In the recently unveiled nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards, it comes as no surprise that SZA takes the lead with an impressive nine nods, recognizing her latest album, SOS, and its standout single, “Kill Bill.”
Following her headline performance at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw, SZA took to Twitter on November 13 to share her emotions about this significant achievement. In response to a fan’s inquiry about her silence regarding the Grammy nominations, she candidly expressed:
“’Cause I’m overwhelmed by it, and it gives me [a lot of] anxiety to think of words… but I’m very grateful and very shook, and I wish my granny was here to come [with] me again.”
SZA’s grandmother, who accompanied her to the Grammys in 2018, sadly passed away in June 2019.
Cause I’m overwhelmed by it and it gives me alotta anxiety to think of words .. but I’m very grateful and very shook and I wish my granny was here to come w me again . https://t.co/xS1hrZp6CR— SZA (@sza) November 13, 2023
In another post, she reflected on her previous Grammy experience, stating, “Last time I was most nominated, my granny flew out for the first time… Bittersweet thoughts.”
The Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, marking the 21st time in 25 years that the event has been held at this venue. Scheduled to run from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET, the ceremony promises to be a star-studded celebration of musical excellence.
SZA’s latest project, SOS, has gained widespread acclaim, featuring singles like “Nobody Gets Me,” “Shirt,” and “I Hate U.” The album’s success has earned SZA nominations in multiple categories, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. The TDE singer’s recognition extends to categories such as Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best R&B Performance, and Best Progressive R&B Album.
In an October interview with Rolling Stone, SZA provided insight into her feelings about award shows, describing the Grammy room as “one of the weirdest rooms ever.” She highlighted the intense desire for acknowledgment and validation that permeates the atmosphere, capturing the complexity of emotions that artists experience in such high-profile settings.