Feb 5, 2024 - News

Former Richmonder Lucy Dacus wins at the Grammy's

A picture of boygenius accepting a Grammy in white suits.

Lucy Dacus' band boygenius at the 2024 Grammys. Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Former Richmonder Lucy Dacus and her rock label band boygenius swept the Grammys this year.

Why it matters: Grammy wins for Dacus are Grammy wins for Richmond in our book — even if she currently lives in L.A. after a stint in Philly.

State of play: Dacus' band, boygenius, which includes THE Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, was nominated for six Grammy awards and won three of them on Sunday.

  • The wins include best alternative music album, best rock song and best rock performance.
  • The remaining nominations were record of the year for their single "Not Strong Enough," album of the year for their critically acclaimed debut "The Record" and best alternative music performance.
  • They were up against major powerhouses like SZA, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

What they're saying: "We were all delusional enough as kids to think this might happen to us one day," Dacus said when accepting boygenius' award for best rock performance.

  • "So I feel kind of like a kid because that was the last time that something like this felt possible."

Worth noting: The band last week announced they're going on a hiatus "for the foreseeable future," but nothing can take away a Richmonder making it to worldwide fame.


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