The GRAMMYs 2022 or the 64th Grammy Awards held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Grammy Awards is an annual event organized by the Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievements in the music industry for a particular period.
The eligibility period for the Grammys 2022 is Sept 1 2020 – Sept 30 2021.
This year’s Grammy had 2 new award categories making a total of 86 award categories.
The new categories are:
Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field) as well as Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field)
Hosts, Presenters and performers
The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, who hosted the 2021 Grammys, also hosted the event this year.
Furthermore, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan thee Stallion, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto and Dua Lipa were among the stars that served as presenters for the award night.
Also, there was a star-studded list of performers at the event, including Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Lil Nas X, BTS, Billie Eilish, John Legend and others.
Nominees and Winners
Jon Batiste was the most nominated artist this year. He received nominations in 11 different categories including Album of the year which he won for his album “We Are”.
Other Nominees for Album of the year included:
Tony Bennett & 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
Wizkid was nominated for the Global music album along with Femi Kuti but Angelique Kidjo won the category for her album “Mother Nature”.
Arooj Aftab won the new category, Global music performance for her song “Mohabbat”. She was also nominated in the Best new artist category.
Nevertheless, other artists nominated in that category included Wizkid, Tems, Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo and Femi Kuti among others.
Olivia Rodrigo won the best new artist category, best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album.
Also, Silk Sonic, the Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak duo, won Record and Song of the year and 2 other awards in the R&B categories.
Nevertheless, Jon Batiste won 5 awards making him the most awarded artist of the Grammys 2022.
See full list of winners here.