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Pop of Culture: 2024 Grammy nomination

Rin Ryu
In this weekly blog, staff reporter Lilian Johnson talks about everything pop culture.

The 2024 Grammy nominations were released on Friday by The Recording Academy, and the lists’ are dominated by women.

Female and nonbionary artists fill seven of eight spots for Song and Album of the Year.

SZA has nine nominations, the most of any artist this year. She received nominations in all three major categories of Album, Song, and Record of the Year. With SOS, SZA has an opportunity to become the first black women in 25 years to win Album of the Year after Lauryn Hill in 1999 for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

In the past, the Grammys have been criticized for the lack of women and people of color nominated. This years’ nominations show the academy’s efforts in diversifying the awards.

Other female artists that are prevalent in this year’s lists are Taylor Swift, Miyle Cyrus, Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Monét, Olivia Rodrigo, Lana Del Ray, and Billie Eilish.

Swift now has the most nominations for Song of the Year in the Grammy’s history with Anti-Hero being her seventh. She also tied the record for the most nominations for Album of the Year with Midnights. 

As SZA is the most nominated artist this year, the soundtrack to Barbie is the most nominated album. Featuring Ryan Gosling, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and more, Barbie The Album had the most songs nominated from a soundtrack in Grammy history. This does not come to a surprise with how successful the movie was and the multitude of stars featured on the album.

The dominance of women in this year’s nominations may have to do with the lack of country, rock, and hip hop representation in the nominations. These genres, generally led by men, were moved aside for the currently more popular pop and R&B music.

The Grammy’s will be taking place on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Arena in Los Angeles. I hope to see SZA come out successful after her exceptional year.

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Lilian Johnson
Lilian Johnson, Sports Reporter
Lilian Johnson is a sophomore and in her first year with Wingspan. She is on the Varsity basketball team and is a part of several clubs. In her free time, Lilian enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her sister. Contact Lilian:
Rin Ryu
Rin Ryu, Editor-in-Chief
Rin Ryu is a senior entering her third year of Wingspan. Her favorite things include journaling, listening to music, and tigers. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career path in political science. Rin is excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chiefs and looks forward to what is to come this year! Contact Rin:

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