Kanye West and Taylor Swift were added to AOTY the day before the announcement

Kanye West and Taylor Swift were among the group Grammy nominees Which were added at the last minute to the Big 4 categories (Album, Recording, and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist) due to a rule change to widen the field for these categories from 8 candidates to 10.

as New York times According to reports, the decision to add West and Swift to the Album of the Year category was made at a meeting the day before the nominations were announced. Other artists who have benefited from this change include ABBA and Lil Nas X for Record of the Year, Doja Cat and Brandi Carlile for Song Of The Year, and Arooj Aftab and Baby Keem for Best New Artist.

The nominations in the Big Four categories announced on Tuesday were different from the supposed final list of nominations that was created several days before the announcement and circulated inside and outside the academy. That “final” list did not contain additions in the big four categories.

CEO Harvey Mason Jr. revealed his expanded nomination list to the general public at a party broadcast live on Tuesday, calling the change a way to “make room for more music, more artists and more genres, and embrace the spirit of inclusion.”

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