The 66th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best recordings, compositions and artists from October 1, 2022, to September 15, 2023, as selected by members of The Recording Academy, on February 4, 2024. In its 21st year at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the ceremony was broadcast on CBS and available to stream on Paramount+ and was hosted by Trevor Noah for the fourth time.
The nominations were announced November 10, 2023; SZA received the most nominations with nine, followed by Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers (solo and as part of Boygenius), and Serban Ghenea with seven each. Monét’s 2-year-old daughter, Hazel, became the youngest nominee in Grammy Awards history; she was a featured artist on her mother’s song “Hollywood” which was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Bridgers was the night’s biggest winner, receiving four awards, with SZA and Monét trailing with three awards each. Taylor Swift made history as the first artist to win Album of the Year four times, and engineer Serban Ghenea extended his record with a fifth award in the category as well. Boygenius took home Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Best Alternative Music Album, and Bridgers won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with SZA. Swift’s Midnights won Album of the Year, Miley Cyrus‘s “Flowers” won Record of the Year, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas won Song of the Year for “What Was I Made For?” (from the soundtrack to the film Barbie), and Victoria Monét took home Best New Artist.
For the 2024 ceremony, the academy announced several changes for different categories, the introduction of new categories, and updates on eligibility rules:
- Three new categories – Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording – were added. There are 94 categories total.
- Two categories, Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical, were moved to the General Field and can now be voted on by the entire Grammy voting membership.
- The number of nominees in the “Big Four” General Field categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) was reduced again from ten to eight.
- In order to qualify as a nominee on a project nominated for Album of the Year, the credited [lead] artists, featured artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers and mastering engineers must play on a total of 20% of an album’s playing time. There had previously been no minimum level of involvement required at the preceding two Grammy Awards.
- The requirement that a project must include at least 51% performance-based material has been removed from the Best Music Film category.
- Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) has been renamed Best Música Mexicana Album (including Tejano).
- Best Improvised Jazz Solo has been renamed Best Jazz Solo Performance.