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GRAMMYS 2024: Women & Indian Musicians Dominate This Year's Most Awaited Awards!

Grammys 2024: Indian band Shakti's historic win, women's dominance, and Trevor Noah's charm highlighted an entertainment night of diversity and musical triumph at Crypto.com Arena.

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GRAMMYS 2024: Women & Indian Musicians Dominate This Year's Most Awaited Awards!

Los Angeles, CA - In a star-studded evening at the Crypto.com Arena, the 66th Annual Grammy Awards unfolded, celebrating musical excellence, diversity, and historic victories. The night saw a spectacular blend of accolades, with Indian musicians stealing the spotlight and women dominating the prestigious event.

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Shakti's Historic Win: A Triumph for Indian Music

India celebrated a groundbreaking victory at the Grammys as the fusion band Shakti secured the Global Music Album award for their latest release, "This Moment." Comprising luminaries like Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, Shakti brought home the honour, marking a historic moment for Indian music on the global stage.

The band, formed in 1973 after the dissolution of the Mahavishnu Orchestra's first incarnation, presented a unique fusion that resonated with the Grammy jury. Upon receiving the award, Shankar Mahadevan expressed gratitude, dedicating the victory to his wife and acknowledging the immense support from the audience and their homeland.

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The nomination alone was a momentous occasion for the band, with Selvaganesh Vinayakram revealing his initial excitement upon hearing the news. Shakti's Grammy win adds another illustrious chapter to the rich tapestry of Indian music.

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Women Rule the Night: Swift, Cyrus, and Eilish Shine Bright

On a night when women dominated the Grammy stage, Taylor Swift clinched her fourth Album of the Year award, surpassing icons like Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Frank Sinatra. The singer, already holding the record for the most No. 1 albums by a woman, made history once again. Swift also surprised fans with the announcement of her upcoming album, "The Tortured Poets Department," set to release on April 19.

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Miley Cyrus, after eight Grammy nominations, secured her first-time wins in the Best Pop Solo Performance and Record of the Year categories for her song "Flowers." The victories marked a triumphant moment in Cyrus's career.

How Many Grammys Has Miley Cyrus Won? Wins, Nominations | In Touch Weekly

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Billie Eilish, known for her distinctive style and powerful vocals, secured a Grammy Award for Song of the Year with "What Was I Made For?" from the movie "Barbie." The 22-year-old artist, alongside Finneas O'Connell, triumphed in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category as well.

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Surprise presenter for Album of the Year, Celine Dion

In a heartfelt surprise, Celine Dion, who has been battling stiff person syndrome, emerged as the presenter for the Album of the Year. Dion, visibly moved by the standing ovation, expressed her gratitude, making it a memorable moment of the night.

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Victoria Monét Breaks Out: Best New Artist Honors

The Grammys also recognized the talent of Victoria Monét, a respected 34-year-old pop songwriter who broke out as a solo artist last year with her R&B hit "On My Mama." Monét accepted the Best New Artist award, delivering a heartfelt speech that included a metaphorical reference to her mother. Despite being played off the stage, Monét celebrated her well-deserved victory.

Victoria Monet Wins 2024 Grammy for Best New Artist – Billboard

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Trevor Noah Returns: The Man Behind the Mic

Marking the fourth consecutive year, US comedian and actor Trevor Noah returned as the host of the Grammy Awards. His wit and charm added a layer of entertainment to the evening, setting the stage for the unfolding musical extravaganza.

Trevor Noah Opens 2024 Grammy Awards With Star-Studded Monologue

Check out the complete list of winners below:

Album of the Year

Boygenius - The Record

Janelle Monáe - The Age of Pleasure

Jon Batiste - World Music Radio

Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd

Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation

Olivia Rodrigo - Guts

SZA - SOS

Taylor Swift - Midnights- WINNER

Taylor Swift Wins 4th Album of the Year at 2024 Grammys

Record of the Year

Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For?

Boygenius - Not Strong Enough

Jon Batiste - Worship

Miley Cyrus - Flowers- WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo - Vampire

SZA - Kill Bill

Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero

Victoria Monét - On My Mama

Miley Cyrus Says She 'Forgot Underwear' While Accepting Record of the Year  GRAMMY Award

Song of the Year

Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For?- WINNER

Dua Lipa - Dance the Night

Jon Batiste - Butterfly

Lana Del Rey - A&W

Miley Cyrus - Flowers

Olivia Rodrigo - Vampire

SZA - Kill Bill

Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero

Billie Eilish and Finneas Win Song of the Year for “What Was I Made For?”  at 2024 Grammys | Pitchfork

Best New Artist

Coco Jones

Gracie Abrams

Fred Again..

