The Recording Academy has announced it has added three new categories to the Grammy Awards: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording.
“The Recording Academy is proud to announce these latest Category changes to our Awards process,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. in a statement. “These changes reflect our commitment to actively listen and respond to the feedback from our music community, accurately represent a diverse range of relevant musical genres, and stay aligned with the ever-evolving musical landscape.”
In addition to the new categories, two existing, non-genre-specific categories – Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical – will be moved to the General Field so that all Grammy voters can for them. Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical was introduced as a category in 2022, and the first-ever winner was Tobias Jesso Jr.
“By introducing these three new categories, we are able to acknowledge and appreciate a broader array of artists – and relocating the Producer Of the Year and Songwriter Of The Year categories to the General Field ensures that all our voters can participate in recognizing excellence in these fields,” Mason added. “We are excited to honor and celebrate the creators and recordings in these categories, while also exposing a wider range of music to fans worldwide.”