The 2024 Grammys: A night showcasing the best women in music

The Grammy’s are music awards hosted by the Recording Academy and took place just recently on February 4. This year’s awards became the year of women in music. Coming into the night, SZA (she/her) had the most nominations at nine in total, with Phoebe Bridgers (she/her) at a close second with seven. Album Of The Year especially showcased this women-dominated year, with seven of the eight nominees being women.

Throughout the night women were winning in most major categories. Record of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance went to Miley Cyrus (she/her) for her song “Flowers” from her album Endless Summer Vacation. Song of the Year and Best Song Written For Visual Media went to “What Was I Made For?” From the motion picture Barbie performed by Billie Eilish  (she/her). Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical went to Victoria Monét (she/her) for her album JAGUAR II

Taylor Swift (she/her) made Grammy history by winning Album Of The Year for the fourth time with her album, Midnights. This win makes her the first musician to get the award four times. She won this award shortly after winning her 13th Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album also for Midnights. After winning that award she announced her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department coming out later this year.

Phoebe Bridgers won the most of the night winning Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance with the other members of boygenius, Julien Baker (she/her) and Lucy Dacus (she/her) for their song “Not Strong Enough.” The boygenius album, the record, won Best Alternative Music Album. Phoebe Bridgers also won in collaboration with SZA for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for SZA’s song “Ghost In The Machine,” which Phoebe is featured on. SZA also won for Best R&B Song for her song “Snooze,” and Best Progressive R&B Album for her album SOS. Paramore won Best Rock Album and Best Alternative Music Performance for their album This Is Why, becoming the first female-fronted band to win Best Rock Album. 

The Grammys this year were incredibly competitive and did a great job of showcasing the best women to pay attention to in music into the next year.

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