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Brandi Carlile Sweeps Grammy Noms; Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Snubbed

Brandi Carlile Sweeps Grammy Noms; Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Snubbed

Brandi Carlile Sweeps Grammy Noms; Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Snubbed

Two queer women are nominated for album of the year!

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If the Golden Globe nominations weren’t enough excitement for this week, now the Grammy noms are here, too.

Sweeping through the Grammys with six nominations is Brandi Carlile, making her the female artist with the most nominations this year, and puts her tied in 3rd place for most nominations for the 2019 awards overall. Her album, By the Way, I Forgive You, was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Americana Album, while the song "The Joke" is up for Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.

Up against Carlile for Album of the Year is Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, and it's hard to decide whether it’s offensive that we have to choose between rooting for two queer women for such an amazing honor, or if it’s simply incredible that there are two queer women nominated for it. Just kidding, it’s obviously the latter. Congrats, ladies!!

Also worth noting are St. Vincent’s nomination for Best Alternative Music Album with Masseduction and Teddy Geiger’s for her part in co-writing the Shawn Mendes track “In My Blood,” which is up for Song of the Year.

Everyone always has their list of perceived Grammy snubs they’re more than ready to fight over, but this year has a couple of head scratchers in particular.

The Carters (as in Jay-Z and Beyoncé, thank you) failed to receive nominations for the main four categories, as did Ariana Grande, who has somehow never won a Grammy yet.

Perhaps the most confounding of all is the lack of nominations for Taylor Swift, whose album reputation was just named by Billboard as the biggest album of the year. She received just one nomination, for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Considering “Delicate” is totally a gay song now, that’s basically homophobic.

But at least we’ve got a couple queer artists to root for come February, and in the meantime, we can look forward to the endless hot takes on Twitter about what was wrong with the nominations.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.