Taylor Swift and Kanye West Were Last-Minute Additions for Top Grammy Awards
Olivia Rodrigo Becomes Second-Youngest Artist to Score Grammy Nods in 'Big Four' Categories 1 day ago The Recording Academy decided to expand the number of Grammy nominees just 24 hours before the list was announced on Tuesday -- to the benefit of artists including Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Abba and Lil Nas X -- according to a report in the New York Times. The move, which saw the list grow from eight nominees to 10, was positioned as a natural progression by CEO Harvey Mason jr. when asked about it by Variety on Monday. "We saw it as an incredible opportunity for us to honor more artists and shine a light on more great music, and potentially offer a greater opportunity for more genres of music to be honored," he said. As for the abruptness of the move, "It's something that we've talked about for quite some time but it ended up happening fairly recently," he said.