The nomination list of the upcoming 2024 Grammy Awards dropped on November 10th, 2023, with a new category for African music called “Best African Music Performance.”

Nigerian artists, Davido, Ayra Starr, Olamide, Asake, Bloody Civilian and Blessing Offor, all got their first Grammy nominations, joining the growing list of nominees that includes Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti and Tems.

We bring you the list of categories and nominees you should care about.

Record of the Year

Worship – Jon Batiste

Not Strong Enough – boygenius

Flowers – Miley Cyrus

What Was I Made For? (From Motion Picture Barbie) – Billie Eilish

On My Mama – Victoria Monét

Vampire – Olivia Rodrigo

Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift

Kill Bill – SZA

Album of the Year

World Music Radio – Jon Batiste

the record – boygenius

Endless Summer Vacation – Miley Cyrus

Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd – Lana Del Rey

The Age of Pleasure – Janelle Monáe

GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo

Midnights – Taylor Swift


Song of the Year

A&W – Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey and Sam Drew

Anti-Hero – Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift

Butterfly – Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson

Dance the Night (From Barbie The Album) – Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt

Flowers – Miley Cyrus, Gregory Aldae Hein and Michael Pollack

Kill Bill – Rob Bisel, Carter Lang and Solána Rowe

Vampire – Daniel Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo

What Was I Made For? (From Motion Picture Barbie) – Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell

Best New Artist

Gracie Abrams

Fred again..

Jelly Roll

Coco Jones

Noah Kanan

Victoria Monét

The War and Treaty

Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)

Jack Antonoff

Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II


Metro Boomin

Daniel Nigro

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Classical)

Edgar Barrera

Jessie Jo Dilion

Shane McAnally

Theron Thomas

Justin Tranter

Best Pop Solo Performance

Flowers – Miley Cyrus

Paint The Town Red – Doja Cat

What Was I Made For? (From The Motion Picture Barbie)

Vampire – Olivia Rodrigo

Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Thousand Miles – Miley Cyrus

Candy Necklace – Lana Del Rey feat. Job Batiste

Never Felt So Alone – Labrinth feat. Billie Eilish

Karma – Taylor Swift feat. Ice Spice

Ghost In The Machine – SZA feat. Phoebe Bridgers

Best Pop Vocal Album

Chemistry – Kelly Clarkson

Endless Summer Vacation – Miley Cyrus

GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo

– (Subtract) – Ed Sheeran

Midnights – Taylor Swift

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Blackbox Life Recorder 21F – Aphex Twin

Loading – James Blake

Higher Than Ever Before – Disclosure

Strong – Romy and Fred again..

Rumble – Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan

Best Pop Dance Recording

Baby Don’t Hurt Me – David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray

Miracle – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding

Padam Padam – Kylie Minogue

One In A Million – Bebe Rexha and David Guetta

Rush – Troye Sivan

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

Playing Robots Into Heaven – James Blake

For That Beautiful Feeling – The Chemical Brothers

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

Kx5 – Kx5

Quest For Fire – Skrillex

Best Alternative Music Performance

Belinda Says – Alvvays

Body Paint – Arctic Monkeys

Cool About It – boygenius

A&W – Lana Del Rey

This Is Why – Paramore

Best Alternative Music Album

The Car –Arctic Monkeys

The Record – boygenius

Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd – Lana Del Rey

Cracker Island – Gorillaz

I Inside The Old Year Dying – PJ Harvey

Best R&B Performance

Summer Too Hot – Chris Brown

Back To Love – Robert Glasper feat. SiR and Alex Isley

ICU – Coco Jones

How Does It Make You Feel – Victoria Monét

Kill Bill – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Simple – Babyface feat. Coco Jones

Lucky – Kenyon Dixon

Hollywood – Victoria Monét feat. Earth, Wind & Fire and Hazel Monét

Good Morning – PJ Morton feat. Susan Carol

Love Language – SZA

Best R&B Song

Angel – Halle Bailey, Theron Feemster and Coleridge Tillman

Back To Love – Darryl Andrew Farris, Robert Glasper and Alexandra Isley

ICU – Darhyl Camper Jr., Courtney Jones, Raymond Komba and Roy Keisha Rockette

On My Mama – Dernst Emile II, Jeff Gitelman, Victoria Monét, Kyla Moscovich, Jamil Pierre and Charles Williams

Snooze – Kenny B. Edmonds, Blair Ferguson, Khris Riddick-Tynes, Solána Rowe and Leon Thomas

Best Progressive R&B Album

Since I Have A Lover – 6LACK

The Love Album Off The Grid – Diddy

Nova – Terrace Martin and James Fauntleroy

The Age Of Pleasure – Janelle Monáe


Best R&B Album

Girls Night Out – Babyface

What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe) – Coco Jones

Special Occasion – Emily King

JAGUAR II – Victoria Monét

CLEAR 2: SOFT LIFE EP – Summer Walker

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

Players – Coi Leray

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Sittin’ On Top Of The World – Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage

Attention – Doja Cat

Spin Bout U – Drake & 21 Savage

All My Life – Lil Durk feat. J. Cole

Low – SZA

Best Rap Song

Attention – Rogét Chahayed and Amala 

Barbie World (From Barbie The Album – Isis Naija Gaston, Ephrem Louis Lopez Jr. & Onika Maraj, songwriters (Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Featuring Aqua)

Just Wanna Rock – Mohamad Camara, Symere Woods & Javier Mercado, songwriters (Lil Uzi Vert)

Rich Flex Brytavious Chambers, Isaac “Zac” De Boni, Aubrey Graham, J. Gwin, Anderson Hernandez, Michael “Finatik” Mule & Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, songwriters (Drake & 21 Savage)

SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS – Andre Benjamin, Paul Beauregard, James Blake, Michael Render, Tim Moore & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Killer Mike Featuring André 3000, Future And Eryn Allen Kane)

Best Rap Album

Her Loss – Drake & 21 Savage

MICHAEL – Killer Mike

HEROES & VILLIANS – Metro Boomin

King’s Disease III – Nas

UTOPIA – Travis Scott

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

A-You’re Not Wrong B-They’re Not Either: The Fukc-It Pill Revisited – Queen Sheba

For Your Consideration’24 -The Album – Prentice Powell and Shawn William

Grocery Shopping With My Mother – Kevin Powell

The Light Inside – J. Ivy

When The Poems Do What They Do – Aja Monet

Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music

God Is Good – Stanley Brown Featuring Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard & Karen Clark Sheard; Stanley Brown, Karen V Clark Sheard, Kaylah Jiavanni Harvey, Rodney Jerkins, Elyse Victoria Johnson, J Drew Sheard II, Kierra Valencia Sheard & Hezekiah Walker, songwriters

Feel Alright (Blessed) – Erica Campbell; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, William Weatherspoon, Juan Winans & Marvin L. Winans, songwriters

Lord Do It For Me (Live) – Zacardi Cortez; Marcus Calyen, Zacardi Cortez & Kerry Douglas, songwriters

God Is – Melvin Crispell III

All Things – Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Believe – Blessing Offor; Hank Bentley & Blessing Offor, songwriters

Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live] – Cody Carnes

Thank God I Do – Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle & Jason Ingram, songwriters

Love Me Like I Am – for KING & COUNTRY feat. Jordin Sparks

Your Power – Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard

God Problems – Maverick City Music, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine; Daniel Bashta, Chris Davenport, Ryan Ellis & Naomi Raine, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

I Love You – Erica Campbell

Hymns (Live) – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The Maverick Way – Maverick City Music

My Truth – Jonathan McReynolds

All Things New: Live In Orlando – Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

My Tribe – Blessing Offor

Emanuel – Da’ T.R.U.T.H.

Lauren Daigle – Lauren Daigle

Church Clothes 4 – Lecrae

I Believe – Phil Wickham

Best Roots Gospel Album

Tribute To The King – The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

Echoes Of The South – Blind Boys Of Alabama

Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times – Becky Isaacs Bowman

Meet Me At The Cross – Brian Free & Assurance

Shine: The Darker The Night The Brighter The Light – Gaither Vocal Band

Best Global Music Performance

Shadow Forces – Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily

Alone – Burna Boy

FEEL – Davido

Milagro Y Disastre -Silvana Estrada

Abundance In Millets – Falu & Gaurav Shah (Featuring PM Narendra Modi)

Pashto – Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia

Todo Colores – Ibrahim Maalouf Featuring Cimafunk & Tank And The Bangas

Best African Music Performance

Amapiano – Asake & Olamide

City Boys – Burna Boy

UNAVAILABLE — Davido feat. Musa Keys

Rush – Ayra Starr

Water – Tyla

Best Global Music Album

Epifanías – Susana Baca

History – Bokanté

I Told Them… – Burna Boy

Timeless – Davido

This Moment – Shakti

Best Reggae Album

Born For Greatness – Buju Banton

Simma – Beenie Man

Cali Roots Riddim 2023 – Collie Buddz

No Destroyer – Burning Spear

Colors Of Royal – Julian Marley & Antaeus

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

AURORA – (Daisy Jones & The Six)

Barbie The Album – (Various Artists)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By – (Various Artists)

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Awesome Mix, Vol. 3 – (Various Artists)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story – Weird Al Yankovic

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (Includes Film And Television)

Barbie – Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt (composers)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ludwig Göransson (composer)

The Fabelmans – John Williams, (composer)

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny
– John Williams (composer)

Oppenheimer – Ludwig Göransson, (composer)

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Barbie World (From Barbie The Album) – Naija Gaston, Ephrem Louis Lopez Jr. and Onika Maraj, songwriters (Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice feat. Aqua)

Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album) – Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

I’m Just Ken (From Barbie The Album) – Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Ryan Gosling)

Lift Me Up [From Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By) – Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn Fenty and Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Rihanna)

What Was I Made For? (From Barbie The Album) – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Best Music Video

I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles 

(Em Cooper, video director; Jonathan Clyde, Sophie Hilton, Sue Loughlin & Laura Thomas, video producers)

In Your Love – Tyler Childers
(Bryan Schlam, video director; Kacie Barton, Silas House, Nicholas Robespierre, Ian Thornton & Whitney Wolanin, video producers)

What Was I Made For? – Billie Eilish
(Billie Eilish, video director; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson & David Moore, video producers)

Count Me Out – Kendrick Lamar
(Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar, video directors; Jason Baum & Jamie Rabineau, video producers)

Rush – Troye Sivan
(Gordon Von Steiner, video director; Kelly McGee, video producer)

Find the full list here.


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