Is Taylor Swift still essential for Grammys? She is one of the greatest women in music and, in a year when the Grammys are clearly trying to align with the artists, her lack of appearance will be as evident as it was last year, if not more. Last year, Ehrlich made the nameckecked Variety when he was pampered with the lack of representation for women at last year's ceremony, saying, "It was not [Taylor Swift’s] year. It was kind of out of cycle. I hope we will see you next year. "