It was a time of thrills and surprises at the 66th Grammy Awards that took place in Los Angeles’ Arena on Sunday, 4 February 2024. The ceremony, which aired live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+, saw an array of superstars and stakeholders in the American music industry. The fashion display at the Red Carpet was a combination of crazy creativity, class and gorgeousness. The fashion statement of each attendee was clear; some were intimidating while others were just their usual self.

Ace South African Comedian, and former host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, hosted the show, a task he did for the fourth time in a row. He performed to expectation.  

Some awards were given out before the start of the show, and new categories were created, which included best pop dance recording; Kylie Minogue won it for her track “Padam Padam.” The award was among those given before the show. The Beatles also got their first Grammy since 1997, winning the best music video for “I’m Only Sleeping.”

Tyla won another new category in the Grammys. She took home the Best African Music Performance for her song, “Water.” This award created much controversy after its announcement and all over social media, Nigerians criticized the Grammy organizers for not being fair in not awarding the award to a Nigerian artiste. Burna Boy, Asake and Davido were nominated in that category. There was much hope that any of the Nigerian musicians would take home the trophy. However, the Grammys thought otherwise.

SZA had nine nominations this year, which makes her the single artiste with the most nominations. Out of the nine, she took home three awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She has had 15 Grammy nominations before this year’s selections.

Taylor Swift took home Album of the Year for her album “Midnights,” This would be her fourth win in that category making her the most to have it in a career span.
She also won the best pop vocal album. In her excitement, she announced that she would be releasing her next album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” on April 19.

Folk music legend Joni Mitchell, 80, won her 10th Grammy — Best Folk Album for “Live at Newport.” She went on to perform a rendition of “Both Sides, Now,” an emotional and rare appearance since her recovery from a 2015 brain aneurysm. 

Below is the full list of the 2024 Grammys nominees and winners:

Best pop solo performance

Miley Cyrus, “Flowers” — Winner

Doja Cat, “Paint the Town Red”

Billie Eilish,”What Was I Made For?”

Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”

Olivia Rodrigo, “Vampire”

Best música urbana album

Karol G, “Mañana Será Bonito” — Winner

Rauw Alejandro, “Saturno”

Tainy, “Data”

Best country album:

Lainey Wilson, “Bell Bottom Country”  — Winner

Kelsea Ballerini, “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat”

Brothers Osborne, “Brothers Osborne”

Zach Bryan, “Zach Bryan”

Tyler Childers, “Rustin’ in the Rain”

Best R&B songSZA, “Snooze” — Winner

Victoria Monét, “On My Mama” 

Coco Jones, “ICU”

Robert Glasper Featuring SiR & Alex Isley, “Back to Love”

Halle, “Angel” 

Best pop vocal album

Taylor Swift, “Midnights” — Winner

Kelly Clarkson, “chemistry”

Miley Cyrus, “Endless Summer Vacation”

Olivia Rodrigo, “GUTS”

Ed Sheeran, “- (Subtract)”

Song of the Year

“What Was I Made For?” (from the motion picture “Barbie”) – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) — Winner

“A&W” – Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey & Sam Dew, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

“Anti-Hero” – Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

“Butterfly” – Jon Batiste & Dan Wilson, songwriters (Jon Batiste)

“Dance the Night” (from “Barbie The Album”) – Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

“Flowers” – Miley Cyrus, Gregory Aldae Hein & Michael Pollack, songwriters (Miley Cyrus)

“Kill Bill” – Rob Bisel, Carter Lang & Solána Rowe, songwriters (SZA)

“vampire” – Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Oliva Rodrigo)

Best new artist

Victoria Monét — Winner

Gracie Abrams

Fred again..

Ice Spice

Jelly Roll

Coco Jones

Noah Kahan

The War and Treaty

Record of the year

“Flowers” – Miley Cyrus — Winner

“Worship” – Jon Batiste

“Not Strong Enough” – boygenius

“What Was I Made For?” [from the motion picture “Barbie”] – Billie Eilish

“On My Mama” – Victoria Monét

“vampire” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift

“Kill Bill” – SZA

Album of the year

“Midnights,” Taylor Swift — Winner

“World Music Radio,” Jon Batiste

“the record,” boygenius

“Endless Summer Vacation,” Miley Cyrus

“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd,” Lana Del Rey

“The Age of Pleasure,” Janelle Monáe

“GUTS,” Olivia Rodrigo “SOS,” SZA


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