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Grammys 2024 updates: All the winners as Taylor Swift makes history

The 2024 Grammy Awards took place on Sunday 4 February, with female artists dominating the major categories on a night dubbed ‘Year of the Women’.

Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for the fourth time, setting a new record. Song of the Year went to Billie Eilish for “What Was I Made For?”, while Record of the Year was won by Miley Cyrus for “Flowers”.

Earlier in the night, Swift took the opportunity to announce a brand new album, The Tortured Poets Department.

The ceremony’s live performances were also dominated by women, with legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell drawing an emotional reaction and a standing ovation. Other performers included Dua Lipa and Tracy Chapman, who memorably dueted with Luke Combs on a duet version of her hit “Fast Car”.

SZA had led the nominations with nine nods, and ended up winning three.

As awards ceremonies go, this was a night that truly had it all. Even a surprise cameo from Meryl Streep...

Grammy Awards 2024 key points

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  • Grammys 2024 lineup: Who performed at the ceremony?

  • All the winners at the 2024 Grammy Awards

  • Nominations in full for the 2024 Grammy Awards

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Fans speculate Taylor Swift’s Reputation-inspired Grammys look includes Easter egg

Monday 5 February 2024 01:30 , Roisin O'Connor

Fans speculate Taylor Swift’s Reputation-inspired Grammys look includes Easter egg

Some closer looks at Taylor Swift’s outfit tonight, for the fashion-forward among you

Monday 5 February 2024 01:31 , Roisin O'Connor

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Sunday 4 February 2024 08:04 , Roisin O'Connor

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s liveblog for the Grammy Awards 2024!

It’s the big day, and we only have a short while until we get to find out who’s walking home with some of the biggest prizes in music.

It’s looking a lot like we could be in for another “Year of the Women”, 25 years after female artists including Celine Dion and Lauryn Hill famously dominated at the ceremony back in 1999.

SZA, the most-nominated singer at this year’s awards show, came close to matching Hill’s record-breaking run with nine nominations, while artists including Victoria Monet, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Janelle Monae and Lana Del Rey are also vying for the night’s top awards.

Who will win? As always, that’s anybody’s guess. You can find my predictions right here:

Grammys 2024 predictions: Who will win the big four categories?

From Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey: The full list of Grammy Awards 2024 nominations

Sunday 4 February 2024 08:30 , Roisin O'Connor

The Grammy Awards could be in for another “Year of Women” at this year’s ceremony, after female artists swept the board of nominations in a number of the top categories.

SZA, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus and Olivia Rodrigo are all up for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year Category.

Four songs from Barbie: The Album were nominated for the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, with the favourite track “I’m Just Ken”, sung by Ryan Gosling, getting a nomination.

Swift has broken the record for being the most-nominated artist for the Song Of The Year category, with her bop “Anti-Hero” bringing her back into that category for another year and overtaking Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie, who were previously the most-nominated in that category.

And since Swift was nominated for Album of the Year, she’s on track to make history as the only artist ever – male or female – to win four times, since the singer is currently tied with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.

Take a look at the nominations in full:

Grammy Awards 2024: The full list of nominations

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Sunday 4 February 2024 08:39 , Roisin O'Connor

Joni Mitchell has been announced as a surprise performer at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The legendary artist, 80, will sing at the ceremony for the first time on Sunday 4 February, along with fellow artists Billie Eilish, SZA, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Billy Joel.

U2’s performance will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’s headline-making new venue, the Sphere, where they have been hosting a months-long residency – U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere – that will conclude on 2 March.

Billboard reports that Taylor Swift will not perform but she will be at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Joel will perform his first single in almost two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On”, while Combs will duet with Tracy Chapman on her song “Fast Car”, which he covered last year.

Burna Boy is expected to perform with 21 Savage and Brandy, while Mitchell is teed up for a duet with Brandi Carlile.

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

From an iconic no-pants look to disco-ball chic, Taylor Swift’s most unforgettable red carpet looks

Sunday 4 February 2024 08:40 , Roisin O'Connor

At this point, Taylor Swift’s icon status isn’t up for debate. The 34-year-old Grammy winner could step out in a pair of leggings and make a statement (she has). As “mother” to many, Swift is praised for her multiplatinum-selling ballads and her bold reputation – especially on the red carpet.

Between dazzling cues to unreleased music and an affection for a Midnights blue, the “Anti-Hero” singer’s style sense personifies her. Her style doesn’t follow trends, it encapsulates her individuality (with a lot of sparkle). And like her music, Swift’s fashion is an ode to her many eras.

Since her 2006 red carpet debut for the Country Music Television Awards, the “Fifteen” artist has stunned in front of flashing cameras in long, Folklore-esque gowns, patterned dresses, and sophisticated suit sets. Now, as the 2024 Grammys approach, eager fans await Swift’s arrival, placing bets on what the heroine might wear.

In the meantime, we’ve plucked Swift’s best red carpet looks from the past 18 years of her stardom.

Taylor Swift’s most unforgettable red carpet looks

Flashback: Lizzo films the moment Harry Styles wins Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards 2023

Sunday 4 February 2024 09:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Sunday 4 February 2024 09:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Joni Mitchell has been announced as a surprise performer at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The legendary artist, 80, will sing at the ceremony for the first time on Sunday 4 February, along with fellow artists Billie Eilish, SZA, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Billy Joel.

U2’s performance will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’s headline-making new venue, the Sphere, where they have been hosting a months-long residency – U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere – that will conclude on 2 March.

Billboard reports that Taylor Swift will not perform but she will be at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Joel will perform his first single in almost two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On”, while Combs will duet with Tracy Chapman on her song “Fast Car”, which he covered last year.

Burna Boy is expected to perform with 21 Savage and Brandy, while Mitchell is teed up for a duet with Brandi Carlile.

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

What’s inside this year’s Grammy Awards gift bags? The question is, what isn’t?

Sunday 4 February 2024 10:01 , Roisin O'Connor

What’s inside this year’s Grammy Awards gift bags? The question is, what isn’t?

