Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and St. Vincent will not be considered as part of Olivia Rodrigo‘s Sour, which is nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category.
For “deja vu,” one of the songs featured on Sour, Rodrigo had interpolated Swift’s “Cruel Summer,” written by Swift, Antonoff, and Clark. The Recording Academy announced that this year, in the nomination process for album of the year category, it is drawing a distinct line between songwriters who are actively involved in the creation of a new song and those whose old work was merely interpolated in it.
Reversing its original decision, the Academy has withdrawn the nominations for the three artists.
“During the submission process, the Academy received credits from the label for the track ‘deju vu.’ Last week, we received the correct credits from the label that recognize Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift as songwriters of an interpolation on the track, ‘deja vu,’” the Academy said in a statement.
They added, “In keeping with current Grammy guidelines, as songwriters of an interpolated track, Clark, Antonoff and Swift are not nominees in the album of the year category for Sour. Antonoff and Swift are nominated in the category for Swift’s album, evermore.”
Nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced on November 23.
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