Grammy nominations 2022: Kanye West, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo lead the way

by 24britishtvNov. 23, 2021, 9 p.m. 18

The Grammy 2022 nominations have been announced and it’s safe to say, the competition is piping hot.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and Board of Trustees Chair Tammy Hurt did the honours of announcing the new list of nominees on Tuesday live from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Special guests included H.E.R., BTS, Gayle King, Maneskin, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas.

Jon Batiste is leading this year’s list with an impressive 11 nominations, including album of the year and record of the year. He’s followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. with eight nominations each.

Hoping to scoop the coveted album of the year is Jon Bastiste’s We Are, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s Love For Sale, Justin Bieber’s Justice, Doja Cat’s Planet Her, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, H.E.R.’s Back Of My Mind, Lil Nas X’s Montero, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, Taylor Swift’s Evermore and Kanye West’s Donda.

Going head to head for record of the year are Abba, Justin Bieber, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and Billie Eilish.

Up for song of the year are: Ed Sheeran with Bad Habits, Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License, Doja Cat’s Kiss Me More, H.E.R.’s Fight For You, Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Justin Bieber’s Peaches and Brandi Carlile’s Right On Time and Alicia Keys’s A Beautiful Noise featuring Brandi Carlile.

Rising stars among the best new artist nominees include: Jimmie Allen, Baby Keem, Finneas, Glass Animals, The Kid Laroi, Arlo Parks, Olivia Rodrigo and Saweetie.

Best pop solo performance nominees include Justin Bieber’s Anyone, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, Ariana Grande’s Positions and Olivia Rodriguez’s Drivers License.

Nominations for best R&B performances include Justin Bieber’s Peaches, H.E.R.’s Damage and Silk Sonic’s Leave The Door Open.

Acts receiving nods for best rap performance are: Kendrick Lamar’s Family Ties, Cardi B’s Up, Drake’s Way 2 Sexy, and Megan Thee Stallion’s Thot S**t.

Competing for best rap album are J Cole with The Off-Season, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Drake’s Donda, Nas’ King’s Disease II and Tyler, the Creator with Call Me If You Get Lost.

Notably, Jay Z has made history as the most nominated person in Grammy history with 83 nods after earning two more this year for best rap song.

Olivia Rodrigo could also be on course to make history – if she wins all four general field categories, she’ll become just the second woman and the second-youngest person to ever do so.

Mason Jr pre-empted any backlash over the snubs and surprises, and had warned: ‘Some will be extremely happy, and some not so much.’

For the first time, the Grammys has expanded the number of nominees in the core categories from eight to 10, including album of the year and song of the year.

It was previously revealed that a staggering total of 21,730 eligible entries were submitted for Grammys consideration, while more than 11,000 Recording Academy voting members — creators across all genres and disciplines — vote during the Grammys process.

Taylor Swift’s record label had recently announced her re-recorded albums would not be submitted for consideration.

Republic Records confirmed they would instead submit Evermore, her latest wholly original album that was a surprise drop last December.

A representative for the label explained: ‘After careful consideration, Taylor Swift will not be submitting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in any category at this year’s upcoming Grammy and CMA Awards.

‘Fearless has already won four Grammys including album of the year, as well as the CMA Award for album of the year in 2009/2010 and remains the most awarded country album of all time.’

I Still Have Faith In You - Abba

Freedom - Jon Batiste

I Get A Kick Out Of You - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Peaches - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Right On Time - Brandi Carlile

Kiss Me More - Doja Cat Featuring SZA

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X

drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo

Leave The Door Open' - Silk Sonic We Are - Jon Batiste

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Justin Bieber - Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat - Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Lil Nas X - Montero

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

Taylor Swift - Evermore

Kanye West - Donda Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits

Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile - A Beautiful Noise

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

H.E.R. - Fight for You

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time Justin Bieber - Anyone

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Ariana Grande - Positions

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Norah Jones - ’Til We Meet Again (Live)

Tori Kelly - A Tori Kelly Christmas

Ledisi - Ledisi Sings Nina

Willie Nelson - That’s Life

Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas Afrojack & David Guetta - Hero

Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom

James Blake - Before

Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak

Caribou - You Can Do It

Rüfüs du Sol - Alive

Tiësto - the Business Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin’

