By: Gaby Maldonado
The Recording Academy has officially announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, celebrating the best artists in the music industry. The nominations span various genres, with new artists receiving recognition alongside established artists.
SZA is the most nominated artist with nine nods. Her hit single “Kill Bill” is up for Record and Song of the Year, while her R&B album “SOS” has been nominated for Album of the Year. She is followed by Victoria Monét (with seven nominations) and Jon Batiste, boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift (all with six nominations each).
Taylor Swift's latest Grammy nomination for “Anti-Hero” has set a record. She is the first songwriter to have the most Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, surpassing Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie, who both have six. Swift’s nomination for Album of the Year for “Midnights” is her sixth in the category; if she wins, she will be the first artist to win the award four times.
The highest-grossing film of the year and an international phenomenon, "Barbie" has received 11 Grammy nominations in seven categories. Four of the five nominees for Best Song Written for Visual Media were for songs from "Barbie.” Billie Eilish's "What Was I Made For" is up against Dua Lipa's disco song "Dance the Night," Ryan Gosling's "I'm Just Ken," and Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice's "Barbie World." Rihanna, who is nominated for "Lift Me Up" from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is the only non-Barbie competitor.
Victoria Monét, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Gracie Abrams, Fred again.., Noah Kahan, and The War and Treaty are among the candidates for Best New Artist. In addition, boygenius, the indie trio comprised of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus, received six nominations. Their debut album "The Record" was nominated for Album of the Year while their single "Not Strong Enough" was nominated for Record of the Year.
The show will take place in the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. It will be televised live on the CBS Television Network and on Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. To see the complete list of nominees, click the link below.