Coi Leray Stuns With Pre-Grammys Gala Look & Celebrates Nominations

The Massachusetts MC is nominated for Best Pop Dance Recording and for Best Rap Performance, which shows her versatility and appeal.

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The 2024 Grammy Awards are right around the corner, and Coi Leray is celebrating her two nominations. Moreover, she posted a video on social media of her excitedly greeting (and inhaling) balloons that spell out "GRAMMY NOM," presumably in her hotel room. If you didn't already know, the Massachusetts rapper received nods in the Best Pop Dance Recording and Best Rap Performance categories. The latter is for her Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five-tributing jam, "Players," whereas the former is for the song "Baby Don't Hurt Me," which she assisted David Guetta and Anne-Marie on. Not only that, but these are Benzino's daughter's first-ever nominations from the Recording Academy.

Furthermore, we can't really call whether she'll win the Best Pop Dance Recording category; "Rush" by Troye Sivan is a big favorite. Nevertheless, that's not our niche, so who are we to say? What we can guess is that Coi Leray actually has a slight chance to win Best Rap Performance, given just how unique each nomination in that field is. Competitors include Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar's "The Hillbillies" and Black Thought's "Love Letter," and you can find our full predictions for the Recording Academy's hip-hop and R&B categories for 2024 here.

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Coi Leray Celebrates Two Grammy Noms

In addition, the 26-year-old also posted a video of her look at the Pre-Grammy Gala: a stunning, sparkling, tight-fitting, light cream dress. Ahead of the ceremony this afternoon (Sunday, February 4; 3:30PM EST for all awards and 8PM EST for the televised event), there are actually a lot of celebrities and nominees like Coi Leray taking the time to celebrate with no pressure. For example, Jay-Z recently hosted a pre-Grammys party in Hollywood with big names like Kim Kardashian and Quavo. It's a nice way to decompress before the big occasion.

The "Players" MC's Pre-Grammy Gala Look

Meanwhile, the "Bops" hitmaker often drives fans wild with her style, so it's no surprise that she popped off for this weekend. Do you think that she'll take home one or both of these awards or does she have better Grammy years ahead of her? However you may feel, let us know in the comments section down below. Also, log back into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Coi Leray.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.