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With her hit Kill Bill, inspired by Quentin Tarantino's films, and her second album SOS, SZA, 34, will be able to try to win the Grammy in key categories like song and recording of the year on February 4 in Los Angeles. , as well as best album. Revealed by her first studio opus Ctrl in 2017, SZA has since established herself as a big name in R
Competition will mainly come from other female artists, such as the pop steamroller from country Taylor Swift (6 categories), the former Disney muse Olivia Rodrigo, “revelation of the year” 2022 who released an album - Guts - highly acclaimed by critics (6 categories), or even Billie Eilish (6), the rocker Phoebe Bridgers (7, including 6 with her supergroup Boygenius) and the rising star of R
Taylor Swift is breaking all records with her albums re-recorded to recover the rights, and her Eras Tour, which promises to be the first to exceed a billion dollars in revenue and whose film adaptation has also filled theaters. She could make history a little more if she wins the album of the year award with her tenth album Midnights, which would make her the artist who has won this category the most times, the most prestigious. She would surpass Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder, already crowned, like her, three times.
But at the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4 in Los Angeles, the other phenomenon to watch will be the cinema blockbuster Barbie, whose soundtrack titles What was I made for? (Billie Eilish) and Dance The Night (Dua Lipa) compete for song of the year, against Anti-Hero (Taylor Swift) and the energetic Vampire (Olivia Rodrigo). Greta Gerwig's blockbuster took over the category of best song for a visual media, with four titles out of the five nominated. In total, Barbie has eleven nominations.
In 2023, the ceremony crowned Beyoncé, who became the most awarded artist with a total of 32 awards throughout her career, but the supreme prize for album of the year had escaped her in favor of British pop star Harry Styles.
“Women have made some damn good music, some of the best records and songs of the year,” Harvey Mason Jr., executive director of the Recording Academy, the organization that represents music professionals, told the Los Angeles Times. the American music industry and organizes the Grammy Awards. “Our voters were clearly convinced,” he rejoiced, while the institution has often been criticized for the lack of diversity of the awarded artists, with an imbalance in favor of men. This week, the former boss of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, was the target of a complaint in New York, accused of having drugged and raped, in 2018, a female artist who remained anonymous. The complaint also accuses the Recording Academy of negligence. The organization and Neil Portnow have vehemently denied the accusations.
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The charismatic Jon Batiste, who triumphed in 2022 (best album in particular), is the only male artist to compete in the premier categories of recording and album of the year. As for producer Jack Antonoff, he also received six nominations for his work with Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey.