Grammy 2024 Nominees Announced


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Composer Andy Akiho received three Grammy nominations

The 2024 Grammy nominations were announced on November 10, 2023. The R&B and hip-hop artist SZA garnered 9 nominations across categories, and in classical and orchestral fields, Andy Akiho, John Williams, and Ludwig Göransson were among the leaders in nominations.

We’ve highlighted nominees in classical, jazz, folk, blues, and other related fields below.

Best Jazz Performance
  • “Movement 18’ (Heroes),” Jon Batiste
  • “Basquiat,” Lakecia Benjamin
  • “Vulnerable (Live),” Adam Blackstone featuring the Baylor Project and Russell Ferranté
  • “But Not for Me,” Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding
  • “Tight,” Samara Joy
Best Jazz Vocal Album
  • “For Ella 2,” Patti Austin featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
  • “Alive at the Village Vanguard,” Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding
  • “Lean In,” Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke
  • “Mélusine,” Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • “How Love Begins,” Nicole Zuraitis
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
  • “The Source,” Kenny Barron
  • “Phoenix,” Lakecia Benjamin
  • “Legacy: The Instrumental Jawn,” Adam Blackstone
  • “The Winds of Change,” Billy Childs
  • “Dream Box,” Pat Metheny
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
  • “The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute – Ritmo,” ADDA Simfònica, Josep Vicent, Emilio Solla
  • “Dynamic Maximum Tension,” Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
  • “Basie Swings the Blues,” The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart
  • “Olympians,” Vince Mendoza and Metropole Orkest
  • “The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions,” Mingus Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album
  • “Quietude,” Eliane Elias
  • “My Heart Speaks,” Ivan Lins with the Tblisi Symphony Orchestra
  • “Vox Humana,” Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
  • “Cometa,” Luciana Souza and Trio Corrente
  • “El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2,” Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo
Best Alternative Jazz Album
  • “Love in Exile,” Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
  • “Quality Over Opinion,” Louis Cole
  • “SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree,” Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, SuperBlue
  • “Live at the Piano,” Cory Henry
  • “The Omnichord Real Book,” Meshell Ndegeocello
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • “As We Speak,” Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia
  • “On Becoming,” House of Waters
  • “Jazz Hands,” Bob James
  • “The Layers,” Julian Lage
  • “All One,” Ben Wendel
Best Musical Theater Album
  • “Kimberly Akimbo,” John Clancy, David Stone and Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
  • “Parade,” Micaela Diamond, Alex Joseph Grayson, Jake Pedersen and Ben Platt, principal vocalists; Jason Robert Brown & Jeffrey Lesser, producers; Jason Robert Brown, composer and lyricist (2023 Broadway Cast)
  • “Shucked,” Brandy Clark, Jason Howland, Shane McAnally and Billy Jay Stein, producers; Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
  • “Some Like It Hot,” Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams, principal vocalists; Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen and Marc Shaiman, producers; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
  • “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban, principal vocalists; Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist) (2023 Broadway Cast)
Best American Roots Performance
  • “Butterfly,” Jon Batiste
  • “Heaven Help Us All,” Blind Boys of Alabama
  • “Inventing the Wheel,” Madison Cunningham
  • “You Louisiana Man,” Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Eve Was Black,” Allison Russell
Best Americana Performance
  • “Friendship,” Blind Boys of Alabama
  • “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Tyler Childers
  • “Dear Insecurity,” Brandy Clark featuring Brandi Carlile
  • “King of Oklahoma,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • “The Returner,” Allison Russell
Best American Roots Song
  • “Blank Page,” Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, songwriters (The War and Treaty)
  • “California Sober,” Aaron Allen, William Apostol and Jon Weisberger, songwriters (Billy Strings featuring Willie Nelson)
