Women Dominated The 2024 Grammy Nominations

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Better luck next time, men. This year the Grammys are just for women (well, mostly). The 2024 Grammy nominations, announced via livestream on Friday, November 10 were topped by female performers, following a year of the Renaissance and Eras Tours, which kept female artists firmly in the zeitgeist. In fact, only one male performer was included in both the Record and Album of the Year nominations.

Leading the way was SZA with a total of nine nods for her album SOS, which topped the Billboard 200 for 10 weeks (thanks in part to the strength of singles “Snooze” and the TikTok friendly “Kill Bill”). Other multi-category nominees include Victoria Monét with seven nods, as well as boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift with six noms each (along with that group, Jon Batiste was the only male performer to receive six nods and an Album of the Year nomination). Producers Jack Antonoff and Serban Ghenea also received six nominations; both of them work with pop powerhouses like Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift.

Despite Cyrus’s cultural ubiquity over the last fifteen years or so, until today, she had just one solo Grammy nomination for 2013’s Bangerz, in the Best Pop Vocal Album category. She’s finally getting her flowers (pun intended), as her megahit by the same name was absolutely everywhere this year.

Speaking of Swift, the artist broke a Grammys record with her nomination for Song of the Year (Midnights single “Anti-Hero”), making her the first songwriter to receive seven nominations in that category—beating Sir Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie, who are tied with six. (She’s also now tied with Barbra Streisand for the most Album of the Year nominations.)

That other juggernaut of 2023’s pop culture feminist conversations, the Barbie movie, also landed a whopping 11 nominations in seven categories (including one for Ryan Gosling’s on-screen ballad, “I’m Just Ken” and Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s remix of Aqua’s classic “Barbie Girl”).

There were a few nice surprises too—Janelle Monáe got a well-deserved AOTY nod for The Age of Pleasure, and Kylie Minogue’s infectious hit “Padam Padam” got a Best Pop Dance Recording nod. We can only hope the Aussie icon will make an appearance, if not perform at the show.

The Best New Artist category is an interesting mix of genres and ages, with Gracie Abrams, Ice Spice, Coco Jones and Victoria Monét unsurprisingly making appearances (though it’s especially nice to see Monét being recognized by an awards body, after she was told too she was still too green to perform at the VMAs earlier this year). The list is rounded out by pop folk crooner Noah Kahan, English producer and DJ Fred again.., country-rapper Jelly Roll, and husband and wife soul duo The War and the Treaty.

The ceremony will take place on February 4, 2024 at the Arena in Los Angeles. Below, find the full list of nominees (for full credits, head to

Record of the Year

“Worship,” Jon Batiste

“Not Strong Enough,” boygenius

“Flowers,” Miley Cyrus

“What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish

“On My Mama,” Victoria Monét

“Vampire,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Anti-Hero,” Taylor Swift

“Kill Bill,” SZA

Album of the Year

World Music Radio, Jon Batiste

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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

Midnights, Taylor Swift


Song of the Year

“A&W,” Lana Del Rey

“Anti-Hero,” Taylor Swift

“Butterfly,” Jon Batiste

“Dance the Night,” Dua Lipa

“Flowers,” Miley Cyrus

“Kill Bill,” SZA

“Vampire,” Olivia Rodrigo

“What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish

Best New Artist

Gracie Abrams

Fred again..

Ice Spice

Jelly Roll

Coco Jones

Noah Kahan

Victoria Monét

The War and Treaty

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II


Metro Boomin

Daniel Nigro

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

Edgar Barrera

Jessie Jo Dillon

Shane McAnally

Theron Thomas

Justin Tranter

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Flowers,” Miley Cyrus

“Paint the Town Red,” Doja Cat

“What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish

“Vampire,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Anti-Hero,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Thousand Miles,” Miley Cyrus feat. Brandi Carlile

“Candy Necklace,” Lana Del Rey feat. Jon Batiste

“Never Felt So Alone,” Labrinth feat. Billie Eilish

“Karma,” Taylor Swift feat. Ice Spice

“Ghost in the Machine,” SZA feat. Phoebe Bridgers

Best Pop Vocal Album

Chemistry, Kelly Clarkson

Endless Summer Vacation, Miley Cyrus

GUTS, Olivia Rodrigo

(Subtract), Ed Sheeran

Midnights, Taylor Swift

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

“Blackbox Life Recorder 21F,” Aphex Twin

“Loading,” James Blake

“Higher Than Ever Before,” Disclosure

“Strong,” Romy & Fred again..