Trevor Noah, the charismatic presenter hosting the Grammys for the fourth year running

Sunday 4 February 2024 10:30 , Roisin O'Connor

The 2024 Grammy Awards will welcome Trevor Noah back to host the biggest night in music for the fourth consecutive year.

The former Daily Show star will return to the Grammys stage on Sunday (4 February) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Noah’s return comes in the wake of Jo Koy’s calamitous hosting job at the 2024 Golden Globes, in which he made a joke about Taylor Swift that elicited a steely look from the pop star herself.

The 39-year-old South African comedian, however, is likely to fare much better, not least because he’s already well-known by the A-list stars expected to attend the ceremony.

Trevor Noah, the charismatic presenter hosting the Grammys for the fourth time

Flashback: Best looks at the 2023 Grammys

Sunday 4 February 2024 11:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Will Travis Kelce be at the Grammys with Taylor Swift?

Sunday 4 February 2024 11:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Sad news, TnT fans, Travis Kelce will not be at the Grammys with Taylor Swift.

On Wednesday 31 January, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end spoke on The Pat McAfee Show , where he opened up about his relationship with the singer and how much he wishes he could be her date at the awards show.

“It’s exciting for me, but it’s all brand new, man,” Kelce told the talk show host about the increased spotlight from his relationship. “From having the paparazzi follow me every single day into work, to just everybody having my name on their talk show every single day, whether it’s sports, whether it’s not sports, you know, it’s just been a crazy, crazy ride I could have never anticipated.”

“But I’m having fun with it,” he added. “The majority of the world is having fun with it... All the cranky NFL fans, we’re slowly bringing them in.”

Swift has attended Kelce’s football games starting in September, going on to attend a total of 12 games, with the Super Bowl marking her 13th. Following the team’s win against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday 28 January, the Grammy winner was attempting to quietly leave M&T Bank Stadium to head to an after-party to celebrate the Chiefs and Travis Kelce’s win when a fan noticed her and shouted, “You did that s**t!”

Will Travis Kelce be at the Grammys with Taylor Swift?

The huge Grammys record Taylor Swift could break this year

Sunday 4 February 2024 12:01 , Roisin O'Connor

The 2024 Grammys are taking place tonight, where some of the world’s biggest artists will celebrate achivements and success in music from over the past 12 months.

Leading this year’s nominees is R&B singer-songwriter SZA with nine nods, including Album of the Year, Best Record and Best Song. Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers and producer Serban Ghenea follow closely behind with seven a piece.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift landed six total nods and will compete in each of the major categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Here are the records that could be shattered tonight:

The huge Grammys record Taylor Swift could break this year

What’s inside this year’s Grammy Awards gift bags? The question is, what isn’t?

Sunday 4 February 2024 12:31 , Roisin O'Connor

The 2024 Grammy Awards are almost here, as the Recording Academy prepares for the biggest night in music. Much like every year, only some nominated musicians will be taking home the coveted prizes for Album of the Year or Song of the Year. However, not everyone will be leaving empty handed.

For the 25th year in a row, Los Angeles-based marketing company Distinctive Assets will be handing out luxury gift bags to presenters and performers, including Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and returning host Trevor Noah. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 2024 Grammys gift bags are valued at $36,000 and include a variety of lavish products inside.

Let’s take a peek:

What’s inside this year’s Grammy Awards gift bags? The question is, what isn’t?

What is Morgellons disease, the mysterious and controversial condition Joni Mitchell claims she has?

Sunday 4 February 2024 13:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Joni Mitchell is expected to make her first-ever Grammys performance at the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday 4 February. The Canadian singer-songwriter, 80, has made only a handful of live performances after she suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015.

Following her hospitalisation in 2015, much attention was placed on Mitchell’s rare condition – which she has spoken candidly about in the past – known as Morgellons disease. The little-known skin condition is characterised by patients as having biting and stinging sensations under the skin. However, the controversial condition has raised eyebrows among the medical community, many of who believe that its symptoms are caused by a psychiatric disorder.

What is Joni Mitchell’s mysterious illness Morgellons disease?

Trevor Noah opens up on nerves ahead of hosting 2024 Grammy Awards

Sunday 4 February 2024 13:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Travis Kelce explains why he won't be able to join Taylor Swift at the Grammys

Sunday 4 February 2024 14:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Who’s sitting where at the 2024 Grammy Awards?

Sunday 4 February 2024 14:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Taylor Swift’s table buddy for the 2024 Grammy Awards has been announced.

The 34-year-old “Style” vocalist will attend the 66th annual ceremony at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on 4 February. While fans were hoping for Swift and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, to make their red-carpet debut there, the NFL tight end can’t accompany her. Kelce will be occupied at practice before Super Bowl LVIII the following Sunday.

Though we can’t expect a Travis and Taylor table moment, the spot next to the “Anti-Hero” artist has been filled by a broken-hearted ballad-singing icon like her. On 1 February, CBS posted a seating teaser on TikTok, revealing where Swift would be sat during the show.

Who’s sitting where at the 2024 Grammy Awards?

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Sunday 4 February 2024 15:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Taylor Swift dances to Bad Bunny at the 2023 Grammys

Sunday 4 February 2024 15:31 , Roisin O'Connor

boygenius, the record review: Indie supergroup are greater than the sum of their parts on spectacular debut

Sunday 4 February 2024 16:01 , Roisin O'Connor

As the indie supergroup comprising Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker are up for the night’s biggest prize, Album of the Year, let’s take a look at what our albums critic had to say about it:

boygenius are greater than the sum of their parts on a spectacular debut – review

Janelle Monáe, The Age of Pleasure review: A frothy, horny ode to erotic delight

Sunday 4 February 2024 16:31 , Roisin O'Connor

“As if recorded off the edge of an infinity pool, this tight collection of 14 tracks – many of them brief, lush interludes – embraces laidback cool while endlessly calling back to the pioneers of Black soul,” critic Adam White wrote of Janelle Monae’s Grammy-nominated album, The Age of Pleasure.

