The American country-pop star Taylor Swift withdrew the 2021 remake of her 2008 album 'Fearless' from the Grammys and Country Music Association Awards.
A Republic Records representative told Billboard that after careful consideration, Swift will not be submitting her country re-recorded album at this year's 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," the representative added in the statement.
Instead, the superstar's 9th studio album "Evermore" will be submitted to the Grammys in all possible nominations. This is to ensure that fans will be focusing on a single album to vote.
Her 'Evermore' album debuted at Number One on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart and came back to Number One in June following its vinyl release. As of the recent report from MRC Data, the famed album remains the top-selling vinyl album of the year.
Additionally, the album's predecessor "Folklore" also won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
Furthermore, 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' is just one of the six albums that the pop star plans to re-record after Scooter Braun purchased her former label Big Machine Records back in 2019 wherein the rights of her first six albums belong.
Later this year, the second project that Swift has in mind will be a re-recording of her 2012 album 'Red' which is scheduled to be released this coming November. The said project has an inclusion of all 30 songs meant to be included in the album.
The "Blank Space" singer also shared she will re-record her first six albums to retrieve her works. Moreover, she also announced a new collaboration with Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Big Red Machine.
BACKTRACK TO TAYLOR SWIFT'S ACCOLADES
The 31-year old pop star received numerous awards in her 17-year career.
Since the beginning of her journey, the "Bad Blood" singer has been nominated for over 41 Grammys nominations and has won 11 of them.
Here are to name some of her notable awards from the Grammys.
In 2020, she won Album of the Year for Folklore. In 2015, she also won Album of the Year for '1989'. Her song 'Safe & Sound' was hailed as Best Song Written For Visual Media back in 2012. Her country song 'Mean' was labeled as the Best Country Song of 2011. Of course, in 2009, 'Fearless' was acclaimed as the Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
With these amazing achievements of Taylor Swift, the "You Belong With Me" hit-maker hopes for the fans will patronize her new versions of her albums on streaming services and download stores.