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Taylor Swift and other songwriters aren’t up for the Grammys for Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour”.
The Recording Academy explained why the people credited for the tween are not eligible for the awards in response to a series of songwriting credit updates for the chart-topping LP of the pop superstar. 18 years old.
This means that Taylor, Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent (Annie Clark) were taken off the album of the year ballot for the record, although they were added to the songwriting credits for the song. ‘Olivia’ Deja Vu ‘.
“1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back” on the album also interpolates Taylor’s “New Year’s Day”, which was written by hitmaker “Shake It Off” and Jack.
Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Josh Farro are also in the same boat, as they received writers credits for their hit “good 4 u”, after fans and music critics made comparisons between the track and the track. of the emo-pop group’s 2007, “Misery Business”. , with a mashup of the two songs originally shared on TikTok racking up millions of views on YouTube.
In a statement regarding their guidelines, the Recording Academy said: “Last week we received correct credits from the label which recognizes Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift as songwriters of a tween on the track ‘Deja Vu “.
“Under current Grammy guidelines, as songwriters of an interpolated track, Clark, Antonoff, and Swift are not nominated in the Album of the Year category for ‘Sour’.”
Meanwhile, Olivia recently insisted it was “disappointing” that her work was “discredited” for its similarities to songs by other artists.
The “driver’s license” star insisted that “nothing is ever new” in music and she doesn’t understand why people have made such a big fuss about it.
She said: “I think it’s disappointing to see people take things out of context and discredit the work of a young woman.
“All music is inspired by each other. Obviously I write all of my lyrics with my heart and my life first. I found the lyrics and the melody to ‘good 4 u’ one morning in the shower.
“Each artist is inspired by artists who came before him.
“It’s kind of a fun and beautiful sharing process. Nothing in music is ever new. There are four chords in each song. This is the fun part – trying to make it your own. “
Olivia, an uncompromising Swiftie, previously revealed “Deja Vu” inspired by “Cruel Summer”.
She explained: “I wanted [the bridge] be very energetic because the rest of the song is very serene and weirdly calm.
“But I wanted the last bridge to go a little bit crazy and I love ‘Cruel Summer’, it’s one of my favorite songs. I love the harmonized screams she makes. ‘they’re super electric and moving, so I wanted to do something like that. “