In an exciting reveal on Friday morning, the 2024 Grammy nominations shook the music world, with SZA leading the pack with nine nominations. Victoria Monét and Phoebe Bridgers are hot on her heels, each earning seven nods. Notable musicians, including Jack Antonoff, Boygenius, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Brandy Clark, share the third spot with six nominations each.
To announce the nominees, the Recording Academy welcomed artists like Kim Petras, Jon Bon Jovi, St. Vincent, and Muni Long, setting the stage for what promises to be a highly anticipated awards ceremony.
The Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 4 at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles. As the excitement builds, fans buzz about the surprises and snubs in this year’s nominations.
Surprises From Victoria Monét Triumphs To First-Ever Best African Music Performance Category
Victoria Monét, previously sidelined at the MTV Video Music Awards, emerged as a Grammy frontrunner with seven nominations, including one for Record of the Year. The R&B sensation’s resilience and talent shine through, marking a turning point in her career.
Australia celebrates as Kylie Minogue’s “Padam Padam” and Troye Sivan’s “Rush” earn Grammy nods, providing a soundtrack to the nation’s music scene. Minogue’s sixth nomination and Sivan’s long-overdue recognition mark a memorable moment for Australian music on the global stage.
The cultural phenomenon “Barbie” not only dominated 2023 but also conquered the Grammy nominations with four nods in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category. The star-studded soundtrack, featuring artists like Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish, continues to captivate audiences.
Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack earns a Grammy nomination, signaling her return to the spotlight after a seven-year hiatus. Fans eagerly await more musical magic from the acclaimed artist.
The Recording Academy introduced the Best African Music Performance category to recognize the global impact of Afrobeat and African music. Tyla, Asake, Davido, and Ayra Starr join Burna Boy, who previously won in 2021. Tyla’s viral hit “Water” earns her a debut Grammy nomination.
Snubs From Peso Pluma Overlooked in Best New Artist To Foo Fighters Absent from Album of the Year
Despite a stellar year, Peso Pluma, known for collaborations with industry heavyweights, is excluded from the Best New Artist category. His album “GÉNESIS” and boundary-pushing corridos tumbados deserve recognition.
Despite their poignant return with “But Here We Are,” the Foo Fighters, still mourning the loss of drummer Taylor Hawkins, did not secure an Album of the Year nomination. The band’s transformative journey didn’t receive the Grammy recognition many expected.
As the music world eagerly awaits the 2024 Grammy Awards, the stage is set for a night of surprises, celebrations, and outstanding performances. The nominations reflect the industry’s diversity and dynamism, showcasing established stars and rising talents.