Nominations for the Grammy Awards 2024 have been announced for all categories
Prior to the Grammy Awards 2024, the Recording Academy has confirmed the date for the nominee list’s release.
Since the official date for the release of the list of nominees for the Grammy Awards 2024 has been set, all eyes will be on the Recording Academy for the second half of 2023.
The list of nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards will be announced on November 10, 2023, and new categories will be added before then. Nigerian music fans are especially looking forward to the Best African Music Performance category.
The new categories were characterized by the Recording Academy as,
Best African Music Performance
A track and singles Category that recognizes recordings that utilize unique local expressions from across the African continent.
Highlighting regional melodic, harmonic and rhythmic musical traditions, the Category includes but is not limited to the Afrobeat, Afro-fusion, Afro Pop, Afrobeats, Alte, Amapiano, Bongo Flava, Genge, Kizomba, Chimurenga, High Life, Fuji, Kwassa, Ndombolo, Mapouka, Ghanaian Drill, Afro-House, South African Hip-Hop, and Ethio Jazz genres.
Recognizes tracks and singles that feature up-tempo, danceable music that follows a pop arrangement. Eligible Pop Dance recordings also feature strong rhythmic beats and significant electronic-based instruments with an emphasis on the vocal performance, melody and hooks.
Dance remixes are eligible in the Best Remixed Recording Category only and may not be entered in Best Pop Dance Recording
Best Alternative Jazz Album
This Category recognizes artistic excellence in Alternative Jazz albums by individuals, duos and groups/ensembles, with or without vocals. Alternative Jazz may be defined as a genre-blending, envelope-pushing hybrid that mixes jazz (improvisation, interaction, harmony, rhythm, arrangements, composition, and style) with other genres, including R&B, Hip-Hop, Classical, Contemporary Improvisation, Experimental, Pop, Rap, Electronic/Dance music, and/or Spoken Word.
It may also include the contemporary production techniques/instrumentation associated with other genres.
The list of nominees will cover all 94 categories of the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy CEO Havery Mason Jr. revealed, Every process that we undertake — every amendment or change to our Awards process that gets initiated — is done to make the process more fair, transparent and accurate.
And when we find things that can be improved, we’re in the position now to be able to make those changes, thankfully.
Everything you’re seeing now is with the goal of being better and more accurate, honoring more music fairly and in relevant fashion, and making sure the process is transparent, fair and working