May 18, 2024
Grammy Awards 2024 unveil stellar lineup of Best Best New Artist nominee

The Grammy awards 2024 are regarded as the most prestigious and significant awards in the music industry worldwide. The Recording Academy of the United States presents the Grammys for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

They held the first Grammy Awards ceremony on May 4, 1959. And honored the musical achievements of performers for the year 1958. The upcoming 66th Annual Grammy Awards will feature 94 categories. The Recording Academy had announced the air date for the 2024 GRAMMYs, which will take place Sunday, Feb 4, at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.  

Best New Artist Nominees 

For best new artist, eligible artists must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical industry during the preferred time. The Best New Artist is one of the most anticipated categories each year, as it honors new talent in the music industry.  To be eligible for this category the artist, duo, or group must have released a minimum of five single tracks or one album. This year Grammy Awards for Best New Artist are- 

  • Coco Jones 
  • The war and treaty
  • Noah Kahan
  • Fred Again 
  • Gracie Abrams 
  • Victoria Monét 
  • Ice Spice 
  • Jelly Roll

On Friday, Victoria Monét’s daughter, Hazel Monét Gaines became the youngest Grammy nominee ever. Her mama’s track “Hollywood,” featuring the two-and-a-half-year-old toddler alongside Earth, Wind & Fire, received a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Record Breaking Grammy 

Taylor Swift has broken a Grammys record with her latest nomination for song of the year. The shortlisting of her Anti-Hero makes Taylor Swift the first song writer to score seven nominations in the category. She broke the record of Sir Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie who have six each.

She is also nominated for album and record Miley Cyrus, SZA, and she are also nominated for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. If she secures the Album of the Year award, she will make history as the first artist to win Album of the Year four times of the year with Miley Cyrus and SZA. Moreover, If she wins album of the year, she will become the first artist to win album of the year four times.

SZA

SZA is the lead contender for the 66th Grammy Awards with nine nominations. “Kill bill,” her revenge anthem cloaked in an R&B ballad,earned her nods for record of the year, song of the year, and best R&B performance. “SOS” is also up for album of the year and best progressive R&B album. Additionally, At the 2024 ceremony, SZA will receive nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year, marking the second time she has achieved this recognition in the same year.

There are three new categories at the 2024 Grammys. The categories are the best pop dance recording, best African music performance and best alternative jazz album. Moreover, In the Best African Music Performance category, four out of the five acts nominated are experiencing their first nomination. ASAKE & Olamide received a nomination for “Amapiano,” Davido featuring Musa Keys is nominated for “UNAVAILABLE,” Ayra Starr earned a nomination for “Rush,” and Tayla secured a nomination for “Water.”The fifth is Burna Boy for ” City Boys “. 

If there is an overall trend in the Grammy awards 2024 nominations, it’s that female acts outperformed their male counterparts. The majority of leading nominees are women. Earlier this year, Beyonce became the most decorated artist in Grammys history. She won four awards at the 65th ceremony. Her total number of Grammys are 32. For this year’s result we need to wait till feb 5. And the voter will decide who will smile the last smile. 

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