July 14, 2024

Competition is hot for the 2024 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, oh my! The 2024 Grammy nominations have been released and it looks as though the competition is going to be fierce this year. 

To be eligible for the 2024 Grammy Awards, recordings must have been released between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 15, 2023. 

With one general field and eleven specified genre fields, there are ninety-four categories and awards to be received on Feb. 4, 2024. The event will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California,  and will be live-streamed on CBS and Paramount+ from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET. 

Aside from the general field which includes notable awards like the sought-after Album of the Year award, there are eleven specified fields which include: (1) Pop & Dance/Electronic,  (2) Rock, Metal & Alternative,  (3) R&B, Rap & Spoken Word, (4) Jazz, Traditional Pop, Contemporary Instrumental & Musical Theater, (5) Country & American Roots, (6) Gospel & Contemporary Christian, (7) Latin, Global, Reggae & New Age, Ambient or Chant, (8) Children’s, Comedy, Audio Books, Visual Media & Music Video/Film, (9) Package, Notes & Historical, (10) Production, Engineering, Composition & Arrangement, and (11) Classical. 

Three new categories are being introduced at this year’s awards show: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording. 

Now for some of the more notable categories and nominations for this year’s awards show. 

In the general field, the Album of the Year award nominees include “World Music Radio” by Jon Batiste, “the record” by boygenius, “Endless Summer Vacation” by Miley Cyrus, “Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd” by Lana Del Rey, “The Age of Pleasure” by Janelle Monae, “GUTS” by Olivia Rodrigo, “Midnights” by Taylor Swift and “SOS” by SZA. 

Record of the Year nominees are “Worship” by Jon Batiste, “Not Strong Enough” by boygenius, “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish, “On My Mama” by Victoria Monet, “Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo, “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift and “Kill Bill” by SZA.  

Arctic Monkeys performing on their recent tour with their Grammy nominated album “The Car.”

“A&W” by Lana Del Rey, “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift, “Butterfly” by Jon Batiste, “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa, “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, “Kill Bill” by SZA, “Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo and “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish are among the competitors for the Song of the Year award. 

The artists battling it out for Best New Artist are Gracie Abrams, Fred again…, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan, Victoria Monet and The War and The Treaty. 

In Field 1, Pop & Dance/Electronic Music, competitors for the Best Pop Solo Performance award include “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, “Paint The Town Red” by Doja Cat, “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish, “Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo and “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift. 

Best Pop Vocal Album nominees are “Chemistry” by Kelly Clarkson, “Endless Summer Vacation” by Miley Cyrus, “GUTS” by Olivia Rodrigo, “-” by Ed Sheeran and “Midnights” by Taylor Swift. 

In Field 2, Rock, Metal & Alternative Music, the nominees for the Best Rock Album award are “But Here We Are” by Foo Fighters, “Starcatcher” by Greta Van Fleet, “72 Seasons” by Metallica, “This Is Why” by Paramore and “In Times New Roman…” by Queens Of The Stone Age. 

Competing for Best Alternative Music Album are “The Car” by Arctic Monkeys, “the record” by boygenius, “Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd” by Lana Del Rey, “Cracker Island” by Gorillaz and “I Inside The Old Year Dying” by PJ Harvey. 

With nine more categories and 86 more awards, there are plenty more incredibly talented nominees who will be battling it out on one of the biggest nights for music. 
A complete list of the 2024 Grammy Award nominations can be found on the Grammy’s website.


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