Dazzling Victory: Women Reign Supreme at the 2024 Grammy Awards
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The 2024 Grammy Awards proved to be a groundbreaking night for women artists, with a dominating presence across various categories. The energy was palpable, the undertone of support for women artists undeniable, and the stage set for history to be made. One artist who left an indelible mark on the night was none other than Taylor Swift, who etched her name in Grammy history by securing Album of the Year for the fourth time with her masterpiece, 'Midnight.'
Swift's achievement reflects not only her incredible talent but also the power of an incredibly supportive fanbase. In her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album she said, “ I want to say thank you for the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way, but I know that the way the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans.”. The night was further enriched by the legendary Joni Mitchell, gracing the Grammy stage for her inaugural performance, marking a historic moment in her illustrious career.
Another highlight was the rare live performance of Tracy Chapman, who captivated the audience with a heartfelt rendition of 'Fast Car,' joined by Luke Combs. The collaboration was a powerful intersection of past and present, reminding us of the timeless impact of great music.
Speaking of timeless music, Burna Boy brought out R&B royalty Brandy for his hit 'SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,' the song released in 2023 notably samples Brandy's 1998 song 'TOP OF THE WORLD,' creating a magical blend of world music with R&B.
As we celebrate the influence of women in music, let's take a moment to acknowledge the remarkable women who claimed victory in various categories at the 2024 Grammy Awards:
Song Of The Year: Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell - 'What Was I Made For?' from The Motion Picture "Barbie"
Best New Artist: Victoria Monét
Best Pop Solo Performance: Miley Cyrus - 'Flowers'
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: SZA Featuring Phoebe Bridgers - 'Ghost In The Machine'
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift - 'Midnight'
Best Pop Dance Recording: Kylie Minogue - 'Padam Padam'
Best R&B Performance: CoCo Jones - 'ICU'
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Susan Carol (featured on PJ Morton's 'Good Morning')
Best R&B Song: SZA and co-collaborators - 'Snooze'
Best Progressive R&B Album: SZA - 'SOS'
Best R&B Album: Victoria Monét - 'JAGUAR II'
Best Jazz Performance: Samara Joy - 'Tight'
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Nicole Zuraitis - 'How Love Begins'
Best Alternative Jazz Album: Meshell Ndegeocello - 'The Omnichord Real Book'
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Laufey - 'Bewitched'
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Lainey Wilson (featured on Zach Bryan's 'I Remember Everything')
Best Country Album: Lainey Wilson - 'Bell Bottom Country'
Best American Roots Performance: Allison Russell - 'Eve Was Black'
Best Americana Performance: Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile - 'Dear Insecurity'
Best Folk Album: Joni Mitchell - 'Joni Mitchell At Newport [Live]'
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Lecrae - 'Your Power'
Best Latin Pop Album: Gaby Moreno - 'X Mí (Vol. 1)'
Best Música Urbana Album: Karol G - 'MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO'
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: Natalia Lafourcade - 'De Todas Las Flores'
Best African Music Performance: Tyla - 'Water'
Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album: Carla Patullo Featuring Tonality And The Scorchio Quartet - 'So She Howls'
Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording: Michelle Obama - 'The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times'
Best Song Written For Visual Media: Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell - 'What Was I Made For?' from The Motion Picture "Barbie"
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Victoria Monét and co-collaborators - 'JAGUAR II'
Producer Of The Year, Classical: Elaine Martone
Best Immersive Audio Album: Alicia Keys and co-collaborators - 'The Diary Of Alicia Keys'
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Erin Bentlage, Jacob Collier, Sara Gazarek, Johnaye Kendrick & Amanda Taylor, arrangers (säje Featuring Jacob Collier) - 'In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning'
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Jessie Montgomery - 'Montgomery: Rounds'
For a comprehensive list of all the winners, visit here. The 2024 Grammy Awards not only celebrated the talent and achievements of women in music but also paved the way for a future where their voices continue to resonate and inspire.