2024 GRAMMY Nominations: Artists Nominated For The First Time

As one of the most coveted awards in music, the Grammys are a prize many artists aim to achieve. Over the years, many stars have boasted a massive collection of golden gramophones from the Recording Academy. As we draw closer to the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 5, we look at artists who have been nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards for the first time!

Coco Jones

Nominations: 5
Nominated for: Best New Artist – ‘What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe),’ Best R&B Song – ‘ICU,’ Best Traditional R&B Performance – ‘Simple,’ Best R&B Performance – ‘ICU,’ and Best R&B Album –
‘What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe)’

You may be familiar with Coco Jones if you have watched the Disney Channel film ‘Let It Shine’ or the sitcom ‘So Random!’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie.’ She recorded the song ‘Stand Up’ for her guest appearance in the Disney Channel series ‘So Random!’ The singer-songwriter offers R&B music and has racked up millions of streams for her tracks ‘ICU,’ ‘Double Back,’ and ‘ICU (with Justin Timberlake) – Remix.’ A year ago, she released an eleven-track EP ‘What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe),’ which gained much love from people and has earned her a Best R&B Album nomination at the Grammys. She also stars in the ongoing Peacock series ‘Bel-Air’. a reimagination of the iconic ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’

Coco Jones – ICU

“I’m so excited just to be at the Grammys as a contender. This would be my second time going, but it’s such a different experience when they’re going to call out my name to some sort of degree. I’m probably going to feel like I’m in some sort of hallucination,” Jones told USA TODAY. “And I can’t wait to hopefully leave there with something. That’s really what I wanna feel. I wanna feel that win.”

Noah Kahan

Nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best New Artist

Noah Kahan – Stick Season

Vermont-born Noah Kahan soared to success with his hit single ‘Stick Season,’ which has surpassed 512 million streams on Spotify and now has a Platinum certification. His relatable lyricism has drawn millions of fans, leading to a sold-out tour in 2023. The folk-pop singer has also worked with Post Malone, country singer Kacey Musgraves, alternative/indie singer-songwriter Hozier, Gracie Abrams, Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Lizzie McAlpine, and English singer-songwriter Sam Fender. Kahan has solidified himself as an artist to look out for in the coming years.

Laufey

Nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – ‘Bewitched’

Laufey – Bewitched

The Icelandic-Chinese artist Laufey’s journey in music began as a cello soloist. Her performance with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra led her to be a finalist at Iceland Got Talent. In addition to this feat, she attained the semi-finalist title at The Voice Iceland in 2015, and since then, she has gained much love and recognition, having sold-out tours in Australia, North America, and Asia.

Her sixteen-track record ‘Everything I Know About Love’ in 2022 made history as the biggest debut for a jazz album on Spotify, making her the most-streamed jazz artist on the platform that year. The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist released her Grammy-nominated sophomore album ‘Bewitched’ in September 2023.

Tyla

Nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best African Music Performance – ‘Water’

Much like many artists nowadays, TikTok helped Tyla rise to global success with the song, ‘Water.’ The South African singer-songwriter incorporates various genres in her music, from R&B and pop to afrobeats and amapiano. Tyla has also joined forces with Travis Scott for the remix of her track ‘Water.’

Tyla – Water

“In all seriousness, I didn’t really think I was going to get nominated,” Tyla said in an interview with Variety. “But my label asked me to watch the livestream announcement and I was so nervous … And then I saw my name pop up, and I died (laughs). I couldn’t stop screaming. I called my family and my best friend who travels with me. She came to my room and we just screamed and screamed.”

Arya Starr

Nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best African Music Performance – ‘Rush’

The stunning Arya Starr began her career in modeling and then decided to chase her dream in music; and it all worked out! The Benin Republic-born artist has earned a Best African Music Performance Grammy nod for her track ‘Rush.’ Starr reached a wider audience because of the short-form video platform TikTok, which has helped many artists boost their listeners by drawing a massive fanbase.

Ayra Starr – Rush

‘Rush’ has collected over 300 million streams on Spotify. She has also featured on Leigh-Anne of Little Mix’s tune, ‘My Love.’ As per Spotify Wrapped, her music received 646 million plays in 2023.

Ice Spice

Nominations: 4
Nominated for: Best Rap Song – ‘Barbie World [From Barbie The Album],’ Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – ‘Karma,’ Best New Artist – ‘Like..? (Deluxe),’ and Best Song Written For Visual Media – ‘Barbie World [From “Barbie The Album”]’

Ice Spice has taken the world by storm! The New York-born and raised rapper started going viral with ‘Munch (Feelin’ U)’ and ‘Bikini Bottom.’ Soon came her collaborations with artists like English singer and producer PinkPantheress, superstar Taylor Swift, and Nicki Minaj. Ice Spice, born Isis Gaston, is featured on the ‘Barbie’ album alongside Nicki Minaj on the track ‘Barbie World (with Aqua).’

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – Barbie World (with Aqua)

Her collaboration with PinkPantheress on ‘Boy’s a liar Pt. 2’ has surpassed 779 million streams on Spotify and reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Taylor Swift also tapped the rapper for a remix of her track ‘Karma’ off Swift’s tenth studio album ‘Midnights.’ It peaked at the second position on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 30 weeks! Her debut EP ‘Like..?’ also included Nicki Minaj (‘Princess Diana’) and Lil Tjay (‘Gangsta Boo’). Ice’s latest offering is ‘Think U The Shit (Fart).’

