Grammy Snubs 2020: Taylor Swift, Halsey, BTS Miss Out On Major Nominations
Fans and artists have spoken out about this year's nominations for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, and many of them are not happy.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Award nominations were unveiled on Wednesday, and while artists such as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X love in the form of major nominations, several of their biggest musical counterparts were snubbed entirely for the upcoming show, which will be held on January 26 at Los Angeles' Staples Centre.
According to fans, here are some of this year's biggest Grammys snubs among the major categories.
Despite being a 10-time Grammy winner, and receiving a song of the year nod for "Lover" off her latest album of the same name, Swift's record-breaking album failed to receive a nomination for 'Album Of The Year' -- despite, as one fan account pointed out, outselling all of the 'Album Of The Year' nominated albums combined ("pure" refers to sales of both digital and physical album copies).
Fans weren't impressed that Halsey failed to nab a nom for her smash hit "Without Me" in any category.
As fans vented their frustrations over Twitter, the singer responded:
"My fans. Please do not waste your anger or frustration. I see a lot of you are upset. Of course I'm sad too. None of it matters. Literally none of it. You're here. I'm here. + Everything is gonna stay exactly the same and without me is still a super tight, record-breaking song."
Although she reacted to her own snub with humility, one oversight Halsey didn't stand for was that of the world's biggest boy band, BTS -- who she collaborated with for the single "Boy With Luv".
"BTS deserved many nominations," Halsey wrote on Twitter. "I am, however, unsurprised that they weren’t acknowledged. the US is so far behind on the whole movement. the time will come."
He may have already taken home 20 Grammy's throughout his illustrious career and received a heap of praise for his highly-regarded album 'Western Stars', but Bruce Springsteen was ignored for this year's nominations, more specifically, for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album.
Fans also believe that his film 'Springsteen on Broadway' should have received a nod for Best Music Film.
'A Star is Born'
Although Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" won two awards at February's ceremony, the soundtrack (which is eligible for the upcoming awards show), scored just three nominations for 2020, despite big expectations that it would receive a nod for AOTY.
However, 'A Star Is Born' did get nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Song of the Year ("Always Remember Us This Way") and Best Song Written for Visual Media ("I'll Never Love Again").
In what made for a major oversight on the Recording Academy's behalf was the failure to nominate ANY female as lead artists in the rap nominations, for albums or songs.
The closest nom comes in the form of Cardi B for her feature on husband Offset's track, "Clout" for Best Rap Performance -- that's despite 2019 being a huge year when it came to female rap artists such as Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, Rhapsody and Rico Nasty.
Check out the list below to see who DID manage to receive a nod among the major four categories; Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
Record of the Year
“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee
Album of the Year
“I, I” — Bon Iver
“Norman F—ing Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish
“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande
“I Used To Know Her” — H.E.R.
“7” — Lil Nas X
“Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo
“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend
Song of the Year <p> “Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F—ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)
Best New Artist
Lil Nas X
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