SZA Tops the List of Women Dominating the 2024 Grammy Nominations

2024 Grammy nominations: The complete list
2024 Grammy nominations - (Evan Agostini / Invision / Associated Press; Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press; Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press)

The song and record of the year categories are dominated by women, with Jon Batiste as the only male contender

The Grammy awards 2024 will celebrate the achievements of female artists, with SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Monét and Taylor Swift leading the pack.

SZA has earned the most nominations with nine in total for her album SOS and its tracks, spanning pop, rap and R&B genres. The singer has only won one Grammy out of her 14 previous nominations. She faces Billie Eilish, boygenius, Jon Batiste, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and Victoria Monét in the record of the year category.

Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers and the mixing engineer Serban Ghenea are close behind with seven nominations each. Monét is also in the running for best new artist, along with others such as Ice Spice and Jelly Roll.

Women rule both the song and record of the year categories, with Batiste as the sole male nominee in both. Batiste won five major Grammy awards in 2022.

Swift, with six nominations, could make Grammys history if she wins album of the year, which would make her the first artist ever to win that category four times. Rodrigo, who has already won three Grammy awards, has got six nominations for her album GUTS and the song Vampire.

The Barbie album has also impressed with 12 nominations and songs from Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Dua Lipa featuring heavily. Songs from the soundtrack account for four out of the five nominees for best song from visual media.

Nominees outside the music world include Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and Dave Chappelle, for audiobook, storytelling or comedy awards.

This year introduces three new categories: best African music performance, best alternative jazz album and best pop dance recording. Kylie Minogue and Troye Sivan are among the nominees for the last category.

Notable omissions include country singer Morgan Wallen, who got only one nomination for Last Night for best country song. The song has stayed at No 1 in the US for 16 weeks this year.

Earlier this year, Beyoncé became the most awarded artist in Grammys history, winning four awards at the 65th ceremony and bringing her total to 32. Harry Styles took home album of the year for Harry’s House.

The 66th Grammy awards will happen on 4 February with a host to be announced.

Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, Janelle Monae, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, boygenius, SZA, Taylor Swift
(Clockwise): Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, Janelle Monae, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, boygenius, SZA, Taylor Swift

2024 Grammy nominations by the major categories:

Record of the year

  • Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
  • boygenius – Not Strong Enough
  • Jon Batiste – Worship
  • Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
  • SZA – Kill Bill
  • Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
  • Victoria Monét – On My Mama

Song of the year

  • Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
  • Dua Lipa – Dance the Night
  • Jon Batiste – Butterfly
  • Lana Del Rey – A&W
  • Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
  • SZA – Kill Bill
  • Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Best new artist

  • Gracie Abrams
  • Fred Again…
  • Ice Spice
  • Jelly Roll
  • Noah Kahan
  • Victoria Monét
  • The War and Treaty

Album of the year

  • boygenius – The Record
  • Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure
  • Jon Batiste – World Music Radio
  • Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
  • Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation
  • Olivia Rodrigo – GUTS
  • SZA – SOS
  • Taylor Swift – Midnights

Best country solo performance

  • Brandy Clark – Buried
  • Tyler Childers – In Your Love
  • Luke Combs – Fast Car
  • Dolly Parton – The Last Thing on My Mind
  • Chris Stapleton – White Horse

Best rap performance

  • Baby Keem ft Kendrick Lamar – The Hillbillies
  • Black Thought – Love Letter
  • Coi Leray – Players
  • Drake and 21 Savage – Rich Flex
  • Killer Mike ft André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane – Scientists & Engineers

Best metal performance

  • Disturbed – Bad Man
  • Ghost – Phantom of the Opera
  • Metallica – 72 Seasons
  • Slipknot – Hive Mind
  • Spiritbox – Jaded

Best pop solo performance

  • Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  • Doja Cat – Paint the Town Red
  • Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
  • Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Best R&B performance

  • Robert Glasper ft SiR and Alex Isley – Back to Love
  • Chris Brown – Summer Too Hot
  • Coco Jones – ICU
  • Victoria Monét – How Does It Make You Feel
  • SZA – Kill Bill

Best rock performance

  • Arctic Monkeys – Sculptures of Anything Goes
  • Black Pumas – More Than a Love Song
  • boygenius – Not Strong Enough
  • Foo Fighters – Rescued
  • Metallica – Lux Æterna

Best global music performance

  • Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily – Shadow Forces
  • Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain ft Rakesh Chaurasia – Pashto
  • Burna Boy – Alone
  • Davido – Feel
  • Falu and Gaurav Shah (ft PM Narendra Modi) – Abundance in Millets
  • Ibrahim Maalouf ft Cimafunk and Tank and the Bangas – Todo Colores
  • Silvana Estrada – Milagro y Desastre

Best dance/electronic recording

  • Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21F
  • James Blake – Loading
  • Disclosure – Higher Than Ever Before
  • Romy and Fred again… – Strong
  • Skrillex, Fred again… and Flowdan – Rumble
2024 GRAMMY Nominations: Watch Live Here
Source: Recording Academy / GRAMMYs