Taylor Swift will not submit her re-recording Fearless (Taylor’s Version) to the Grammy Awards and CMA Awards.
The pop superstar, 31, re-recorded his second studio album of 2008 after Scooter Braun bought Big Machine Records, which owned the rights to his first six albums in 2019.
However, she has decided to remove the album released this year from the awards competition, Billboard.com reported on Tuesday.
Out of the race: Taylor Swift withdrew her re-recorded version of Fearless from Grammy and CMA Awards consideration
She will, however, put her ninth studio album with original tracks, Evermore, nominated in all eligible categories.
In a statement to Billboard, a representative for Republic Records said, “After careful consideration, Taylor Swift will not be submitting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in any category at this year’s upcoming Grammy and CMA Awards.
“Fearless 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. “
Nominations for the 2022 Grammy and Country Music Awards have yet to be announced.
New start: The pop superstar, 31, re-recorded her second studio album of 2008 after Scooter Braun bought Big Machine Records which owned the rights to her first six albums in 2019
In 2020, Swift released two new albums, Folklore and Evermore.
With Folklore, the hitmaker broke Whitney Houston’s longtime record for having an album that spent the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Folklore won Album of the Year at the Grammys last March.
The companion album Evermore, released in December 2020, is eligible for the 2022 Grammys.
New Music: The pop superstar, 31, will however nominate his ninth studio album Evermore in all eligible categories. It was released in December 2020
Like Folklore, it was written and recorded during the lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The release included contributions from various other artists, including HAIM, Bon Iver, and The National, and Jack Antonoff also worked as a songwriter and producer.
In June, Swift announced that her hugely successful album Red is the next track in her catalog that she is about to revisit.
“This will be the first time you hear the 30 songs that were supposed to continue on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long, ”she tweeted, adding that the new version is due out on November 19.
Next: In June, Swift announced that Red would be her next album which she is set to re-record with 30 songs due to appear and a release date of November 19
Swift re-encoded his old albums after Braun bought his old label for $ 300 million, and with it acquired the rights to his catalog.
Braun’s Ithaca Holdings then sold the catalog to Shamrock Holdings.
After the purchase, Swift claimed that she was never offered the option of purchasing her own main recordings.
Regarding her intention to re-record her records, she had previously said, “It’s going to be fun, because it’s going to be like finding freedom and taking back what’s mine.”
‘When I created [these songs], I didn’t know what would become of them. Going back and knowing that it meant something to people is actually a really nice way to celebrate what the fans have done for my music. ”
In control: Swift re-encoded his old albums after Scooter Braun (pictured) bought his old label and acquired the rights to his catalog