Kill your ex? Bad idea. Write Kill Bill and publish their second album at the beginning of the year, SOS, critically acclaimed? That one was good. SZA is the main candidate for 66th Grammy Awardscon nine nominations announced this Friday.
Kill Billhis anthem to revenge disguised as an R&B ballad, has earned him nominations for record of the year, song of the year and best R&B performance. SOS It is also a candidate for album of the year and best R&B album. It is the second time that SZA has been nominated for record, album and song of the year in the same year.
And just like at the box office, Barbie will be seen – and heard – at the Grammys. The music from the soundtrack of the successful film has obtained 11 nominations, including four of the five positions in the category of song for an audiovisual work.
As I tend to highlight, female presence exceeds male presence in the nominations for the next edition of the Grammys. Most of the top nominees are women and include superstars like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus y Olivia Rodrigo. In the record and album of the year categories, the only man represented is Jon Batiste. On the other hand, the Spanish singer Pablo Alboran is nominated for best latin album of the year by The fourth sheet.
“Seeing the women nominated this year, and the number of them, was not a surprise, but it was something that made me happy,” Recording Academy CEO and President Harvey Mason Jr. told AP. He believes that representation allows the next group of creators to look at the nominees and say, “Maybe someone will love what I do one day, or maybe I’ll have the opportunity to express myself or my thoughts like that person.”