The Report Academy’s marvel choice to extend the selection of nominees in 4 main Grammy classes was once made only a day sooner than nominations had been introduced this week, paving the best way for key showings from Taylor Swift, Kanye West and extra, in keeping with a file.
A New York Occasions file printed Wednesday stated West and Swift, already nominated in different classes, had been past due additions to the album of the 12 months lineup, with the rapper’s Donda album and the singer’s Evermore becoming a member of a listing containing albums from Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Jon Batiste.
The Occasions additionally reported that the past due growth of the report of the 12 months class noticed Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Name Me by way of Your Title)” and ABBA’s “I Nonetheless Have Religion in You” added to the checklist that already integrated songs by way of Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Silk Sonic and Brandi Carlile.
For the songwriters’ track of the 12 months class, the last-minute additions introduced in Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me Extra,” and “Proper on Time” by way of Brandi Carlile. The past due growth of the most efficient new artist added the rapper Child Keem and the composer Arooj Aftab.
The Occasions stories that it was once conceivable to peer which artists had been added final minute as the ones names had been absent from the “ultimate nominations checklist” of 8 names in the ones classes, a listing the newspaper says was once created a number of days sooner than and which it had bought.
Whilst revealing the nominations for the 2022 Grammys Tuesday, the Recording Academy additionally introduced that it was once increasing the checklist of nominees in 4 basic box classes, billing the transfer as some way “to make room for extra track, extra artists and extra genres, and to include the spirit of inclusion.”
A letter to participants was once additionally made public the similar day.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the Recording Academy for remark.
The Occasions file comes at a time the Recording Academy, already reeling from a sequence of controversies on the govt control stage, is attempting to inject transparency into its procedure after repeated grievance from distinguished artists.
Remaining 12 months, Canadian singer The Weeknd stated he would boycott the awards after his album After Hours extremely failed to realize a unmarried nomination, regardless of massive industrial, essential and chart good fortune. After the stunning snub, The Weeknd, a vastly influential artist, declared the Grammys to be “corrupt.”
In an interview with the Occasions, the Recording Academy’s president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. addressed the last-minute growth and stated that they had been within the works for years, with the advent taking place this 12 months after witnessing the Latin Grammys pushing their nominee’s checklist to twelve.
Mason Jr. additionally denied that the addition of Swift and West was once for industrial causes or shore up flagging tv rankings.
The 2022 Grammy Awards happen on Jan. 31.