Boygenius wins the Grammy for Best Alternative Album

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Boygenius wins the Grammy for Best Alternative Album

The pre-gala of the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, where most categories are announced, has left important news for music lovers. The most notable is that Boygenius has won the first three Grammys of his career, highlighting the one he won for ‘The Record’ for Best Alternative Music Album.

Whether it’s Boygenius or Paramore’s triumphs thanks to ‘This Is Why’, this inevitably means the defeat of Lana Del Rey and her ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’ in the alternative genre categories. In this way, while she has not yet smelled victory (she still has options in the main categories), Paramore, Boygenius, Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Monét, Fred again… or Featherweight do manage to win their first Grammy during the pre-gala.

Another piece of news from the pre-gala is Kylie Minogue’s triumph in the Best Pop Dance Recording category thanks to her hit ‘Padam Padam’, the second Grammy of her career after the one achieved by her song ‘Come Into My World’ . Additionally, the Grammys also had their ‘Barbenheimer’ moment, awarding ‘Oppenheimer’ the gramophone for Best Soundtrack and leaving ‘Barbie’ the gramophone for Best Soundtrack Compilation.

These are some of the pre-gala winners:

Best Pop Duo/Group Song
SZA Featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Ghost in the Machine (WINNER)
Labrinth Featuring Billie Eilish – Never Felt So Alone
Lana Del Rey Featuring Jon Batiste – Candy Necklace
Miley Cyrus Featuring Brandi Carlile – Thousand Miles
SZA Featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Ghost in the Machine
Taylor Swift Featuring Ice Spice – Karma

Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Skrillex, Fred Again.. & Flowdan – Rumble (WINNER)
Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f
Disclosure – Higher Than Ever Before
James Blake – Loading
Romy & Fred Again.. – Strong

Best Pop Dance Recording
Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam (WINNER)
Bebe Rexha & David Guetta – One in a Million
Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding – Miracle
David Guetta, Anne-Marie & Coi Leray – Baby Don’t Hurt Me
Troye Sivan – Rush

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
Fred Again.. – Actual Life 3 (WINNER)
James Blake – Playing Robots Into Heaven
The Chemical Brothers – For That Beautiful Feeling
Kx5 – Kx5
Skrillex – Quest for Fire

Best Soundtrack Compilation
Barbie the Album (WINNER)
Daisy Jones & the Six – Aurora
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Awesome Mix, Vol. 3
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Best Soundtrack
Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer (WINNER)
John Williams – The Fabelmans
John Williams – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt – Barbie

Best Song Written for Audiovisual Media
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? (WINNER)
Dua Lipa – Dance the Night
Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Featuring Aqua – Barbie World
Rihanna – Lift Me Up
Ryan Gosling – I’m Just Ken

Best Video Clip
The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping (WINNER)
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For
Kendrick Lamar – Count Me Out
Troye Sivan – Rush
Tyler Childers – In Your Love

Best Musical Film
David Bowie – Moonage Daydream (WINNER)
Kendrick Lamar – Live From Paris, the Big Steppers Tour
Lewis Capaldi – How I’m Feeling Now
Little Richard – I Am Everything
Tupac Shakur – Dear Mama

Best Produced Album, Non-Classical
Victoria Monét – Jaguar II (WINNER)
Bokanté – History
Boygenius – The Record
Caroline Polachek – Desire, I Want to Turn Into You
Feist – Crowds

Best Traditional R&B Performance
PJ Morton Featuring Susan Carol – Good Morning (WINNER)
Babyface Featuring Coco Jones – Simple
Kenyon Dixon – Lucky
SZA – Love Language
Victoria Monét Featuring Earth, Wind & Fire & Hazel Monét – Hollywood

Best R&B Album
Victoria Monét – Jaguar II (WINNER)
Babyface – Girls Night Out
Coco Jones – What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe)
Emily King – Special Occasion
Summer Walker – Clear 2: Soft Life EP

Best Rock Performance
Boygenius – Not Strong Enough (WINNER)
Arctic Monkeys – Sculptures of Anything Goes
Black Pumas – More Than a Love Song
Foo Fighters – Rescued
Metallica – Lux Æterna

Best Rock Song
Boygenius – Not Strong Enough (WINNER)
Foo Fighters – Rescued
Olivia Rodrigo – Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl
Queens of the Stone Age – Emotion Sickness
The Rolling Stones – Angry

Best Rock Album
Paramore – This Is Why (WINNER)
Foo Fighters – But Here We Are
Greta Van Fleet – Starcatcher
Metallica – 72 Seasons
Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman…

Best Alternative Music Performance
Paramore – This Is Why (WINNER)
Alvvays – Belinda Says
Arctic Monkeys – Body Paint
Boygenius – Cool About It
Lana Del Rey – A&W

Best Alternative Music Album
Boygenius – The Record (WINNER)
Arctic Monkeys – The Car
Gorillaz – Cracker Island
Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
PJ Harvey – I Inside the Old Year Dying

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Zach Bryan Featuring Kacey Musgraves – I Remember Everything (WINNER)
Brothers Osborne – Nobody’s Nobody
Carly Pearce Featuring Chris Stapleton – We Don’t Fight Anymore
Dierks Bentley Furingeat Billy Strings – High Note
Jelly Roll With Lainey Wilson – Save Me
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)

Best Folk Album
Joni Mitchell – Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live) (WINNER)
Dom Flemons – Traveling Wildfire
The Milk Carton Kids – I Only See the Moon
Nickel Creek – Celebrants
Old Crow Medicine Show – Jubilee
Paul Simon – Psalms
Rufus Wainwright – Folkocracy

Best R&B Performance
Coco Jones – ICU (WINNER)
Chris Brown – Summer Too Hot
Robert Glasper Featuring Sir & Alex Isley – Back to Love
SZA – Kill Bill
Victoria Monét – How Does It Make You Feel

Best Progressive R&B Album
Diddy – The Love Album: Off the Grid
Terrace Martin and James Fauntleroy – Nova
Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure
6lack – Since I Have a Lover

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff (WINNER)
Daniel Nigro
Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II
Metro Boomin

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