The nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards have been announced. SZA landed the most nominations this year with nine total. She’s followed by Victoria Monét and producer Serban Ghenea, who each have seven nods. Phoebe Bridgers also has seven nods, which is one more than her bandmates in Boygenius. Other six-time nominees for 2024 include Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Jack Antonoff, Jon Batiste, Miley Cyrus, and Brandy Clark.
SZA’s nominations include SOS’ nod for Album of the Year and both Song and Record of the Year for “Kill Bill.” SOS also received the nomination for Best Progressive R&B Album. Other nominations include Traditional R&B Performance (“Love Language”), Best R&B Song (“Snooze”), Best R&B Performance (“Kill Bill”), and Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Low”). “Ghost in the Machine,” her Bridgers collaboration, was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker also received multiple nominations for their inaugural full-length with Boygenius, The Record. They’re nominated for two of the big four categories: Album of the Year (The Record) and Record of the Year (“Not Strong Enough”). The latter song is also nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. “Cool About It” is among the nominees for Best Alternative Music Performance, and The Record is up for Best Alternative Music Album.
Taylor Swift’s Album of the Year nod for Midnights marks her sixth nomination in the category. She is now tied with Barbra Streisand for most Album of the Year nominations for a female artist. If she wins this year, Swift will become the first artist to win Album of the Year four times. Her other nominations are for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance (“Anti-Hero”), plus Best Pop Vocal Album (Midnights), and Best Pop Duo/Group performance for (“Karma” with Ice Spice).
Victoria Monét had a strong showing at this year’s Grammys with a nod for Best New Artist. “On My Mama” picked up nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song; she also received nominations for Best R&B Album (Jaguar II), Best R&B Performance (“How Does It Make You Feel”), and Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Hollywood”). Fellow Best New Artist nominee Ice Spice is also nominated alongside Swift for Pop Solo Performance as well as Best Rap Song for her Nicki Minaj collaboration “Barbie World.”
Generally, the music from Barbie is well-represented across this year’s nominations. Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” is up for Record of the Year (as well as Pop Solo Performance), while both Eilish’s song and Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” are nominated for Song of the Year. “Barbie World,” “Dance the Night” and “What Was I Made For?” join Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” as four of the five Best Song Written for Visual Media nominees. Both the soundtrack and Mark Ronson’s score picked up nominations for Best Compilation Soundtrack and Best Score Soundtrack, respectively.
Lana Del Rey—facing her first potential Grammy win this year—is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album for Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. “A&W” received nominations for Song of the Year and Best Alternative Music Performance, while Del Rey’s Jon Batiste collaboration “Candy Necklace” is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts is up for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. “Vampire” is in the running for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance slots. “Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl” is a nominee for Best Rock Song alongside the Rolling Stones’ “Angry.” The Rolling Stones are one of a handful of legacy artists with nominations this year: Both Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon picked up nominations for Best Folk Album, while Bruce Springsteen got a nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Joining Lana Del Rey and Boygenius in the Alternative Music categories are Alvvays, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, PJ Harvey, and Gorillaz. Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Queens of the Stone Age are among the rock category nominees. Jeff Mangum is nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for his work on The Collected Works of Neutral Milk Hotel. Caroline Polachek’s Desire, I Want to Turn Into You is up for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, alongside albums by Boygenius, Feist, and Monét.
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