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeats titan Fela, supplies shimmering brass on the braggadocious “Float”. “Champagne S***” is a mélange of marching band horns and dancehall synths. Grace Jones rocks up, cooing in French (“Trouble, trouble, trouble,” she purrs) before peacing out. “Lipstick Lover” bounces on a vintage reggae groove.

Read the full five-star review here:

Lana Del Rey review, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd: Alluring, introspective and a little long

Sunday 4 February 2024 17:01 , Roisin O'Connor

“I’d go on a seven-minute rant with a repetitive melody,” Lana Del Rey recently told Billie Eilish in an interview about her writing process for Did You Know There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. Indeed, many of the songs on her newly released ninth album do fit that description. They are long and can be repetitive, but truly, a rant has never sounded so alluring.

Read Annabel Nugent’s review of Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, as it competes with records by Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and SZA for Album of the Year:

Lana Del Rey’s ninth album is alluring, introspective and a little long – review

Miley Cyrus, Endless Summer Vacation review: A lovely, long bask in the pop star’s maturing talent

Sunday 4 February 2024 17:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Endless Summer Vacation is a lovely bask in Miley Cyrus’s maturing talent – review

The full list of Grammy Awards 2024 nominations

Sunday 4 February 2024 18:01 , Roisin O'Connor

The Grammy Awards could be in for another “Year of Women” at this year’s ceremony, after female artists swept the board of nominations in a number of the top categories.

SZA, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus and Olivia Rodrigo are all up for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year Category.

Four songs from Barbie: The Album were nominated for the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, with the favourite track “I’m Just Ken”, sung by Ryan Gosling, getting a nomination.

Swift has broken the record for being the most-nominated artist for the Song Of The Year category, with her bop “Anti-Hero” bringing her back into that category for another year and overtaking Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie, who were previously the most-nominated in that category.

And since Swift was nominated for Album of the Year, she’s on track to make history as the only artist ever – male or female – to win four times, since the singer is currently tied with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.

Grammy Awards 2024: The full list of nominations

Olivia Rodrigo, GUTS review: Even angrier, wittier and rockier than her excellent debut

Sunday 4 February 2024 18:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Olivia Rodrigo is one of the favourites to win the coveted Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Check out what our critic Helen Brown made of her second album GUTS (reader, she loved it).

Olivia Rodrigo is even angrier, wittier and rockier on second album GUTS – review

When and how to watch the 2024 Grammy Awards

Sunday 4 February 2024 18:36 , Roisin O'Connor

We’re oh-so close to the main event, with just a few hours to go.

Stars will begin walking the red carpet from around 6pm PT (11pm GMT), which you can watch live on Entertainment Tonight and E! in the US.

The main Grammys show, where you’ll get to see the big awards including Song, Record and Album of the Year handed out, begins at 8am PT (1am GMT) and be broadcast live from the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena on CBS.

You can stream the Grammys in the US if you have a premium subscription to Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on. Live TV streaming services including CBS in their lineup, such as Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV and FuboTV will also be showing the awards ceremony.

Lana Del Rey at the Grammys pre-gala event on Saturday 3 February (Invision)
Lana Del Rey at the Grammys pre-gala event on Saturday 3 February (Invision)

What we said about SZA’s Grammy-nominated album, ‘SOS'

Sunday 4 February 2024 19:01 , Roisin O'Connor

The 30 best albums of 2023, from Olivia Rodrigo to Lana Del Rey

Sunday 4 February 2024 19:21 , Roisin O'Connor

Taylor Swift is one of the favourites to sweep the Grammy Awards this year, with nominations in all of the biggest categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Her 10th album, Midnights, is nominated for Album of the Year -- check out our critic Helen Brown’s five-star review

Midnights is Taylor Swift’s darkest and most cryptic album yet - review

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards this year?

Sunday 4 February 2024 19:41 , Roisin O'Connor

Joni Mitchell has been announced as a surprise performer at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The legendary artist, 80, will sing at the ceremony for the first time on Sunday 4 February, along with fellow artists Billie Eilish, SZA, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Billy Joel.

U2’s performance will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’s headline-making new venue, the Sphere, where they have been hosting a months-long residency – U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere – that will conclude on 2 March.

Billboard reports that Taylor Swift will not perform but she will be at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Joel will perform his first single in almost two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On”, while Combs will duet with Tracy Chapman on her song “Fast Car”, which he covered last year.

Burna Boy is expected to perform with 21 Savage and Brandy, while Mitchell is teed up for a duet with Brandi Carlile.

Flashback: Lizzo films the moment Harry Styles wins Album of the Year 2023

Sunday 4 February 2024 20:01 , Roisin O'Connor

The Independent is live at the Grammys red carpet

Sunday 4 February 2024 20:19 , Tom Murray

Hello! I’m here, appearing virtually (!) on the Grammys red carpet. That means there’s a little monitor on the red carpet with my face on it. Hopefully, we can get some questions to some big names as they come in – thanks for following along!

This is the weirdest Zoom meeting I’ve ever been on...

DJ Willy Wow (Grammy Awards)
DJ Willy Wow (Grammy Awards)

From an iconic no-pants look to disco-ball chic, Taylor Swift’s most unforgettable red carpet looks

Sunday 4 February 2024 20:20 , Roisin O'Connor

Taylor Swift’s most unforgettable red carpet looks

Meet Trevor Noah, the charismatic presenter hosting the Grammys for the fourth year running

Sunday 4 February 2024 20:41 , Roisin O'Connor

The 2024 Grammy Awards will welcome Trevor Noah back to host the biggest night in music for the fourth consecutive year.

The former Daily Show star will return to the Grammys stage on Sunday (4 February) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Noah’s return comes in the wake of Jo Koy’s calamitous hosting job at the 2024 Golden Globes, in which he made a joke about Taylor Swift that elicited a steely look from the pop star herself.

