Metallica wins Best Metal Performance at 2024 Grammy Awards

Author Hernan Osuna - 5.2.2024

Heavy metal legends Metallica won Best Metal Performance at the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 4) for their song “72 Seasons“, the title track to their 2023 album.

While Boygenius and Paramore dominated the other rock categories, Metallica was the only heavy act to win a Grammy this year. The legendary metal outfit defeated the likes of Disturbed, Ghost, Slipknot and Spiritbox for the honour. In total, Metallica have now won nine Grammy Awards, the most of any metal band.

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo was on hand to accept the award. “I just want to say that Lars, James, and Kirk could not be here because they’re with their families, and families are everything to all of us,” began Trujillo during his acceptance speech. “I live in Southern California, so it’s a little easier.”, Trujillo said.

He added, “We want to thank Greg Fidelman, our incredible producer, and our recording team. This is like family. When you’re making an album like this, you’re jamming, you’re collaborating. …. Keep those instruments in your hands. Let’s keep the youth making music, and keep the dream alive.

See below for the full list of nominees in both the one “Metal” category and the three “Rock” categories.

Best Metal Performance:
Disturbed – “Bad Man”
Ghost – “Phantom of the Opera”
Metallica – “72 Seasons” (WINNER)
Slipknot – “Hive Mind”
Spiritbox – “Jaded”

Best Rock Album:
Foo Fighters – But Here We Are
Greta Van Fleet – Starcatcher
Metallica – 72 Seasons
Paramore – This Is Why
Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman…

Best Rock Performance:
Arctic Monkeys – “Sculptures of Anything Goes”
Black Pumas – “More Than a Love Song”
Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
Foo Fighters – “Rescued”
Metallica – “Lux Æterna”

Best Rock Song:
Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
Foo Fighters – “Rescued”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl”
Queens of the Stone Age – “Emotion Sickness”
The Rolling Stones – “Angry”