SZA leads a female-dominated year


Women take control of this year’s nominations with only one man, Jon Batiste, in both the song and record of the year categories

Female artists are set to dominate next year’s Grammy Awards with SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Monét and Taylor Swift leading the way.

SZA has scored the most nominations with nine overall for her album SOS and the songs from it, covering pop, rap and R&B fields. The singer has so far won one Grammy from her 14 previous nominations. She competes in the record of the year category with Billie Eilish, boygenius, Jon Batiste, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and Victoria Monét.

Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers and the mixing engineer Serban Ghenea all follow with seven nominations. Monét is also nominated in the category of best new artist alongside others including Ice Spice and Jelly Roll.

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Both song and record of the year categories are almost entirely female with just Batiste as the male nominee in both. Batiste won five key Grammy awards in 2022.

Swift, with six nominations, could potentially make Grammys history if she wins album of the year, which would make her the first artist ever to win in that category four times. Rodrigo, who has previously won three Grammy awards, has scored six nominations for her album GUTS and the song Vampire.

The Barbie album has also made a strong showing with 12 nominations and songs from Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Dua Lipa featuring prominently. Songs from the soundtrack make up four out of the five nominees for best song from visual media.

Nominees beyond the world of music include Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and Dave Chappelle, for audiobook, storytelling or comedy awards.

This year sees three new categories: best African music performance, best alternative jazz album and best pop dance recording. Kylie Minogue and Troye Sivan are among the nominees for the latter category.

Notable snubs include country singer Morgan Wallen, who scored just one nomination for Last Night for best country song. The song has spent 16 weeks at No 1 in the US this year.

Earlier this year, Beyoncé become the most awarded artist in Grammys history, winning four awards at the 65th ceremony and bringing her total to 32. Harry Styles took home album of the year for Harry’s House.

The 66th Grammy Awards will take place on 4 February with a host yet to be announced.

2024 Grammy nominations: the major categories

Record of the year

                                                                           Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?

boygenius – Not Strong Enough

Jon Batiste – Worship

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire

SZA – Kill Bill

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Victoria Monét – On My Mama

Album of the year


boygenius – The Record

Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure

Jon Batiste – World Music Radio

Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd

Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation

Olivia Rodrigo – GUTS


Taylor Swift – Midnights

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish. Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Song of the year

Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?

Dua Lipa – Dance the Night

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

Best pop solo performance

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Doja Cat – Paint the Town Red

Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?

Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Best rap performance

Baby Keem ft Kendrick Lamar – The Hillbillies

Black Thought – Love Letter

Coi Leray – Players

Drake and 21 Savage – Rich Flex

Killer Mike ft André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane – Scientists & Engineers

Best rock performance

Arctic Monkeys – Sculptures of Anything Goes

Black Pumas – More Than a Love Song

boygenius – Not Strong Enough

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

Victoria Monét. Photograph: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP

Best R&B performance

Chris Brown – Summer Too Hot

Coco Jones – ICU

Robert Glasper ft SiR and Alex Isley – Back to Love

SZA – Kill Bill

Victoria Monét – How Does It Make You Feel

Best country solo performance

Tyler Childers – In Your Love

Brandy Clark – Buried

Luke Combs – Fast Car

Dolly Parton – The Last Thing on My Mind

Chris Stapleton – White Horse

Best global music performance

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily – Shadow Forces

Burna Boy – Alone

Davido – Feel

Silvana Estrada – Milagro y Desastre

Falu and Gaurav Shah (ft PM Narendra Modi) – Abundance in Millets

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain ft Rakesh Chaurasia – Pashto

Ibrahim Maalouf ft Cimafunk and Tank and the Bangas – Todo Colores

Best dance/electronic recording

Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21F

James Blake – Loading

Disclosure – Higher Than Ever Before

Romy and Fred again.. – Strong

Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan – Rumble

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