The Recording Academy unveiled the eagerly awaited 2024 Grammy nominations, spotlighting Philadelphia’s musical prowess. Leading the pack is Black Thought from The Roots, the iconic Philadelphia Orchestra, and versatile artist Adam Blackstone.
The sensational trio, boygenius, comprising Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Philly’s own Lucy Dacus, secured an impressive seven nominations, including Album of the Year for their debut masterpiece, *The Record*. SZA takes the lead with nine nominations, while R&B sensation Victoria Monet and country virtuoso Brandy Clark each earned seven nods.
In the coveted Album of the Year category, boygenius faces fierce competition from an almost all-female lineup, featuring Taylor Swift, SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey. Notable Philadelphia nominees include Black Thought for Best Rap Performance with “Love Letter” and Adam Blackstone’s solo venture, *Legacy (The Instrumental Jawn)*, contending for Best Instrumental Jazz Album.
Other Philly talents include graphic artist Perry Shall, gospel maestro Tye Tribbett, the Crossing Choir, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, all adding to the city’s impressive representation. The Grammy winners will be revealed at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, with the ceremony broadcasted on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m.