Trevor Noah, the charismatic presenter hosting the Grammys for the fourth time

Alvvays sum up their first Grammys in one word: ‘Stress’

Sunday 4 February 2024 20:54 , Tom Murray

Asked to summate their first trip to the Grammys in one word, Canadian indie pop group Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin says: “Stress”.

They’re nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance for their song, “Belinda Says”.

Barbie wins its first award for the night

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:01 , Tom Murray

In the untelevised ceremony, we have some winners already rolling in.

Barbie has just won its first Grammy of the night for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

’Barbie’ (© 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)
’Barbie’ (© 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Will Travis Kelce be at the Grammys with Taylor Swift?

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Will Travis Kelce be at the Grammys with Taylor Swift?

Kylie Minogue wins her second Grammy

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:03 , Tom Murray

Make that two-time Grammy winner Kylie Minogue. She just won Best Pop Dance Recording for “Padam Padam”.

She last won Best Dance Recording for “Come Into My World” in 2004.

Kylie Minogue (EPA)
Kylie Minogue (EPA)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin tells The Independent about working with Bradley Cooper

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:16 , Tom Murray

The Independent just asked Maestro’s conducting consultant Yannick Nézet-Séguin about preparing Bradley Cooper to play Leonard Bernstein.

He confirmed that Cooper’s statement about taking six years to learn to conduct six minutes of orchestra was “accurate”.

“He’s the most detail-oriented person I’ve ever met,” Nézet-Séguin says of the actor.

The three-time Grammy winner is nominated for Best Opera Recording and Best Orchestral Performance this year.

Bradley Cooper and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Getty Images)
Bradley Cooper and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Getty Images)

What is Morgellons disease, the mysterious and controversial condition Joni Mitchell claims she has?

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:21 , Roisin O'Connor

Joni Mitchell is expected to make her first-ever Grammys performance at the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday 4 February. The Canadian singer-songwriter, 80, has made only a handful of live performances after she suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015.

Following her hospitalisation in 2015, much attention was placed on Mitchell’s rare condition – which she has spoken candidly about in the past – known as Morgellons disease. The little-known skin condition is characterised by patients as having biting and stinging sensations under the skin. However, the controversial condition has raised eyebrows among the medical community, many of who believe that its symptoms are caused by a psychiatric disorder.

Full story:

What is Joni Mitchell’s mysterious illness Morgellons disease?

Kylie Minogue reacts to ‘Padam Padam’ win

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:39 , Tom Murray

Looks like Kylie is chuffed with her second Grammy win.

Stand-out looks at the Grammy Awards 2023

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:41 , Roisin O'Connor

Oppenheimer joins Barbie with Grammy win

Sunday 4 February 2024 21:52 , Tom Murray

Barbenheimer is back and battling at the Grammy Awards. Oppenheimer just won Best Score Soundtrack Album for Visual Media, following Barbie’s earlier win for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

1-1. Game on.

‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ (AP)
‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ (AP)

Flashback: Top moments from the 2023 Grammy Awards

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:01 , Roisin O'Connor

The best dressed stars on the red carpet

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:13 , Tom Murray

Our Lifestyle team will be bringing you all the best looks from the red carpet throughout the night.

Follow along here:

From Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey: The full list of Grammy Awards 2024 nominations

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:21 , Roisin O'Connor

What’s inside this year’s Grammy Awards gift bags? The question is, what isn’t?

All the winners so far at the 2024 Grammy Awards

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:32 , Roisin O'Connor

Billie Eilish and British pop star Kylie Minogue were among the stars to scoop early Grammys during the pre-telecast ceremony.

The 66th annual ceremony is taking place at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles, with the main ceremony presented by Trevor Noah. This marks the comedian’s fourth consecutive year of hosting duties.

Eilish and her brother, producer and co-writer Finneas O’Connell appeared onstage to accept the Best Song Written for Visual Media for their hit single “What Was I Made For?” from the Barbie album.

The US pop star said she was “in awe” and “grateful every second of my life” for the recognition she has received over the years.

“I am shocked,” the 22-year-old said, also taking time to thank Barbie director Greta Gerwig and producer/star Margot Robbie for allowing her to make a song that “saved [her] a little bit”.

Minogue was also honoured for Best Pop Dance recording for hit “Padam Padam”, which went viral last summer.

Here are all the winners so far at the 2024 Grammy Awards (we’ll be updating this list regularly as the night goes on). You can find the full list of nominated artists here.

The huge Grammys record Taylor Swift could break this year

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:41 , Roisin O'Connor

Swift, along with several other artists, could make history at the 2024 Grammys.

The huge Grammys record Taylor Swift could break this year

The lovely Noah Kahan on the red carpet just now

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:47 , Roisin O'Connor

Hello! How’s everyone doing? I have snacks up the wazoo, including some US-appropriate chocolate-covered pretzels (I got them from my local Lidl in Kent, go figure). Meanwhile, my colleague Tom is in the much-more appropriate LA, where the Grammys are ACTUALLY well underway as stars arrive on the red carpet. We just heard from the wonderful Noah Kahan, who I spoke with at the end of last year as he was about to make his debut on Saturday Night Live. You might expect he’d be overwhelmed by the sudden rush of fame, helped not least by the viral success of his hit single “Stick Season”. But he’s taking it all in his stride - he told me last year that he’s basically been dreaming about this his whole life.

Have a read of our chat here:

Meet Noah Kahan, the singer-songwriter behind viral hit ‘Stick Season’

Dua Lipa says she wants to ‘keep people dancing’ as she praises ‘incredible women’ nominees

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:54 , Roisin O'Connor

A brief but fun chat with Dua Lipa on the AP red carpet livestream just now, with congratulations offered for her Song of the Year nomination, “That’s what I aim to do, to keep people dancing.”

Dua Lipa famously called out former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow for claiming women needed to “step up” in order to win awards, after a male-dominated ceremony in 2018.

“It’s just wonderful to see so many women at the top and so many incredible women nominated. I think what we want is just an equal space in the industry, not just on the creative side but on the business side. So hopefully equality in the industry will level out a bit, we’re getting there slowly. Baby steps.”

