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2024 Grammy Awards winners list: Taylor Swift makes history, announces new album

The 2024 Grammy Awards were a night of glitz, revelry and show-stopping performances.

It’s hard to deny that 2023 was the year of Taylor Swift. She was literally named Person of the Year by Time, and legions of fans could not take their eyes off of her record-breaking Eras Tour, nor her worlds-colliding romance with NFL tight end Travis Kelce. And with this year’s Grammy’s, Swift has made history.

The popstar won Album of the Year for Midnights, officially becoming the first artist in history to take home the honour four times. She was previously tied with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, who all won the award three times. Beloved Canadian singer Céline Dion presented Swift the record-breaking Grammy.

Earlier in the night, Swift took the stage to accept her 13th ever Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and took the opportunity to announce her upcoming studio project. The Tortured Poet’s Department will come out on April 19th, the star declared.

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Taylor Swift accepts the “Best Pop Vocal Album” award for “Midnights” onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.


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The album cover was quickly posted to Swift’s Instagram page and has racked up millions of likes.

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Apart from that historic moment, the Grammys really pulled out all the stops when it came to its star-studded lineup of performers Sunday night.

Early on in the ceremony, legendary songwriter Tracy Chapman came out of retirement for a rendition of Fast Car with country star Luke Combs, who re-popularized the 1988 song with his 2023 cover. The tender ballad brought the Grammys audience to its feet.


Tracy Chapman performs onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.


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For the first time ever, iconic Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell took the Grammy stage to raucous cheers and a standing ovation.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sat in a gilded gold and velvet chair surrounded by candles and joined by Brandi Carlile and a chamber orchestra to perform a jazzy, meditative version of her classic Both Sides Now.


Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile perform onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.


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SZA, the most nominated artist of the night, also graced the stage to perform a mash-up of her hits, including revenge anthem Kill Bill, showing off her signature buttery voice. SZA was up for nine Grammys tonight including Album, Record and Song of the Year, the three top categories. In fact, this is the second time the R&B superstar has been nominated in all three main categories in a year.

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Miley Cyrus also stepped up to the mic to belt her now-Grammy-winning hit Flowers after it won for Best Pop Solo Performance.

“I just won my first Grammy!” the former child star interjected in the middle of the song.


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Cyrus would go on to win Record of the Year for Flowers later in the night.


US singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024.


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Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Tony Bennett with a performance of For Once In My Life, accompanied by a video recording of Bennett himself. Bennett died last July at the age of 96.

Billy Joel also took to the stage to perform his first new song in over a decade: Turn the Lights Back On.

This year, the three major award categories — Album, Song and Record of the Year — were all dominated by women, recognizing the musical achievements of Olivia Rodrigo, Lana Del Rey, Victoria Monét, Janelle Monáe, Billie Eilish and the band Boygenius. The only man nominated in these categories was genre-bending multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste.

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Eilish took home Song of the Year for her emotional tune What Was I Made For?, which was featured on the soundtrack of the Barbie movie.


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This year’s ceremony was hosted by Trevor Noah, marking his fourth consecutive year on the job.

Many of this year’s Grammys were handed out before the awards ceremony, however, during the Premiere Ceremony. There, Killer Mike earned three Grammys in quick succession for Best Rap Song, Album and Performance. But joy quickly turned to confusion as the acclaimed rapper was filmed being handcuffed and escorted out of the Crypto.com Arena by Los Angeles police.

LAPD spokesperson Officer Mike Lopez said Killer Mike’s detention stemmed from an altercation inside the arena around 4 p.m.

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(Find below a complete list of all the nominees in the major categories. Final winners will be bolded as the ceremony goes on.)

Album of the Year

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

Record of the Year

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

Song of the Year

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

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 Pop Solo Performance

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

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Never Felt So Alone, Labrinth ft. Billie Eilish
Candy Necklace, Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste
Thousand Miles, Miley Cyrus ft. Brandi Carlile
Ghost in the Machine, SZA ft. Phoebe Bridgers
Karma, Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice

Best Pop Vocal Album

Chemistry, Kelly Clarkson
Endless Summer Vacation, Miley Cyrus
Guts, Olivia Rodrigo
 – – (Subtract), Ed Sheeran
Midnights, Taylor Swift

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

Best New Artist

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

Best Rap Performance

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

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Sittin’ on Top of the World, Burna Boy ft. 21 Savage
Attention, Doja Cat
Spin Bout U, Drake & 21 Savage
All My Life, Lil Durk ft. J. Cole
Low, SZA

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Best Rap Song

Attention, Doja Cat
Barbie World, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice ft. Aqua
Just Wanna Rock, Lil Uzi Vert
Rich Flex, Drake & 21 Savage
Scientists & Engineers, Killer Mike ft. André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane

Best Rap Album

Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage
Michael, Killer Mike
Heroes & Villains, Metro Boomin
King’s Disease III, Nas
Utopia, Travis Scott

Best R&B Performance

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

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Simple, Babyface ft. Coco Jones
Lucky, Kenyon Dixon
Hollywood, Victoria Monét ft. Earth, Wind & Fire and Hazel Monét
Good Morning, PJ Morton ft. Susan Carol
Love Language, SZA

Best R&B Song

ICU, Coco Jones
Angel, Halle
Back to Love, Robert Glasper ft. SiR & Alex Isley
Snooze, SZA
On My Mama, Victoria Monét

Best R&B Album

Girls Night Out, Babyface
What I Didn’t Tell You, Coco Jones
Special Occasion, Emily King
Clear 2: Soft Life EP, Summer Walker
Jaguar II, Victoria Monét

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Best Pop Dance Recording

One in a Million, Bebe Rexha & David Guetta
Miracle, Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding
Baby Don’t Hurt Me, David Guetta, Anne-Marie & Coi Leray
Padam Padam, Kylie Minogue
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 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 Rock Song

Not Strong Enough, Boygenius
Rescued, Foo Fighters
Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl, Olivia Rodrigo
Emotion Sickness, Queens of the Stone Age
Angry, The Rolling Stones

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

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Best Alternative Music Album

The Car, Arctic Monkeys
The Record, Boygenius
Cracker Island, Gorillaz
Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, Lana Del Rey
I Inside the Old Year Dying, PJ Harvey

Best Country Album

Brothers Osborne, Brothers Osborne
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, Kelsea Ballerini
Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson
Rustin’ in the Rain, Tyler Childers
Zach Bryan, Zach Bryan

Best Country Solo Performance

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

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

High Note, Dierks Bentley ft. Billy Strings
Nobody’s Nobody, Brothers Osborne
I Remember Everything, Zach Bryan ft. 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 ft. Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song

Buried, Brandy Clark
White Horse, Chris Stapleton
Last Night, Morgan Wallen
In Your Love, Tyler Childers
I Remember Everything, Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves

Best Latin Pop Album

Beautiful Humans, Vol. 1, AleMor
X Mi (Vol. 1), Gaby Moreno
Don Juan, Maluma
La Cuarta Hoja, Pablo Alborán
A Ciegas, Paula Arenas
La Neta, Pedro Capó

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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 Musical Theatre Album

Kimberly Akimbo
Parade
Shucked
Some Like It Hot
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Songwriter, Non-Classical

Edgar Barrera
Jessie Jo Dillon
Justin Tranter
Shane McAnally
Theron Thomas

For a complete list of the 2024 Grammy winners, visit the official Grammys site.

— with files from the Associated Press

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