“Rumble,” Skrillex, Fred again.. & Flowdan

Best Pop Dance Recording

“Baby Don’t Hurt Me,” David Guetta, Anne-Marie & Coi Leray

“Miracle,” Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding

“Padam Padam,” Kylie Minogue

“One in a Million,” Bebe Rexha & David Guetta

“Rush,” Troye Sivan

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

Playing Robots Into Heaven, James Blake

For That Beautiful Feeling, the Chemical Brothers

Actual Life 3 (January 1–September 9 2022), Fred again..

Kx5, Kx5

Quest for Fire, Skrillex

Best Rock Performance

“Sculptures of Anything Goes,” Arctic Monkeys

“More Than a Love Song,” Black Pumas

“Not Strong Enough,” boygenius

“Rescued,” Foo Fighters

“Lux Æterna,” Metallica

Best Metal Performance

“Bad Man,” Disturbed

“Phantom of the Opera,” Ghost

“72 Seasons,” Metallica

“Hive Mind,” Slipknot

“Jaded,” Spiritbox

Best Rock Song

“Angry,” the Rolling Stones

“Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Emotion Sickness,” Queens of the Stone Age

“Not Strong Enough,” boygenius

“Rescued,” Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album

But Here We Are, Foo Fighters

Starcatcher, Greta Van Fleet

72 Seasons, Metallica

This Is Why, Paramore

In Times New Roman …, Queens of the Stone Age

Best Alternative Music Performance

“Belinda Says,” Alvvays

“Body Paint,” Arctic Monkeys

“Cool About It,” boygenius

“A&W,” Lana Del Rey

“This Is Why,” Paramore

Best Alternative Music Album

The Car, Arctic Monkeys

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

Cracker Island, Gorillaz

I Inside the Old Year Dying, PJ Harvey

Best R&B Performance

“Summer Too Hot,” Chris Brown

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

“ICU,” Coco Jones

“How Does It Make You Feel,” Victoria Monét

“Kill Bill,” SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Simple,” Babyface feat. Coco Jones

“Lucky,” Kenyon Dixon

“Hollywood,” Victoria Monét feat. Earth, Wind & Fire & Hazel Monét

“Good Morning,” PJ Morton feat. Susan Carol

“Love Language,” SZA

Best Progressive R&B Album

Since I Have a Lover, 6LACK

The Love Album: Off the Grid, Diddy

Nova, Terrace Martin & James Fauntleroy

The Age of Pleasure, Janelle Monáe


Best R&B Song

“Angel,” Halle Bailey

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

“ICU,” Coco Jones“On My Mama,” Victoria Monét

“Snooze,” SZA

Best R&B Album

Girls Night Out, Babyface

What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe), Coco Jones

Special Occasion, Emily King

JAGUAR II, Victoria Monét

CLEAR 2: SOFT LIFE EP, Summer Walker

Best Rap Performance

“The Hillbillies,” Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar

“Love Letter,” Black Thought

“Rich Flex,” Drake & 21 Savage

“SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS,” Killer Mike feat. André 3000, Future & Eryn Allen Kane

“Players,” Coi Leray

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Sittin’ on Top of the World,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage

“Attention,” Doja Cat

“Spin Bout U,” Drake & 21 Savage

“All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole

“Low,” SZA

Best Rap Album

Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage

MICHAEL, Killer Mike


King’s Disease III, Nas

UTOPIA, Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

“Attention,” Doja Cat

“Barbie World,” Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice feat. Aqua

“Just Wanna Rock,” Lil Uzi Vert

“Rich Flex,” Drake & 21 Savage

“SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS,” Killer Mike feat. André 3000, Future & Eryn Allen Kane

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

A-You’re Not Wrong B-They’re Not Either: The Fukc-It Pill Revisited, Queen Sheba

For Your Consideration’24 -The Album, Prentice Powell and Shawn William

Grocery Shopping With My Mother, Kevin Powell

The Light Inside, J. Ivy

When the Poems Do What They Do, Aja Monet

Best Jazz Performance

“Movement 18’ (Heroes),” Jon Batiste

“Basquiat,” Lakecia Benjamin

“Vulnerable (Live),” Adam Blackstone feat. the Baylor Project & Russell Ferranté

“But Not for Me,” Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding

“Tight,” Samara Joy

Best Jazz Vocal Album

For Ella 2, Patti Austin feat. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Alive at the Village Vanguard, Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding

Lean In, Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke

Mélusine, Cécile McLorin Salvant

How Love Begins, Nicole Zuraitis

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

The Source, Kenny Barron

Phoenix, Lakecia Benjamin

Legacy: The Instrumental Jawn, Adam Blackstone

The Winds of Change, Billy Childs

Dream Box, Pat Metheny

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute – Ritmo, ADDA Simfònica, Josep Vicent, Emilio Solla