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Legendary producer Rickey Minor tells The Independent about tonight's in-memoriam segment

Sunday 4 February 2024 22:59 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

Former Oscars music director Rickey Minor helped put together Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Tony Bennett tonight.

Of Bennett’s legacy, Minor tells The Independent: “This is a guy who loved singing, loved what he did and was always kind.”

“Make sure you have some tissues close,” he warns of tonight’s in-memoriam segment.

From SZA to Taylor Swift, our Grammys predictions for the Big Four categories

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:01 , Roisin O'Connor

The Grammys manage to annoy music fans most years, but last year’s ceremony caused a particularly big stink. This was mostly due to British pop star Harry Styles walking off with the night’s biggest prize, beating Adele and Beyoncé to Album of the Year in what should have been a rematch following the “Hello” artist’s controversial win over her fellow chart-topper in 2017.

This year is shaping up to be less provocative in many ways, with female artists dominating the Big Four categories (newly whittled down to eight instead of 10 nominees) including Song of the Year and Album of the Year. SZA leads the pack with nine nominations, while boygenius (who recently announced they would be going on hiatus at an acoustic show earlier in the week) and Victoria Monét follow close behind. Recording Academy darling Taylor Swift is also in the mix, and on the cusp of becoming the first-ever four-time Grammy winner for Album of the Year.

Ahead of the ceremony on Sunday (4 February), which will be hosted live from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, here’s a look at who will probably win – and who should win – the Big Four.

Grammys 2024 predictions: Who will win the big four categories?

boygenius are off to a superb start with three early Grammy wins

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:05 , Roisin O'Connor

“What the hell?”

Phoebe Bridgers was stunned as she and her boygenius bandmates, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, scooped three Grammy Awards before the main ceremony had even started, for their critically adored debut album, the record.

The trio picked up the gongs for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for their hit single “Not Strong Enough”, as well as the Best Alternative Music Album award for The Record.

After they won best rock song, Baker said: “All I ever wanted to do was be in a band. I feel like music is the language I used to find my family.”

Bridgers added: “I owe these boys everything, I love you guys so much, you’re the best.”

Following their third win, the stunned trio returned to the stage with Bridgers saying: “What the hell.”

She added: “This is so incredible, we’re just screaming backstage - it’s just been a constant scream.”

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Some snaps of Dua Lipa on the red carpet

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:13 , Roisin O'Connor

 (Getty Images for The Recording A)
(Getty Images for The Recording A)
 (Getty Images for The Recording A)
(Getty Images for The Recording A)

Billie Eilish says it was ‘crazy’ to win early Grammy Award

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:26 , Roisin O'Connor

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas were just interviewed on the AP red carpet livestream - Eilish said it was “crazy” to get an early win for Best Song Written for Visual Media, for their song “What Was I Made For?”

Featured on the Barbie: The Movie soundtrack, the song went viral on TikTok and clearly struck a chord with both music and film fans. It is also nominated for two of the biggest prizes of the night: Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Eilish also revealed she is working on a new album but Barbie “is what we’re talking about” right now.

Coco Jones: ‘I’m feeling a lot more creatively confident’

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:27 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

Coco Jones tells red carpet reporters that her nomination for Best New Artist has made her feel empowered in her future projects. “I’m a lot more creatively confident,” she says of the impact her five nominations have had on her. “How could you not feel like, I could do anything?”

Um, Taylor Swift’s website is down...

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:34 , Roisin O'Connor

What does it mean?!!!

Taylor Swift’s website down amid speculation over new album announcement at Grammys

Grammys 2024 red carpet: The most dazzling outfits from Dua Lipa to Billie Eilish

Sunday 4 February 2024 23:43 , Roisin O'Connor

The 2024 Grammy Awards have finally arrived, as some of the biggest artists in music walk the red carpet ahead of the awards ceremony.

While the 2024 Grammy Awards have the potential to be historic, it’s the show-stopping fashion that tends to make history too - such as Harry Styles’ rainbow jumpsuit and Lizzo’s orange floral ensemble from last year’s award show.

Here are our favourite looks so far, as chosen by our fabulous Lifestyle team:

Grammys 2024: The best dressed stars on the red carpet

Things are heating up on the red carpet

Monday 5 February 2024 00:02 , Roisin O'Connor

We’ve got less than an hour to go before the official Grammy Awards ceremony and the big stars are arriving on the red carpet. So far we’ve seen Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Billy Joel, Victoria Monet, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish... you’ll know Taylor’s here when you hear the screams.

Victoria Monet, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish on the Grammys 2024 red carpet (Getty)
Victoria Monet, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish on the Grammys 2024 red carpet (Getty)

‘I’m Just Ken’ writer speaks on Ryan Gosling’s shocked reaction to winning Critics’ Choice Award

Monday 5 February 2024 00:24 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

The Independent spoke to Andrew Wyatt who wrote Barbie’s “I’m Just Ken” with Mark Ronson.

Asked on the red carpet about Ryan Gosling’s viral reaction to the song winning a Critics’ Choice Award, Wyatt said: “There’s a lot of speculation about what he was thinking there.

“I think he probably shifted into the Ken character there, which I appreciated. And he’s just an amazing comedic actor so I think that’s what we were seeing.”

Many assumed Gosling thought the award win was “a prank”, writing that he looked “flabbergasted and “confused” by the announcement.

Andrew Wyatt (Grammy Awards)
Andrew Wyatt (Grammy Awards)

From Taylor Swift to Lana Del Rey: The full list of Grammy Awards 2024 nominations

Monday 5 February 2024 00:28 , Roisin O'Connor

We’ve got just over half an hour to go before the ceremony kicks off, so here’s a final reminder of all the nominations:

Grammy Awards 2024: The full list of nominees

Jack Antonoff thanks Taylor Swift for ‘kicking that f***ing door open for me'

Monday 5 February 2024 00:33 , Roisin O'Connor

Jack Antonoff just won Producer of the Year (non-classical) and has thanked his longtime collaborator, Taylor Swift, for giving him a chance when no one else would.

