The 2019 Grammy nominations were announced today, December 7th, and there were a ton of pleasant surprises. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were nominated for Record of the Year for Shallow (aka the A Star Is Born soundtrack), Cardi B is up for Album of the Year, and women dominated in a number of categories—after being largely shut out at the 2018 awards. But one potentially not-so-great thing? Taylor Swift got snubbed.
Her latest album, Reputation, came out in November 2017 to much fanfare, and it brought us hits like “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready For It,” and “Delicate”—not to mention a number of epic music videos. It was released too late in 2017 to be considered for the 2018 Grammys, so many assumed it would sweep the 2019 ceremony.
But Reputation only received a single nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album (which isn’t considered a major category).
And Swifties are mad.
Oh course, some people were okay with the virtual shutout.
Swift wasn’t the only artist noticeably absent from the major nominations. Many noted that Beyoncé and Jay-Z didn’t get much recognition for their joint album Everything Is Love, nor did Ariana Grande for Sweetner. At the end of the day, the competition was fierce this past year, and there are a ton of incredibly talented artists who weren’t nominated. So don’t feel too bad, guys—we still love you, Grammy noms or not.