Ice Spice

Jelly Roll

Noah Kahan

Victoria Monét- WINNER

The War and Treaty

2024 Grammys: Victoria Monét Wins Best New Artist – The Hollywood Reporter

Best Pop Solo Performance

Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For?

Doja Cat - Paint the Town Red

Miley Cyrus - Flowers- WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo - Vampire

Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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- WINNER

Taylor Swift Featuring Ice Spice - Karma

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson - Chemistry

Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation

Olivia Rodrigo - Guts

Ed Sheeran - - (Subtract)

Taylor Swift - Midnights- WINNER

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Best R&B song

Coco Jones - ICU

Halle - Angel

Robert Glasper ft. SiR & Alex Isley - Back to Love

SZA - Snooze- WINNER

Victoria Monét - On My Mama

SZA Wins Best R&B Song for “Snooze” at the 2024 Grammys | Pitchfork

Best R&B performance

Chris Brown - Summer Too Hot

Coco Jones - ICU

Robert Glasper Featuring Sir & Alex Isley - Back to Love

SZA - Kill Bill- WINNER

Victoria Monét - How Does It Make You Feel

SZA Gets Emotional Accepting 2024 Grammy for Best R&B Song

Best R&B album

Babyface - Girls Night Out

Coco Jones - What I Didn't Tell You

Emily King - Special Occasion

Summer Walker - Clear 2: Soft Life EP

Victoria Monét - Jaguar II-WINNER

Victoria Monet Wins Best New Artist at 2024 Grammy Awards | Us Weekly

Best Rap Song

Doja Cat - Attention

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice ft. Aqua - Barbie World

Lil Uzi Vert - Just Wanna Rock

Drake & 21 Savage - Rich Flex

Killer Mike ft. André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane - Scientists & Engineers- WINNER

Killer Mike Wins Best Rap Song For “Scientists & Engineers” | 2024 GRAMMYs  Acceptance Speech | GRAMMY.com

Best Rap Performance

The Hillbillies — Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar

Love Letter — Black Thought

Rich Flex — Drake & 21 Savage

Scientists & Engineers — Killer Mike feat. André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane- WINNER

Players — Coi Leray

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Best Melodic Rap Performance

Burna Boy Featuring 21 Savage - Sittin' on Top of the World

Doja Cat - Attention

Drake & 21 Savage - Spin Bout U

Lil Durk Featuring J. Cole - All My Life- WINNER

SZA - Low

Lil Durk and J. Cole Win Best Melodic Rap Performance at 2024 Grammys |  Pitchfork

Best Rap Album

Drake & 21 Savage - Her Loss

Killer Mike - Michael- WINNER

Metro Boomin - Heroes & Villains

Nas - King's Disease III

Travis Scott - Utopia

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Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21F

James Blake - Loading

Disclosure - Higher Than Ever Before

Romy & Fred again.. - Strong

Skrillex, Fred again.. & Flowdan - Rumble- WINNER

Skrillex, Fred Again.., and Flowdan Win Best Dance/Electronic Recording for  “Rumble” at 2024 Grammys

Best Dance/Electronic Album

James Blake - Playing Robots Into Heaven

The Chemical Brothers - For That Beautiful Feeling

Fred again.. - Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)- WINNER

Kx5 - Kx5

Skrillex - Quest for Fire

2024 Grammys: Skrillex, Fred again.., Flowdan Win Best Dance Recording –  Billboard

Best Rock Performance

Arctic Monkeys - Sculptures of Anything Goes

Black Pumas - More Than a Love Song

Boygenius - Not Strong Enough- WINNER

Foo Fighters - Rescued

Metallica - Lux Æterna

Boygenius Win Best Rock Song for “Not Strong Enough” at 2024 Grammys |  Pitchfork

Best Rock Album

Foo Fighters - But Here We Are

Greta Van Fleet - Starcatcher

Metallica - 72 Seasons

Paramore - This Is Why – WINNER

Queens of the Stone Age - In Times New Roman…

Best Alternative Album

Arctic Monkeys - The Car

Boygenius - The Record – WINNER

Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd

Gorillaz - Cracker Island

PJ Harvey - I Inside The Old Year Dying

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Best Alternative Performance

Alvvays - Belinda Says

Arctic Monkeys - Body Paint

Boygenius - Cool About It

Lana Del Rey - A&W

Paramore - This Is Why- WINNER

Best Country Album

Brothers Osborne - Brothers Osborne

Kelsea Ballerini - Rolling Up the Welcome Mat

Lainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country- WINNER

Tyler Childers - Rustin' in the Rain

Zach Bryan - Zach Bryan

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Best Country Solo Performance

