This Sunday a new delivery of the prestigious Grammy Awards will take place and the most important figures in the music industry will be at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. All eyes are on Taylor Swift, as she could achieve the record for wins in the best album category at a gala. SZA will arrive at the famous event as the main nominee of the night, with nine nominations, competing with Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Miley Cyrus.
The night will have important figures performing on stage, such as Billy Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Dua Lipa. The first is in the running with “What Was I Made For?”', from the Barbie soundtrack, which is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Music Video and Best Song Written for Media visuals. Her collaboration with Labrinth, “Never Felt So Alone,” is also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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Olivia Rodrigo also has six nominations: Album of the Year (Guts), Record of the Year (“Vampire”), Song of the Year (“Vampire”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Vampire”), Best Pop Vocal Album (Guts) and Best Rock Song (“Ballad Of A Homeschooled Girl”). Meanwhile, Dua Lipa appears in two categories with her cut also from the film Barbie, “Dance The Night”: Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Fito Páez appears in the category Best Alternative or Latin Rock Album for EADDA9223, the album of remakes of his classic Love After Love. “Thank you to the Academy for this fourth nomination. It is a great honor to receive this great distinction and praise. I hope to be in LA for the ceremony. “It is an unforgettable moment for musicians and the arts community around the world,” the musician said on his X account (former Twitter) after hearing the news.
Fito Páez thanked him for his nomination at the 2024 Grammy Awards.
This is nothing less than the fourth candidacy in Fito's career at the most important international music awards. The musician will share the category with Martínez, from the Puerto Rican Cabra; Leche de tigre, by the duo Diamante Eléctrico; Everyday life, by the popular Colombian singer Juanes; and Of all the flowers, by the Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade. Below we remember some of the most important data of the important delivery.
The most winner of the Grammy Awards
Georg Solti, a Hungarian nationalized British conductor, is the top winner of the Grammy Awards with 32 gramophones throughout his career. He was nominated 74 times before his death in 1997.
One of the most important figures of the 21st century, he stood out as musical director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Born in 1912 in Budapest, Solti began studying music at the age of 10 and two years later he was already part of the Franz Liszt Academy, where he studied piano, composition and conducting alongside other figures such as Bartók, Dohnányi, Kodály and Leo Weiner. At the age of 14, he went to a concert directed by Erich Kleiber that marked him forever. It was at that moment when Georg made the decision to become an orchestra conductor.
At the age of eighteen, after finishing his piano studies at the Liszt Academy, he became an assistant at the opera house in the Hungarian capital. At that time he was chosen by Arturo Toscanini as an assistant at the Salzburg Festival.
He made his debut at the Budapest Opera in 1938 with The Marriage of Figaro and the following year he escaped from Hungary and Switzerland. During the Second World War he took refuge in Zurich and returned to the piano with great success, winning first prize at the Geneva International Competition in 1942. After the war, he was general musical director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
In 1964 Solti conducted Wagner's Nibelung Ring Tetralogy with the Vienna Philharmonic. In 1972, he was naturalized as a British citizen. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971 and was renamed Sir Georg Solti.
The Beatles and their numbers at the Grammys
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr became the first band to have an album nominated in the Album of the Year category. The Beatles won Best Performance by a Vocal Group for A Hard Day's Night and Best New Artist in 1965.
Two years later, the legendary band won Song of the Year for “Michelle” and in 1968 they would win Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Album for the album Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart's Club Band. Already separated, in 1971, the Academy would award them the Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture for Let It Be.
In turn, between 1997 and 2011, the Beatles received six more Grammys: Best Long Form Music Video for The Beatles Anthology, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Vocal for the song Free As A Bird , Best Compilation Soundtrack and Best Surround Sound for Love and Best Historical Album for the box set “The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)”.
Michael Jackson and his record
On February 28, 1984, the king of pop won eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, for Thriller. The ceremony had the highest rating in history, with 51 million viewers.
The artist dedicated each of the awards to his idols. The last one who won in the delivery, Michael had words for Quincy Jones, his producer. Several years later, in 2001, Carlos Santana repeated Michael Jackson's number with the number of statuettes in a single night.
El Grammy para Barack Obama
The former president of the United States won two Grammys for reading the audiobooks of two of his autobiographical books, “The Audacity of Hope” and “A Promised Land.”
Winners in the most important categories in a single night
Throughout the history of the Grammy Awards, only two artists won the most important categories of the gala in a single night: Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year.
The first was Christopher Cross, in 1981. This was for his self-titled album and the song “Sailing.” The other artist is Adele, who in 2012 received six nominations and won them all thanks to her album 21. The British singer won the awards for Best Album, Record and Song of the Year, Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance and Music Video for Short format.
When was a Gammy Award first awarded?
The debut of these important music industry awards was on May 4, 1959. On that occasion, 28 awards were presented. Frank Sinatra and his friends Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. dressed in black tie for the festivities held in the grand ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.
Sinatra only took home one gramophone trophy after earning six major nominations for art direction. Only the Lonely won best album cover. The newly created Recording Academy awarded the award for best song of the year to Italian Domenico Modugno for his classic “Volare.”
Among the top figures of the night, Ella Fitzgerald also stood out, obtaining double victories: best female vocal performer (Irving Berlin Song Book) and best jazz performance (Ella Sings Duke Ellington).