Grammys most shocking snubs: Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande skunked in top categories, and no ‘Love’ for Beyonce and Jay-Z


Among the biggest shockers in the 2019 Grammy nominations were the high-profile names excluded from the general field, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Beyonce and Jay-Z. See the complete list of nominees here, and scroll down to see some of the most noteworthy snubs in the general field.

Though we thought Beyonce and Jay-Z — credited together as The Carters — might actually win Album of the Year for their joint album “Everything is Love,” they won’t get the chance since they weren’t even nominated. They only picked up three noms in genre categories: Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Love,” Best R&B Performance for “Summer” and Best Music Video for “Apeshit.”

Swift had another bestseller with “Reputation,” but the recording academy left it out of the Album of the Year lineup. She also didn’t make the cut for Record of the Year or Song of the Year for “Delicate.” Her only nomination this year came in Best Pop Vocal Album, which makes this her biggest Grammys shortfall when she has had an album in contention.

Grande was also let down. She was expected to be nominated for Album of the Year for “Sweetener,” but that category wasn’t so sweet to her. She was also left out of Record of the Year for “God is a Woman” and Song of the Year for “No Tears Left to Cry.” As in previous years she was relegated to pop categories: Best Pop Album for “Sweetener” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “God.”

See the rest of this year’s biggest omissions below, and discuss this and more with your fellow music fans in our forums.

NOT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Astroworld,” Travis Scott
“Beautiful Trauma,” Pink
“Everything is Live,” Beyonce and Jay-Z
“From A Room: Volume 2,” Chris Stapleton
“Reputation,” Taylor Swift
“Sweetener,” Ariana Grande

NOT RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Apeshit,” Beyonce and Jay-Z
“Delicate,” Taylor Swift
“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
“God is a Woman,” Ariana Grande
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
“Perfect,” Ed Sheeran and Beyonce

NOT SONG OF THE YEAR
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
“Delicate,” Taylor Swift
“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
“No Tears Left to Cry,” Ariana Grande
“Pray,” Sam Smith

NOT BEST NEW ARTIST
Bazzi
Juice WRLD
Hayley Kiyoko
Ella Mai
Marshmello
Carly Pearce
Troye Sivan
Brett Young

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