“Taylor Swift kicked that f***ing door open for me, because when a lot of people were saying ‘yeah, we love it, now let’s get a producer to do it.... it’s gotta go to a big-name person... we did a song called ‘Out of the Woods’, she said, let’s mix this s***, so... I love you to death Taylor, this means a lot to me.”

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Allison Russell teases Joni Mitchell performance

Monday 5 February 2024 00:45 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

The Independent caught up with Allison Russell, who will play alongside Brandi Carlisle in Joni Mitchell’s first-ever Grammys performance later tonight.

She wasn’t allowed to say much, aside from the fact that Brandi would be joining her, but hoped people will “just be with us and sit in it and embrace the love”.

Russell won the Best American Roots Performance award for “Eve Was Black”. She’s also nominated for Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album.

Allison Russell, winner of the Best American Roots Performance award for ‘Eve Was Black’ (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Allison Russell, winner of the Best American Roots Performance award for ‘Eve Was Black’ (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Taylor Swift is in the house!

Monday 5 February 2024 00:53 , Roisin O'Connor

Taylor Swift, nominee for three of the night’s biggest prizes, just rocked up with the biggest entourage!

She’s nominated for Album of the Year, for her 10th album Midnights, plus Song of the Year and Record of the Year for her single “Anti-Hero”.

Ziggy Marley tells The Independent about Kingsley Ben-Adir’s take on his father for ‘One Love'

Monday 5 February 2024 00:54 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

The Independent caught Ziggy Marley, son of Bob, on the red carpet and asked how Kingsley Ben-Adir approached the role of his father in One Love, the biopic about the reggae legend that comes out 14 February.

“Kingsley had the freedom to play it how he really feels,” Marley said. “He really went deep into the emotional side of Bob, which is a side people never really got to see.”

Killer Mike reportedly handcuffed and taken away by police after winning three Grammys

Monday 5 February 2024 01:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Breaking news just in: Rapper Killer Mike appears to have been taken away from the Crypto.com Arena in handcuffs after winning three Grammys (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Scientists & Engineers”, and Best Rap Album for Michael).

Someone shouted “Free Mike” as he was escorted past.

Monday 5 February 2024 01:06 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

The red carpet has closed and I’m moving into the interview room to bring you quotes from all the winners as they come in. Stay tuned!

Dua Lipa kicks off the live show with an outstanding medley

Monday 5 February 2024 01:07 , Roisin O'Connor

We love the Brits representing at music’s biggest night - Dua Lipa is absolutely killing the first performance of the live show with a medley of songs including her Barbie hit “Dance the Night Away” and her brand new single, “Houdini”.

A reminder that Trevor Noah is our host for this evening, back for the fourth consecutive year.

This is already a Grammys ceremony for the ages

Monday 5 February 2024 01:25 , Roisin O'Connor

There’s so much happening already, I feel like this is shaping up to be one of the best Grammy Awards we’ve ever seen.

So far we’ve had Dua Lipa’s performance, and now a sublime duet of “Fast Car” between Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs, the latter who covered it last year.

Trevor Noah is killing it as host, and delighted Taylor Swift with an NFL-related joke that didn’t stink the place out (sorry Jo Koy). There are SO many stars here, from Meryl Streep to Beyonce and Jay Z.

Monday 5 February 2024 01:28 , Roisin O'Connor

Miley Cyrus has just won her first Grammy award for Best Pop Solo Performance for her summer hit “Flowers”.

Collecting the award from presenter Mariah Carey, Cyrus said: “This MC is going to stand next to that MC.”

“This is just too iconic, I just got stuck in the rain and traffic and thought I was going to miss this moment.”

Cyrus said she got sat in her lucky number three sat, before telling a story about a boy who couldn’t capture a butterfly, but once he stopped trying the butterfly landed on his nose.

“This song ‘Flowers’ is my butterfly,” she said.

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

SZA wows with ‘Kill Bill'

Monday 5 February 2024 01:45 , Roisin O'Connor

SZA took out one of her dancers in a fantastic performance of her Grammy-nominated single, “Kill Bill”, which is up for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

No dancers were harmed in this performance. But SZA did slay.

PICTURE: Miley Cyrus accepts her Grammy Award from Mariah Carey

Monday 5 February 2024 01:47 , Roisin O'Connor

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Taylor Swift cracks up at NFL joke

Monday 5 February 2024 01:48 , Roisin O'Connor

Watch and learn, Jo Koy!

Trevor Noah just made a joke about Taylor Swift and the attention her romance with Travis Kelce has received from sports fans.

“I think it is so unfair how NFL fans have been complaining about the cameras panning to Taylor Swift, like she’s controlling the cameras at the game. Just let her live,” Noah said.

“In fact, tonight, on Taylor’s behalf, you know what I’m going to do? I’m gonna give her a break. Every time they mention Taylor Swift, I’m gonna get revenge. Every time someone says Taylor Swift, I’m gonna cut the cameras to someone who played football, that’s what I’ll do. Cut!”

As Noah yelled “cut”, the cameras switched to Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews who played as a defensive end and linebacker in the NFL for years before retiring and pursuing a career as an actor.

“Oh yeah, you like that Terry Crews?” Noah continued as a totally bemused Crews looked around. “You better fix your face Terry!” Noah shouted.

Read more:

Taylor Swift delighted by Trevor Noah’s NFL joke at the Grammys

Meryl Streep fans are only just working out her link to Mark Ronson...

Monday 5 February 2024 02:06 , Roisin O'Connor

A surprising number of people apparently had no idea, including my own colleagues!

Why is Meryl Streep at the 2024 Grammys? Actor’s surprising connection to Mark Ronson

BRB, crying at SZA

Monday 5 February 2024 02:18 , Roisin O'Connor

Wow, that was a beautiful moment for SZA who just won her first Grammy, for Best R&B Song.

