In a stunning acknowledgment of her artistic prowess, SZA emerges as the frontrunner for the 66th Grammy Awards, securing an impressive nine nominations, including major categories such as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Performance. Her revenge anthem “Kill Bill” and the critically acclaimed album “SOS” have catapulted her into the spotlight.
“Kill Bill,” a unique blend of R&B balladry and a revenge anthem, not only earned SZA nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Performance but also positioned her album “SOS” for Album of the Year and Best Progressive R&B Album. This marks the second time SZA has been nominated for the trio of Record, Album, and Song of the Year in the same year.
Women dominate the 2024 Grammy nominations, surpassing their male counterparts in key categories. Leading nominees include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Rodrigo, showcasing a trend where female acts outshine male representation. The only male artist in the Record and Album of the Year categories is Jon Batiste.
Barbie’s impact extends beyond the box office to the Grammys, with music from the film’s soundtrack earning an impressive 11 nominations, securing four out of five slots in the Visual Media Song category.
Harvey Mason jr., CEO and President of the Recording Academy, expressed delight in the significant representation of women nominees, stating that it serves as inspiration for the next generation of creators.
SZA’s nominations span various categories, including Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Melodic Rap Performance, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Notably, Phoebe Bridgers, with seven nominations, joins Victoria Monét as the second-highest nominee.
Swift, Rodrigo, Cyrus, Eilish, Clark, Batiste, and producer Jack Antonoff each earned six nominations. Lana Del Rey’s “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” and Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure” join the Album of the Year category.
The Song of the Year category features a diverse range of tracks, including Del Rey’s “A&W,” Swift’s “Anti-Hero,” Batiste’s “Butterfly,” Cyrus’ “Flowers,” SZA’s “Kill Bill,” Rodrigo’s “vampire,” and two tracks from the Barbie soundtrack: Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night” and Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?”
The 2024 Grammy Awards ceremony is set to air live on February 4, 2024, from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, celebrating the outstanding achievements in the music industry over the eligibility period from October 1, 2022, to September 15, 2023.