‘Reputation’ Isn’t Nominated, But Here’s How Taylor Swift Can Still Take Home a 2018 Grammy
The cutoff to be nominated at the 60th annual Grammy Awards was September 30, 2017 (an album had to be released between October 1, 2016 and then to be considered for nomination), which means Swift's latest record, Reputation, released November 10, just missed the deadline. (The album will, however, be eligible for the 2019 Grammys.)
Despite Reputation's omission, Swift still has a handful of chances to bring home a coveted Gramophone trophy on January 28—and the odds appear ever in her favor.
"Better Man," the song Swift penned for Little Big Town, is nominated for both Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Swift and Zayn's collaboration off the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," is also nominated in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, though the competition is much stiffer there (La La Land favorite "City of Stars" and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "How Far I'll Go" off the Moana soundtrack are also nominated).
Meanwhile, other excellent albums that just missed the 2018 Grammys Best Album cut-off include Beck's Colors, Pink's Beautiful Trauma, Fever Ray's Plunge, Niall Horan's Flicker, Kelly Clarkson's Meaning of Life, Kelela's Take Me Apart, Sam Smith's The Thrill of It All and Bjork's Utopia.
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