  • “Cast Iron Skillet,” Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)
  • “Dear Insecurity,” Brandy Clark and Michael Pollack, songwriters (Brandy Clark featuring Brandi Carlile)
  • “The Returner,” Drew Lindsay, JT Nero and Allison Russell, songwriters (Allison Russell)
Best Americana Album
  • “Brandy Clark,” Brandy Clark
  • “The Chicago Sessions,” Rodney Crowell
  • “You’re the One,” Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Weathervanes,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • “The Returner,” Allison Russell
Best Bluegrass Album
  • “Radio John: Songs of John Hartford,” Sam Bush
  • “Lovin’ of the Game,” Michael Cleveland
  • “Mighty Poplar,” Mighty Poplar
  • “Bluegrass,” Willie Nelson
  • “Me/And/Dad,” Billy Strings
  • “City of Gold,” Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
Best Traditional Blues Album
  • “Ridin’,” Eric Bibb
  • “The Soul Side of Sipp,” Mr. Sipp
  • “Life Don’t Miss Nobody,” Tracy Nelson
  • “Teardrops for Magic Slim Live at Rosa’s Lounge,” John Primer
  • “All My Love for You,” Bobby Rush
Best Contemporary Blues Album
  • “Death Wish Blues,” Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton
  • “Healing Time,” Ruthie Foster
  • “Live in London,” Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • “Blood Harmony,” Larkin Poe
  • “LaVette!,” Bettye LaVette
Best Folk Album
  • “Traveling Wildfire,” Dom Flemons
  • “I Only See the Moon,” the Milk Carton Kids
  • “Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live),” Joni Mitchell
  • ”Celebrants,” Nickel Creek
  • “Jubilee,” Old Crow Medicine Show
  • “Seven Psalms,” Paul Simon
  • “Folkocracy,” Rufus Wainwright
Best Regional Roots Music Album
  • “New Beginnings,” Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. and the Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band
  • “Live at the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival,” Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • “Live: Orpheum Theater Nola,” Lost Bayou Ramblers and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • “Made in New Orleans,” New Breed Brass Band
  • “Too Much to Hold,” New Orleans Nightcrawlers
  • “Live at the Maple Leaf,” the Rumble featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
  • “God Is Good,” Stanley Brown featuring Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard; Stanley Brown, Karen V Clark Sheard, Kaylah Jiavanni Harvey, Rodney Jerkins, Elyse Victoria Johnson, J Drew Sheard II, Kierra Valencia Sheard and Hezekiah Walker, songwriters
  • “Feel Alright (Blessed),” Erica Campbell; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, William Weatherspoon, Juan Winans and Marvin L. Winans, songwriters
  • “Lord Do It for Me (Live),” Zacardi Cortez; Marcus Calyen, Zacardi Cortez and Kerry Douglas, songwriters
  • “God Is,” Melvin Crispell III
  • “All Things,” Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album
  • “Aquamarine,” Kirsten Agresta-Copely
  • “Moments of Beauty,” Omar Akram
  • “Some Kind of Peace (Piano Reworks),” Ólafur Arnalds
  • “Ocean Dreaming Ocean,” David Darling and Hans Christian
  • “So She Howls,” Carla Patullo featuring Tonality and the Scorchio Quartet
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
  • “Aurora,” (Daisy Jones & the Six)
  • “Barbie: The Album” (Various Artists)
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By” (Various Artists)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Awesome Mix, Vol. 3” (Various Artists)
  • “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” Weird Al Yankovic
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Includes Film and Television)
  • “Barbie,” Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, composers
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Ludwig Göransson, composer
  • “The Fabelmans,” John Williams, composer
  • “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” John Williams, composer
  • “Oppenheimer,” Ludwig Göransson, composer
Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media
  • “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II,” Sarah Schachner, composer
  • “God of War Ragnarök,” Bear McCreary, composer
  • “Hogwarts Legacy,” Peter Murray, J Scott Rakozy and Chuck E. Myers “Sea,” composers
  • “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab, composers
  • “Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical,” Jess Serro, Tripod and Austin Wintory, composers
Best Song Written for Visual Media
  • “Barbie World” from “Barbie: The Album,” Naija Gaston, Ephrem Louis Lopez Jr. and Onika Maraj, songwriters (Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice featuring Aqua)
