Explore the dynamic 2024 GRAMMY nominations, featuring new categories and diverse artists leading the celebration.
2024 GRAMMY Nominations Unveiled: A New Era Begins
Historic Updates and Additions
The Recording Academy has revealed the nominations for the 2024 GRAMMYs, marking the 66th edition of the prestigious awards. A significant highlight is the introduction of three new categories: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording. These additions come as part of a broader effort to enhance the fairness, transparency, and accuracy of the GRAMMY Awards process, according to Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr.
Evolution of the GRAMMYs Process
The GRAMMYs voting process commenced with entries submitted by members and record companies, followed by eligibility screening and category placement. Notably, the 2024 GRAMMYs witnessed the implementation of updates immediately. The Online Entry Process (OEP) Access Period occurred from July 17 to Aug. 31, 2023. First Round Voting took place from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20, 2023, while Final Round Voting spans Dec. 14, 2023, to Jan. 4, 2024, culminating in the winners’ announcement during Music’s Biggest Night on Feb. 4.
Leading Ladies and Diverse Nominations
Female artists stand prominently in the spotlight for the 2024 GRAMMYs, with SZA securing the most nominations at nine. Joining her are Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers, and mixing engineer Serban Ghenea, each with seven nominations. Taylor Swift, with six nominations, could make GRAMMYs history by securing a fourth Album of the Year win.
Notable Snubs and Surprises
Country singer Morgan Wallen, despite a record-breaking year, received just one nomination for “Last Night” in the Best Country Song category. The 2024 GRAMMYs bring forth fresh categories and surprises, reinforcing the dynamic nature of the music industry.
Categories and Major Nominees
Major categories include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and genre-specific awards like Best Rap Performance, Best R&B Performance, and more. Notable nominees include Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Jon Batiste, and Victoria Monét.
Celebrating Musical Excellence
With the awards ceremony set for February 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the 66th GRAMMY Awards promise to celebrate musical excellence while embracing diversity and acknowledging the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry.