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A Look at Music's Biggest Night: 2024 GRAMMY Recap


By Shannon Alfonso

 

On the evening of Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, the grand stage of the 66th Grammy Awards witnessed a spectacular showcase of musical talents. The event featured unforgettable performances from acclaimed artists such as Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, and more. It also bestowed prestigious awards upon deserving artists across diverse categories. Below is a compilation of the distinguished winners.

 

Best Pop Solo Performance – “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus

 

The Best Pop Solo Performance category acknowledges exceptional solo performances in pop music, encompassing both vocal and instrumental aspects. Miley Cyrus clinched her first Grammy for her disco-pop hit “Flowers.” Expressing gratitude in her acceptance speech, she said: “My life was beautiful yesterday. Not everyone in this world will get a Grammy, but everyone in this world is spectacular.” Following her win, she took to the stage to debut her newly crowned Grammy-winning song in a live television performance. Cyrus can certainly buy herself flowers to celebrate her huge win.

 

 

Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance – “Water’ by Tyla

 

The Recording Academy introduced the new Best African Music Performance category, where South African singer Tyla, secured her first Grammy with her hit song “Water.” Astonished by her win, she exclaimed: “I never thought I would win a Grammy at twenty-two years old." Tyla broke records as the youngest African recipient and made history with her massive win.

 

Song of the Year – “What was I made for?” by Billie Eilish

 

Box office hit “Barbie” provided one of the most diverse and original soundtracks with hit songs such as “Dance the Night,” “Barbie World,” “I’m Just Ken,” and more. Amidst the glitz and glamour of the soundtrack, stands the indie/ alternative ballad “What was I made for?” by Billie Eilish. Despite tough competition from other chart-topping hits, Eilish’s song ultimately claimed victory in the “Song of the Year” category. Once again, she made history becoming a nine-time Grammy winner at the age of just twenty-two. “That was a crazy list of incredible people, incredible artists, incredible music,” she said appearing tongue-tied during her acceptance speech. Expressing astonishment, she furthermore credited Greta Gerwig for creating the “best movie ever” thanking her for her involvement in the project.

 

Album of the Year – “Midnights” by Taylor Swift

 

The Album of the Year category, highly anticipated by viewers and attendees alike, saw Taylor Swift’s indie-pop album “Midnights” triumph. Swift, accepting her thirteenth Grammy, announced her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poets Department.” Making history, Swift became the first artist to earn four awards in the Album of the Year category, adding on to her many musical achievements.  

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