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Taylor Swift chases album of 12 months file at female-focused Grammys By Reuters

Taylor Swift chases album of 12 months file at female-focused Grammys By Reuters



© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Taylor Swift attends a premiere for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 11, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


By Lisa Richwine

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Luminaries of the music enterprise collect handy out the annual Grammy awards on Sunday at a red-carpet ceremony that will culminate with one other file for Taylor Swift.

The 34-year-old pop celebrity in the course of the world’s highest-grossing tour is competing for an unprecedented fourth album of the 12 months trophy with “Midnights.”

No different artist within the 66-year Grammys historical past has claimed the coveted honor 4 occasions. Music legends Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Surprise received three every.

The awards shall be broadcast dwell on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ beginning at 5 p.m. PT (0100 GMT). Comic Trevor Noah returns for a fourth stint to host the ceremony at Crypto.com Enviornment in downtown Los Angeles.

Heavy rain is forecast to hit southern California on Sunday. Grammy organizers stated the pre-ceremony pink carpet can be held below tents to guard nominees from the climate.

Swift is just not a lock for the album award. Business pundits stated it might go to “SOS” from R&B artist SZA, who can be the primary Black lady since Lauryn Hill 25 years in the past to win the class as a lead artist. SZA, singer of darkish ballad “Kill Invoice,” leads all Grammy nominees this 12 months with 9 nods.

“It is very tight between SZA for ‘SOS’ and Taylor for ‘Midnights,'” stated Billboard awards editor Paul Grein, who gave the sting to SZA. “They’re overdue for an R&B/hip-hop winner.”

Ladies determine prominently within the 2024 Grammys discipline. Only one man, Jon Batiste, made the minimize amongst eight nominees for the album prize. Different contenders embody Olivia Rodrigo, Lana Del Rey and boygenius, the band that includes Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus.

Swift is also vying for track of the 12 months, a writing honor that she has by no means received regardless of widespread accolades for her lyrics. “Anti-Hero,” her examination of self-doubt, faces competitors from Miley Cyrus empowerment anthem “Flowers” and others.

Music from the blockbuster “Barbie” film acquired 12 nominations, together with file of the 12 months for Billie Eilish’s ballad “What Was I Made For?”

Contenders in one of the best new artist discipline embody rapper Ice Spice, nation singer Jelly Roll, R&B and pop singer Victoria Monet, singer-songwriter Coco Jones and folk-pop singer Noah Kahan.

Scheduled performers on the Grammys stage embody SZA, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Dua Lipa, Luke Combs and Burna Boy. U2 will carry out dwell from the Sphere in Las Vegas.

Winners had been chosen by the musicians, producers, engineers and others who make up the Recording Academy. The group has labored to diversify its membership in recent times by inviting extra girls and folks of colour to its ranks.

Organizers additionally added a handful of latest classes this 12 months, together with greatest African music efficiency.



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