Taylor Swift announces brand new album ‘The Tortured Poet’s Department'

Monday 5 February 2024 02:33 , Roisin O'Connor

So, Taylor Swift just won her 13th Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, and took the opportunity to surprise and delight with the announcement of her “brand new album” -- you heard that right, it’s not a re-recording -- titled The Tortured Poet’s Department. And it’s out 19 April!

“Okay this is my 13th Grammy. Which is my lucky number... if I’ve ever told you that,” she said in her acceptance speech.

“I know that the way the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion from the fans. So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I have been keeping from you for the last two years...

“Which is that my brand new album comes out April 19, it’s called the Tortured Poets Department, I’m going to go and post the cover right now back stage, thank you I love you.”

Lainey Wilson on performing ‘I’m Just Ken'

Monday 5 February 2024 02:41 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

Backstage, Lainey Wilson was asked about her performance of “I’m Just Ken” with Mark Ronson at music mogul Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala.

Gosling was away with family and unable to participate, so Wilson stepped in.

“I feel more like Ken than Barbie for sure,” she told reporters. “I had just a few days to learn it but it was so much fun.”

Billie Eilish wins Song of the Year for ‘What Was I Made For?'

Monday 5 February 2024 03:34 , Roisin O'Connor

OK, I called it. Billie Eilish took home Song of the Year for “What Was I Made For?”, her contribution to the Barbie soundtrack, and is one step closer to that “Best Song” Oscar...

The 22-year-old singer saw off tough competition from music titans - Taylor Swift, SZA, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Jon Batiste, Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo - to claim the top prize.

After picking up the award, which honours songwriting, a shocked Eilish said: “Wow, oops, yikes, oh my god. Damn that’s stupid!”

She praised her fellow nominees as “incredible people, incredible artists, incredible music”.

Eilish also thanked the director of the Barbie blockbuster Greta Gerwig for “making the best movie of the year”, with the video cutting over to show Swift nodding in agreement.

Grammy Awards 2024: Complete list of winners

Jay-Z calls out Grammys for snubbing Beyoncé

Monday 5 February 2024 04:06 , Tom Murray

While accepting the Dr Dre Global Impact Award, Jay-Z used his speech to call out the Grammys for never awarding his wife Beyoncé with the Album of the Year prize.

“I don’t want to embarass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won Album of the Year,” he said, referencing the “Crazy In Love” icon.

Read more:

Celine Dion spotted backstage

Monday 5 February 2024 04:10 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

A late arrival from Celine?? The singer has been spotted backstage at the Crypto.com arena with superstar stylist Law Roach. Will she present? Will she perform? We need clarity and we need it fast.

Victoria Monét wins Best New Artist

Monday 5 February 2024 04:17 , Tom Murray

Victoria Monét wins her third, and biggest, Grammy of the night for Best New Artist. The “On My Mama” singer beat out competition from Coco Jones, Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Noah Kahan and The War and Treaty.

Victoria Monét (Getty Images)
Victoria Monét (Getty Images)

Taylor Swift makes history

Monday 5 February 2024 04:41 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

And the first person in history to win Album of the Year four times is... Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift shatters Grammys record with fourth Album of the Year win

Fans gush over Joni Mitchell’s outfit

Monday 5 February 2024 04:45 , Tom Murray

For her first-ever performance on the Grammys stage, Mitchell wore a black velvet matching set consisting of a coat, top, and pants embroidered with gold celestial motifs.

She completed the look with her iconic blonde braids and black beret, a beaded necklace with green stones, and a black cane with a diamond-encrusted tiger head.

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Billie Eilish: ‘I feel very seen'

Monday 5 February 2024 05:02 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

Backstage at the Crypto.com Arena, Eilish spoke to reporters about the Grammys “Year of Women” coinciding with Barbie’s feminist message. “I feel very seen,” the singer, clutching two of her four Grammy Awards of the night, said. “Sometimes, it’s great to get a ‘good job’ and this is a huge ‘good job’, so I feel very heard.”

Phoebe Bridgers: Ex-Grammy Awards CEO Neil Portnow can 'rot in piss'

Monday 5 February 2024 05:18 , Tom Murray in Los Angeles

Asked about the “Year of Women” at the Grammys, Bridgers says: “Yeah, I have something to say about women.”

She quotes ex-Grammy Awards CEO Neil Portnow, who once said “women need to step up” if they want to win more Grammys.

“He’s now being sued for sexual assault,” she points out. “I know he’s not dead yet but when he is, he can rot in piss.”

Last year, the former president and CEO of the Recording Academy – the organisation that produces the Grammy Awards – was accused of rape in a lawsuit.

Mr Portnow, who stepped down as the CEO in 2019, has denied the allegations. In a statement given to The Independent, his spokesperson called the allegations “completely false” and “undoubtedly motivated by Mr Portnow’s refusal to comply with the Plaintiff’s outrageous demands for money and assistance in obtaining a residence visa for her”.

Phoebe Bridgers (C), Lucy Dacus (R) and Julien Baker of boygenius (AFP via Getty Images)
Phoebe Bridgers (C), Lucy Dacus (R) and Julien Baker of boygenius (AFP via Getty Images)

Watch: Taylor Swift makes Grammy history as first person to win Best Album award four times

Monday 5 February 2024 05:31 , Tom Murray

Maluma reveals why he’s nervous about fatherhood

Monday 5 February 2024 06:01 , Tom Murray

The Colombian singer, 30, opened up about expecting his first child with girlfriend Susana Gomez during the E! Live from the Red Carpet pre-show. When asked by host Laverne Cox whether he’s prepared to welcome his daughter, who the couple have decided to name Paris, Maluma replied: “I’m not ready. I’m kind of nervous, to be honest.”

Read more:

Maluma explains why he’s ‘not ready’ to become a parent

Comment: ‘At the 2024 Grammys, it felt as though a genuine sea change was underway'

Monday 5 February 2024 06:33 , Jacob Stolworthy

The ceremony, often criticised over issues of inequality, had a certain amount of making up to do. Mark Beaumont assesses what could prove to be a pivotal moment in pop culture.

