Los Angeles, California(EFE). –
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, with her album “Midnights”, and her compatriot Olivia Rodrigo, for “Guts”, were nominated on Friday by the US Recording Academy in the Album of the Year category for the 66th Grammy Awards, to be held on February 4, 2024.
SZA (“SOS”), Miley Cyrus (“Endless Summer Vacation”), Janelle Monae (“The Age of Pleasure”), Jon Batiste (“World Music Radio”), Boygenius (“The Record”) and Lana del Rey (“Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.”) were also among the finalists.
Swift, the only artist to have won the award three times, hopes her latest album will allow her to continue to build on her legacy following her record-breaking international tour and film, “The Eras Tour”.
Rodrigo, for her part, returns after winning Best New Artist and two other awards two years ago.
“Guts” is a personal album in which she talks about vulnerability and frustration, which has already earned her hundreds of millions of views on various music platforms.
The third favorite to win album of the year is Cyrus, who returns in 2023 with “Flowers,” a song that put her back on the international pop firmament after her consecration with “Wrecking Ball” a decade ago.
Cyrus did not make it into the nominations for record of the year, where Swift and Rodrigo will repeat their confrontation with SZA (“Kill Bill”), Jon Batiste (“Worship”) and Boygenius (“Not Strong Enough”), as well as Billie Eilish (“What Was I Made For?”), Victoria Monét (“On My Mama”) and Doja Cat (“Paint The Town Red”).