In the intricate landscape of the Grammy Awards, where anticipation runs high across 98 diverse categories, the Best New Artist accolade remains one of the most elusive and closely watched. The 2024 Grammys brought forth intense speculation, particularly with formidable contenders like SZA and Victoria Monét dominating the nominations.
As the ceremony unfolded, it was Victoria Monét who emerged victorious in the Best New Artist category, fulfilling the predictions that had circled her name. The acclaimed “On My Mama” singer surpassed a competitive field that included Coco Jones, Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Noah Kahan, and The War And Treaty.
Taking the stage to accept her well-deserved award, Victoria Monét was visibly moved, unable to contain her emotions. In a heartfelt speech, she expressed gratitude to her collaborators, notably mentioning producers Deputy, D Mile, and others. The significance of the moment was not lost on Monét and her family, who had earlier shared their live reactions when she secured an impressive seven nominations, making her the second most nominated act.
Earlier in the evening, Victoria Monét’s Jaguar II album claimed two victories, earning recognition as the Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Adding an extra layer of significance, last year’s Best New Artist winner, jazz prodigy Samara Joy, had the honor of presenting the coveted award to Victoria Monét this year.
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