Has Taylor Swift ‘ruined’ her chances at winning Grammys for ‘Reputation’?

Taylor Swift seen leaving secret performance at South St., Seaport

I sort of forgot that Katy Perry put an album out this year. Katy’s Witness was nowhere near as popular as her previous studio album, Prism, although Witness did go to #1 and it was one of the better-selling albums of the year. Most critics thought it was sort of meh, even by Katy’s standards. Taylor Swift’s Reputation, on the other hand, has outsold Witness just in less than two weeks. Financially speaking, Taylor is a bigger deal than Katy Perry this year. I suspect Taylor’s 2018 Reputation Tour will outsell Katy’s Witness Tour too. But what about the other metric for success, awards? Taylor has long been a music-awards-season favorite. She always grabs awards, even when Beyonce has the better single (imma let you finish but). After last year’s Grammys showdown between Adele and Beyonce, will the 2018 Grammys be Katy versus Tay-Tay? My guess is no, for a lot of different reasons. But Page Six says that Taylor shouldn’t expect a lot of Grammys anyway, because she’s pissed off so many people in the industry.

Taylor Swift’s new album is called “Reputation” — and she has certainly earned ­herself one. She takes aim at enemies Katy Perry and Kanye West plus ex-boyfriends Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston on the album — but it isn’t just them she has annoyed.

Her disrespect to fellow artists has infuriated key figures in the industry including members of the Grammys jury, which could ruin her chances at the 2018 awards in January.

An industry insider revealed: “A lot of people on the voting committee are not liking ‘Reputation’ at all. Taylor wants to win as many awards as possible but has rubbed so many people up the wrong way in the last couple of years. A lot of the jury members have worked with Katy, Calvin and Kanye so when Taylor has tried to humiliate them, it has left a bad taste. Ultimately she may pay for that when it comes to winning awards.”

Swift also did not help herself in June by putting her back catalog back on ­Spotify on the same day Perry released her album “Witness.” Swift had previously snubbed the streaming service in protest over how much stars get paid for streams.

My source added: “Taylor has to understand that the industry is small, and moves like ­sabotaging Katy’s album hurt people behind the scenes who work hard to make an album happen. How Taylor thinks the industry is going to give its full support to her after she’s tried to damage so many people is mad.”

She failed to win a single prize at the MTV EMAs last weekend despite being the most nominated act with six nods, including for Best Video for her August No. 1 hit “Look What You Made Me Do.” Over the past ten years she has won ten Grammys, including three in 2016 for her album “1989” and video for her single “Bad Blood.”

Nominations for the 2018 ceremony are out on Tuesday next week, with Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd set to star. Swift is also expected to figure although her latest album is not eligible due to its release date this month. It will however be in the running for the 2019 Grammys.

[From Page Six]

Oh, wait? So Reputation won’t be eligible for Grammys for the album awards, but I think she released some of the singles in time for consideration, right? Like, “Look What You Made Me Do” and possibly “Ready For It” would be eligible for some song-specific Grammys, because she released them back in September. If that’s the case, then no, I don’t see LWYMMD doing particularly well at the 2018 Grammys. It’s a f–king mess of a song.

As for Taylor upsetting people within the industry… well, there are a lot of factors. For one, people genuinely like Katy Perry within the industry. Katy might not be the most talented or the best songwriter or whatever, but people like her and she treats everyone with respect and people want to work with her. So I’m sure that the whole Tay-vs-Katy thing did rub some people the wrong way. But mostly, I suspect that Taylor is her own worst enemy, and it’s not even about Katy or Kanye or Calvin. It’s about Taylor’s disastrous rebrand attempt and the fact that she’s a snake.

PS… You know who should get a lot of Grammy nominations this year? Kesha, for “Praying.”

Taylor Swift arrives to the SNL after party with her pal Martha Hunt

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  1. Jussie says:

    I can’t see her winning any. Her singles have been intensely mediocre, and even if the album was eligible, it’s not as good as 1989, nor different enough. If she wants another Best Album award she’s going to have to make a totally, totally perfect pop album or else re-invent herself again.

    • Anne says:

      Yeah, this album was a horrid mess. You would have to be terribly blind to expect awards, just on the merits of the music alone.

  2. The New Classic says:

    Here to second the Kesha acknowledgment. That woman deserves all the awards. 💖

  3. MousyB says:

    Omg Kesha winning something for Praying would be amazing. Fingers Crossed.

  4. Lucy says:

    I still remember her equating losing awards to absolute failure…At this point, I feel like her career revolves around all the enemies she has made. That’s sad.

  5. akua says:

    Lol, she will be nominated but she won’t win. And as for Pissing people off, she and adele are the only artist who sell albums without streaming service…plus isn’t she on the grammy community

  6. Beth says:

    She already has too many awards

  7. Red says:

    While I wish this was true, I doubt it. She submitted LWYMMD and that Zayn duet for the Grammys and while she may not win, she’ll def be nominated. And I’m sure she’ll be working her butt off next year to secure her wins for the album. I’ve always been put off at how the voters vote for awards like this. She’s still getting great reviews even though this album is a mess.

  8. Nancy says:

    She has to learn to play nice with the other children. It would be a golden moment for the cameras to zoom in on her per usual as she clenches her teeth when her name is NOT announced. I remember when she was supposed to win some album of the year or whatever, a lock supposedly, and didn’t. The expression on her face and families were priceless. However, goldie locks hasn’t run out of luck just yet. I can’t imagine her not winning something and running breathless to the podium, giving the audience a short lecture with tears welling up….this the Taylor her fans love.

