Paramore Wins Best Alternative Performance at 2024 Grammys

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And the winner for Best Alternative Performance at the 2024 Grammys goes to… Paramore!

On February 4, the 66th Annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles. The main telecast will take place at Arena with the premiere ceremony being held at Peacock Theater prior. During the pre-event, numerous awards were given out, including Best Alternative Music Performance.

Paramore were announced as the winners for “This Is Why.” Unfortunately, they were not present to accept the honor.

The band’s first GRAMMY win dates back to 2015, when the group was awarded the GRAMMY for Best Rock Song for their single “Ain’t It Fun.”

The band had previously been nominated for Best New Artist in 2008, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for “Decode” in 2010 and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “The Only Exception” in 2011.

Best Alternative Music Performance Nominees at 2024 Grammys

“Belinda Says”

“Body Paint”
Arctic Monkeys

“Cool About It”

Lana Del Rey

“This Is Why”

Grammy Awards History in Alternative

The Grammy Awards have helped bring alternative music to a mainstream audience. The Alternative Music category was first introduced in 1991. Bands like R.E.M., Nirvana, and Beck played pivotal roles in shaping the early years of the category. R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” securing the first-ever Alternative Music Grammy.

The ’90s saw alternative rock’s ascendancy, with acts like Radiohead and Pearl Jam making significant contributions to the genre’s Grammy legacy. Over the years, the category expanded to encompass a broad spectrum of alternative sounds, including the likes of indie to electronic.

Pivotal alternative albums like Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” and Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City” have claimed the Album of the Year Grammy, further solidifying the genre’s presence on the grand stage of the music industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony. The Grammys’ ongoing recognition of alternative music reflects its enduring impact and innovation within the broader musical landscape.

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