The 2024 Grammy nominations have been announced, with SZA, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and Victoria Monét in the running for the top honors.
SZA, whose acclaimed album “SOS” made waves, leads the pack with nine nominations. Monét, with her breakthrough debut album “Jaguar II,” secured seven nominations. Rodrigo and Swift both earned six nominations, alongside boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste, and Brandy Clark.
Many of these artists will be vying for the Album of the Year category, including SZA with “SOS,” Swift with “Midnights,” Rodrigo with “Guts,” Cyrus with “Endless Summer Vacation,” boygenius with “The Record,” and Batiste with “World Music Radio.” Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure” and Lana Del Rey’s “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd” round out the category.
In the Record of the Year category, SZA, Swift, Rodrigo, and Monét are nominated for their respective tracks “Kill Bill,” “Anti-Hero,” “Vampire,” and “On My Mama.” Cyrus, boygenius, Batiste, and Eilish also received nominations for their songs. The Song of the Year category includes “Vampire,” “Flowers,” “Kill Bill,” “What Was I Made For?,” and “Anti-Hero,” along with Del Rey’s “A&W,” Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night,” and Batiste’s “Butterfly.”
Best New Artist showcases breakthrough stars such as Monét, Ice Spice, Gracie Abrams, Coco Jones, Jelly Roll, Noah Kahan, the War and Treaty, and Fred Again. However, some notable omissions include Peso Pluma and PinkPantheress.
In contrast to the 2023 Grammys dominated by Beyoncé’s historic achievements, the 2024 awards lack a singular dominant narrative. Notably, Swift, a three-time Album of the Year winner, could make history by becoming the first artist to claim the prize four times. SZA’s potential victories would be well-deserved and overdue, given her first Grammy win in 2022 for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with her collaboration with Doja Cat on “Kiss Me More.”