Six feminine solo artists and an all-female group account for all however one of many 2024 Grammy nominations for album of the yr. Solely Jon Batiste’s World Music Radio stored male artists from being shut out within the high class this yr.

That is the twelfth time that feminine artists have dominated the album of the yr nominations. This by no means occurred between 1959 and 1991, however has occurred regularly lately.

It occurred for the primary time in 1992, which is fittingly also known as the Yr of the Lady, when 4 girls have been elected to the U.S. Senate for the primary time, becoming a member of the 2 that have been already there.

This yr’s Grammy nominees for album of the yr embrace boygenius, the acclaimed trio which consists of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, for his or her debut album The File, in addition to Miley Cyrus’ Countless Summer time Trip, Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Underneath Ocean Blvd, Janelle Monáe‘s The Age of Pleasure, Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts, Taylor Swift’s Midnights and SZA’s SOS.

It’s Swift’s sixth nomination on this class, which places her in a tie with Barbra Streisand for essentially the most nominations by a feminine artist. It’s the second nomination within the class for Del Rey, Monáe and Rodrigo, and the primary for boygenius, Cyrus and SZA.

Listed below are all of the instances that feminine artists have outperformed male artists within the album of the yr nominations. The years proven are the years of the Grammy ceremonies.

(Some might surprise why I don’t embrace 1997, when the album of the yr nominees consisted of 1 album by a feminine artist (Celine Dion’s Falling Into You, which received), one album by a male artist (Beck’s Odelay), the all-female Ready to Exhale soundtrack and two albums by mixed-gender teams (Fugees’ The Rating and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Disappointment). Wouldn’t the Exhale soundtrack make this a female-dominated roster? You’d suppose so, however no: The one one that was nominated for that soundtrack on this class was Babyface, who wrote and produced the album.)

  • 1992

    Albums by feminine nominees (3): Natalie Cole’s Unforgettable…with Love, Amy Grant’s Coronary heart in Movement, Bonnie Raitt’s Luck of the Draw

    Albums by male nominees (2): R.E.M.’s Out of Time, Paul Simon’s Rhythm of the Saints

    Winner: Natalie Cole

  • 1996

    Albums by feminine nominees (3): Mariah Carey’s Daydream, Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Capsule, Joan Osborne’s Relish

    Albums by male nominees (2): Michael Jackson’s HIStory: Previous, Current and Future, Ebook I, Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy

    Winner: Alanis Morissette

  • 1999

    Albums by feminine nominees (4): Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Periods, Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Madonna’s Ray of Gentle, Shania Twain’s Come on Over

    Albums by male nominees (0)

    Albums by mixed-gender teams (1): Rubbish’s Model 2.0

    Winner: Lauryn Hill

  • 2000

    Albums by feminine nominees (3): The Chicks’ Fly, Diana Krall’s After I Look in Your Eyes, TLC’s FanMail

    Albums by male nominees (2): Backstreet Boys’ Millennium, Santana’s Supernatural

    Winner: Santana

  • 2010

    Albums my feminine nominees (3): Beyoncé’s I Am…Sasha Fierce, Woman Gaga’s The Fame, Taylor Swift’s Fearless

    Albums by male nominees (1): Dave Matthews Band’s Huge Whiskey & the GrooGrux King

    Albums by mixed-gender teams (1): The Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D.

    Winner: Taylor Swift

  • 2011

    Albums by feminine nominees (2): Woman Gaga’s The Fame Monster, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream

    Albums by male nominees (1): Eminem’s Restoration

    Albums by mixed-gender teams (2): Arcade Fireplace’s The Suburbs, Woman A’s Want You Now

    Winner: Arcade Fireplace

  • 2012

    Albums by feminine nominees (3): Adele’s 21, Woman Gaga’s Born This Approach, Rihanna’s Loud

    Albums by male nominees (2): Foo Fighters’ Losing Gentle, Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops and Hooligans

    Winner: Adele

  • 2019

    Albums by feminine nominees (5): Cardi B’s Invasion of Privateness, Brandi Carlile’s By the Approach, I Forgive You, H.E.R.’s H.E.R., Janelle Monáe’s Soiled Pc, Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour

    Albums by male nominees (3): Drake’s Scorpion, Put up Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, Kendrick Lamar,solely nominated featured artist, Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Impressed By

    Winner: Kacey Musgraves

  • 2020

    Albums by Feminine Nominees (5): Lana Del Rey’s Norman F–king Rockwell!, Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go?, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Subsequent, H.E.R.’s I Used to Know Her, Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

    Albums by Male Nominees (3): Bon Iver’s I,I, Lil Nas X’s 7, Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride

    Winner: Billie Eilish

  • 2022

    Albums by feminine nominees (5): Doja Cat’s Planet Her (Deluxe),Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, H.E.R.’s Again of My Thoughts, Olivia Rodrigo’s Bitter, Taylor Swift’s Evermore

    Albums by male nominees (4): Jon Batiste’s We Are, Justin Bieber’s Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Lil Nas X’s Montero, Kanye West’s Donda

    Albums by mixed-gender teams (1): Tony Bennett & Woman Gaga’s Love for Sale

    Winner: Jon Batiste

  • 2023

    Albums by feminine nominees (5): Adele’s 30, Beyoncé’s Renaissance, Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Attractive (Deluxe), Brandi Carlile’s In These Silent Days, Lizzo’s Particular

    Albums by male nominees (4): Dangerous Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres, Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the Huge Steppers, Harry Types’ Harry’s Home

    Albums by mixed-gender teams (1): ABBA’s Voyage

    Winner: Harry Types

  • 2024

    Albums by feminine nominees (7): Boygenius’ The File, Miley Cyrus’ Countless Summer time Trip, Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Underneath Ocean Blvd, Janelle Monáe’s The Age of Pleasure, Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts, Taylor Swift’s Midnights, SZA’s SOS

    Albums by male nominees (1): Jon Batiste’s World Music Radio

    Winner: TBD