Can Taylor Swift's '1989' Win a Grammy in 2015? Nope, but "Shake It Off" Still Has a Chance
With the 57th Annual Grammy Awards nominations set to be announced on Friday, Dec. 5, there's one question that's on pretty much every Taylor Swift fan's mind: How many nods will 1989 get? Unfortunately, the answer is... none. It's true, 1989 has been well-received by critics and is already the second-best-selling album of 2014, but sadly, the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony has an eligibility period of Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014. 1989 came out on Oct. 27 — it missed the deadline! That means that Swift's fifth LP (and the majority of the songs on it) won't really be in the Grammy race until 2016. But don't worry, there's some good news here: 1989's lead single, "Shake It Off," premiered on Aug. 18, 2014, so it made the cut! "Sweeter Than Fiction," Swift's contribution to the One Chance movie soundtrack, is also eligible. Things are looking up.
So, which awards could Swift be nominated for at the 2015 Grammys? "Shake It Off" has reportedly been submitted for consideration in the following categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Music Video. "Sweeter Than Fiction" has reportedly been submitted for consideration in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category.
Even though 1989 and most of its tracks aren't eligible this time around, Swift could still walk away with five nominations on Friday if things go really well for her. That's nothing to sneeze at!
Swift has already won seven Grammys and she's only 24 years old. Yeesh. Will she be adding more trophies to her mantel when the 57th Annual Grammy Awards air live on Feb. 8, 2015 on CBS? We'll just have to wait and see.
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