Peso Pluma

Nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best Música Mexicana Album (Including Tejano) – (‘GÉNESIS’)

Peso Pluma

Peso Pluma gained massive success and love for his music last year, with him being the most streamed artist on YouTube in 2023. The Mexican rapper garnered over 8.5 billion views on the video-sharing platform, even beating out big names like Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, and Drake. He boasts two tracks, ‘QLONA’ and ‘LADY GAGA,’ with over 500 million plays on Spotify. His first-ever Grammy nod comes for his seventeen-track album ‘GÉNESIS’ for Best Música Mexicana Album.

Gracie Abrams

Nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best New Artist – ‘Good Riddance (Deluxe)’

Gracie Abrams’ Best New Artist Grammy nomination comes for her album ‘Good Riddance.’ The American singer-songwriter’s debut studio album was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, who has also worked with Taylor Swift on her superhit records ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore.’ Abrams embarked on a sold-out North American tour in support of her new album. She was also the supporting act on Taylor Swift’s The Era’s Tour.

Gracie Abrams – Best

“It is a wild honor to have even been considered at all for this nomination. And to have gotten it means so much to me and is something I think I will forever be attempting to wrap my head around,” Gracie said to Variety about her first Grammy nomination. “I’ve watched the Grammys every year of my life, and I’m such a huge fan of everyone in the category that I’m excited just to be there to cheer everyone on, which is pretty nuts, because I do it from my couch at home every year. To have the opportunity to take part in the celebration of all the work from the past year that I think has done a lot to sustain us as people… I’m just so excited to cheer on all of my heroes and peers.”

Troye Sivan

Nominations: 2
Nominated for: Best Music Video – ‘Rush’ and Best Pop Dance Recording – ‘Rush’

Troye Sivan is a name not only renowned in music, who started gaining traction during the early years of YouTube. The Australian singer-songwriter has delivered many notable tracks over the years, including ‘YOUTH,’ ‘Fools,’ and ‘Strawberries & Cigarettes.’ He has worked with stars like Ariana Grande (‘Dance to This’), Martin Garrix (‘There For You’), and Alessia Cara ‘Wild.’

Troye Sivan – Rush

Troye has 22 billion streams under his belt. Now, Sivan will soon be on his way to the Grammys, where he has received a nomination for ‘Rush’ in the new category Best Pop Dance Recording alongside fellow nominees Kylie Minogue (‘Padam Padam’), David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray (‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me’), Bebe Rexha and David Guetta (‘One In A Million’), and Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding (‘Miracle’).

Halle

Nomination: 1
Nominated for: Best R&B Song – ‘Angel’

Halle – Angel

Halle’s first nomination as a solo artist came in 2023 for her debut solo single ‘Angel’ in the Best R&B Song category. She has received five Grammy nods alongside her sister Chloe. The sister-duo Chloe x Halle were nominated for their albums ‘Ungodly Hour’ and ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ and for songs from the records. Halle’s career in music began with her sister Chloe. The musical duo began recording covers and posting them on YouTube before making music as Chloe x Halle. Halle has also appeared in ‘Grown-ish’ and bagged the lead role of Ariel in Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid.’

Coi Leray

Nominations: 2
Nominated for: Best Rap Performance – ‘Players’ and Best Pop Dance Recording – ‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me’

Coi Leray – Players

2023 was a big year for Coi Leray! Her song ‘Players’ gained much traction on social media and she was also featured on the ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ soundtrack. The Los Angeles-based rapper and singer received platinum certification for ‘Players’ and it also became a top ten Billboard Hot 100 hit. Coi also joined forces with David Guetta and English singer-songwriter Anne-Marie for the track ‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me,’ which earned a Best Pop Dance Recording Grammy nomination.

Madison Beer

Nomination: 1
Nominated for: Best Immersive Audio Album – ‘Silence Between Songs’

Madison Beer – Home To Another One

Madison Beer, who has co-produced and written all the songs on her second studio album ‘Silence Between Songs’ as per her Spotify description, has received her first Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy nomination. The New York-born singer-songwriter began posting covers of songs on YouTube before releasing her debut single in 2013. Since then, she has collected more than 2.4 billion streams on the digital music platform Spotify.

Musa Keys

Nomination: 1
Nominated for: Best African Music Performance – ‘UNAVAILABLE’

Davido – UNAVAILABLE ft. Musa Keys

South African producer, singer-songwriter, and amapiano artist Musa Keys has had two Platinum hits in his music career with ‘Samarian Boy’ and ‘Vula Mlomo.’ He received his first Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Nigerian-American singer-songwriter Davido on the hit single, ‘UNAVAILABLE.’

Davido

Nomination: 3
Nominated for: Best Global Music Album – ‘Timeless,’ Best African Music Performance – ‘UNAVAILABLE,’ and Best Global Music Performance – ‘FEEL’

Davido – FEEL

Davido has bagged three Grammy nominations at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. The Nigerian-American singer-songwriter has teamed up with rappers like Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Meek Mill and also worked with R&B singer Summer Walker, Jamaican singer Popcaan, rapper and singer-songwriter Gunna, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie. He has made waves across the world for his afropop music and is taking afrobeats far and wide.

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