The nominations for the 67th Grammy Awards have been unveiled, with rapper SZA leading the pack with over nine nods. Following closely are Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers, and Serban Ghenea with seven nominations each, while Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Rodrigo have secured six nominations.
A notable trend this year is the dominance of female artists, with Batiste being the only male artist to receive more than six nominations. Other male performers did not fare as well, with none surpassing the six-nomination mark.
Leading up to the 2024 show, the Recording Academy made changes, reducing the Big Four categories from 10 to eight nominees each. Additionally, three new categories were introduced this year: Best Alternative Jazz Album, Best Pop Dance Recording, and Best African Music Performance, adding further diversity and recognition to the Grammy Awards.
As per the official website of the Grammy Awards: “The Recording Academy has officially revealed nominations for the 2024 GRAMMYs, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 4, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
“The 2024 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 66th GRAMMY Awards, will air live (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network and will stream on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)^.”
Announcing the new categories, they added: “Three new GRAMMY categories will debut at the 2024 GRAMMYs: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.
“These history-making category additions are part of a larger set of updates and amendments, which go into effect immediately at the 2024 GRAMMYs, aimed at making the GRAMMY Awards process "more fair, transparent and accurate", according to Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr.”
The 2024 Grammys could potentially make Taylor Swift the all-time leader for Album of the Year wins if 'Midnights' secures a victory in that category in February. This would mark her fourth win, putting her ahead of music legends Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon, each with three album wins. Additionally, Swift has set a record with her newly announced nominations, becoming the first person ever to be nominated for Song of the Year seven times.
In the movie category, Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie' is expected to contend at the Grammys, earning 12 nominations for the film's music. Billie Eilish's 'What Was I Made For?' received five nominations, appearing in top categories like Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Solo Performance, Music Video, and Song Written for Visual Media.
Dua Lipa's 'Dance the Night' secured a top nomination for Song of the Year. The Songs Written for Visual Media category is dominated by tracks from 'Barbie,' including those by Eilish and Lipa.
The Best New Artist category features Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan, Victoria Monét, and The War and Treaty as front-runners.
In the rock and metal world, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Greta Van Fleet, Queens of the Stone Age, and Paramore are vying for the Rock Album of the Year.
(With Agency Inputs)