At the Grammys 2024, Taylor Swift made history by winning the Album of the Year award, making her fourth time clinching the prestigious title. This remarkable feat surpasses her previous tie with legends Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Frank Sinatra, all of whom had three best-album wins. Celine Dion, amidst health concerns, made a surprise appearance to present Swift with the award almost a year after canceling her live shows due to a rare neurological disorder. Swift, not just content with the historic win, also unveiled a surprise new album during the event.
The Grammy Awards were a night dominated by female artists, with R&B stars SZA and Victoria Monet, along with the all-female indie supergroup Boygenius, receiving multiple awards. Music icons Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell delivered rare and poignant performances, contributing to the evening’s celebratory atmosphere.
While Taylor Swift’s Midnights secured Album of the Year, Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” won Record of the Year, and Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” claimed Song of the Year. Eilish, accompanied by her brother and co-writer Finneas, expressed her astonishment and gratitude for being among incredible artists and music.
In a breakthrough moment, Miley Cyrus received her first-ever Grammy Award, acknowledging the significance of her performance. The event also recognized Killer Mike, who won three rap trophies, though his success was overshadowed by an apparent backstage altercation resulting in a misdemeanor charge.
The pre-ceremony saw multiple wins for Boygenius, Kylie Minogue’s second Grammy for Best Pop Dance Recording, and a historic victory for South African singer Tyla, who secured the first-ever award for Best African Performance with her viral hit “Water.”
The night featured spine-tingling performances, including Tracy Chapman’s collaboration with Luke Combs and Joni Mitchell’s seated rendition of “Both Sides Now” at the age of 80. The Grammy Awards, billed as “music’s biggest night,” showcased a mix of established and emerging talent, with Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Burna Boy, and Travis Scott among the performers. Beyonce Doja Cat and Meryl Streep added star power to the audience, making it a memorable celebration of musical excellence.