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Grammys 2024 updates: All the winners as Taylor Swift makes history

Women dominated in all of the major awards categories as Joni Mitchell, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Tracy Chapman delivered stunning performances

Tom Murray
Los Angeles
,Roisin O'Connor,Nicole Vassell,Inga Parkel
Tuesday 06 February 2024 07:50 GMT
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Jay Z calls out Grammys for snubbing Beyonce for Album of the Year

The 2024 Grammy Awards took place on Sunday 4 February, with female artists dominating the major categories on a night dubbed ‘Year of the Women’.

Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for the fourth time, setting a new record. Song of the Year went to Billie Eilish for “What Was I Made For?”, while Record of the Year was won by Miley Cyrus for “Flowers”.

Earlier in the night, Swift took the opportunity to announce a brand new album, The Tortured Poets Department.

The ceremony’s live performances were also dominated by women, with legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell drawing an emotional reaction and a standing ovation. Other performers included Dua Lipa and Tracy Chapman, who memorably dueted with Luke Combs on a duet version of her hit “Fast Car”.

SZA had led the nominations with nine nods, and ended up winning three.

As awards ceremonies go, this was a night that truly had it all. Even a surprise cameo from Meryl Streep...

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Fans speculate Taylor Swift’s Reputation-inspired Grammys look includes Easter egg

Fans speculate Taylor Swift’s Reputation-inspired Grammys look includes Easter egg

Fans think singer’s outfit hinted at possible album release

Roisin O'Connor4 February 2024 01:40
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Some closer looks at Taylor Swift’s outfit tonight, for the fashion-forward among you

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Roisin O'Connor4 February 2024 01:50
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Hello and welcome to The Independent’s liveblog for the Grammy Awards 2024!

It’s the big day, and we only have a short while until we get to find out who’s walking home with some of the biggest prizes in music.

It’s looking a lot like we could be in for another “Year of the Women”, 25 years after female artists including Celine Dion and Lauryn Hill famously dominated at the ceremony back in 1999.

SZA, the most-nominated singer at this year’s awards show, came close to matching Hill’s record-breaking run with nine nominations, while artists including Victoria Monet, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Janelle Monae and Lana Del Rey are also vying for the night’s top awards.

Who will win? As always, that’s anybody’s guess. You can find my predictions right here:

Grammys 2024 predictions: Who will win the big four categories?

For the first time since 1999, are we about to witness another ‘Year of the Women’? With SZA, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo vying for the night’s top awards, Roisin O’Connor thinks so. She goes through the runners and riders of this year’s Grammy Awards

Roisin O'Connor4 February 2024 08:04
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From Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey: The full list of Grammy Awards 2024 nominations

The Grammy Awards could be in for another “Year of Women” at this year’s ceremony, after female artists swept the board of nominations in a number of the top categories.

SZA, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus and Olivia Rodrigo are all up for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year Category.

Four songs from Barbie: The Album were nominated for the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, with the favourite track “I’m Just Ken”, sung by Ryan Gosling, getting a nomination.

Swift has broken the record for being the most-nominated artist for the Song Of The Year category, with her bop “Anti-Hero” bringing her back into that category for another year and overtaking Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie, who were previously the most-nominated in that category.

And since Swift was nominated for Album of the Year, she’s on track to make history as the only artist ever – male or female – to win four times, since the singer is currently tied with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.

Take a look at the nominations in full:

Grammy Awards 2024: The full list of nominations

Taylor Swift broke the record for being the most-nominated artist for the Song Of The Year category

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Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Joni Mitchell has been announced as a surprise performer at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The legendary artist, 80, will sing at the ceremony for the first time on Sunday 4 February, along with fellow artists Billie Eilish, SZA, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Billy Joel.

U2’s performance will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’s headline-making new venue, the Sphere, where they have been hosting a months-long residency – U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere – that will conclude on 2 March.

Billboard reports that Taylor Swift will not perform but she will be at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Joel will perform his first single in almost two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On”, while Combs will duet with Tracy Chapman on her song “Fast Car”, which he covered last year.

Burna Boy is expected to perform with 21 Savage and Brandy, while Mitchell is teed up for a duet with Brandi Carlile.

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Ceremony will include memorable performances from Joni Mitchell, SZA, U2, Luke Combs and Tracy Chapman

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From an iconic no-pants look to disco-ball chic, Taylor Swift’s most unforgettable red carpet looks

At this point, Taylor Swift’s icon status isn’t up for debate. The 34-year-old Grammy winner could step out in a pair of leggings and make a statement (she has). As “mother” to many, Swift is praised for her multiplatinum-selling ballads and her bold reputation – especially on the red carpet.

Between dazzling cues to unreleased music and an affection for a Midnights blue, the “Anti-Hero” singer’s style sense personifies her. Her style doesn’t follow trends, it encapsulates her individuality (with a lot of sparkle). And like her music, Swift’s fashion is an ode to her many eras.

Since her 2006 red carpet debut for the Country Music Television Awards, the “Fifteen” artist has stunned in front of flashing cameras in long, Folklore-esque gowns, patterned dresses, and sophisticated suit sets. Now, as the 2024 Grammys approach, eager fans await Swift’s arrival, placing bets on what the heroine might wear.

In the meantime, we’ve plucked Swift’s best red carpet looks from the past 18 years of her stardom.

Taylor Swift’s most unforgettable red carpet looks

The Grammy winner’s first red carpet was in 2006 for the Country Music Television Awards

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Flashback: Lizzo films the moment Harry Styles wins Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards 2023

Lizzo shares POV video she took of Harry Styles winning Grammy
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Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Joni Mitchell has been announced as a surprise performer at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The legendary artist, 80, will sing at the ceremony for the first time on Sunday 4 February, along with fellow artists Billie Eilish, SZA, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Billy Joel.

U2’s performance will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’s headline-making new venue, the Sphere, where they have been hosting a months-long residency – U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere – that will conclude on 2 March.

Billboard reports that Taylor Swift will not perform but she will be at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Joel will perform his first single in almost two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On”, while Combs will duet with Tracy Chapman on her song “Fast Car”, which he covered last year.

Burna Boy is expected to perform with 21 Savage and Brandy, while Mitchell is teed up for a duet with Brandi Carlile.

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Ceremony will include memorable performances from Joni Mitchell, SZA, U2, Luke Combs and Tracy Chapman

Roisin O'Connor4 February 2024 09:31
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What’s inside this year’s Grammy Awards gift bags? The question is, what isn’t?

Roisin O'Connor4 February 2024 10:01
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Trevor Noah, the charismatic presenter hosting the Grammys for the fourth year running

The 2024 Grammy Awards will welcome Trevor Noah back to host the biggest night in music for the fourth consecutive year.

The former Daily Show star will return to the Grammys stage on Sunday (4 February) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Noah’s return comes in the wake of Jo Koy’s calamitous hosting job at the 2024 Golden Globes, in which he made a joke about Taylor Swift that elicited a steely look from the pop star herself.

The 39-year-old South African comedian, however, is likely to fare much better, not least because he’s already well-known by the A-list stars expected to attend the ceremony.

Trevor Noah, the charismatic presenter hosting the Grammys for the fourth time

Former ‘Daily Show’ star returns to emcee the biggest night in music for the fourth consecutive year

Roisin O'Connor4 February 2024 10:30

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