information.

“While it may seem rushed, it really was a thoughtful, well-intentioned process that was also data-driven,” she said.

The upcoming 64th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31, 2022.

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