Watch: Highlights from 2024 Grammy Awards

Monday 5 February 2024 07:04 , Tom Murray

What is Joni Mitchell’s mysterious illness Morgellons disease?

Monday 5 February 2024 07:35 , Tom Murray

Following her hospitalisation in 2015, much attention was placed on Mitchell’s rare condition – which she has spoken candidly about in the past – known as Morgellons disease. The little-known skin condition is characterised by patients as having biting and stinging sensations under the skin. However, the controversial condition has raised eyebrows among the medical community, many of who believe that its symptoms are caused by a psychiatric disorder.

In 2010, Mitchell described her Morgellons disease symptoms in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Mitchell described seeing “fibres in a variety of colours protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral” and suggested the illness was “as if it’s from outer space”.

Read more here:

What is Joni Mitchell’s mysterious illness Morgellons disease?

Watch Taylor Swifts best reactions at the Grammys

Monday 5 February 2024 08:03 , Tom Murray

The 2024 Grammy Award winners list – in full

Monday 5 February 2024 08:30 , Nicole Vassell

If you missed last night’s Grammy Awards as they happened, no worries – here’s your essential rundown of all of the night’s wins, including Record, Song and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist.

Grammy Awards 2024: Complete list of winners

Celine Dion shocks Grammys audience with surprise appearance following incurable diagnosis

Monday 5 February 2024 09:00 , Nicole Vassell

One of the evening’s most memorable moments came when Celine Dion appeared to present the Album of the Year award.

This marked the Canadian vocalist’s first appearance since she told the world of her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis in December 2022, following which she had to cancel her world tour.

As the crowd gave her a standing ovation, Dion appeared visibly moved by the warm reception and told the audience of peers: “I love you right back.”

Ellie Muir reports:

Celine Dion makes surprise appearance at Grammy Awards following incurable diagnosis

Jay-Z calls out the Grammys never awarding wife Beyoncé with Album of the Year

Monday 5 February 2024 09:30 , Nicole Vassell

Jay-Z earned a point on the unofficial Good Husband scoreboard when he used his acceptance speech to acknowledge Beyoncé’s Grammy-win record, despite never receiving the Album of the Year accolade.

The rapper took to the stage with their 12-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, to accept the Dr Dre Global Impact Award on Sunday, and noted the discrepancies in his wife’s Grammys recognition.

“Obviously it’s subjective because, you know, it’s music, and it’s opinion-based, but some things... I don’t want to embarass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won Album of the Year!” he said.

“So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work. Think about that. The most Grammys, never won Album of the Year. That doesn’t work. Some of you are gonna go home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed. Some of you may get robbed. Some of you don’t belong in the category. Nah, nah, nah. When I get nervous I tell the truth!”

Kevin EG Perry reports:

Jay-Z calls out Grammys for snubbing Beyoncé for Album of the Year: ‘Doesn’t work’

Trevor Noah thanks the viewers: ‘See you next time – maybe!'

Monday 5 February 2024 10:00 , Nicole Vassell

Fresh from his fourth stint hosting the Grammy Awards, comedian Trevor Noah has shared his gratitude for the support from viewers.

“Another Grammys, another night,” he said in a video posted to X/Twitter.

“Thank you so much for tuning in. Thank you for following, I appreciate you all. I told you it was gonna be fire! See you next time – maybe!”

WATCH: Rapper Killer Mike arrested and handcuffed at Grammys after winning three awards

Monday 5 February 2024 10:30 , Nicole Vassell

In a drastic turn of events for rapper Killer Mike, he was arrested and handcuffed at the Grammys after winning three awards: Best Rap Album for Michael, and both Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Scientists & Engineers”.

Taylor Swift announces new album during Grammy win

Monday 5 February 2024 11:00 , Nicole Vassell

Taylor Swift announced her next album while accepting the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.

The Midnights artist announced the name and planned release date for her next project, hours after her website appeared to be down while displaying a black screen error message.

“I know that the way the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion from the fans,” she said. “So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I have been keeping from you for the last two years – which is that my brand new album comes out April 19, it’s called The Tortured Poets Department, I’m going to go and post the cover right now back stage, thank you I love you.”

Kevin EG Perry reports:

Taylor Swift announces brand new album as she wins 13th Grammy

COMMENT: The 2024 Grammys proved a true celebration of women in music (and atoned for Harry Styles)

Monday 5 February 2024 11:30 , Nicole Vassell

Music critic Mark Beaumont said that this year’s Grammys atoned for previous years that left women under-rewarded, with Taylor Swift’s historic Album of the Year win, and SZA leading this year’s nominations among the achievements.

“Whether it was boygenius proving themselves the assembling Avengers of alt-country pop, Olivia Rodrigo turning new generations on to gnarly melodic rock or Lana Del Rey cementing her position as the queen of sultry sepia torch songs that forget to stop after the last chorus and drift pleasantly along for another four minutes, women have undeniably produced the most vital mainstream music of the past 12 months,” he wrote.

“And, rather than a brief Twitter-friendly rebalance on the part of the Grammys, it feels as though a genuine cultural sea change is underway.”

The 2024 Grammys proved a true celebration of women (and atoned for Harry Styles)

Just a moment of Kylie Minogue appreciation

Monday 5 February 2024 12:00 , Nicole Vassell

Australian icon Kylie Minogue won her second Grammy Award last night – 20 years after winning her first.

She won the inaugural Best Pop Dance Recording Grammy, following her 2004 Best Dance Recording win for “Come Into My World”.

If you haven’t played “Padam Padam” yet in celebration, consider this your prompt to do so now.

Kylie Minogue and her Grammys in 2004 and 2024 (Getty)
Kylie Minogue and her Grammys in 2004 and 2024 (Getty)

WATCH: Annie Lennox uses Grammys performance to call for Gaza ceasefire

Monday 5 February 2024 12:30 , Nicole Vassell

During her In Memoriam performance of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Annie Lennox called for a ceasefire in Gaza.

“Artists for ceasefire,” the singer shouted. “Peace in the world.”

Click here to read the full blog on The Independent's website