Nominations are in for the 2024 Grammy Awards and tons of Canadians are up for awards! (Courtesy: Instagram/ Drake & Joni Mitchell)
Award season is coming, and the nominations are in for the 2024 Grammy Awards.
While the Feb. 4 award show is going down stateside at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, many Canadians are among the sea of Grammy nominees. Here are some of the many Canadians nominated for the upcoming award show.
After years of boycotting the award show, Drake picked up four nominations. This includes a Best Rap Album nomination for the project, Her Loss, created by Drizzy and 21 Savage. The rappers also received nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Melodic Rap Performance for the song “Spin Bout U,” and Best Rap Performance for “Rich Flex.”
He may be just Ken, but he brought the Kenergy! When it came to show tunes, Ryan Gosling snagged a nod in the visual media category for his song “I’m Just Ken” from the 2023 hit Barbie.
Originating in P.E.I. and based in Toronto, indie band Alvvays has been nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance for their song “Belinda Says.”
Behind the scenes, heavy-hitting Canadian audio engineer Serban Ghenea has worked with everyone from Taylor Swift to Jon Batiste. This time around, Ghenea received seven nominations for his work.
Two Canadians are nominated for Best Folk Album: Joni Mitchell for Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live)” and Rufus Wainwright for Folkocracy.
Allison Russel, a singer-songwriter from Montreal, has received four nominations, while Montreal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin collected two.
Toronto DJ Deadmau5 (AKA Joel Zimmerman) and American producer Kaskade have been nominated in the Best Dance or Electronic Album category for their collab project, Kx5. Meanwhile, producer Cirkut (AKA Henry Walter) was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording for the song “Higher Than Ever Before” by Disclosure.
Toronto group BADBADNOTGOOD received a nomination in the Remixed Recording category for their version of Turnstille’s song “Alien Love Call.”
British Columbia heavy metal band Spiritbox received a nomination in the Best Metal Performance for their song “Jaded.” A Canadian has also secured a nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Toronto-based singer-songwriter Feist’s project has secured a spot in the category with her album Multitudes.