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Grammys 2022 Nominees Revealed: See the Full List

Jon Batiste, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Olivia Rodrigo, and Japanese Breakfast lead this year's nominees

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Grammy nominees 2022
Jon Batiste, Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, and Olivia Rodrigo are among the 2022 Grammy nominees

    Nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 64th year, the annual ceremony recognizes the best albums, songs, and artists of the eligibility period (September 1st, 2020 — September 30th, 2021).

    Jon Batiste, the New Orleans jazz musician and current band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, led with 11 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year (We Are) and Record of the Year (“Freedom”).

    Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. each picked up eight nominations, followed by Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo with seven each. The 19-year-old Eilish, who already has seven Grammys to her name, received an Album of the Year nomination for her sophomore full-length, Happier Than Ever, while the album’s title track is up for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

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    At just 18 years young, Rodrigo is nominated in all four general categories: Sour for Album of the Year, “Drivers License” for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and the musician herself for Best New Artist.

    Other Album of the Year nominees include Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Love for Sale), Lil Nas X (Montero), Taylor Swift (evermore), and Kanye West (Donda). For West, it marks his first time receiving a nomination in the Album of the Year category since 2008’s Graduation.

    Best New Artist candidates include the aforementioned Rodrigo, Eilish’s older brother Finneas, Japanese Breakfast, Baby Keem, Glass Animals, Arlo Parks, and Swaeetie, among others.

    Speaking of Japanese Breakfast, her LP Jubilee is up for Alternative Album of the Year alongside St. Vincent (Daddy’s Home), Fleet Foxes (Shore), Arlo Parks (Collapsed in Sunbeams), and Halsey (If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power).

    The finalist for Best Rock Album include Foo Fighters (Medicine at Midnight), Paul McCartney (McCartney III), AC/DC (Power Up), Black Pumas (Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A), and Chris Cornell (No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1).

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    Four of those five acts are also up for Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters (“Making a Fire”), AC/DC (“Shot in the Dark”), Black Pumas (“Know You Better”), and Cornell (“Nothing Compares 2 U”), with Deftones securing the fifth and final spot for “OHMS.” Meanwhile, Best Rock Song pits Foo Fighters (“Waiting on a War”) against Weezer (“All My Favorite Songs”), Kings of Leon (“The Bandit”), Mammoth WVH (“Distance”), and McCartney (“Find My Way”).

    Other noteworthy nominees include Louis C.K., the embattled comedian who walked away with a nomination for Best Comedy Album; Bo Burnham, whose Netflix special Inside earned him nominations for Best Song Written for a Visual Medium (“All Eyes on Me”) and Best Music Film; and producer for the indie stars Jack Antonoff, who received consideration in the Producer of the Year category. Additionally, despite a public boycott, The Weeknd still received four Grammy nominations for his contributions to Kanye West’s Donda (up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album), West’s song “Hurricane” (up for Best Melodic Rap Performance), and Doja Cat’s Planet Her (Deluxe) (which is also up for Album of the Year).

    Kanye and The Weeknd aren’t the only big names nominated in the rap-specific categories. Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is also in contention for Rap Album of the Year opposite J. Cole’s The Off-Season; Tyler, the Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost; and Nas’ King’s Disease II. Drake, J. Cole, and Nas also picked up nominations in the song and performance categories, as did Baby Keem, Megan Thee Stallion, and the late DMX.

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