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Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent removed as songwriters from Olivia Rodrigo’s Album of the Year Grammy nomination

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Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent have lost out on an Album of the Year nomination for next year’s Grammys.

The pair had been credited as songwriters on Olivia Rodrigo‘s SOUR, and thus would earn a Grammy trophy themselves should it win the 2022 Album of the Year award. However, an update from the Recording Academy shows that both Antonoff and St. Vincent have been removed as nominees.

Rodrigo had given Antonoff and St. Vincent writing credit on the SOUR song “deja vu” because it borrowed from the bridge of Taylor Swift‘s song “Cruel Summer,” which the pop superstar had originally written with the Bleachers frontman and the “Los Ageless” rocker. Swift’s songwriting nomination for SOUR has been removed, as well.

Hayley Williams is also a credited songwriter on the SOUR song “good 4 u” due to its similarities to Paramore‘s “Misery Business.” However, Williams was never listed among the nominees.

While he won’t win a Grammy with SOUR, Antonoff is still an Album of the Year nominee as a contributor to Swift’s evermore. He’ll also compete for the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

St. Vincent, meanwhile, is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album with her 2021 record, Daddy’s Home.

The 2022 Grammys take place January 31.

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