What? Like It’s Hard? Women Music Icons Rule the 2024 Grammys Stage

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The 66th annual Grammy Awards has been dominated by powerful women, making a historical mark in the music industry, proving they can win anything in high heels. From the breathtaking performances to their magnificent gowns and suits, female music icons reigned supreme at a night where talented artists from all over the world have long since been recognized and celebrated. 

Millions of people witnessed the biggest night of music, known for the glitz, glamor, and artistry of each of the world’s favorite musicians, hosted by Trevor Noah for four consecutive years, in a glitzy ceremony held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. 

With remarkable performances from legendary artists such as Dua Lipa, serving the perfect amount of sultry and sexy, Olivia Rodrigo’s bloody theatrical act, down to what will go down now as a historic Miley Cyrus performance, taking up her space and filling the entire room with her inspired raw vocals. Not to mention the surprise appearance of the one and only Celine Dion, presenting a record-breaking award from one amazing woman to another. 

In what still appears to be a male-dominated industry, it is female performers like Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish, among others, who went out with big wins, signaling a significant shift in the world of music by winning top awards in the ceremony held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. 

Taylor Swift Mothered—still

Taylor Swift— the mastermind behind “Midnights” and last year’s culture-shaping Eras tour— continues to prove her prowess in timeless storytelling through music, by winning her fourth Grammy award for album of the year, taking a historic turn being the first artist to surpass the three-trophy Album of the Year record she once stood with the pantheon of music greats as stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Simon who each won the award three times. 

Aside from bagging the album of the year, she also received an award for the best pop vocal album for “Midnights”. It was her second time winning in the same category after her first nomination for her album “1989” in 2016, where she also took the trophy in a career-shaping win. Swift also dropped the major announcement of her new album, titled “The Tortured Poets Department” set to be released on April 19, 2024, as expected, to the delight and collective squeals of the fans around the globe.

It’s a sweet, iconic first for Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus received her first Grammy award for Record of the Year and won Best Pop Solo Performance for 2023’s summer hit, “Flowers.” The hit song of the global superstar left millions of people feeling empowered, which is why it is no surprise that it’s one of the many songs that ought to be recognized by the academy. As she received the award, she thanked everyone who contributed to the song including Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson who co-produced the song.

Billie Eilish continues her Grammys streak

Billie Eilish has already accomplished so much; having been nominated 25 times at the Grammy, she continues to create impactful music with her hauntingly beautiful vocals. As of writing, the 22-year-old singer has received a total of nine Grammy awards including her recent win for the Song of the Year for “What Was I Made For?”, this 2024, attributing the win to Greta Gerwig behind “best movie of the year” Barbie.

Victoria Monet takes home Best New Artist trophy

Victoria Monet took home the Best New Artist award and showed everyone else just how bad she can be. She won the category against Ice Spice, Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Noah Kahan, The War and Treaty, Coco Jones, and Jelly Roll. The singer-songwriter stated that the award represents a 15-year pursuit in her singing career, an inspiring point in time that puts emphasis on her appreciation and growth as an artist. Monet’s Album “Jaguar II” also won the awards for Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Sza and Phoebe Bridgers win Best Pop Duo

The collaboration of Phoebe Bridgers and SZA in the song Ghost in the Machine” led them to be victorious after snatching the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The song’s catchy beat and meaningful lyrics certainly made an impression on everyone who listens to music that inevitably secured their success.

It is worth noting that SZA has the most nominations at the 2024 Grammys. She received nine nominations in different categories including, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. Overall, she clinched three awards: Best R&B Song for “Snooze” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for “SOS”. 

Tyla scores from social media favorite to the Grammys

Tyla certainly made us sweat and water by winning the best African music performance and being the youngest African artist in history to do so. The 22-year-old singer and performer released the song “Water” in 2023 which has been a huge social media sensation that everyone danced and vibed to.

Additional text: Leo Balante