Taylor Swift Won’t Submit It Recently Released, New Report Says Without fear (Taylor version) album to be considered in all categories of the next Grammy Awards or CMA Awards.
Billboard reports that the country-turned-pop superstar has decided not to submit his re-recorded 2021 version of his 2008 second album for review in any of the two major awards categories, attributing the news to a statement from his label, Republic Records. .
“After careful consideration, Taylor Swift will not submit Without fear (Taylor version) in any category at this year’s upcoming Grammy and CMA Awards, ”the statement read. “Intrepid has already won four Grammys, including Album of the Year, as well as the CMA Award for Album of the Year in 2009/2010 and remains the most awarded country album of all time. “
According to the statement, Swift will submit their ninth studio album, Always – which she released in December 2020 – to the Grammy Awards for consideration in all categories for which he is eligible. As Billboard notes, this means that industry insiders who vote on the prices can turn their attention to Always, avoiding the possibility that they divide their voices between Always and Without fear (Taylor version).
Swift is re-recording her first six albums for the BMLG days after she split from the label – following her original recording deal she signed with Universal Music Group in 2018 – and a very public battle over her previous main recordings. BMLG was bought by celebrity talent director Scooter Braun, who Swift says has been a bully to her over the years. She claims that she was not informed of the label sale in advance and that she never had a fair chance to acquire her masters or buy the label directly.
Braun sold Swift’s back catalog to an investment group for more than $ 300 million in November 2020, according to Variety. This group was later identified as Shamrock Holdings.
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