Did Taylor Swift Skip 2020 Grammys For This Sketchy Reason?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift on the red carpet

Few folks know the Grammy Awards fairly like Taylor Swift. The 30-year-old musician has been nominated for 35 Grammy Awards all through her profession and he or she has received a exceptional 10 of them.

Perhaps the ceremonies have turn out to be much less prestigious to her because the years go on, however regardless of the motive, Swift determined to skip out on this 12 months’s ceremony. What is Swift’s workforce saying is the explanation she determined to forgo this 12 months’s occasion?

Which Grammy awards was Taylor Swift nominated for this 12 months?

Taylor Swift on the red carpet
Taylor Swift | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

2020 was an enormous 12 months for the Grammy Awards. In its 62nd 12 months, the Grammys are at all times the fruits of the earlier 12 months’s high albums and artists in each style and receiving an award is extensively thought of to be a pinnacle of a musician’s profession.

This 12 months, Swift was nominated for 3 awards: Song of the Year for ‘Lover,’ Best Solo Pop Performance for ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ and Best Pop Vocal Album for Lover.

While she didn’t win any of them this 12 months, she has beforehand held the title for Best Pop Vocal Album for her album 1989. She was beat out this 12 months by Billie Eilish for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album and by Lizzo for Best Solo Pop efficiency.

Why are folks speculating she didn’t present up?

According to Page Six, Swift didn’t attend this 12 months’s Grammy Awards as a result of the Recording Academy wouldn’t verify for her workforce whether or not she was profitable an award or not. She allegedly didn’t need to attend or carry out on the awards ceremony except she knew she can be profitable.

Swift’s workforce was apparently informed the outcomes wouldn’t be disclosed previous to the ceremony, even for somebody as large as Taylor Swift.

An insider stated, “While it wasn’t an explicit demand, they certainly were fishing to find out if Taylor was a winner. It was understood in the conversation that if she’s not winning, she’s not coming to the Grammys.”

Another supply near the subject confirmed that it’s commonplace for artists to need to know in the event that they’re profitable forward of time. “And everyone knows Taylor loves to win, win, win.”

It’s unknown if one other artist has refused to attend the ceremony except they acquired spoilers as to who would win forward of time or not.

Taylor Swift’s workforce has not confirmed the rumors

A spokesperson for Swift has denied the rumors that she refused to attend due to not understanding if she would win. They acknowledged, “I am on the record: These statements by anonymous, unidentified ‘sources’ are absolutely, 100% false and laughable. She just didn’t go to the Grammys. You guys need to calm down.”

So whereas it looks like an open-and-shut case that the rumors are unfaithful, many don’t imagine the assertion from Swift’s workforce. Especially after the actual fact, now that it’s recognized that Swift wouldn’t win.

Billie Eilish took residence all 4 of essentially the most coveted awards of the evening ⁠— Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist ⁠— so it’s clear that the highlight wouldn’t have been shared a lot with Swift.

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich informed Variety that they continued to carry a spot within the present for Swift in case she determined to attend and carry out, however in the end she was changed because the present approached as a result of her workforce by no means confirmed she can be attending.

Ehrlich acknowledged that he understands her reasoning for not attending however wouldn’t go into element about what that reasoning was. That makes it sound like she had a motive apart from not understanding if she would win or not, so who’s to say what actually went down?

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