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Grammys Surprise: Taylor Swift & Kanye West Were Last-Minute Nominees, New Report Reveals

Grammys Surprise: Taylor Swift & Kanye West Were Last-Minute Nominees, New Report Reveals

A bombshell report has revealed some surprising details about the 2022 Grammys nominations.

It has been reported that in the 24 hours leading up to the announcement of the nominations, the Recording Academy decided to expand the amount of nominees in the four top categories from eight to ten.

This move helped secure nominations for stars such as Taylor Swift and Kanye West. The report also reveals that the artists who were added to each category were in 9th and 10th place in the nominations process.

Click inside to learn more details…

The Recording Academy’s CEO Harvey Mason Jr. has said that the move to 10 nominees was done to “make room for more music, more artists and more genres, and to embrace the spirit of inclusion.”

Taylor Swift and Kanye West photo

A report in the New York Times revealed that the expanded categories gave nominations to some of the biggest artists in the world.

The Times discovered which artists were last-minute additions because an early copy of the nominations list surfaced online ahead of the announcement. The outlet reports that Mason “said that the artists added to the list were simply the ninth and tenth most voted by the academy’s members, and were determined by Deloitte, the academy’s longtime partner in collecting and tabulating votes.”

Make sure to check out the full list of Grammy nominations!

Keep reading to see which nominees were added at the last minute…

Record of the Year
ABBA – I Still Have Faith in You – ADDED NOMINEE
Jon Batiste – Freedom
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga – I Get a Kick Out of You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name) – ADDED NOMINEE
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Album of the Year
We Are – Jon Batiste
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
Lil Nas X – Montero
Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
Taylor Swift – Evermore – ADDED NOMINEE
Kanye West – Donda – ADDED NOMINEE

Song of the Year
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
H.E.R. – Fight for You
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More – ADDED NOMINEE
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time – ADDED NOMINEE

Best New Artist
Arooj Aftab – ADDED NOMINEE
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem – ADDED NOMINEE
Finneas
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid Laroi
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo
Saweetie

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Photos: Getty, Recording Academy
Posted to: 2022 Grammys, Grammys, Kanye West, Taylor Swift

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