Original air November 11, 2023 | Time 58:00

SZA - SOS Taylor Swift - Midnights Olivia Rodrigo - Guts

SZA had nine songs nominated for a Grammy award, the most songs nominated for an artist this year. She was nominated for Album of Year and for Song of the Year for "Kill Bill". She was born on Nov 8, 1989 and is 33 yrs old, is a Muslim and follows Islam. She has a dark high voice reminiscent of Ella Fitgerald. Wealos hear "Good Days" and "Nobody Gets Me".

Taylor Swift was born on Dec 13, 1989 and is also 33 yrs old and has won 12 Grammys, more than any other artist, including 3 for Album of the Year. She released "Midnights" in Oct 2022 and it's her 10th studio album with a pop sound. We hear "Anti-Hero", "Lavender Haze" and "Karma".

Olivia Rodrigo was born Feb 20, 2003 and is 20 yrs old. She released her second album "Guts" on Sept 8, 2023 and is the youngest artist to debut on the Billboard Top 100. She had a career in a Disney TV show "H.S. Musical". We hear "Vampire" and "Get Him Back", produced by Daniel Nigro. Some tracks were actually recorded live with a full band, an approach that is considered "retro" these days.

Billie Eillish was nominated for her song "What Was I Made For" from the Barbie movie soundtrack.

Kathy Geary, Host of Now & Then on Radio Catskill, Public Radio for the Catskills and Northeast Pennsylvania