CBS has revealed three additional performers—Travis Scott, Luke Combs, and Burna Boy—six days after revealing Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, and Olivia Rodrigo as the first acts scheduled for the 2024 Grammy Awards. As with last week’s performer announcement during the AFC wild-card game, the announcement was made during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NFL football game (Kansas City vs. Buffalo). CBS, which has carried the Grammy Awards since 1973, showed both games. These bookings add diversity in terms of gender, genre, and race to Music’s Biggest Night. More acts will be announced before the ceremony on February 4.
The three recently announced artists are all up for Grammy awards right now. Scott’s album Utopia is a nominee for Best Rap Album. In the same category, he had received a nomination for Astroworld, his previous studio album, at the last edition. FYI, Scott has received eleven nominations and hasn’t won any just yet, but he is hopeful for this year’s awards.
Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Sittin’ on Top of the World”), Best African Music Performance (“City Boys”), Best Global Music Performance (“Alone”), and Best Global Music Album (“I Told Them”) are the four categories in which Burna Boy is nominated. Twice as Tall, his album won Best Global Music Album three years prior. Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards for the fourth year. He is also a nominee for a Grammy. He is nominated for I Wish You Would, the best comedy album. Since 2005’s Queen Latifah, he is the first host of the Grammy Awards to receive a nomination in the same year. Noah took home the Outstanding Talk Series Primetime Emmy for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last week.
Combs’ interpretation of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” earned him a Best Country Solo Performance nomination. There may be cause for optimism that the Grammys can secure a joint performance on this year’s program, given that Chapman sang the song as the evening’s closing act during the February 1989 telecast. Combs has been nominated seven times. He still hasn’t triumphed. Five years ago, he was nominated for Best New Artist but lost to Dua Lipa, even though both artists have now enjoyed extraordinary success as they have become household names in their genres.