Taylor Swift Fans and BTS Fans Outraged After 2020 Grammy Nominations Snubs
The nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday morning
Though the nomination announcement saw success for artists including first-time nominees Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, some fans noticed that musicians including Swift, BTS, Maren Morris, Halsey and Bruce Springsteen had been snubbed in some categories.
Swift, 29, did earn three nominations — including song of the year for “Lover,” best pop vocal album for Lover (the album) and best pop solo performance for “You Need to Calm Down“— but Lover was not nominated for the prestigious album of the year category.
“Lover didn’t get nominated for album of the year?” one Swift fan tweeted alongside a meme of the singer. “It’s the best selling album of 2019.”
“The best selling album of 2019 didn’t get nominated for album of the year. Okay that’s cool,” another fan added.
Meanwhile, K-pop group BTS did not receive any nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, despite their massive worldwide fanbase.
“I’m gonna say it now: with all the sales, streams and top ratings for Map of the Soul: PERSONA, @BTS_twt at least deserved a nomination for Album of the Year,” one fan tweeted. “I said what I said.”
“Bts had the most digital streams and physical sales of 2019 but didn’t get a nomination,” another fan wrote. “That makes no sense #GRAMMYs.”
A third fan chimed in: “Regardless of them not being nominated for anything, BTS has had a great year and the numbers will always prove otherwise the impact they have had on this world.”
Other snubs included country singer Morris, who received one nomination for best country duo/group performance but her latest album Girl — which picked up album of the year at the CMA Awards earlier this month — didn’t receive any love.
Halsey was also overlook for her megahit “Without Me,” though the singer urged her fans to take the news in stride. “My fans 💕 please do not waste your anger or frustration. i see a lot of you are upset. of course im sad too. none of it matters. literally none of it. you’re here. i’m here. + everything is gonna stay exactly the same and without me is still a super tight, record breaking song,” she wrote on Twitter. “Congrats to the nominees. so much great music nominated this year. definitely see a lot of my friends and colleagues missing from the nom lists, but the music speaks! this is how it goes every year right?”
Springsteen, meanwhile, didn’t receive any Grammy nods this year despite releasing his first album of original material since 2012 this year, Western Stars.
“I know it doesn’t matter to @springsteen but I’m disappointed that #WesternStars did not get a @RecordingAcad nomination #GRAMMYs,” one Twitter user wrote.
Check out the full list of this year’s Grammy nominations here.
The 62nd Grammy Awards will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.