In a groundbreaking moment at the 2024 Grammys, Paramore secured their place in history as the first female-fronted band to win the esteemed Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The Tennessee trio’s triumph came courtesy of their stellar 2023 release, This Is Why, a feat that places them at the forefront of rock excellence.
Competing against formidable contenders like Foo Fighters, Greta Van Fleet, Metallica, and Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore’s victory not only underscores their musical prowess but also breaks new ground for female representation in the rock genre. While solo artists like Alanis Morrissette and Sheryl Crow claimed the award in the ’90s, Paramore’s win marks a significant milestone for female-fronted bands.
The winning streak didn’t end there for Paramore. Their album’s title track, “This Is Why,” earned them another Grammy in the category of Best Alternative Music Performance. This accomplishment brings Paramore’s total Grammy count to three, including their previous win for Best Rock Song with “Ain’t It Fun” in 2015.
Despite not attending the ceremony in person, Paramore shared a delightful snapshot of themselves celebrating their triumph at home, indulging in a well-deserved victory cake.
The 2024 Grammys were a night filled with memorable performances and noteworthy moments. Joni Mitchell reflected on her surprise appearance at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival while collecting her 10th Grammy. Boygenius confirmed their familial bond amidst rumors of an impending hiatus, and Dua Lipa premiered her latest single, ‘Training Season.’
Other highlights included Tracy Chapman joining Luke Combs for their first joint performance of ‘Fast Car,’ SZA, the most-nominated artist, delivering a captivating stage presence, and Taylor Swift announcing her upcoming album, The Tortured Poet’s Department, alongside her Best Pop Vocal Album win. U2 also provided a glimpse into their Las Vegas Sphere residency.
Killer Mike, in response to André 3000‘s comments about age in rap, secured three trophies at the premiere ceremony. However, his triumph was met with an unexpected twist as reports surfaced of his arrest shortly after the wins, adding an unexpected layer to the Grammys’ diverse array of moments.