- 21 Jul 21
The American pop singer will focus on her ninth studio album, evermore, this upcoming awards season.
Taylor Swift will not be submitting the re-recording of her second album, Fearless (Taylor's Version), for consideration at the 2022 Grammys.
In an exclusive with Billboard, a representative from Republic Records explained the decision to pull the album for consideration at the 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," said the label representative.
The statement also explained how Swift's ninth studio album, evermore, will be their focus during this forthcoming awards season. It will be submitted to the Grammys for consideration in all eligible categories, which they hope makes it easier for voters because they will not have to split their potential votes between two of Swift's projects.
Fearless (Taylor's Version) is the first re-recording of her first six albums. Swift has been in a feud over the rights of her six master recordings with her former label, Big Machine Group, and music executive Scooter Braun since 2019. Swift's next re-recording, Red (Taylor's Version), is set to be released November 19. Learn more about what to expect here.
Listen to Fearless (Taylor's Version) below: