Grammy Highlights: Swift’s History, Cyrus’s First, Eilish’s Wins, Jay-Z’s Callout

Grammy Highlights 2024: Swift’s historic wins, Cyrus’s first victory, Eilish’s success, and Jay-Z’s callout in a female-dominated celebration.

  • Taylor Swift makes history with her fourth Album of the Year win for “Midnights.”
  • Miley Cyrus wins her first-ever Grammy for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance with “Flowers.”
  • Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie” named Best Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media.
  • SZA leads the night with nine nominations, winning three, including Best R&B Song.
  • Victoria Monét awarded Best New Artist and Best R&B Album.
  • Killer Mike, who won three Grammys, escorted out in handcuffs for a misdemeanor charge.

Taylor Swift and Céline Dion embraced each other backstage at the Grammys, dispelling any fan speculation of tension.

Céline Dion makes a rare public appearance at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

  • Jay-Z receives the Dr Dre Global Impact Award, calls out Grammys for their history with Black artists and mentions Beyoncé’s album of the year snub.
  • Dua Lipa opens the evening with a performance, called one of the best performers of a generation by host Trevor Noah.
  • Tracy Chapman performs publicly for the first time since 2009; Joni Mitchell performs at the Grammys for the first time at 80.
  • Extended In Memoriam section includes performances from Annie Lennox, Fantasia Barrino, and Jon Batiste, honoring artists like Sinead O’Connor and Clarence Avant.
  • Boygenius wins three awards, including Best Rock Song.
  • Kylie Minogue wins Best Pop Dance Recording for “Padam Padam.”
  • Other female winners include Lainey Wilson, Karol G, Laufey, and Coco Jones in various categories.

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