Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA and Billie Eilish were among the winners at the 2024 Grammy Awards, which were handed out Sunday in 94 categories. The awards were presented in two separate ceremonies taking place in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift won album of the year for Midnights, making her the first person to win that category four times. Earlier in the show, Swift won best pop vocal album and took the opportunity to announce her new album in her acceptance speech.
“What Was I Made For?” from Barbie, written by Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell, was named song of the year, after having taken home the Grammy for best song written for visual media during the Premiere Ceremony.
Victoria Monét was named best new artist.
Miley Cyrus accepted the award for best pop solo performance for her hit “Flowers,” marking her first-ever Grammy win. She won her second Grammy later in the show, for record of the year.
Karol G won best música urbana album for MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO, and SZA won best R&B song for “Snooze.” During the Premiere Ceremony SZA won the Grammy for best pop duo/group performance for “Ghost In The Machine,” with Phoebe Bridgers, as well as the award for best progressive R&B album for SOS.
The show also featured a slew of performers, including Billy Joel, Miley Cyrus, U2, Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Joni Mitchell and Travis Scott, among others. Jay-Z accepted the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, criticizing the Recording Academy in his speech.
The 2024 Grammys aired live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers). Trevor Noah returned as host for a fourth consecutive year. The ceremony took place at Crypto.com Arena.
Meanwhile, the 2024 Grammy Premiere Ceremony, held at the Peacock Theater, was hosted by Justin Tranter. Kicking off the show, J. Ivy, Pentatonix, Jordin Sparks, Larkin Poe and Sheila E. took to the stage to perform “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince.
“I am thrilled to stand before you incredible geniuses that create the heartbeat of our industry today,” Tranter said during his opening monologue. “We’re not just celebrating notes and melodies. We’re honoring the driving force behind those creations.”
(Excerpt) More and a List of Winners at: The Hollywood Reporter