Clearly R&B is not “dead” based on this year’s Grammy nomination reveal.
R&B songstress SZA leads the list with nine nominations, followed by Victoria Monét with seven nominations, and artists like Janelle Monáe, Summer Walker, and Coco Jones each with impressive nods for some of the hottest songs and albums released this year.
SZA’s noms include Record of the Year and Best R&B Performance for “Kill Bill” and the prestigious Album of the Year for SOS.
Monét’s seven nominations include Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best R&B Album and more. Her song “Hollywood,” featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and her daughter, Hazel Monét, is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance. This makes Hazel the youngest nominee in Grammy history.
Jones’ nominations also include Best New Artist, Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song. Ice Spice’s multiple nominations also include Best New Artist. And Janelle Monae landed a nomination in one of the big three categories with The Age of Pleasure getting an Album of the Year nomination.
The Grammys is also introducing several new award categories this year, including Best African Music Performance and Best Alternative Jazz Album. Burna Boy, Tyla and Davido are among the first nominees for the historic African Music Performance category.
The 2024 Grammy Awards will be held at the Crypto.com Center in Los Angeles on February 4th. Find a full list of nominations here.