Brandy Clark - Buried

Chris Stapleton - White Horse – WINNER

Dolly Parton - The Last Thing on My Mind

Luke Combs - Fast Car

Tyler Childers - In Your Love

Chris Stapleton Wins Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammys

Best Country Song

Brandy Clark - Buried

Chris Stapleton - White Horse- WINNER

Morgan Wallen - Last Night

Tyler Childers - In Your Love

Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves - I Remember Everything

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Best Country Duo/Group Performance

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 – WINNER

Taylor Swift Featuring Ice Spice - Karma 

Best Americana Performance

Blind Boys of Alabama - Friendship

Tyler Childers - Help Me Make It Through the Night

Brandy Clark ft. Brandi Carlile - Dear Insecurity- WINNER

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - King of Oklahoma

Allison Russell - The Returner

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Best Americana Album

Brandy Clark - Brandy Clark

Rodney Crowell - The Chicago Sessions

Rhiannon Giddens - You're the One

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Weathervanes- WINNER

Allison Russell - The Returner

Grammys 2024: Jason Isbell and Blind Boys of Alabama among this year's  winners - al.com

Best Global Music Album

Susana Baca- Epifanías

Bokanté - History

Burna Boy - I Told Them…

Davido - Timeless

Shakti - This Moment- WINNER

Shakti' display at Grammys: Five Indians bag awards, Zakir Hussain gets  three | Onmanorama

Best Global Music Performance

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily - Shadow Forces

Burna Boy - Alone

Davido - Feel

Silvana Estrada - Milagro Y Disastre

Falu & Gaurav Shah (ft. PM Narendra Modi) - Abundance In Millets

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain ft. Rakesh Chaurasia - Pashto- WINNER

Ibrahim Maalouf ft. Cimafunk & Tank and the Bangas - Todo Colores

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Liz Callaway - To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim

Rickie Lee Jones - Pieces of Treasure

Laufey - Bewitched- WINNER

Pentatonix - Holidays Around the World

Bruce Springsteen - Only the Strong Survive

Various - Sondheim Unplugged (The NYC Sessions), Vol. 3

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Best Musical Theatre Album

Kimberly Akimbo

Parade

Shucked

Some Like It Hot- WINNER

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Producer of the year, non-classical

Daniel Nigro

Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II

Hit-Boy

Jack Antonoff- WINNER

Metro Boomin

2024 GRAMMYs: Jack Antonoff Wins GRAMMY For Producer Of The Year, Non- Classical | GRAMMY.com

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

Edgar Barrera

Jessie Jo Dillon

Shane McAnally

Theron Thomas- WINNER

Justin Tranter

Theron Thomas Triumphs as 2024 Songwriter of the Year at Grammy Awards

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

As We Speak — Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh Chaurasia- WINNER

On Becoming — House of Waters

Jazz Hands — Bob James

The Layers — Julian Lage

All One — Ben Wendel

Shankar Mahadevan to Zakir Hussain, meet the Indian winners at Grammys 2024

Best Music Video

The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping- WINNER

Tyler Childers - In Your Love

Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For

Kendrick Lamar - Count Me Out

Troye Sivan - Rush

The Beatles Win Best Music Video For “I'm Only Sleeping” | 2024 GRAMMYs  Acceptance Speech | GRAMMY.com

Best Song Written for Visual 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

Taylor Swift record breaking Grammy win Album of the Year

Best Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording

Meryl Streep - Big Tree

William Shatner - Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder

Rick Rubin - The Creative Act: A Way of Being

Senator Bernie Sanders - It's Ok to Be Angry About Capitalism

Michelle Obama - The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times – WINNER

2024 Grammys: Michelle Obama Wins Audiobook Narration for Light We Carry –  The Hollywood Reporter

Best Score for Video Game or Other Interactive Media

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - Sarah Schachner, composer

God of War Ragnarök - Bear McCreary, composer

Hogwarts Legacy - Peter Murray, J Scott Rakozy and Chuck E. Myers 'Sea', composers

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab, composers- WINNER

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Jess Serro, Tripod and Austin Wintory, composers

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor wins Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games at the  Grammys

Best Score for Visual Media

Barbie

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Fabelmans

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny

Oppenheimer – WINNER

Watch: Ludwig Göransson Discusses His GRAMMY Win For 'Oppenheimer' At The  CNB "First Look" Cam At The 2024 GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony | GRAMMY.com

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The 66th Annual Grammy Awards showcased not only the musical prowess of artists worldwide but also the industry's commitment to recognizing diversity and breaking barriers. From Indian musicians leaving an indelible mark to women rewriting Grammy history, the night was a testament to the power of music to unite, inspire, and celebrate the diversity of talent across genres.

As the lights dimmed and the applause echoed through the Crypto.com Arena, the Grammys 2024 left an indelible mark on the world of music, reinforcing its role as the ultimate celebration of musical excellence.

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