Taylor Swift’s Reputation was on the line, and got the ultimate thumbs-down.
The Recording Academy made the announcement for this year’s Grammy Award nominations on Friday and saw the year’s top-selling album by Swift garner only one nod (for best pop vocal album). It’s especially jarring for the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer, who’s been a Grammy darling in recent years with 31 nominations and ten wins. It might be time for another Swift chapter to unfold (because, ya know, the old Taylor Swift can’t come to the phone right now, or whatever).
The same goes for the Carters, whose Everything Is Love surprise album earned only three nominations and none in the top four categories, while Ariana Grande’s Sweetener album picked up only two (though “Thank You, Next” debuted after the eligibility period had ended).
Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty and Nicki Minaj’s Queen got zero nominations, even though both albums soared to the top of charts following their debut, and Underwood holds seven Grammy wins under her belt. (Cue the ugly crying.)
Sam Smith, who performed “Pray” at the awards show last year and won Best New Artist and Record and Song of the Year (for “Stay with Me”) in 2015, also got zero love. His sophomore album that came out this year, The Thrill of It All, didn’t make the cut.
But, hey, at least we’ll get some good reaction shots of (rainbow-haired?) Cardi B, who’s nominated five times. And that’s something to be thankful for, okurr?!