I don’t care what you say, Taylor Swift is a musical genius. Yes, she’s controversial, and even though she does a million things right, people still try and bring her down. But in this house, we respect Swift, and her many, many hits. So, with the Grammys basically here, many Swifties are all asking one thing: Why wasn’t Reputation nominated for a Grammy? Basically, timing is everything, something Swift is definitely aware of.
The thing is, Reputation was released on November 10th, 2017. And even though it shattered records for the year after only having been around for less than two months, it’s actually not eligible for Grammy consideration. According to the Grammy website, “For the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017.” So Reputation was more than one month late for Grammy consideration, and while that’s unfortunate, it was probably actually something that Swift was planning on. You see, by waiting until November to release her album, Swift could at least try and ensure that she would get Grammy nominations for this year and next year.
I mean, it would be pretty out of the ordinary for Swift’s Reputation not to get any Grammy nominations. After all, it broke the record for album sales in 2017 after just being released for four days. It’s a truly magnificent album, and definitely worthy of all the hype.
Likely, Reputation will be nominated for several awards at the 2019 Grammys, and Swift will definitely attend the show when that happens. But for now, she has maintained her low profile on social media, and there’s no way of knowing if she’ll attend the show this year. After all, Swift wasn’t at the Country Music Association award’s when she won Best Country Song for “Better Man” in November. I mean, let’s be honest. Swift isn’t daft, and she certainly knows how to get people talking. Her release date for Reputation was intentional, and she knows exactly what she’s doing, Grammy cut off dates included.