Dynamic Maximum Tension, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Basie Swings the Blues, the Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Scotty Barnhart

Olympians, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest

The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions, Mingus Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Quietude, Eliane Elias

My Heart Speaks, Ivan Lins With the Tblisi Symphony Orchestra

Vox Humana, Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

Cometa, Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente

El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2, Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo

Best Alternative Jazz Album

Love In Exile, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily

Quality Over Opinion, Louis Cole

SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree, Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, SuperBlue

Live At The Piano, Cory Henry

The Omnichord Real Book, Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim, Liz Callaway

Pieces of Treasure, Rickie Lee Jones

Bewitched, Laufey

Holidays Around the World, Pentatonix

Only the Strong Survive, Bruce Springsteen

Sondheim Unplugged (The NYC Sessions), Vol. 3, Various Artists

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

As We Speak, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh Chaurasia

On Becoming, House of Waters

Jazz Hands, Bob James

The Layers, Julian Lage

All One, Ben Wendel

Best Musical Theater Album

Kimberly Akimbo



Some Like It Hot

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Country Solo Performance

“In Your Love,” Tyler Childers

“Buried,” Brandy Clark

“Fast Car,” Luke Combs

“The Last Thing on My Mind,” Dolly Parton

“White Horse,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“High Note,” Dierks Bentley feat. Billy Strings

“Nobody’s Nobody,” Brothers Osborne

“I Remember Everything,” Zach Bryan feat. Kacey Musgraves

“Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold),” Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

“Save Me,” Jelly Roll With Lainey Wilson

“We Don’t Fight Anymore,” Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album

Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, Kelsea Ballerini

Brothers Osborne, Brothers Osborne

Zach Bryan, Zach Bryan

Rustin’ in the Rain, Tyler Childers

Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson

Best Country Song

“Buried,” Brandy Clark

“I Remember Everything,” Zach Bryan feat. Kacey Musgraves

“In Your Love,” Tyler Childers

“Last Night,” Morgan Wallen

“White Horse,” Chris Stapleton

Best American Roots Performance

“Butterfly,” Jon Batiste

“Heaven Help Us All,” Blind Boys of Alabama

“Inventing the Wheel,” Madison Cunningham

“You Louisiana Man,” Rhiannon Giddens

“Eve Was Black,” Allison Russell

Best Americana Performance

“Friendship,” Blind Boys of Alabama

“Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Tyler Childers

“Dear Insecurity,” Brandy Clark feat. Brandi Carlile

“King of Oklahoma,” Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

“The Returner,” Allison Russell

Best Americana Album

Brandy Clark, Brandy Clark

The Chicago Sessions, Rodney Crowell

You’re the One, Rhiannon Giddens

Weathervanes, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

The Returner, Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song

“Blank Page,” the War and Treaty

“California Sober,” Billy Strings feat. Willie Nelson

“Cast Iron Skillet,” Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

“Dear Insecurity,” Brandy Clark feat. Brandi Carlile

“The Returner,” Allison Russell

Best Bluegrass Album

Radio John: Songs of John Hartford, Sam Bush

Lovin’ of the Game, Michael Cleveland

Mighty Poplar, Mighty Poplar

Bluegrass, Willie Nelson

Me/And/Dad, Billy Strings

City of Gold, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Best Traditional Blues Album

Ridin’, Eric Bibb

The Soul Side of Sipp, Mr. Sipp

Life Don’t Miss Nobody, Tracy Nelson

Teardrops for Magic Slim Live at Rosa’s Lounge, John Primer

All My Love for You, Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Death Wish Blues, Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton

Healing Time, Ruthie Foster

Live in London, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Blood Harmony, Larkin Poe

LaVette!, Bettye LaVette

Best Folk Album

I Only See the Moon, the Milk Carton Kids

Joni Mitchell at Newport [Live], Joni Mitchell

Celebrants, Nickel Creek

Jubilee, Old Crow Medicine Show

Seven Psalms, Paul Simon

Folkocracy, Rufus Wainwright

Best Regional Roots Music Album

New Beginnings, Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band

Live at the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Live: Orpheum Theater Nola, Lost Bayou Ramblers & Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Made in New Orleans, New Breed Brass Band

Too Much to Hold, New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Live at the Maple Leaf, the Rumble feat. Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr.

