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Taylor Swift won’t submit re-recorded Fearless album for Grammys consideration

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Taylor Swift won’t be winning any more Grammys for her Fearless album (Picture: Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)

Taylor Swift will not submit the re-recorded version of her album Fearless for consideration at the Grammy Awards, her record label has confirmed.

The pop superstar released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April as she actively works to regain control of her master recordings amid a row with her old label.

Fans had been speculated that the hitmaker could enter the new recording for upcoming awards shows thanks to the release of several previously unheard tracks, along with the adjustment in compositions.

Indeed, the original Fearless, released in 2008, won album of the year at the Grammys and the Country Music Association Awards.

However, Republic Records has confirmed Taylor, 31, will instead be submitting Evermore, her latest wholly original album that was a surprise drop in December.

A representative for the label explained: ‘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.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards
The singer has chosen not to submit her re-recorded version, instead she’s putting her energy behind Evermore (Picture: Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

‘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.’

They continued: ‘Taylor’s 9th studio album, Evermore, will be submitted to the Grammys for consideration. Evermore charted on many year-end best album lists in 2020 and continues to be one of the top-selling albums this year.’

Evermore is the sister album to Folklore, both recorded and produced during the pandemic, and won album of the year at the Grammys in March.

Swift’s next re-released album will be 2012’s Red. The “Taylor’s Version” of Red will arrive in November.

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