Grammys 2024: The Most Watched Moments

By Martha Davies

5 months ago

Here are the highlights


Another day, another awards ceremony – and the 2024 Grammy Awards saw a string of female winners, an array of incredible performances, and a jaw-dropping announcement from none other than Taylor Swift. Read on for a recap of the biggest night in music.

Viral Moments From The 2024 Grammys

Taylor Swift’s Album Announcement

You can always count on Taylor Swift to make a splash, and she certainly outdid herself at this year’s Grammys. After winning Best Pop Vocal Album for her record Midnights, she revealed during her acceptance speech that she has a brand new album, The Tortured Poets Department, arriving on 19 April 2024.

 

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If this wasn’t mind-blowing enough, Swift made history at the ceremony by becoming the first performer to win the Album of the Year trophy four times. (She has now overtaken Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra, who each nabbed the award three times).

Victoria Monet wearing a brown satin dress on the Grammys red carpet.

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Victoria Monét’s ‘Best New Artist’ Win

R&B singer-songwriter Victoria Monét claimed the coveted title of Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys – as well as winning Best R&B Album for her record Jaguar II. Monét was just one of the many female artists recognised at this year’s ceremony, with SZA, Kylie Minogue and Miley Cyrus all winning awards.

Meanwhile, Phoebe Bridgers won the most Grammys of anyone at the ceremony, securing one for her collaboration with SZA and three for her projects with Boygenius, the supergroup consisting of Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker. Billie Eilish also won Song of the Year (alongside her brother Finneas) for Barbie hit ‘What Was I Made For’.

Joni Mitchell’s Tear-Jerking Performance

Taking the stage for her first ever Grammys performance, Joni Mitchell treated viewers to a gorgeous rendition of her ballad ‘Both Sides, Now’ – 55 years after its release. Brandi Carlili performed alongside Mitchell, who was presented with a Grammy for Best Folk Album at the end of her performance.

 

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Celine Dion wearing a white dress and mustard yellow jacket at the Grammys.

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Céline Dion’s Unexpected Appearance

Having recently stepped back into the limelight after being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, Céline Dion graced the Grammys stage to present the Album of the Year award. 

While the legendary singer’s appearance was newsworthy in its own right, it garnered particular attention as Taylor Swift appeared not to acknowledge Dion after she handed over Swift’s Grammy. The jury’s still out on that one…

Annie Lennox’s Tribute To Sinéad O’Connor

The ceremony’s ‘In Memoriam’ segment featured a collection of tributes to dearly departed musicians, with Stevie Wonder celebrating the late Tony Bennett and Fantasia Barrino honouring Tina Turner. Perhaps the most powerful performance, however, was given by Annie Lennox, who offered an emotional, politically-fuelled dedication to Sinéad O’Connor.

Billy Joel’s Return

Back at the Grammys after a 22-year hiatus, the piano man closed out the Grammys with a live debut  of ‘Turn The Lights Back On’, his first single since 2007, before bringing the house down with a rendition of his timeless track ‘You May Be Right.’  A memorable night, to say the least.