In a night filled with glitz, glamour, and groundbreaking achievements, the 66th annual Grammy Awards held at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena became a celebration of female talent, with Taylor Swift leading the charge by making history.

The Grammy stage was graced by powerful performances from SZA, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and iconic appearances by Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and Billy Joel. Swift’s monumental win for ‘Midnights’ marked her fourth Album of the Year accolade, setting her apart as the first artist ever to achieve this remarkable feat.

Swift’s Dominance

Taylor Swift’s remarkable night began with her claiming the award for Best Pop Vocal Album with ‘Midnights.’ However, the pinnacle was her win for Album of the Year, a record-breaking fourth time, surpassing legends like Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon. In her acceptance speech, Swift, ever humble, expressed her joy, stating, “For me, the reward is the work.”

Taylor Swift accepts the best pop vocal album Grammy award “Midnights.”

Adding to the excitement, Swift announced her upcoming album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ set for release on April 19. The news sent fans into a frenzy, briefly crashing her Instagram page.

Other Major Wins From our Favorite Stars

Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas, won Song of the Year for the haunting ‘What Was I Made For?,’ featured in Greta Gerwig’s film “Barbie.” Miley Cyrus took home Best Record of the Year for ‘Flowers,’ her first-ever Grammy win, and later secured a second Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance.

US singer-songwriter Billie Eilish (R) and US singer-songwriter Finneas O’Connell accept the Song Of The Year award for “What Was I Made For?”

Victoria Monét emerged as one of the night’s stars, winning Best New Artist and two additional awards. Boygenius, the indie-rock supergroup, claimed three awards, with Phoebe Bridgers earning an additional win through a collaboration with SZA.

Joni Mitchell, at 80 years old, delivered her first-ever Grammy performance, enchanting the audience with a rendition of “Both Sides Now.” Another rare appearance came from Tracy Chapman, who performed a tender duet of “Fast Car” with Luke Combs.

Unforgettable Performances

Dua Lipa kicked off the evening with the debut of her new single, “Training Season,” showcasing her high-energy choreography. Fantasia Barrino paid tribute to Tina Turner with a glamorous performance, while Joni Mitchell and collaborators delivered a stunning rendition of “Both Sides Now.”

Dua Lipa has proved she’s worthy of being a “Main Pop Girl”.

However, stealing the spotlight was Miley Cyrus, who not only received her first Grammy but also delivered a knockout performance of “Flowers.” Her lively and free-spirited stage presence captivated the audience, earning her a standing ovation and solidifying her status as a pop culture icon.

Miley Cyrus took to the stage to perform her record-breaking single.

Some Unwanted Controversies and Drama

The awards ceremony wasn’t without its share of controversy, with Jay-Z criticizing the Grammys for not honoring Beyoncé with Album of the Year. Killer Mike, after winning three Grammys, was arrested at the venue in connection with a physical altercation.

Killer Mike (whose real name is Michael Santiago Render) was detained at the 2024 Grammys after allegedly getting into an altercation with a security guard.

Despite these incidents, the night remained a showcase of female excellence, resilience, and a celebration of the diverse talents that continue to shape the music industry. The addition of the Best African Music Performance category and a performance by Burna Boy emphasized the global reach and inclusivity of the Grammy Awards.

In Memoriam and Special Recognitions

The “In Memoriam” segment paid tribute to legendary figures such as Tony Bennett, Sinéad O’Connor, and Tina Turner, with Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, and Fantasia Barrino delivering emotional performances. Celine Dion’s rare appearance to present the Album of the Year award was met with a heartfelt standing ovation.

(Clockwise from top-left:) Annie Lennox, Fantasia Barrino, Jon Batiste, Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin, Stevie Wonder.

Despite the challenges posed by storm activity in Southern California, the 2024 Grammy Awards proved that the show indeed goes on, leaving audiences with unforgettable moments, groundbreaking wins, and a testament to the enduring power of music.

The End of A Historic and Memorable Grammys

The 2024 Grammy Awards will be remembered as a night of female empowerment and historic achievements, with Taylor Swift leading the way. From groundbreaking wins to mesmerizing performances, the ceremony showcased the diverse and influential voices shaping the music industry, reminding the world that, in the face of overwhelming difficulties, the show must go on.

Grammy winners 2024 in key categories

  1. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    “Midnights,” Taylor Swift
  2. RECORD OF THE YEAR
    “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus
  3. BEST NEW ARTIST
    Victoria Monét
  4. SONG OF THE YEAR (SONGWRITER’S AWARD)
    “What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish and Finneas
  5. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
    “Midnights,” Taylor Swift
  6. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
    “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus
  7. BEST NEW ARTIST
    Gracie Abrams; Fred again..; Ice Spice; Jelly Roll; Coco Jones; Noah Kahan; Victoria Monét; The War and Treaty.
  8. BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
    “Bell Bottom Country,” Lainey Wilson
  9. BEST R&B SONG
    “Snooze,” SZA
  10. BEST MUSICA URBANA ALBUM
    “Mañana Será Bonito,” Karol G
  11. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
    “Ghost in the Machine,” SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers
  12. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
    “The Record,” Boygenius
  13. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
    Theron Thomas
  14. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
    Jack Antonoff
  15. BEST R&B ALBUM
    “Jaguar II,” Victoria Monét
  16. BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
    “SOS,” SZA
  17. BEST AUDIO BOOK, NARRATION AND STORYTELLING RECORDING
    “The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times,” Michelle Obama
  18. BEST REGGAE ALBUM
    “Colors of Royal,” Julian Marley and Antaeus
  19. BEST LATIN ROCK OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM (tie)
    “Vida Cotidiana,” Juanes and “De Todas Las Flores,” Natalia Lafourcade
  20. BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
    “X Mi (Vol 1),” Gaby Moreno
  21. BEST RAP ALBUM
    “Michael,” Killer Mike
  22. BEST RAP SONG
    “Scientists & Engineers,” Killer Mike ft. André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane
  23. BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
    “White Horse,” Chris Stapleton
  24. BEST COUNTRY SONG
    “White Horse,” Chris Stapleton
  25. BEST FOLK ALBUM
    “Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live),” Joni Mitchell
  26. BEST POP DANCE RECORDING
    “Padam Padam,” Kylie Minogue
  27. BEST ROCK ALBUM
    “This Is Why,” Paramore
  28. BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
    “Not Strong Enough,” Boygenius
  29. BEST ROCK SONG
    “Not Strong Enough,” Boygenius
  30. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
    “Weathervanes,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  31. BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
    “72 Seasons,” Metallica
  32. BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
    “The Winds of Change,” Billy Childs
  33. BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
    “How Love Begins,” Nicole Zuraitis
  34. BEST COMEDY ALBUM
    “What’s in a Name?,” Dave Chappelle
  35. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
    “Barbie The Album,” various artists
  36. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
    “What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish
  37. BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
    “Oppenheimer,” Ludwig Göransson
  38. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
    “I’m Only Sleeping,” the Beatles
  39. BEST MUSIC FILM
    “Moonage Daydream”
  40. BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
    “Some Like It Hot”
  41. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
    “All Things New: Live in Orlando,” Tye Tribbett
  42. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
    “Church Clothes 4,” Lecrae
  43. BEST AFRICAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
    “Water,” Tyla
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