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Celebrating Excellence: 2024 Black Grammy Winners

The 2024 Grammy Awards ceremony, held on a star-studded night in Los Angeles, was a celebration of talent and creativity within the music industry. From groundbreaking albums to chart-topping singles, the evening honored the outstanding achievements of many artists across various genres. Join us for a closer look at some of this year’s well-deserved black Grammy winners.

Songwriter of the Year:

The Song of the Year award went to Theron Thomas for his work on All My Life (Lil Durk Featuring J. Cole), How We Roll (Ciara & Chris Brown), Cheatback (Chlöe & Future), and many others. Theron Thomas’ music often incorporates elements of reggae, pop, hip-hop, and R&B. Their songs are recognized by their catchy melodies, infectious rhythms, and relatable lyrics.

Best New Artist:

Victoria Monét, an underdog in the music scene, clinched the title of Best New Artist. With her fresh sound and captivating performances, Victoria Monét surely has an exciting year to look forward to in the industry.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Ghost In The Machine – SZA Featuring Phoebe Bridgers. “Ghost In The Machine” explores themes of love, longing, and introspection, which are common themes throughout SZA’s music. The introspective lyrics and dreamy production of the song rightfully secured its recognition in this genre.

Best R&B Performance:

ICU – Coco Jones. “ICU” is a standout track in Coco Jones’ discography, highlighting her talent as both a singer and songwriter. With its empowering lyrics and infectious beat, the song has garnered acclaim from fans and critics alike.

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

Good Morning – PJ Morton Featuring Susan Carol. As a multitalented keyboardist, singer, and songwriter, Morton’s music blends elements of R&B, soul, gospel, and pop, showcasing his versatility as a musician and songwriter. PJ Morton has received nominations in various categories, highlighting his talent and influence in the music industry.

Best R&B Song:

Snooze – SZA. “Snooze” is one of the standout tracks on “SOS” showcasing SZA’s ability to blend R&B, neo-soul, and alternative sounds while delivering poignant and relatable storytelling. The album’s success solidified SZA’s position as one of the most exciting and innovative voices in contemporary R&B music.

Best Progressive R&B Album:

SOS – SZA. “SOS” received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with praise directed towards SZA’s candid and introspective songwriting, as well as her distinctive vocal delivery. The album explores themes of vulnerability, self-discovery, and empowerment, with SZA’s lyrics offering a raw and honest portrayal of her experiences navigating relationships and personal growth.

Best R&B Album: 

In the realm of R&B, Victoria Monét took home another Grammy for Best R&B Album for Jaguar II. With its smooth melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Jaguar II showcased Victoria Monét‘s unparalleled talent and musical versatility


Best Rap Performance and Rap Song:

SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS – Killer Mike Featuring André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane. Killer Mike’s contributions to music and activism have earned him widespread recognition and acclaim. Along with his accolades in music, he has also been recognized for his activism, receiving awards and honors for his efforts to promote social justice and community empowerment. Some of these same themes are reflected in this Grammy Award-winning song.


Best Melodic Rap Performance:

All My Life – Lil Durk Featuring J. Cole. This long-awaited collaboration of a prominent drill artist and a prominent conscious artist has been widely received among many audiences. with 30.9 million official U.S. streams earned in the first week, it is a true testament to Durk’s reach and influence in the music industry.

Best Rap Album:

The award for Best Rap Album went to Killer Mike for his album MICHAEL. With its raw lyricism and innovative production, MICHAEL pushed the boundaries of the genre and earned critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.


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