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Why Wasn't Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Nominated For A 2018 Grammy? Fans Are Mad

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It's about that time, people! The 2018 Grammy nominations are here and we finally get to see who has the chance to win big when the show airs in January. Artists like JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and even Justin Bieber are on the list of nominees, but fans are upset that one big star is missing: Taylor Swift. Why wasn't Reputation nominated for a Grammy? The answer is pretty simple.

Now, before you go flipping your lid, don't worry – Taylor Swift was still nominated for two Grammys. She's nominated for Best Country Song with Little Big Town for "Better Man," where she served as a writer. She also is nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media with Zayn Malik for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever." So, we could definitely still see Swifty at the show (and maybe a performance? Just putting that out there!)

As for Reputation, as we all know, Swift dropped her highly-anticipated sixth studio album earlier this month on Nov. 10, 2017. According to the 60th Annual Grammy Awards website, the 2018 show will honor music released from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. So, there you have it – Reputation just wasn't eligible this year.

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BUT, there's more to this story. It couldn't be simple, right? Swift didn't wait until Nov. 10 to drop new music. Actually, she started releasing new songs as early as August. "Look What You Made Me Do" was released on Aug. 24, 2017. The music video for the song dropped soon after at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 27, 2017. So, why wasn't "Look What You Made Me Do" nominated?

The Grammys website states:

Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor, via the internet or mail order/retail sales for a nationally marketed product. Recordings must be available for sale from any date within the eligibility period through at least the date of the current year’s voting deadline (final ballot).

So, it seems "Look What You Made Me Do" could have been up for an award. But, Swift isn't the only artist who deserved that coveted nomination. Artists like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Ariana Grande are nowhere to be found on the list. What's the deal?!

Check out the rest of the nominations below and on the Grammy website.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Awaken My Love!, Childish Gambino

4:44, JAY-Z

Damn, Kendrick Lamar

Melodrama, Lorde

24K Magic, Bruno Mars

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Despacito” (Songwriters: Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi and Marty James Garton)

“4:44” (Songwriters: Shawn Carter and Dion Wilson)

“Issues” (Songwriters: Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen)

“1-800-273-8255” (Songwriters: Sir Robert Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Alessia Caracciolo, Khalid Robinson, Drew Taggart)

“That’s What I Like” (Songwriters: Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip)

RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Redbone,” Childish Gambino

“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

“The Story of O.J.,” JAY-Z

“Humble,” Kendrick Lamar

“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

BEST NEW ARTIST

Alessia Cara

Khalid

Lil Uzi Vert

Juli Michaels

SZA

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Love So Soft,” Kelly Clarkson

“Praying,” Kesha

“Million Reasons,” Lady Gaga

“What About Us,” P!nk

“Shape Of You,” Ed Sheeran

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Kaleidoscope EP, Coldplay

Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey

Evolve, Imagine Dragons

Rainbow, Kesha

Joanne, Lady Gaga

÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

“Thunder,” Imagine Dragons

“Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man

“Stay,” Zedd & Alessia Cara

TRADITIONAL VOCAL ALBUM

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version), Michael Bublé

Triplicate, Bob Dylan

In Full Swing, Seth MacFarlane

Wonderland, Sarah McLachlan

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, Various Artists

BEST RAP ALBUM

4:44, JAY-Z

Damn, Kendrick Lamar

Culture, Migos

Laila’s Wisdom, Rapsody

Flower Boy, Tyler, the Creator

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE

“Prblms,” 6lack

“Crew,” Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

“Family Feud,” JAY-Z featuring Beyoncé

“Loyalty,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna

“Love Galore,” SZA featuring Travis Scott

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney

Heart Break, Lady Antebellum

The Breaker, Little Big Town

Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

From a Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

“My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band

“You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum

“Better Man,” Little Big Town

“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt

“Losing You,” Alison Krauss

“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

“I Could Use a Love Song,” Maren Morris

“Either Way,” Chris Stapleton