  • “Dance the Night” from “Barbie: The Album,” Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
  • “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie: The Album,” Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Ryan Gosling)
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Music From and Inspired By,” Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn Fenty and Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Rihanna)
  • “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie: The Album,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
Best Music Film
  •  “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie), Brett Morgen, video director; Brett Morgen, video producer
  • “How I’m Feeling Now” (Lewis Capaldi), Joe Pearlman, video director; Sam Bridger, Isabel Davis and Alice Rhodes, video producers
  • “Live From Paris, the Big Steppers Tour” (Kendrick Lamar), Mike Carson, Dave Free and Mark Ritchie, video directors; Cornell Brown, Debra Davis, Jared Heinke and Jamie Rabineau, video producers
  • “I Am Everything” (Little Richard), Lisa Cortés, video director; Caryn Capotosto, Lisa Cortés, Robert Friedman and Liz Yale Marsh, video producers
  • “Dear Mama” (Tupac Shakur), Allen Hughes, video director; Joshua Garcia, Loren Gomez, James Jenkins and Stef Smith, video producers
Best Engineered Album, Classical
  • “The Blue Hour,” Patrick Dillett, Mitchell Graham, Jesse Lewis, Kyle Pyke, Andrew Scheps and John Weston, engineers; Helge Sten, mastering engineer (Shara Nova and A Far Cry)
  • “Contemporary American Composers,” David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • “Fandango,” Alexander Lipay and Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay and Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers (Gustavo Dudamel, Anne Akiko Meyers, Gustavo Castillo and Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • “Sanlikol: A Gentleman of Istanbul – Symphony for Strings, Percussion, Piano, Oud, Ney & Tenor,” Christopher Moretti & John Weston, engineers; Shauna Barravecchio & Jesse Lewis, mastering engineers (Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, George Lernis & A Far Cry)
  • “Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Schulhoff: Five Pieces,” Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Producer of the Year, Classical
  • David Frost
  • Morten Lindberg
  • Dmitriy Lipay
  • Elaine Martone
  • Brian Pidgeon
Best Immersive Audio Album
  • “Act 3 (Immersive Edition),” Ryan Ulyate, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ryan Ulyate, immersive producer (Ryan Ulyate)
  • “Blue Clear Sky,” Chuck Ainlay, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Chuck Ainlay, immersive producer (George Strait)
  • “The Diary of Alicia Keys,” George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Alicia Keys and Ann Mincieli, immersive producers (Alicia Keys)
  • “God of War Ragnarök (Original Soundtrack),” Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Kellogg Boynton, Peter Scaturro and Herbert Waltl, immersive producers (Bear McCreary)
  • “Silence Between Songs,” Aaron Short, immersive mastering engineer (Madison Beer)
Best Instrumental Composition
  • “Amerikkan Skin,” Lakecia Benjamin, composer (Lakecia Benjamin featuring Angela Davis)
  • “Can You Hear the Music,” Ludwig Göransson, composer (Ludwig Göransson)
  • “Cutey and the Dragon,” Gordon Goodwin and Raymond Scott, composers (Quartet San Francisco featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
  • “Helena’s Theme,” John Williams, composer (John Williams)
  • “Motion,” Edgar Meyer, composer (Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
  • “Angels We Have Heard on High,” Nkosilathi Emmanuel Sibanda, arranger (Just 6)
  • “Can You Hear the Music,” Ludwig Göransson, arranger (Ludwig Göransson)
  • “Folsom Prison Blues,” John Carter Cash, Tommy Emmanuel, Markus Illko, Janet Robin and Roberto Luis Rodriguez, arrangers (The String Revolution featuring Tommy Emmanuel)
  • “I Remember,” Mingus Hilario Duran, arranger (Hilario Duran and His Latin Jazz Big Band featuring Paquito D’Rivera)
  • “Paint It Black,” Esin Aydingoz, Chris Bacon and Alana Da Fonseca, arrangers (Wednesday Addams)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
  • “April in Paris,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Patti Austin featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
  • “Com Que Voz (Live),” John Beasley and Maria Mendes, arrangers (Maria Mendes featuring John Beasley and Metropole Orkest)
