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Here's Why Taylor Swift Decided To Skip The 2020 Grammy Awards

Swifties, you listening???

Honestly, it's a sad day for fans of Taylor Swift. If for some reason you don't have cable/streaming services/social media and are living under a rock, this is the first Grammy Awards of the entire decade. Exciting, right? Well, it was...until we found out that Queen Taylor decided to skip the ceremony despite her three nominations.

Us Weekly confirmed the news on Friday, while Variety revealed that Taylor was allegedly supposed do a performance. Unlike the other artists whose performances were announced—like Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Ariana Grande—Taylor's performance was reportedly kept under wraps.

"Rehearsal schedules for the taping at Staples Center had included one 'TBA' artist that was believed to have been reserved for Swift, possibly performing her most recent album's feminist anthem, 'Lover,'" Variety's report claimed.

The news of Taylor skipping the Grammys comes after fans of hers complained that her album, Lover, was snubbed in nominations. Taylor managed to secure a spot in three categories: Best Pop Vocal Album for Lover, Best Pop Solo Performance for "You Need to Calm Down," and Song of the Year for "Lover." For the record (no pun intended), Swifties thought that she was snubbed for Reputation too...which probs why she hasn't attended the show since 2016!


Taylor at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016. AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES

Despite what her fans thought, Taylor expressed excitement when the Recording Academy released the nominations in November. "LOVER IS NOMINATED FOR SONG OF THE YEAR AT THE GRAMMYS!!!" she wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time. "Wrote this one alone in a quiet moment and seeing it honored in the Song of the Year category by my peers means so much, wow…3 noms guys!!!!"

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Regardless of if Taylor snags an award tonight or not, she wouldn't be taking any major losses—she's won 10 of her 35 total career nominations, so she's good!


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