The nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards ceremony were announced on Friday morning.
The early announcements indicate that Taylor Swift was one of the top nominees at the upcoming ceremony after scoring nods in the coveted Album and Record of the Year categories.
The singer–songwriter, who recently had her biggest debut ever with the rerecorded version of her 1989 album, was nominated for six awards, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance categories.
But SZA topped the pack with an impressive nine nominations after releasing her acclaimed album SOS last year.
The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 4 in Los Angeles, with the broadcast airing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS and its streaming service Paramount+.
Taylor Swift was primarily nominated for her acclaimed album Midnights, as well as its single Anti-Hero, which received some of the best reviews of her career.
The song was nominated for Record of the Year, a category that honors the artists who recorded the song and its producers and engineers, as well as for the Song of the Year category, which honors songwriters.
Taylor and her regular collaborator Jack Antonoff were nominated for Song of the Year for penning Anti-Hero.
She also scored a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance for the single, while her Ice Spice collaboration Karma was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Rounding out her nominations was one for Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights, as well as one of the top prizes, Album of the Year.
Antonoff also scored a solo nomination as Producer of the Year for working Midnights, along with his production on The 1975’s Being Funny In A Foreign Language and Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.
SZA’s critically acclaimed LP SOS was a major nomination grabber with nods for Album of the Year and Best Progressive R&B album.
The singer–songwriter led this year with the most nominations — nine — on the strength of her popular singles.
Her song Kill Bill was nominated for Record and Song of the Year, plus Best R&B Performance.
But several other songs from her recent output were hits with the Recording Academy’s voting members.
SZA’s single Ghost In The Machine, which features Phoebe Bridgers, was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, while Love Language was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Snooze was nominated for Best R&B Song (which she shared with her co-writers) and Low was nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Other artists in the running for top awards included Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus.
Billie was nominated for six awards, including the top categories Song and Record of the Year, for her hit single What Was I Made For?
The somber ballad was one of the singles from the acclaimed soundtrack album to the Margot Robbie–starring Barbie movie, which was co-written and directed by Greta Gerwig.
Despite being a pop powerhouse, Miley Cyrus has never won a Grammy Award, though her luck could change at the 2024 ceremony, where she is nominated for six awards.