Taylor Swift’s two eligible ‘Reputation’ singles failed to get any Grammy nominations

Taylor Swift's new video 'Look What You Made Me Do'

The Grammy nominations came out yesterday – I covered some of them here. I just did the biggest categories, in my mind, because I was impressed that the Recording Academy had shown so much love to Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar. Jay-Z’s 4:44 actually picked up the most nominations, which… good for him. I doubt Jay lives or dies by Grammy nominations, but it was probably a nice moment for him.

Since the Grammy categories confuse the hell out of me, I didn’t really examine every single category for who got which nomination. As it turns out, Taylor Swift did get two nominations… but neither of them was for her eligible singles from Reputation. Reputation – the album – was ineligible for many of the Grammy Awards because of the release date. But Tay released a barrage of singles ahead of the album drop, and “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready For It” were released before the September 30 Grammy cut-off. I’ve long maintained that LWYMMD is trash: the Grammys agreed. They didn’t nominate the song for ANYTHING! I actually like “Ready For It” though (I hate the video but I still love the song) but I’m fine with it not being nominated for anything.

So what did Taylor get nominations for? Writing “Better Man” for Little Big Town – the song is competing in the Best Country Song category. She was also nominated in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” the song she did with Zayn Malik for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. I also loathed IDWLF – the song should have just been Zayn! I kind of hope Tay just stays home on Grammy night.

Variety had a good rundown of the other surprises/snubs of the Grammy nominations – go here to see. Harry Styles didn’t get any nominations!!! SADFACE! Ed Sheeran was almost shut out too, but he ended up with two nominations, both in the pop categories. Jack Antonoff was snubbed for a Producer of the Year nomination, which is weird because it feels like he produces and co-writes everything these days.

Taylor Swift's new video 'Look What You Made Me Do'

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  1. Lahdidahbaby says:

    Well, she’ll always have that “I Love Taylor” tee.

  2. HadToChangeMyName says:

    Look What was just trash and Ready for It was generic. So, good.

  3. Jessi says:

    I hope Better Man wins.
    It’s funny that since the award I Don’t Wanna Live Forever is nominated for is only for the songwriters, if they end up winning the Grammy wouldn’t go to Zayn, because the songwriters are Jack Antonoff and Taylor

    • Alleycat says:

      I’m confused about this though. Zayn spoke about this song in an interview and said he wrote it, then asked Taylor to be on it because she was friends with his gf. The director of 50 shades said the same thing. The credits on the song initial said Taylor, Zayn, and Jack Antanoff. But Jack and Taylor claim they wrote it. What is the truth??

      • Daisy says:

        The writers are Taylor, Jack and Sam Dew. So technically they were the ones nominated. I suppose Zayn said he invited Taylor bc it was just a good story for PR, since she’s friends with his gf; but yeah he has no writing credits.
        Also I’m bitter Harry didn’t get nominated with Sign of the Times, this song really was one of the best of the year, it deserved at least a Best Rock Song nom

    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      Better Man is a beautiful, simple song. I had no idea TS wrote it. But it’s funny that her only real nomination came from writing a country song 🤔

  4. Moxie Remon says:

    I’m content.

  5. FishBeard says:

    Baaaaaad pictures.

  6. Lucy says:

    “Harry Styles didn’t get any nominations!!! SADFACE!” I concur. He deserved a nod.

  7. DiligentDiva says:

    LWYMD was the worst, no shocker there. However Ready for It… was a good enough song. I suspect it has more to do with Taylor herself as to why she wasn’t nominated. There was a leak about this a while ago. Taylor’s pissed too many of them off.

  8. Hh says:

    I hope she puts out a new video or “look” soon. These sexy, vampy shots don’t do her justice. She’s got all the puzzle pieces to look sexy, but it just doesn’t fit in this way. I wish she’d go for a more “boss/woman in charge” look. That would be powerful, sexy, and true. Her business game is on point.

  9. Yawn says:

    Why would they get noms? They sucked…

  10. Towelie says:

    Look what you made me do is a truly awful, basic song. She can and has done better. Ready for it is a great gym track. Gorgeous is so so so bad. It feels like she’s phoning it in now. The hatred against her is always OTT but her being ‘snubbed’ from the grammy’s is well deserved this round. This era is so lazy on her part. I hope damn or melodrama win AOTY!!

  11. Nancy says:

    She was the flavor of the month for too long. I think her reign is ending….she killed it all by herself trying to get even with every single person in the industry she thought did her wrong. She is a vindictive girl, still can’t call her a woman. She can redeem herself, but a little ego check wouldn’t hurt.

    • Alison says:

      Exactly, this whole ‘calling everyone out’ thing is getting to be annoying and it doesn’t look good on her. Plus it’s generic drivelly non-music, the only thing I feel is irritation when I look what we made her do.

  12. Lylia says:

    Sad face about Harry Styles too. I thought he would get a nod. Super excited for Kesha & Lourdes. I really want to see Kesha win.

  13. Latinjen says:

    In other news Taylor’s just added 9 news shows due to high demand, so chances are she’ll be taking in about 200m next year. Plus just brought a 18m townhouse next to NYC apartment to join both property together.

  14. Alison says:

    I’m really glad. A bit of humbling would be good for her, and besides that she’s had her turn many, many times. I get that she got famous really young but the diamond-eating badass in black vinyl thing is a bit – annoying to watch and apparently others agree.

  15. pleaseicu says:

    Sadface about Harry Styles too. Sign of the Times really deserved a nod. It’s a great song. And I thought he had one of the best albums of the year as well. I’m actually kind of shocked that he didn’t get any nod considering how up his arse the Grammys were prior to the nominations and how his song and album had industry and critical love as well.

  16. Henny In My Hand says:

    I have no idea where her career is going to go from here. She doesn’t respond well to criticism or rejection, and it’s almost all she’s been getting lately. She can’t be pleased. It’ll probably inspire a terrible “I am the victim, no one understands me” phase. I’ll be sipping on my Henny waiting to see her next move.