Rachel Eckroth - The Garden

Taylor Eigsti - Tree Falls

Steve Gadd Band - At Blue Note Tokyo

Mark Lettieri - Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2 AC/DC - Shot in the Dark

Black Pumas - Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares 2 U

Deftones - OHMS

Foo Fighters - Making a Fire Weezer - All My Favorite Songs

Kings of Leon - The Bandit

Mammoth WVH - Distance

Paul McCartney - Find My Way

Foo Fighters - Waiting on a War Fleet Foxes - Shore

Halsey - If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams

St. Vincent - Daddy’s Home Snoh Aalegra - Lost You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

H.E.R. - Damage

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings Jon Batiste - I Need You

BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal - Bring It on Home

Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper - Born Again

H.E.R. - Fight for You

Lucky Dave, Yebba - How Much Can a Heart Take H.E.R. - Damage

SZA - Good Days

Giveon - Heartbreak Anniversary

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings Eric Bellinger - New Light

Cory Henry - Something to Say

Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant

Lucky Daye - Table for Two

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party: Desert

Masego - Studying Abroad: Extended Stay Snoh Aalegra - Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies

Jon Batiste - We Are

Leon Bridges - Gold-Diggers Sound

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales J. Cole - The Off-Season

Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Nas - King’s Disease 2

Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost

Kanye West - Donda J. Cole, Lil Baby - Pride Is the Devil

Doja Cat - Need to Know

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign - WusYaName

Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby - Hurricane Jon Batiste - Cry

Billy Strings - Love and Regret

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free

Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile - Same Devil

Allison Russell - Nightflyer Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere

John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band - Leftover Feelings

Los Lobos - Native Sons

Allison Russell - Outside Child

Yola - Stand for Myself Billy Strings - Renewal

Béla Fleck - My Bluegrass Heart

The Infamous Stringdusters - A Tribute to Bill Monroe

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)

Rhonda Vincent - Music Is What I See Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years of Blues

Blues Traveler - Traveler’s Blues

Cedric Burnside - I Be Trying

Guy Davis - Be Ready When I Call You

Kim Watson - Take Me Back The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown - Delta Kream

Joe Bonamassa - Royal Tea

Shemekia Copeland - Uncivil War

Steve Cropper - Fire It Up

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram - 662 Mary Chapin Carpenter - One Night Lonely (Live)

Tyler Childers - Long Violent History

Madison Cunningham - Wednesday (Extended Edition)

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi - They’re Calling Me Home

Sarah Jarosz - Blue Heron Suite Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock and Soul - Live in New Orleans!

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux - Bloodstains and Teardrops

Chia Wa - My People

Corey Ledet Zydaco - Corey Ledet Zydaco

Kalani Pe’a - Kau Ka Pe’a Rocky Dawuni - Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.

Daniel Ho & Friends - East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert

Angélique Kidjo - Mother Nature

Femi Kuti, Made Kuti - Legacy +

Wizkid - Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition The Marías - Cinema

Yebba - Dawn

Low - Hey What

Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Notes With Attachments Soul II Soul - Back to Life (Booka T Kings of Soul Satta Dub)

Papa Roach - Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)

K. D. Lang - Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)

Zedd, Griff - Inside Out (3Scape Drm Remix)

Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande - Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)

Deftones - Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)

PVA - Talks (Mura Masa Remix) Stemmeklang - Bolstad: Tomba Sonora

Booka Shade - Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes)

Tove Ramio-Ystad, Cantus - Fryd

Alain Mallet - Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage

Jim R. Keene, the United States Army Field Band - Soundtrack of the American Soldier Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad, Third Coast Percussion - Archetypes

Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Beethoven Cello Sonatas: Hope Amid Tears

Manfred Honeck, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas

Gustavo Dudamel, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Luke McEndarfer, Robert Istad, Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus, Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand

They continued: ‘Taylor’s ninth studio album, Evermore, will be submitted to the Grammys for consideration. Evermore charted on many year-end best album lists in 2020 and continues to be one of the top-selling albums this year.’

The 2021 Grammy Awards were shrouded in controversy after The Weeknd, who enjoyed arguably the most successful year of any artist, was sensationally snubbed entirely from the nominations list, sparking backlash from the music industry.

The Grammy Awards 2022 are set to take place on January 31, 2022 live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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