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Newly nominated

The recording academy announced their choices for Grammy awards including an Omaha group
The nominees will gather at Crypto.com arena on November 4th

The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The list of nominees is diverse and includes some of the most talented artists in the music industry.

In the Record of the Year category, Jon Batiste’s “Worship,” boygenius’ “Not Strong Enough,” Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers,” and Brandi Carlile’s “What Was I Made For?” are all up for the award. In the Song of the Year category, Lana Del Rey’s “A&W,” Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero,” Jon Batiste’s “Butterfly,” and Doja Cat’s “Dance The Night (From Barbie)” are nominated

The Best New Artist category is also packed with talent, including country superstar Jelly Roll, indie-pop sensation Noah Kahan, up and coming dance musician Fred Again, pop star Gracie Abrams, esteemed r&b artist Victoria Monet, Bronx rapper Ice Spice, and soul geniuses The War and Treaty. The winner, in my opinion, should be Noah Kahan. His lyricism and words

Among the nominees, is Omaha’s very own, Omaha Symphony, who are nominated for Best Classical Compendium, Best Contemporary Classical Composition for in that space, at that time, and Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Cylinders.

The addition of three new categories at the 2024 Grammys: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording, is a welcome change. These new categories will provide more opportunities for artists to be recognized for their work and will help to make the awards more inclusive.

The Grammys voting process is a rigorous one that begins with members and record companies submitting entries, which are then screened for eligibility and category placement. The Online Entry Process (OEP) Access Period took place from July 17, 2023 – Aug. 31, 2023. First Round Voting occurred from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20, 2023. Lastly, Final Round Voting will span Dec. 14, 2023 to Jan. 4, 2024 — and the winners will be announced during Music’s Biggest Night on Feb. 4!

In my opinion, the nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards are a testament to the incredible talent and diversity of the music industry. I am excited to see who will take home the awards on Feb. 4, 2024, and I hope that the new categories will help to make the awards more inclusive and representative of the music industry as a whole.

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Connor Michalski
Connor Michalski, Staff Reporter
Connor is a senior at Millard West and he is on his first on the CATalyst staff. He enjoys staying up to date with current events and spending time with his friends and family. Connor also enjoys fishing, camping, and exploring. He also enjoys watching football, as well as other sports like baseball, hockey, basketball, and soccer. His favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles.

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