Lizzo’s Music From 2017 Could Win A 2020 Grammy, Which Isn’t As Weird As It Seems
People are furious that 2017's 'Truth Hurts' has scored three nominations, but it's not unusual at all.
The 2020 Grammy nominations have been announced, and various fandoms are up in arms.
But, the biggest point of contention has been Lizzo’s whopping eight Grammy nominations — the most of any artist this year. Lizzo is up for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best R&B Performance, and Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Lizzo getting 8 nominations for THIS YEARS Grammy for songs she released TWO WHOLE YEARS AGO?!? give me a fucking break.
— Yeehaw Swiffer ⊬ (@impanswiftual) November 19, 2019
when Lorde released Melodrama she only got 1 grammy nom and now Lizzo is getting 8 noms pic.twitter.com/DnssHGB8dO
— ㅤً (@ilordie) November 19, 2019
Not @ Lizzo hyping a song from 2017 and being obsessed with charts on twitter and ending with 8 grammy nominations NO WORDS
— gab⚡️ (@mytearrhapsody) November 19, 2019
Lizzo getting 8 grammy nominations for stuff from 2-3 years ago is the biggest joke of 2019 pic.twitter.com/DRQy7i5nJ2
— 𝙖𝙮𝙡𝙖 🍉 | 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 (@notearstay) November 19, 2019
Lizzo Isn’t A Brand New Artist & The Song She’s Being Nominated For Was Released In 2017… The Grammy’s Love Stunts.
— Dougiie (@SoCROWNN) November 20, 2019
But Lizzo's music came when dinosaurs were in existence like how is that shit applicable for the timeline of this year's Grammy ??!? pic.twitter.com/7DTNKGvZIy
— . (@voilaselena) November 19, 2019
Why The ‘Truth Hurts’
The Grammys explain that a song is eligible for Song of the Year if it “was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the eligibility year.”
‘Truth Hurts’ was released in 2017, but didn’t actually gain mainstream attention until 2019. The song charted at number one for seven weeks following a popular TikTok trend and its use in the Netflix film, Someone Great. ‘Truth Hurts’ did so well this year that it actually became the tied longest-running number one song by a female rapper.
But the issue is people aren’t questioning the the songs popularity or whether ‘Truth Hurts’ is a good track, because that’s clear. Instead, people are confused over how a song from 2017 could be nominated at all when this years eligibility period was from October 1st, 2018, to August 31st, 2019.
Lizzo didn’t deserve her Grammy nominations, and I don’t mean that in a rude or offensive way. But getting nominated with songs released three/two years ago is cheating. And the truth is Atlantic buy GRAMMYs to their artists, but y’all didn’t hear it from me.
— IGO Predicts (@2020thoughts_) November 20, 2019
‘Truth Hurts’ qualifies for its Grammys nominations because it was actually released on the deluxe edition of Lizzo’s album, Cuz I Love You. The deluxe album, released during the eligibility period, is also the version nominated for Album of the Year.
This is allowed because ‘Truth Hurts’ was released in 2017 as a standalone single, not as part of an album that was ever Grammy-eligible. Therefore, its inclusion in the deluxe version of her eligible album is totally in line with the Grammy rules.
As expected, fans are still mad over the songs inclusion, and suggested other artists, songs and albums deserved the same treatment.
Now here me out, If Lizzo can put Truth Hurts on her recent album and make it Grammy eligible, Taylor Swift could submit her re-recordings to the Grammys and get RED the Album of the Year it deserved.
— Ben #1 Tree Paine Stan (@TS7Track3) November 20, 2019
If lizzo can get a Grammy nomination for 2016 songs then its time for justice for mary the night & gypsy!
— Gaga Crave (@Gaga_Crave) November 20, 2019
— TS ❤️ (@TSwiftLover823) November 20, 2019
But at the end of the day Lizzo is still leading the nominations, and I guess you just have to blame that on her juice.