2024 Grammy Nominations Announced - Merlin

2024 Grammy Nominations Announced

The Recording Academy has announced the 66th annual GRAMMY® nominations! The awards will take place on February 4th, 2024 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. This year, 39 Merlin members received 80+ nominations. Congratulations to our members and their artists on this incredible accomplishment!

Best Classical Compendium

Chick Corea – Sardinia – Candid Records (Exceleration Music)

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Kenyon Dixon – Lucky – Vydia

Best African Music Performance

ASAKE & Olamide – Amapiano – EMPIRE

Best Album Notes

Vik Sohonie, album notes writer (Iftin Band) – Mogadishu’s Finest: The Al Uruba Sessions – Ostinato Records (Virtual Label)

Best Alternative Jazz Album

Louis Cole – Quality Over Opinion – Brainfeeder (Ninja Tune)

Best Alternative Music Album

Arctic Monkeys – The Car – Domino Recording Co.

PJ Harvey – I Inside The Old Year Dying – Partisan Records ([PIAS])

Best Alternative Music Performance

Alvvays – Belinda Says – Polyvinyl Records

Arctic Monkeys – Body Paint – Domino Recording Co.

Best American Roots Performance

The Blind Boys of Alabama – Heaven Help Us All – Single Lock Records (Secretly Distribution)

Best Americana Album

Rodney Crowell – The Chicago Sessions – New West Records (Redeye Worldwide)

Best Americana Performance

The Blind Boys of Alabama – Friendship – Single Lock Records (Secretly Distribution)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Hilario Duran, arranger (Hilario Duran And His Latin Jazz Big Band Featuring Paquito D’Rivera) – I Remember Mingus – Alma Music (Zebralution)

Best Bluegrass Album

Michael Cleveland – Lovin’ Of The Game – Compass Records

Mighty Poplar – Mighty Poplar – Free Dirt Records (MNRK)

Best Children’s Music Album

123 Andrés – We Grow Together Preschool Songs – Ditto

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Live In London – Alligator Records (Exceleration Music)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Lecrae – Church Clothes 4 – Reach Records

Da’ T.R.U.T.H. – Emanuel – Mixed Bag Entertainment (MNRK)

Phil Wickham – I Believe – Fair Trade Services (Absolute Label Services)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

KING & COUNTRY Featuring Jordin Sparks – Love Me Like I Am – Curb Recordings

Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Your Power – Reach Records

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Bob James – Jazz Hands – Tappan Zee Records (Evolution)

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21F – Warp Records

Romy & Fred again… – Strong – YOUNG (Beggars)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Christopher Moretti & John Weston, engineers; Shauna Barravecchio & Jesse Lewis, mastering engineers (Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, George Lernis & A Far Cry) – Sanlikol: A Gentleman Of Istanbul – Symphony For Strings, Percussion, Piano, Oud, Ney & Tenor – Crier Records (Music Video Distributors)

Best Folk Album

Old Crow Medicine Show – Jubilee – ATO Records

Best Global Music Album

Susana Baca – Epifanías – Pregon Producciones (Altafonte)

Shakti – This Moment – Abstract Logix (Soulspazm)

Best Global Music Performance

Ibrahim Maalouf Featuring Cimafunk & Tank And The Bangas – Todo Colores – Mister Ibe (IDOL)

Best Gospel Album

Jonathan McReynolds – My Truth – MNRK

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Zacardi Cortez; Marcus Calyen, Zacardi Cortez & Kerry Douglas, songwriters – Lord Do It For Me (Live) – Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (MNRK)

Best Instrumental Composition

Lakecia Benjamin, composer (Lakecia Benjamin Featuring Angela Davis) – Amerikkan Skin – Whirlwind Recordings (FUGA)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Adam Blackstone – Legacy: The Instrumental Jawn – BASSic Black Entertainment / Anderson Music Group (EMPIRE)

Kenny Barron – The Source – Artwork Records ([PIAS])

Lakecia Benjamin – Phoenix – Whirlwind Recordings (FUGA)

Best Jazz Performance

Adam Blackstone Featuring The Baylor Project & Russell Ferranté – Vulnerable (Live) – BASSic Black Entertainment / Anderson Music Group (EMPIRE)

Lakecia Benjamin – Basquiat – Whirlwind Recordings (FUGA)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Nicole Zuraitis – How Love Begins – Outside Music (Symphonic Distribution)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart – Basie Swings The Blues – Candid Records (Exceleration Music)

Mingus Big Band – The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions – Jazz Workshop (Many Hats Endeavors)

Best Latin Jazz Album

Eliane Elias – Quietude – Candid Records (Exceleration Music)

Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente – Cometa – Sunnyside Communications (MNRK)

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Diamante Eléctrico – Leche De Tigre – ONErpm

Best Música Mexicana Album (Including Tejano)

Ana Bárbara – Bordado A Mano – ONErpm

Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album

David Darling & Hans Christian – Ocean Dreaming Ocean – Curve Blue (A Train Entertainment)

Kirsten Agresta-Copley – Aquamarine – Soothe Sounds (GYROstream)

Omar Akram – Moments Of Beauty – Twinbrook Entertainment (Music Video Distributors)

Best Opera Recording

Gil Rose, conductor; Anthony Roth Costanzo, Kathryn Henry, Jarrett Ott & David Portillo; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Odyssey Opera Chorus) – Corigliano: The Lord Of Cries – Pentatone ([PIAS])

Best Orchestral Performance

JoAnn Falletta, conductor (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) – Scriabin: Symphony No. 2; The Poem Of Ecstasy – Naxos

Best R&B Album

Emily King – Special Occasion – ATO Records

Best Recording Package

Caroline Rose – The Art of Forgetting – New West Records (Redeye Worldwide)

Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork – 4AD (Beggars)

Best Reggae Album

Collie Buddz – Cali Roots Riddim – Ineffable Records (Symphonic Distribution)

Best Remixed Recording

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, remixer (Lane 8) – Reviver (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) – This Never Happened (anjunabeats)

Best Rock Album

Queens Of The Stone Age – In Times New Roman… – Matador (Beggars)

Best Rock Performance

Arctic Monkeys – Sculptures Of Anything Goes – Domino Recording Co.

Black Pumas – More Than A Love Song – ATO Records

Best Rock Song

Dean Fertita, Joshua Homme, Michael Shuman, Jon Theodore & Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) – Emotion Sickness – Matador (Beggars)

Best Roots Gospel Album

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet – Tribute To The King – Daywind Records

Brian Free & Assurance – Meet Me At The Cross – Daywind Records

Becky Isaacs Bowman – Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times – Daywind Records

The Blind Boys of Alabama – Echoes of the South – Single Lock Records (Secretly Distribution)

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

aja money – when the poems do what they do – drink sum wtr (Secretly Distribution)

J. Ivy – The Light Inside – Word & Soul (UnitedMasters)

Queen Sheba – A-You’re Not Wrong B-They’re Not Either: The Fukc-It Pill Revisited – Below The Radar Ent (UnitedMasters)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Mr. Sipp – The Soul Side Of Sipp – Malaco

Eric Bibb – Ridin’ – Linus Entertainment (IDLA)

Best Traditional R&B Performance

PJ Morton – Good Morning – EMPIRE

Best Tropical Latin Album

Grupo Niche Y Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia – Niche Sinfónico – Grupo Niche (ONErpm)

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