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“God Is Good,” Stanley Brown feat. Hezekiah Walker, KierraSheard & Karen Clark Sheard

“Feel Alright (Blessed),” Erica Campbell

“Lord Do It for Me (Live),” Zacardi Cortez

“God Is,” Melvin Crispell III

“All Things,” Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Believe,” Blessing Offor

“Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live],” Cody Carnes

“Thank God I Do,” Lauren Daigle

“Love Me Like I Am,” For KING & COUNTRY feat. Jordin Sparks

“Your Power,” Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard

“God Problems,” Maverick City Music, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine

Best Gospel Album

I Love You, Erica Campbell

Hymns (Live), Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The Maverick Way, Maverick City Music

My Truth, Jonathan McReynolds

All Things New: Live in Orlando, Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

My Tribe, Blessing Offor

Emanuel, Da’ T.R.U.T.H.

Lauren Daigle, Lauren Daigle

Church Clothes 4, Lecrae

I Believe, Phil Wickham

Best Roots Gospel Album

Tribute to the King, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet

Echoes of the South, Blind Boys of Alabama

Songs That Pulled Me Through the Tough Times, Becky Isaacs Bowman

Meet Me at the Cross, Brian Free & AssuranceShine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light, Gaither Vocal Band

Best Latin Pop Album

La Cuarta Hoja, Pablo Alborán

Beautiful Humans, Vol. 1, AleMor

A Ciegas, Paula Arenas

La Neta, Pedro Capó

Don Juan, MalumaX Mí (Vol. 1), Gaby Moreno

Best Música Urbana Album

SATURNO, Rauw Alejandro


DATA, Tainy

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album


Leche de Tigre, Diamante Eléctrico

Vida Cotidiana, Juanes

De Todas Las Flores, Natalia Lafourcade

EADDA9223, Fito Paez

Best Música Mexicana Album (Including Tejano)

Bordado a Mano, Ana Bárbara

La Sánchez, Lila Downs

Motherflower, Flor De Toloache

Amor Como en las Películas de Antes, Lupita Infante

GÉNESIS, Peso Pluma

Best Tropical Latin Album

Siembra: 45º Aniversario (En Vivo en el Coliseo de Puerto Rico, 14 de Mayo 2022), Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Voy a Ti Luis FigueroaNiche Sinfónico, Grupo Niche Y Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia

VIDA, Omara Portuondo

MIMY & TONY, Tony Succar, Mimy Succar

Escalona Nunca Se Había Grabado Así, Carlos Vives

Best Global Music Performance

Shadow Forces, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily

Alone, Burna Boy

FEEL, Davido

Milagro Y Disastre, Silvana Estrada

Abundance in Millets, Falu & Gaurav Shah (feat. PM Narendra Modi)

Pashto, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain feat. Rakesh Chaurasia

Todo Colores, Ibrahim Maalouf feat. Cimafunk & Tank and the Bangas

Best African Music Performance

“Amapiano,” ASAKE & Olamide

“City Boys,” Burna Boy

“UNAVAILABLE,” Davido feat. Musa Keys

“Rush,” Ayra Starr

“Water,” Tyla

Best Global Music Album

Epifanías, Susana Baca

History, Bokanté

I Told Them …, Burna Boy

Timeless, Davido

This Moment, Shakti

Best Reggae Album

Born for Greatness, Buju Banton

Simma, Beenie Man

Cali Roots Riddim 2023, Collie Buddz

No Destroyer, Burning Spear

Colors of Royal, Julian Marley & Antaeus

Best Comedy Album

I Wish You Would, Trevor Noah

I’m an Entertainer, Wanda Sykes

Selective Outrage, Chris Rock

Someone You Love, Sarah Silverman

What’s in a Name?, Dave Chappelle

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Big Tree, Meryl Streep

Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder, William Shatner

The Creative Act: A Way of Being, Rick Rubin

It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, Senator Bernie Sanders

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Michelle Obama

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

AURORA, Daisy Jones & the Six

Barbie: The Album, Various Artists

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Various Artists

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Awesome Mix, Vol. 3, Various Artists

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Weird Al Yankovic

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Includes Film and Television)

Barbie, Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ludwig Göransson

The Fabelmans, John Williams

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, John Williams

Oppenheimer, Ludwig Göransson

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“Barbie World,” Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice feat. Aqua

“Dance the Night,” Dua Lipa

“I’m Just Ken,” Ryan Gosling

“Lift Me Up,” Rihanna

“What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish

Best Music Video

“I’m Only Sleeping,” The Beatles

“In Your Love,” Tyler Childers

“What Was I Made For,” Billie Eilish

“Count Me Out,” Kendrick Lamar

“Rush,” Troye Sivan

Best Music Film

Moonage Daydream

How I’m Feeling Now

Live From Paris, the Big Steppers Tour

I Am Everything

Dear Mama

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Desire, I Want to Turn Into You, Caroline Polachek

History, Bokanté

JAGUAR II, Victoria Monét

Multitudes, Feist

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