The Grammy Awards 2024 are poised to be a celebration of women, with female acts securing seven out of eight nominations in the top three categories. SZA leads the pack with an impressive nine nominations, while Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Boygenius (band) each earned six nods.
Album of the Year nominees features a diverse range of female artists, including SZA's SOS, Swift's Midnights, Rodrigo's Guts, Cyrus' Endless Summer Vacation, boygenius' self-titled album, Lana Del Rey's Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, and Janelle Monáe's The Age of Pleasure.
Women Musicians Dominate Nominations
Batiste is the lone male artist nominated for Song of the Year (Butterfly) and Record of the Year (Worship). Notable nominations include Eilish What Was I Made For? from Barbie, Swift's Anti-Hero, SZA's Kill Bill, Rodrigo's Vampire, and Cyrus' Flowers. Completing the roster of Song of the Year nominees, an accolade honouring songwriters, are Lana Del Rey's A&W and Dua Lipa's Dance the Night from the highly acclaimed Barbie soundtrack. This soundtrack, riding high on success, earned an impressive 12 Grammy nominations, fueled by chart-topping singles from the likes of Eilish, Lipa, Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, and Ryan Gosling.
SZA received nominations across pop, R&B, and rap categories, with her Phoebe Bridgers collaboration Ghost in the Machine earning a nod for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter-producer-engineer Victoria Monét secured seven nominations, including Record of the Year for On My Mama and Best New Artist.
Doja Cat, whose upcoming album Scarlet is eligible for the 2025 Grammys, secured nominations for its preliminary singles. Paint the Town Red is in the running for Best Solo Pop Performance, while Attention is set to compete for both Best Rap Song and Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Swift, with 12 Grammy wins to her name, could make history by becoming the first performer to win Album of the Year four times. Her nominations include Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights and Best Pop Solo Performance for Anti-Hero.
Renowned figures from various fields earned Grammy nods in distinct categories. Notable names such as Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama, William Shatner, and Senator Bernie Sanders received nominations for Best Audiobook, Narration, and Storytelling. In the realm of comedy, the Best Comedy Album category boasts nominations for Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Trevor Noah, Wanda Sykes, and Sarah Silverman.
Grammy Awards 2024: Final Showdown in Los Angeles
The Grammy Awards 2024 will air live on February 4 from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The final round of voting takes place from December 14 through January 4, with eligible songs and albums released between October 1, 2022, and September 15, 2023.
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