Iconic Joni Mitchell Set for Debut Performance at 66th Grammy Awards, Nominated for Best Folk Album
Joni Mitchell, the legendary singer-songwriter, is set to make her debut performance at the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4. Mitchell, known for her enduring talent, is nominated for the Best Folk Album award.
This recognition adds to her remarkable career, which already includes nine Grammy wins and a lifetime achievement award in 2002.
Mitchell faced a life-threatening brain aneurysm in 2015, leading to a challenging recovery period. However, she has made a successful return to performing, marked by her first headlining show in over two decades in June. Titled “Joni Jam,” the performance lasted nearly three hours and featured collaborations with notable admirers such as Annie Lennox, Marcus Mumford, and Brandi Carlile.
In 2002, when receiving her lifetime achievement award, Mitchell was hailed as “one of the most important female recording artists of the rock era” and a force that influenced artists embracing diversity, imagination, and integrity. Despite numerous Grammy nominations throughout her career, Mitchell expressed in 2022 that she felt her music did not receive the recognition it deserved in the 1970s due to sexism in the music industry.
The 2024 Grammy Awards will also feature performances by artists like Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Travis Scott, and Olivia Rodrigo. SZA leads the nominations with nine.