Throughout her career, Taylor Swift has been the definition of a Grammys darling: She became the youngest artist ever to win “Album of the Year” with “Fearless,” and later became the first woman ever to win the award twice with “1989.”
There’s something to be said for the biggest pop star in the world refusing to rest on her laurels.
“Reputation” was intensely divisive, delighting some fans and repulsing others — but the gambit paid off. Despite its 2017 release date and minimal 2018 promotion, it was the biggest-selling album this year. Its perfunctory nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” translates as a conscious decision to shut Swift out of the major awards.
It’s even more surprising that “Delicate” — the only single from “Reputation” released in the US in 2018 and ostensibly one of the most perfect songs in Swift’s extensive catalogue — was ignored in categories like “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Solo Performance.”
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will air live from LA’s Staples Center Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
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