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The Beatles Could Be Headed For Their First Grammy Nominations In More Than A Quarter-Century

Monday, July 08, 2024

The Beatles are perhaps the most beloved and respected musical group of all time. While they may be adored by seemingly everyone–especially those in the music industry–their list of awards isn’t quite as impressive as some more contemporary stars. In a few months, the band may earn another shot at adding to their trophy shelf, if not several.

When the nominations for the 2025 Grammy Awards are called out later this year, The Beatles could become nominees once again. The group has one new single eligible for contention, and it could easily snag at least one nod, if not quite a few.

In November 2023, The Beatles returned with “Now and Then,” their first new single in decades. The tune was largely written and partially recorded while all four members were still alive, but for many years, it was considered unusable due to poor recording quality. Artificial intelligence helped Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr finish the title, and it went on to become a big hit on charts all around the world.

Grammy voters love The Beatles, and they take every opportunity to reward them and the impact they’ve had on the world. For years, those picking who wins the awards have had to settle for honoring projects connected to the group, but not the musicians themselves. Now, they have a shot to put the Fab Four back on a pedestal, and they may take it.

“Now and Then” could bring The Beatles back to the Grammys for the first time in more than a quarter-century. The band last won awards in 1997 for their single “Free as a Bird,” which collected Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Music Video, Short Form. That year, they also took home Best Music Video, Long Form for The Beatles Anthology.

Source: Hugh McIntyre/forbes.com

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