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Grammy Awards 2024 list of winners: Killer Mike, J. Cole, SZA

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Killer Mike. (Shutterstock/Sterling Munksgard)

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday.

On top of it being a memorable night for Taylor Swift, who took home the award for Album of the Year for a record fourth time, it was also a big evening for two of rap music's brightest stars.

Killer Mike walked away (albeit in handcuffs) with three awards, winning the coveted Best Rap Album trophy for "MICHAEL," as well as the awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Meanwhile, J. Cole scooped his second-ever Grammy Award as his collaboration with Lil Durk, "All My Life," won Best Melodic Rap Performance.

Here is the list of winners in the major categories (or at least the ones we think Rising Rap readers will be interested in) on the night.

Album of the Year

"World Music Radio" by Jon Batiste

"the record" by boygenius

"Endless Summer Vacation" by Miley Cyrus

"Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd" by Lana Del Rey

"The Age Of Pleasure" by Janelle Monáe

"GUTS" by Olivia Rodrigo

"Midnights" by Taylor Swift (WINNER)

"SOS" by SZA

Record Of The Year

“Worship” by Jon Batiste

“Not Strong Enough” by boygenius

“Flowers” by Miley Cyrus (WINNER)

“What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish

“On My Mama” by Victoria Monét

“Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo

“Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift

“Kill Bill” by SZA

Song Of The Year

“A&W” by Lana Del Rey (Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey, Sam Dew)

“Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift (Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift)

“Butterfly” by Jon Batiste (Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson)

“Dance The Night” by Dua Lipa (Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt)

“Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, (Miley Cyrus, Gregory Aldae Hein, Michael Pollack)

“Kill Bill” by SZA (Rob Bisel, Carter Lang, Solána Rowe)

“Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo (Daniel Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo)

“What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish (Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell) (WINNER)

Best New Artist

Gracie Abrams

Fred Again

Ice Spice

Jelly Roll

Coco Jones

Noah Kahan

Victoria Monét (WINNER)

The War and Treaty

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff (WINNER)

Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II


Metro Boomin

Daniel Nigro

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Flowers" by Miley Cyrus (WINNER)

"Paint The Town Red" by Doja Cat

"What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish

"Vampire" by Olivia Rodrigo

"Anti-Hero" by Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Thousand Miles" by Miley Cyrus feat. Brandi Carlile

"Candy Necklace" by Lana Del Rey feat. Jon Batiste

"Never Felt So Alone" by Labrinth feat. Billie Eilish

"Karma" by Taylor Swift feat. Ice Spice

"Ghost in the Machine" by SZA feat. Phoebe Bridgers (WINNER)

Best R&B Performance

"Summer Too Hot" by Chris Brown

"Back to Love" by Robert Glasper feat. SiR and Alex Isley

"ICU" by Coco Jones (WINNER)

"How Does It Make You Feel" by Victoria Monét

"Kill Bill" by SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

"Simple" by Babyface feat. Coco Jones

"Lucky" by Kenyon Dixon

"Hollywood" by Victoria Monét feat. Earth, Wind & Fire, and Hazel Monét

"Good Morning" by PJ Morton feat. Susan Carol (WINNER)

"Love Language" by SZA

Best R&B Song

"Angel" by Halle

"Back To Love" by Robert Glasper feat. SiR, and Alex Isley

"ICU" by Coco Jones

"On My Mama" by Victoria Monét

"Snooze" by SZA (WINNER)

Best Progressive R&B Album

"Since I Have a Lover" by 6LACK

"Love Album: Off the Grid" by Diddy

"Nova" by Terrace Martin and James Fauntleroy

|The Age of Pleasure" by Janelle Monáe


Best R&B Album

"Girls Night Out" by Babyface

"What I Didn't Tell You (Deluxe)" by Coco Jones

"Special Occasion" by Emily King

"Jaguar II" by Victoria Monét (WINNER)

"Clear 2: Soft Life" by Summer Walker

Best Rap Performance

"The Hillbillies" by Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar

"Love Letter" by Black Thought

"Rich Flex" by Drake & 21 Savage

"Scientists & Engineers" by Killer Mike feat. André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane (WINNER)

"Players" by Coi Leray

Best Melodic Rap Performance

"Sittin' on Top of the World" by Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage

"Attention" by Doja Cat

"Spin Bout U" by Drake & 21 Savage

"All My Life" by Lil Durk feat. J. Cole (WINNER)

"Low" by SZA

Best Rap Song

"Attention" by Doja Cat

"Barbie World" by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice feat. Aqua

"Just Wanna Rock" by Lil Uzi Vert

"Rich Flex" by Drake & 21 Savage

"Scientists & Engineers" by Killer Mike feat. André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane (WINNER)

Best Rap Album

"Her Loss" by Drake & 21 Savage

"MICHAEL" by Killer Mike (WINNER)

"Heroes & Villains" by Metro Boomin

"King's Disease III" by Nas

"Utopia" by Travis Scott

Best Global Music Performance

"Shadow Forces" by Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily

"Alone" by Burna Boy

"Feel" by Davido

"Milagro y Disastre" by Silvana Estrada

"Abundance in Millets" by Falu and Gaurav Shah feat. PM Narendra Modi

"Pashto" by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain feat. Rakesh Chaurasia (WINNER)

"Todo Colores" by Ibrahim Maalouf feat. Cimafunk and Tank And The Bangas

Best African Music Performance

"Amapiano" by Asake & Olamide

"City Boys" by Burna Boy

"Unavailable" by Davido feat. Musa Keys

"Rush" by Ayra Starr

"Water" by Tyla (WINNER)

Best Global Music Album

"Epifanías" by Susana Baca

"History" by Bokanté

"I Told Them..." by Burna Boy

"Timeless" by Davido

"This Moment" by Shakti (WINNER)

Best Reggae Album

"Born for Greatness" by Buju Banton

"Simma" by Beenie Man

"Cali Roots Riddim 2023" by Collie Buddz

"No Destroyer" by Burning Spear

"Colors of Royal" by Julian Marley and Antaeus (WINNER)

Best Music Film

Moonage Daydream (David Bowie) (WINNER)

How I'm Feeling Now (Lewis Capaldi)

Live From Paris, The Big Steppers Tour (Kendrick Lamar)

I Am Everything (Little Richard)

Dear Mama (Tupac Shakur)


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