  •  “Fenestra,” Godwin Louis, arranger (Cécile McLorin Salvant)
  • “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” Erin Bentlage, Jacob Collier, Sara Gazarek, Johnaye, Kendrick and Amanda Taylor, arrangers (säje Featuring Jacob Collier)
  • “Lush Life,” Kendric McCallister, arranger (Samara Joy)
Best Orchestral Performance
  • “Adès: Dante,” Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • “Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Four Pieces,” Karina Canellakis, conductor (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • “Price: Symphony No. 4; Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony,” Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • “Scriabin: Symphony No. 2; The Poem of Ecstasy,” JoAnn Falletta, conductor (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • “Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring,” Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Best Opera Recording
  •  “Blanchard: Champion,” Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore and Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • “Corigliano: The Lord of Cries,” Gil Rose, conductor; Anthony Roth Costanzo, Kathryn Henry, Jarrett Ott and David Portillo; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera Chorus)
  • “Little: Black Lodge,” Timur; Andrew McKenna Lee and David T. Little, producers (the Dime Museum; Isaura String Quartet)
Best Choral Performance
  • “Carols After a Plague,” Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
  • “The House of Belonging,” Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Miró Quartet; Conspirare)
  • “Ligeti: Lux Aeterna,” Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (San Francisco Symphony Chorus)
  • “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil,” Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)
  • “Saariaho: Reconnaissance,” Nils Schweckendiek, conductor (Uusinta Ensemble; Helsinki Chamber Choir)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
  • “American Stories,” Anthony McGill and Pacifica Quartet
  • “Beethoven for Three: Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastorale’ And Op. 1, No. 3,” Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Leonidas Kavakos
  • “Between Breaths,” Third Coast Percussion
  • “Rough Magic,” Roomful of Teeth
  • “Uncovered, Vol. 3: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still & George Walker,” Catalyst Quartet
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
  • “Adams, John Luther: Darkness and Scattered Light,” Robert Black
  • “Akiho: Cylinders,” Andy Akiho
  • “The American Project,” Yuja Wang; Teddy Abrams, conductor (Louisville Orchestra)
  • “Difficult Grace,” Seth Parker Woods
  • “Of Love,” Curtis Stewart
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
  • “Because,” Reginald Mobley, soloist; Baptiste Trotignon, pianist
  • “Broken Branches,” Karim Sulayman, soloist; Sean Shibe, accompanist
  • “40@40,” Laura Strickling, soloist; Daniel Schlosberg, pianist
  • “Rising,” Lawrence Brownlee, soloist; Kevin J. Miller, pianist
  • “Walking in the Dark,” Julia Bullock, soloist; Christian Reif, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Best Classical Compendium
  • “Fandango,” Anne Akiko Meyers; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Dmitriy Lipay, producer
  •  “Julius Eastman, Vol. 3: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?,” Christopher Rountree, conductor; Lewis Pesacov, producer
  • “Mazzoli: Dark With Excessive Bright,” Peter Herresthal; Tim Weiss, conductor; Hans Kipfer, producer
  • “Passion for Bach and Coltrane,” Alex Brown, Harlem Quartet, Imani Winds, Edward Perez, Neal Smith and A.B. Spellman; Silas Brown and Mark Dover, producers
  • “Sardinia,” Chick Corea; Chick Corea and Bernie Kirsh, producers
  • “Sculptures,” Andy Akiho; Andy Akiho and Sean Dixon, producers
  • “Zodiac Suite,” Aaron Diehl Trio & the Knights; Eric Jacobsen, conductor; Aaron Diehl and Eric Jacobsen, producers
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
  • “Adès: Dante,” Thomas Adès, composer (Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • “Akiho: In That Space, at That Time,” Andy Akiho, composer (Andy Akiho, Ankush Kumar Bahl and Omaha Symphony)
  • “Brittelle: Psychedelics,” William Brittelle, composer (Roomful of Teeth)
  • “Mazzoli: Dark With Excessive Bright,” Missy Mazzoli, composer (Peter Herresthal, James Gaffigan and Bergen Philharmonic)
  • “Montgomery: Rounds,” Jessie Montgomery, composer (Awadagin Pratt, A Far Cry and Roomful of Teeth)