The music world is abuzz as the Recording Academy officially unveils the nominations for the much-anticipated 2024 GRAMMY Awards.
Set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the 66th edition of the Grammys promises to be a night of celebration, surprises, and outstanding musical performances.
A Historic Event
The 2024 GRAMMYs will not only mark the 66th anniversary of this prestigious event but also introduce three new categories: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording. These additions, spearheaded by Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr., are part of a broader initiative to enhance the fairness, transparency, and accuracy of the GRAMMY Awards process.
Behind the Scenes
The GRAMMYs’ intricate voting process kicks off with members and record companies submitting entries, meticulously screened for eligibility and category placement. The Online Entry Process (OEP) Access Period, held from July 17, 2023, to Aug. 31, 2023, paved the way for the First Round Voting between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20, 2023. The Final Round Voting, the culminating phase, spans from Dec. 14, 2023, to Jan. 4, 2024, with the winners eagerly anticipated to be revealed during the Music’s Biggest Night on Feb. 4.
Academy members, deeply involved in the creative and technical aspects of recording, play pivotal roles in both the nominating and final voting processes, determining the finalists and ultimately deciding the GRAMMY winners.
For an in-depth understanding of this elaborate process, music enthusiasts can explore the GRAMMY Awards Journey—an interactive online resource detailing everything from Online Entry and Eligibility Screening to Peer Voting and Nominations.
1. Record Of The Year
Worship – Jon Batiste
Awarded to Jon Batiste, with producers Jon Bellion, Pete Nappi & Tenroc, and engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea & Pete Nappi, and mastering engineer Chris Gehringer.
Not Strong Enough – boygenius
Recognizing boygenius & Catherine Marks as producers, with Owen Lantz, Catherine Marks, Mike Mogis, Bobby Mota, Kaushlesh “Garry” Purohit & Sarah Tudzin as engineers/mixers, and Pat Sullivan as the mastering engineer.
Flowers – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, along with producers Kid Harpoon & Tyler Johnson, engineers/mixers Michael Pollack, Brian Rajaratnam & Mark “Spike” Stent, and mastering engineer Joe LaPorta, is in the running for this accolade.
What Was I Made For? [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] – Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish takes her place with producers Billie Eilish & FINNEAS, engineers/mixers Billie Eilish, Rob Kinelski & FINNEAS, and mastering engineer Chris Gehringer.
On My Mama – Victoria Monét
Acknowledging Deputy, Dernst Emile II & Jeff Gitelman as producers, with engineers/mixers Patrizio Pigliapoco & Todd Robinson, and mastering engineer Colin Leonard.
Vampire – Olivia Rodrigo
Dan Nigro, the producer, along with engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea, Michael Harris, Chris Kasych, Daniel Nigro & Dan Viafore, and mastering engineer Randy Merrill, make Olivia Rodrigo a strong contender.
Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, along with producers Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift, and engineers/mixers Jack Antonoff, Serban Ghenea, Laura Sisk & Lorenzo Wolff, is in the race for this prestigious award.
Kill Bill – SZA
SZA, with producers Rob Bisel & Carter Lang, engineer/mixer Rob Bisel, and mastering engineer Dale Becker, competes for the Record Of The Year.
2. Album Of The Year
World Music Radio – Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste, Jon Bellion, Nick Cooper, Pete Nappi & Tenroc are credited as producers. The engineering/mixing team includes Jon Batiste, Pete Nappi, Kaleb Rollins, Laura Sisk & Marc Whitmore, with songwriters Jon Batiste, Jon Bellion, Jason Cornet & Pete Nappi. Chris Gehringer serves as the mastering engineer.
the record – boygenius
Acknowledging boygenius & Catherine Marks as producers, with engineers/mixers Owen Lantz, Will Maclellan, Catherine Marks, Mike Mogis, Bobby Mota, Kaushlesh “Garry” Purohit & Sarah Tudzin, and songwriter trio Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus. Pat Sullivan takes the role of mastering engineer.
Endless Summer Vacation – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, along with producers Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson & Mike Will Made-It, and engineers/mixers Pièce Eatah, Craig Frank, Paul David Hager, Stacy Jones, Brian Rajaratnam & Mark “Spike” Stent. Songwriters Miley Cyrus, Gregory Aldae Hein, Thomas Hull, Tyler Johnson, Michael Len Williams II & Michael Pollack, and mastering engineer Joe LaPorta complete the team.
Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd – Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff, Zach Dawes, Lana Del Rey & Drew Erickson are the credited producers. The engineering/mixing team includes Jack Antonoff, Michael Harris, Dean Reid & Laura Sisk, with songwriters Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey & Mike Hermosa. Ruairi O’Flaherty serves as the mastering engineer.
The Age Of Pleasure – Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe is recognized, along with producers Sensei Bueno, Nate “Rocket” Wonder & Nana Kwabena, and engineers/mixers Mick Guzauski, Nate “Rocket” Wonder, Jayda Love, Janelle Monáe & Yáng Tan. Songwriters Jarrett Goodly, Nathaniel Irvin III, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nana Kwabena Tuffuor, and mastering engineer Dave Kutch, complete the team.
GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo
Daniel Nigro, the producer, along with engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea, Sterling Laws, Mitch McCarthy, Daniel Nigro, Dave Schiffman, Mark “Spike” Stent, Sam Stewart & Dan Viafore. Songwriters Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, and mastering engineer Randy Merrill, secure Olivia Rodrigo’s place in the Album Of The Year category.
Midnights – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, with producers Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift, and engineers/mixers Jack Antonoff, Zem Audu, Serban Ghenea, David Hart, Mikey Freedom Hart, Sean Hutchinson, Ken Lewis, Michael Riddleberger, Laura Sisk