Get ready music lovers, because the list of the 67th annual Grammy Awards nominees has been announced and it’s shaping up to be an exciting competition. Leading the pack is SZA with a whopping nine nominations, followed closely by Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Jon Batiste, Victoria Monét, and Billie Eilish.
The record of the year category is particularly stacked, with all these talented artists vying for the coveted award. And in the album of the year category, we have some familiar faces. But there are also some exciting new faces to watch out for, including Gracie Abrams and Victoria Monét in the Best New Artist category.
The competition is fierce, and fans are already buzzing with anticipation for the awards show, which is set to take place on February 4, 2024. It’s going to be an unforgettable night of celebration and recognition for the best in music.
Record of the Year Nominees
The Record of the Year category consists of exceptional songs that have left a significant impact on the music industry. The nominees for Record of the Year include Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire,” Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero,” SZA’s “Kill Bill,” Jon Batiste’s “Worship,” Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made for” from the hit movie Barbie, Boygenius’ “Not Strong Enough,” and Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama.” These songs have captured the attention of listeners and demonstrate the immense talent present in the music industry today.
Album of the Year Nominees
The Album of the Year category recognizes the most outstanding musical bodies of work released in the past year. This year’s nominees include Miley Cyrus’ “Endless Summer Vacation,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS,” Jon Batiste’s “World Music Radio,” Taylor Swift’s “Midnights,” Lana Del Ray’s “Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,” and Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure.” These albums showcase the diverse and innovative soundscapes that artists have crafted, providing listeners with a range of musical experiences.
Also in the Album of the Year category, Taylor Swift’s presence is once again felt. Her album Midnights has garnered attention and critical acclaim, earning her a sixth nomination in this category. She shares this nomination with Lana Del Rey and Janelle Monae, who also released exceptional albums that have captivated audiences worldwide.
Song of the Year Nominees
The Song of the Year category celebrates exceptional songwriting and recognizes the creative genius behind each composition. The nominees for Song of the Year include “Anti-Hero,” “A&W,” “Butterfly,” Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night Away,” “Flowers,” “Kill Bill,” “Vampire,” and “What Was I Made for?” These songs have resonated with audiences, capturing emotions and telling compelling stories that transcend boundaries.
Taylor Swift’s hit song “Anti-Hero” has propelled her to make history yet again. With this nomination, Swift became the first songwriter to receive seven nominations in the Song of the Year category, surpassing legends like Sir Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie.
Best New Artist Nominees
The Best New Artist category acknowledges emerging talents who have made a significant impact in the music industry. This year, only a handful of artists were selected as nominees, including Gracie Abrams, Fred again.., Ice Spice, Jelly Roll Coco Jones, Noah Kahan, Victoria Monét, and The War And Treaty. These artists represent the next generation of musicians and showcase the diverse range of styles and genres within the industry.
Best Pop Vocal Album Nominees
The Best Pop Vocal Album category recognizes exceptional vocal performances in the pop genre. This year’s nominees include Kelly Clarkson for “Chemistry,” Ed Sheeran for “-(Subtract),” and Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift for their respective albums. These artists have delivered powerful and captivating vocal performances, showcasing their artistic growth and ability to connect with listeners on a profound level.
Best Rock Song Nominees
The Best Rock Song category showcases outstanding rock compositions that have made a significant impact on the genre. This year’s nominees include The Rolling Stones for their song “Angry” and Olivia Rodrigo for her hit song “Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl.” These songs embody the essence of rock music and demonstrate the enduring influence of the genre in today’s music landscape.
Best Rock Album Nominees
In the Best Rock Album category, exceptional rock albums are recognized for their artistic and musical excellence. This year’s nominees include Foo Fighters for “But Here We Are,” Paramore for “This Is Why,” and Metallica for “72 Seasons.” These albums have pushed the boundaries of rock music, showcasing innovation, and displaying the diverse range of styles within the genre.
Best Rap Album Nominees
The Best Rap Album category celebrates the best of rap and hip-hop music. This year’s nominees include Drake and 21 Savage for “Her Loss,” Killer Mike for “MICHAEL,” Metro Boomin for “HEROES & VILLAINS,” Nas for “King’s Disease III,” and Travis Scott for “UTOPIA.” These albums exhibit the artistic and lyrical prowess of the rap genre and highlight the cultural significance of rap music in today’s society.
Best Country Album Nominees
The Best Country Album category recognizes exceptional albums within the country music genre. Several outstanding albums were nominated, including Kelsea Ballerini for “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat” and Lainey Wilson for “Bell Bottom Country.” These albums showcase the rich storytelling and heartfelt emotions that are synonymous with country music, further solidifying the genre’s enduring popularity.
There are inevitably some notable snubs. One artist who stands out is Morgan Wallen, a country star whose single “Last Night” topped the charts for an impressive 16 weeks. Despite this success, Wallen only received one nomination in the Best Country Song category, failing to break through into any of the major categories. Similarly, Doja Cat, known for her catchy and infectious songs, did not make it into any of the big categories, receiving nominations in the Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song categories instead. These snubs serve as a reminder that even though an artist may achieve commercial success, it doesn’t always translate to Grammy nominations.
In conclusion, the nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards are a testament to the diverse and exceptional talent within the music industry. From pop to rock, rap to country, these nominees demonstrate the depth and creativity that is present in music today. The Grammy Awards will undoubtedly be a night filled with celebration, recognition, and appreciation for the incredible contributions artists have made to the world of music.
The Grammy Awards’ website published the official list on November 10th.