Electronic Rising: 2024 Grammy Awards
Electronic Rising: Who’s among the nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards
It’s that time again, time for the entire music industry to be whipped into a frenzy. Time for some to agree and some to be entirely outraged…yep, it’s time for the nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards. And this year, sees a number of electronic music acts receiving their first ever nods.
The ceremony, due to take place on 5th February at the crypto.com Arena in LA, is undoubtedly one of the biggest dates in the music industry calendar. In 2024, we will see new categories too, including Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.
Much to our delight, over recent years both here in the UK and across the pond, we are seeing a big increase in the popularity of electronic music and that is indeed reflected in this year’s Grammy nominations. Fred Again..finds himself at the top of the pile in the dance music categories with three nominations and this year he also sees himself in the mix for Best New Artist. Romy and Flowden make their Grammy nomination debut in the Best Dance / Electronic Recording category for ‘Strong’ Romy’s epic collaborations with Fred Again..and ‘Rumble’ which saw Flowden team up with Skrillex, who holds the record for the most Grammy awards won by an electronic music artists, and you guessed it…Fred Again.. Joining them in this category is Aphex Twin for ‘Black Box Life Recorder 21f’, Disclosure for ‘Higher Than Ever Before’ and James Blake for ‘Loading’.
James Blake has received another nomination in the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category for ‘Playing Robots Into Heaven’, along with The Chemical Brother for ‘For The Beautiful Feeling’, Fred Again..for ‘Actual Life 3’, Deadmau5 and Kaskade’s collaborative alias Kx5 with their self titled album (‘Kx5’) and Skrillex for ‘Quest For Fire’.
Nominated for Producer of the Year for Non-Classical Music is Jack Antonoff, Dernst D’Mile Emile II, Hit-Boy, Metro Boomin and Daniel Nigro. And nods for Best Remixed Recording go to BADBADNOTGOOD, Dom Dolla, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Wet Leg & Terry Hunter.
One of the biggest talking points of this years nominations is the addition of the Best Pop Dance Recording, which sees David Guetta and Bebe Rexha for ‘One In A Million’, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding for ‘Miracle’, David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray for Baby Don’t Hurt Me’, Kylie Minogue for ‘Padam Padam’ and Troye Sivan for ‘Rush’ all get the nod.
There is hope that the introduction of this category will better distinguish commercial leaning pop dance with the more niche, alternative genres of dance and electronic music.
Find the full list of nominations here
Words by Lottie Lee