A Precious Sound GRAMMYs Recap

A Precious Sound GRAMMYs Recap

By Olivia Yokubonis

GRAMMYs week came and went, and it was a remarkable one for women and people of color, showing a significant shift in recognition and representation at the forefront of the music industry. As the week was filled with various events, mingling, and lots of wins, we've decided to recap our five most exciting wins from the week, plus a special category that is close to our hearts.
Miley Cyrus performing her award winning record 'Flowers'
One of the most memorable moments from the 2024 GRAMMYs was Miley Cyrus winning her first-ever Grammy Award. After an impressive career spanning countless hits, over 220 songs to be exact, Miley finally received the recognition she deserves on the grand stage of the GRAMMYs with her song ‘Flowers’. This milestone is a testament to Miley's longevity and resilience in the music industry, and her performance of her award-winning song is one not to miss.
Paramore band members Taylor York, Hayley Williams, and Zac Farro
A groundbreaking moment at the 2024 GRAMMYs was when Paramore became the first female-fronted rock band to win Best Rock Album. This marked a significant step forward in the music industry, shattering the glass ceiling that has long existed in the often male-dominated rock genre. Their win not only celebrates their incredible talent but also signals a shift towards greater recognition and appreciation for diversity in music. This achievement by Paramore sets a new precedent and opens the doors for more female rock bands to take center stage and get the recognition they deserve.
Victoria Monét accepting her first GRAMMY for Best New Artist 
Victoria Monét claimed the award for Best New Artist with a moving speech sharing how she has been in the industry for 15 years already. This might seem surprising given her extensive experience, but the "Best New Artist" category is not necessarily about being new to music, but rather about having a breakthrough year on a national level. And Victoria certainly did, with her soulful voice and poignant lyrics resonating with audiences and critics alike. Victoria's win is a testament to her talent, hard work, and perseverance, showing that sometimes recognition takes time, but it's all the more rewarding when it finally comes.
SZA accepting her first GRAMMY for Best R&B Song
SZA won her first award for Best R&B song and took home two more awards, marking a triumphant night for the talented artist. In her profoundly moving acceptance speech, she expressed gratitude for her journey and emphasized the importance of authenticity in music. SZA, whose distinct style and raw lyrics have resonated deeply with fans, was accompanied to the award show by her supportive family and close friends. Her victories at the GRAMMYs underscore her growing influence in the music industry and are well-deserved recognition for her unique contribution to the R&B genre.
Taylor Swift accepting her 13th GRAMMY, and her 4th Album of The Year award. 
Taylor Swift picked up her 13th GRAMMY award and broke a record by winning Album of The Year 4 times. This win is a significant one, not only for its contribution to her already impressive accolade collection, but because 13 is famously Swift's lucky number. This milestone was made even more special as Taylor used the platform to announce her new album. The anticipation among fans and critics is palpable as everyone eagerly awaits to see what musical magic Swift will conjure next. This moment was a reminder of Swift's enduring influence in the music industry and her ability to continuously evolve and keep her music fresh and relevant.
Award winning box set For The Birds: The Birdsong Project celebrating celebrate the joy and songs birds bring to the world  
We loved seeing the Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Established in 1959, this category recognizes the art and creativity that goes into creating unique and visually stunning musical packages. Over the years, this award has been given to numerous deserving and innovative artists. This category to us is significant as it amplifies the importance and appreciation of limited edition musical collectibles. These collectibles often serve as a tangible extension of the artist’s work, providing fans with something unique and special to cherish their whole lives. This year at the 2024 GRAMMYs, we were again thrilled to see the spotlight on this category - maybe one day you’ll see Precious Sound as a nominee!
Congratulations to all the winners of the 66th Annual GRAMMY awards, from artists, to composers, to engineers and beyond!


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