Snubs and Surprises at the 2024 Grammy Nominations: Overlooked K-pop and Underrepresented Country and Regional Mexican Genres

by Sophia Chen
Grammy nominations 2024

The 2024 Grammy Award nominations bring a mix of expected names and notable omissions. Let’s delve into the highlights and overlooked talents of the 66th Grammy Awards.

Emerging Talents Overlooked

This year’s Grammy nominations have their share of love and bafflement. Despite having outstanding years, Reneé Rapp, Peso Pluma, and PinkPantheress miss out on the best new artist nod. Notably, Rapp’s debut album “Snow Angel” made significant waves.

Both Rapp and PinkPantheress find no place in the nominations, while Peso Pluma gets a single nomination for his album “Génesis” in the best música Mexicana category.

2024 Grammy Nominations Overview

SZA notably leads the pack in the 2024 Grammy nominations, with female artists dominating major categories. Here’s a glimpse at some of the nominees.

Latin Music Overlooked

Despite a strong year for música Mexicana, artists like Eslabon Armado, Grupo Frontera, Natanael Cano, and Fuerza Regida were surprisingly overlooked. This is notable especially considering their collaborations with artists like Peso Pluma and Bad Bunny.

The best música urbana album category saw only three nominees, reflecting a lesser number of entries, and includes Karol G for her album “Mañana Será Bonito.”

Country Music Underrepresented

2023 was a landmark year for country music, with artists like Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen, and Luke Combs making significant strides. However, this success was not fully reflected in the Grammy nominations, with Morgan Wallen’s noticeable absence despite his album’s prolonged chart-topping performance.

K-Pop Genre Ignored

Despite several K-pop groups having chart-topping albums within the eligibility window, none received nominations. This includes groups like TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Stray Kids, and NewJeans, who had significant commercial success.

Unexpected Omissions

Michelle Williams’ reading of Britney Spears’ memoir and Prince Harry’s widely sold memoir “Spare” were not nominated, despite high public interest. This stands out especially considering the nominations of figures like Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama in similar categories.

Hip-Hop Genre’s Surprising Snub

In a surprising turn, the hip-hop genre saw a lack of dominant releases topping the charts, a stark contrast to its popularity in the previous year. Notable absences include rapper Gunna, despite his album’s success.

Victoria Monét’s Triumph

Victoria Monét’s seven nominations are a cause for celebration. Known for her songwriting and production work, she now shines as a leading nominee in multiple categories, including best new artist and best R&B album.

Women Lead the Way

A heartening highlight of the 2024 Grammy nominations is the predominance of female artists in major categories. Stars like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Rodrigo are front-runners, showcasing a significant female presence in the music industry’s biggest night.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Grammy Nominations 2024

Who leads the 2024 Grammy nominations?

SZA leads the 2024 Grammy nominations, with female artists notably dominating the major categories.

Which artists were unexpectedly omitted from the Best New Artist category at the 2024 Grammys?

Reneé Rapp, Peso Pluma, and PinkPantheress were unexpectedly omitted from the Best New Artist category at the 2024 Grammys, despite having significant achievements in the year.

Were any Latin artists overlooked in the 2024 Grammy nominations?

Yes, Latin artists such as Eslabon Armado, Grupo Frontera, Natanael Cano, and Fuerza Regida were overlooked in the 2024 Grammy nominations, particularly in the música Mexicana and urbana categories.

Did country music receive adequate representation in the 2024 Grammy nominations?

No, country music was underrepresented in the 2024 Grammy nominations, with notable exclusions like Morgan Wallen, despite the genre’s significant presence in 2023.

Were there any K-pop nominations for the 2024 Grammys?

No, the 2024 Grammy nominations did not include any K-pop groups, despite the eligibility of popular groups like TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Stray Kids, and NewJeans.

Which genres experienced surprising snubs in the 2024 Grammy nominations?

K-pop, country, and Latin music genres experienced surprising snubs in the 2024 Grammy nominations, with several notable artists and groups being overlooked.

Which female artist is a highlight in the 2024 Grammy nominations with seven nods?

Victoria Monét is a highlight in the 2024 Grammy nominations, receiving seven nominations across various categories.

More about Grammy Nominations 2024

  • Grammy Awards Official Site
  • Billboard’s Coverage of the 2024 Grammy Nominations
  • Rolling Stone’s Analysis of 2024 Grammy Snubs and Surprises
  • Variety’s Report on Underrepresented Genres in 2024 Grammys
  • New York Times Feature on SZA’s 2024 Grammy Nominations Lead

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LauraG November 10, 2023 - 8:42 pm

Victoria Monét’s nominations are the highlight for me, she’s been underrated for too long.

Ricardo L November 10, 2023 - 11:08 pm

Country music was so big in 2023, how did they manage to overlook it at the grammys? doesnt make sense.

Dave_on_music November 10, 2023 - 11:53 pm

why is the best new artist category always so contentious? feels like they never get it quite right.

Jenny K. November 11, 2023 - 5:56 am

Seriously, no K-pop? after all the hits this year? that’s just…wow.

Frank_the_tank November 11, 2023 - 12:36 pm

these award shows are all politics, not about the music anymore. just my 2 cents.

Mike Smith November 11, 2023 - 2:38 pm

gotta say, im not surprised by the snubs this year, the grammys always seem to miss out on some key artists, especally in the latin and k-pop scenes.

Tina87 November 11, 2023 - 7:06 pm

SZA leading the nominations is amazing, she totally deserves it but still shocked about some of the other choices.


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