5 key categories to look out for at the Grammy Awards 2024


The 66th edition of the Grammy Awards is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024, and here are the top five categories fans are looking forward to.

In 2023, music enthusiasts were treated to a vast array of outstanding albums from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Taylor Swift, SZA, Davido, Miley Cyrus, and several others.

These albums made a huge impact on the charts and rekindled fans' interest in good music once again.

Each album offered a unique listening experience, with captivating lyrics, impressive production, and memorable melodies that resonated with fans worldwide.

Overall, 2023 was undoubtedly a remarkable year for music, and these albums as well as songs were undoubtedly some of the best that the industry had to offer.

The top five categories fans have shown interest in the build-up to the Grammy Awards 2024 are:

Grammy Awards 2024 Record of the Year

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

It comes as no surprise that the Record of the Year category at the Grammy Awards 2024 is receiving a significant amount of attention. This category has been the center of attraction for over 60 years and is considered as the most coveted and prestigious award at the Grammys. The Record of the Year award recognizes the best overall song and its performance, production, and engineering.

This award has been bestowed upon some of the most iconic artists in music history, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Adele, and Beyoncé, among others. The anticipation for the Record of the Year category at the Grammys 2024 is high, as music enthusiasts eagerly await to see which artist will be awarded this coveted prize.

The nominees for this year's music awards are all heavyweights in the industry. With artists like Miley Cyrus, Victoria Monét, Taylor Swift, and SZA all producing chart-topping hits that dominate streaming platforms and set viral trends, it's going to be a tough category to determine who will take home the award on the big night.

Here are the nominees below:

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

Album of the Year Grammys

While the competition for the Album of the Year category may not be as intense as in previous years, there are a few noteworthy projects that have stood out and are worthy of recognition. SZA's album SOS, for instance, has been praised for its unique sound and deeply personal lyrics. The album features collaborations with several notable artists and has received critical acclaim for its innovative approach to R&B music.

Taylor Swift is another artist whose album Midnights has been making waves in the industry. The album, which features a mix of pop, country, and indie sounds, has been praised for its catchy tunes and relatable lyrics.

Finally, Miley Cyrus's album has been attracting attention for its daring and bold approach to pop music on her album Endless Summer Vacation. The album features a mix of genres, including rock, country, and hip-hop, and showcases Cyrus's versatility as an artist. The album has been praised for its raw and honest lyrics that touch on themes of love, loss, and self-acceptance.

Overall, while the competition for Album of the Year may not be as stiff as in previous years, the projects by SZA, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus have all made a significant impact on the music industry and are sure to be in the running for the coveted award.

Here are the nominees below:

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

Song of the Year

The 2024 Grammy Awards are set to take place soon, and one of the most talked-about categories is the Song of the Year. This category recognizes the best songwriting of the year, and it has garnered a lot of attention and speculation from fans and critics alike.

While some were surprised by the list of nominees in this category, others were disappointed by the absence of some songs that they felt deserved recognition. Nevertheless, the list of nominees is impressive, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, and many others.

Given the high level of competition, predicting the winner of this category is proving to be a challenging task. However, projections suggest that each of the nominees has a strong chance of winning, making this category one of the most highly anticipated of the night. It remains to be seen who will take home the coveted award for Song of the Year at this year's Grammy Awards.

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

Grammy Best African Music Performance

Davido Concert Lagos 2023
A picture of Davido ( media library)

The category of Best African Music Performance, which is being presented for the first time, has garnered significant interest from fans worldwide. This category is exclusively dedicated to celebrating the growth of African music at the prestigious Grammy Awards, which is a significant recognition for the African music industry.

Renowned and emerging artists in the African music industry have been nominated for this category, making it highly competitive. It will be a tough call to predict the winner of this category given the caliber of the nominees.

The nominees in this category have had a significant impact on the music industry, not only in Africa but also globally. Their songs have garnered critical acclaim, topping various music charts and receiving millions of streams.

The nominees are:

Amapiano ASAKE & Olamide

City Boys Burna Boy

UNAVAILABLE Davido Featuring Musa Keys

Rush Ayra Starr

Water Tyla

Best new artist

2023 happened to be the year many got introduced to artists who have been on the scene for a little while whilst also giving room for new stars to take the spotlight as well.

The Best new artist by the Grammys shines the spotlight on stars who have shot to the limelight and have continued to break grounds in the music industry.

Victoria Monet has been tipped to win this category because she arguably had one of the biggest years in music in 2023.

Ice Spice is also a major contender by the Recording Academy have continued to emphasize that charts and streams don't attribute to who could possibly win an award on the night.

Here are the nominees:

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