Today, November 10, the nominations for the 2024 Grammys are officially announced, which will take place on Sunday, February 4 in Los Angeles. In Spain, the nominations can be followed on the Recording Academy’s official YouTube channel starting at 4:30 p.m.
The submission deadline for the 2024 Grammys has been from October 1, 2022 to September 15, 2023. Among the albums published at the end of 2022 that fall within the deadline are those by Arctic Monkeys, Weyes Blood, Phoenix, The 1975, Joji or Natalia Lafourcade…
…although the most notable is, without a doubt, ‘Midnights’ by Taylor Swift, the great candidate to win the award for Album of the Year. His main rival is SZA’s ‘SOS’, but we should not underestimate Morgan Wallen’s strength in the United States either. Among the probable nominees we must also count Olivia Rodrigo, Lana Del Rey and boygenius. Does Ed Sheeran have a chance? And Amaarae? And Karol G’s ‘Tomorrow will be nice’ hasn’t generated the numbers of Bad Bunny’s ‘A summer without you’, but at least it can get a nomination.
In the Song of the Year category it is unquestionable that ‘Flowers’ by Miley Cyrus will be the main favorite. Has there been, perhaps, other song of the year? Well, yes: ‘Anti-Hero’ by Taylor Swift, but ‘Flowers’ seems unbeatable. Other nominations can be expected for ‘Paint the Town Red’ by Doja Cat, ‘Seven’ by Jung Kook featuring Latto, ‘Dance the Night by Dua Lipa, ‘Kill Bill’ by SZA, ‘What Was I Made For?’ by Billie Eilish, ‘Fast Car’ by Luke Combs or ‘vampire’ by Olivia Rodrigo. At the local level, the presence of Lil Durk, Morgan Wallen or Zach Bryan, with Kacey Musgraves, or even Oliver Anthony with his hit that came out of nowhere seems certain in this category.
What songs are up for Record of the Year? This category, which rewards the technical part of a recording, and not the composition itself, apart from the numbers, seems like a piece of cake for SZA, Doja Cat, Gunna with her ‘fukumean’, The Weeknd and Metro Boomin, LiBianca with ‘People’, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo. The surprise could come from Victoria Monét, who this year has released an exquisite R&B album that is Grammy fodder. In the gender categories its presence should be unquestionable.
As for the Breakthrough Artist category, one of the most interesting because of the names it usually reveals, such as this year’s winner, Samara Joy; The nominations of Ice Spice, Peso Pluma and PinkPantheress seem safe, as they appear in all the polls. It would not be a surprise to see Gracie Abrams, RAYE (despite the fact that she has 10 years of career behind her) or Sabrina Carpenter also named, in addition to of course LiBianca.
There will be nominations in pop, rock or urban categories for Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, Bad Bunny, Queens of the Stone Age, Kali Uchis, Sam Smith, Tainy or Foo Fighters. We finish our predictions by pointing out the possible nominees in the Alternative Album category: Mike Dean (winner of 7 Grammys) will have opted for the Christine and the Queens album that he co-produced, and Caroline Polachek, Kesha, The National, Arlo Parks or The 1975. Perhaps less expected is to see Slowdive, Anohni or Weyes Blood nominated. Soon, answers.