In 2024, SZA is the top contender for Grammy nominations in a year where female artists dominate.

Next year’s Grammy awards will see a strong presence of female artists, as SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Monét, and Taylor Swift take the lead.

SZA’s album SOS and its accompanying songs have earned her a total of nine nominations, the most out of any artist. These nominations span across pop, rap, and R&B categories. Of her 14 previous Grammy nominations, SZA has won one so far. She is now vying for the record of the year award alongside Billie Eilish, boygenius, Jon Batiste, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Victoria Monét.

Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers, and mixing engineer Serban Ghenea each have seven nominations. Monét is also up for best new artist along with Ice Spice and Jelly Roll.

The nominees for both song and record of the year are predominantly female, with the exception of Batiste who is the sole male nominee in both categories. In 2022, Batiste took home five important Grammy awards.

If Swift is able to win album of the year, she could become the first artist ever to win in that category four times and make Grammys history. Rodrigo, who has three previous Grammy wins, has received six nominations for her album GUTS and her song Vampire.

The Barbie album has received 12 nominations and features songs from Eilish, Nicki Minaj, and Dua Lipa. The soundtrack has four out of the five nominees for best song from visual media.

Other nominees from outside the music industry include Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Dave Chappelle for their contributions in the categories of audiobooks, storytelling, and comedy.

This year introduces three new categories: top African music performance, top alternative jazz album and top pop dance recording. Kylie Minogue and Troye Sivan are both nominated for the latter award.

Morgan Wallen, a country singer, was notably overlooked with only one nomination for his song “Last Night” in the category of best country song. Despite spending 16 weeks at No. 1 in the US this year, he received little recognition.

In the beginning of this year, Beyoncé achieved the title of most awarded artist in Grammys history by winning four awards at the 65th ceremony, bringing her total to 32. Harry Styles was named album of the year for his album, “Harry’s House.”

The 66th Grammy Awards are scheduled for February 4th, but the host has not yet been announced.

Nominations for the primary categories in the 2024 Grammy Awards.

Record of the year

Billie Eilish’s song “What Was I Made For?” explores the purpose and meaning of her existence.

The boygenius is not powerful enough.
Jon Batiste – Worship
Miley Cyrus – Flowers
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
SZA – Kill Bill
Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Victoria Monét’s Track “On My Mama”

Album of the year

boygenius – The Record
Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure
Jon Batiste – World Music Radio

Did you know that there is an underground passageway beneath Ocean Boulevard that is named after Lana Del Rey?
Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation
Olivia Rodrigo – GUTS
Taylor Swift – Midnights

Billie Eilish

Song of the year

Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?

Reworded: “Dance all night with Dua Lipa.”
Jon Batiste – Butterfly
Lana Del Rey – A&W
Miley Cyrus – Flowers
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
SZA – Kill Bill
Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Best new artist

Gracie Abrams
Fred Again..
Ice Spice
Jelly Roll
Noah Kahan
Victoria Monét
The War and Treaty

Top performance in the pop category by a solo artist.

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Reworded: Doja Cat is performing a concert called “Paint the Town Red.”
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Best rap performance

The song “The Hillbillies” by Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar.

Reworded: Message of Affection by Black Thought
Coi Leray – Players
Drake and 21 Savage – Rich Flex

The song “Scientists & Engineers” features Killer Mike, André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane.

Best rock performance

The band Arctic Monkeys presents “Sculptures of Anything Goes”.

Rephrase: “The song ‘More Than a Love Song’ by Black Pumas.”

The boygenius is not sufficiently powerful.
Foo Fighters – Rescued
Metallica – Lux Æterna

Best metal performance

Disturbed – Bad Man
Ghost – Phantom of the Opera
Metallica – 72 Seasons
Slipknot – Hive Mind
Spiritbox – Jaded

Victoria Monét

Top performance in the R&B genre.

Chris Brown – Summer Too Hot
Coco Jones – ICU

Glasper’s song “Back to Love” features collaborations with SiR and Alex Isley.
SZA – Kill Bill
Victoria Monét – How Does It Make You Feel

Top solo performance by a country artist.

The song “In Your Love” by Tyler Childers.
Brandy Clark – Buried
Luke Combs – Fast Car
Dolly Parton – The Last Thing on My Mind
Chris Stapleton – White Horse

Top international music performance

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily collaborate on “Shadow Forces.”
Burna Boy – Alone
Davido – Feel
Silvana Estrada – Milagro y Desastre

Falu and Gaurav Shah, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, discuss the abundance of millets.
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain ft Rakesh Chaurasia – Pashto
Ibrahim Maalouf ft Cimafunk and Tank and the Bangas – Todo Colores

Top recording in dance/electronic genre

Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21F
James Blake – Loading

Revised – Unveiling – At an Unprecedented Level

Romy and Fred are together once more.

The artists Skrillex, Fred again.., and Flowdan collaborated on the song “Rumble”.


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