    • Guest says:

      Any video of that?
      As for collecting awards. Who cares? Remember Lemonade? Love Adele but nope, her last album was whiny.

    • Beth says:

      I don’t watch award shows any more, and I can’t stand Taylor, but all of the descriptions of the look on the persons face who lost or how the winner runs up breathless with tears in their eyes, is a common regular reaction of all of the nominees for every award given.

    • holly hobby says:

      I remember her “shocked” “what me expressions” that was the last time I watched any of those shows. The “what little ole me” look was very eyeball rolly.

  9. Nicole says:

    I believe it. Eventually the house of cards was going to tumble. Will she not work again? No but I think people will be wary of her going forward.

  10. Radley says:

    Is the song she made with Zayn eligible? I can’t remember when it was released. The potential Tay Tay backlash would suck for him because he’s deserving. It’s a good song and he carried it. He’s a much better vocalist than Taylor.

  11. Daisy says:

    Honestly, her biggest shot at a nomination for the 2018 Grammys is for Best Video with LWYMMD. While the song is awful, the video broke all kinds of records. But I still think she’ll lose to Kendrick (Humble) or Logic (1-800-273-8255), that were the best videos of the year by far tbh.
    And reputation is absolutely being nominate for the 2019 Grammys, but it won’t win anything. There’s a lot of competition and actually better albums.
    Also yes for Kesha! Praying deserve a Song of the Year nom (that’s the one for the best lyrics, right? I always get confused with Record of the Year)

    • Happy21 says:

      As far as I know the Grammy’s do not recognize music videos. They recognize just the music and ‘performance’ which as far as I know is not music videos.

      • Detriotgirl says:

        Actually happy, the Grammys do give out an award for best video. It’s just not considered an important category, and I don’t think it’s covered in the televised show. It’s treated like a technical Grammy, like best box set design or best album notes.

      • Daisy says:

        Exactly what Detriotgirl said. I remember she won with Bad Blood and her annoying director accepted the award for her.
        Next year, I just really want Kendrick to win literally everything he’s nominated for, Kesha to win on Pop and Harry to get a Grammy for Sign of the Times tbh.

  12. Digitial Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    She will be lucky to even got nominated for the 2019 awards for her new album. She’s a silly girl who has burned far too many bridges in her attempts to put others down to put herself on top. I think for the first time in her life she isn’t going to get what she wants and her reaction won’t be pretty. The more she loses (or perceives herself to lose) the more petty/childish she will become.

    She is the poster child for ‘special snowflake’ syndrom.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    We can all hope. I would love to be spared the faux shock and surprise on her face when she wins awards. Not to mention her little “empowerment” speeches.

  14. Jessi says:

    Katy? The same Katy that has never won a Grammy, even when she was at her peak? That Katy? Please

  15. Mildred Pierce says:

    Katy treats everyone with respect? Let’s ask Britney Spears shall we?

  16. Bridget says:

    I feel like a lot of this is wishful thinking. Taylor absolutely knows how to gladhand and make the right connections. It may not result in awards, but just because some of the public finds her grating doesn’t mean that the people behind the scenes do. And it’s not like Kanye has a ton of pull right now…

    The album just isn’t that strong. She’ll be lucky if she gets some nominations, but after the 1989 juggernaut anything following afterward unless it’s an all time recordbreaker was going to be a letdown.

  17. Louise177 says:

    Taylor won’t win anything this year. LWYMMD is a horrible song but will be nominated. Plus the Grammys want her there. She gets a bunch of nominations next year but I doubt she’ll win. Good reviews but her other albums were much better.

  18. Kitty says:

    Are the Grammys really going to make her have 3 AOTY awards?

  19. Happy21 says:

    I would be surprised to see Katy even nominated for anything this time round.

    This post has me thinking that I need to go and listen to the new Kesha….

  20. Madly says:

    The Sun was her go to tabloid. Seems like they had a falling out.

  21. Tiffany says:

    It still baffles me the critical love this album is getting. It is a mess and mundane and it is like reviewers are scared to say it is not very good. It makes me question them.

    • Daisy says:

      Honestly, if it was anyone else that album would be ripped to shreds, I still can’t believe some actually wrote the song King of My Heart was good. Tbh the only good song was New Year’s Day, it’s the one that sounds like the “old dead taylor”.

    • Amaranth says:

      @Tiffany
      There was a CDAN blind after the album came out that there was the threat that if they were honest and gave a negative review, they risked ‘losing interviews and coverage. The only website that didn’t care and was brave enough to publish an honest, negative review – you should look at the comments on the consequence of sound reputation review, therefore of Swift fans who are terribly angry and just ripping the website apart. It’s unbelievable – like a cult.

  22. Jena says:

    She is too big to not bring to the show; they court controversy. Also, the Grammy’s’ did Kanye so wrong (whatever you may think of him).Ken Ehrlich, the long time producer of the Grammy’s, was forced to retract an on-camera interview with Entertainment Tonight in which he states Taylor had an advance of the song. The next day her people called him confused. It is pathetic. That whole escapade could have been clarified months before it came out. I believe this why she knew she couldn’t take legal action against Kim and Kanye. She is a savvy mean girl.

  23. serena says:

    I’m really hoping Kesha will sweep every category possible, I loved her new album and she’s amazing!

    As for Swifty.. I’ll say what threw me off mostly is the white supremacy issue she NEVER answered and is instead fueling.

  24. housy says:

    if the industry is truly pissed at her for attacking katy, then why did she win for bad blood? I mean for Taylor that feud was mainly over (except the Spotify thing, which was the only dig at Katy this year?)