Friday, November 10, 2023

SZA Dominates Grammy Nominations With Nine Nods

SZA is the leading nominee for the 66th annual Grammy Awards with nine nominations
In a sweeping acknowledgment of her musical brilliance, SZA takes center stage as the leading nominee for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, securing an impressive nine nominations, as unveiled by the Recording Academy on Friday.

The R&B singer-songwriter's sophomore album, "SOS," emerges as a formidable contender for Album of the Year, while her chart-topping single "Kill Bill" stakes its claim in the prestigious categories of Record and Song of the Year.

Sharing the spotlight in these sought-after categories are other notable artists, including Miley Cyrus with "Flowers," Olivia Rodrigo with "Vampire," Taylor Swift's "Anti-Hero," Billie Eilish's "What Was I Made For?" and Jon Batiste with "Worship" for Record of the Year and "Butterfly" for Song of the Year. Each with six nominations, the competition heats up in Album, Song, and Record of the Year.

Other top nominees announced by The Recording Academy include indie rock sensation Phoebe Bridgers, who not only clinched several nominations with her group boygenius but also earned recognition for a collaborative effort with SZA. Also gracing this musical celebration are R&B virtuoso Victoria Monet and accomplished audio engineer Serban Ghenea, each accumulating an impressive seven nominations.

In the league of six-time nominees, renowned producer Jack Antonoff, country songstress Brandy Clark, and the dynamic trio boygenius, comprising Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, add their voices to the symphony of recognition.

Billie Eilish, having previously dominated the Grammy Awards in 2020 with her debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?," makes a triumphant return with six nominations, five of which are attributed to her contribution to the soundtrack of the summer blockbuster Barbie movie with the track "What Was I Made For." Notably, the Barbie movie soundtrack itself amassed seven additional nominations, primarily in categories celebrating music crafted for visual media. Collectively, "Barbie: The Album" emerges as a strong contender for the title of the most celebrated album of the year.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. expressed his excitement, stating, "From emerging artists to seasoned legends, the array of musicians recognized for their outstanding contributions to today's music is truly remarkable." The grand culmination of this celebration of musical excellence is scheduled to unfold at the Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024.

Click here for a complete list of nominees. 

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