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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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    Ahead of next year’s Grammy Awards, the Record Academy made several changes to the voting process and voting body, including the elimination of secret nominating committees from the former and the invitation of over 2,700 musicians and industry professionals to the latter, with 55 percent of those coming from “traditionally underrepresented groups.” Yet even before the nominations were announced, there was controversy over the genre classification of certain artists, such as Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile being excluded from the country and Americana album categories in favor of eligibility in the pop music categories. (They both still received a handful of nominations, with Musgraves’ “Camera Roll” up for Country Solo Performance and Country Song, despite the album it comes from, Star-Crossed, being ineligible for the Country Album category. Carlile’s “Right on Time” is nominated for Record and Song of the Year.)

    The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 31st.

    Album of the Year:

    We Are — Jon Batiste
    Love for Sale — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
    Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber
    Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish
    Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat
    Back of My Mind — H.E.R.
    Montero — Lil Nas X
    Sour — Olivia Rodrigo
    evermore — Taylor Swift
    Donda — Kanye West

    Record of the Year:

    “I Still Have Faith in You” — ABBA
    “Freedom” — Jon Batiste
    “I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
    “Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and 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

    Song of the Year:

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    “Bad Habits” — Ed Sheeran
    “A Beautiful Noise” — Alicia Keys featuring Brandi Carlile
    “Drivers License” — Olivia Rodrigo
    “Fight for You” — H.E.R.
    “Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish
    “Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat featuring SZA
    “Leave the Door Open” — Silk Sonic
    “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” — Lil Nas X
    “Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon
    “Right on Time” — Brandi Carlile

    Best New Artist:

    Arooj Aftab
    Jimmie Allen
    Baby Keem
    FINNEAS
    Glass Animals
    Japanese Breakfast
    The Kid LAROI
    Arlo Parks
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Saweetie

    Best Pop Solo Performance:

    “Anyone” — Justin Bieber
    “Right on Time” — Brandi Carlile
    “Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish
    “Positions” — Ariana Grande
    “Drivers License” — Olivia Rodrigo

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

    “I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
    “Lonely” — Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco
    “Butter” — BTS
    “Higher Power” — Coldplay
    “Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat featuring SZA

    Best Pop Vocal Album:

    Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber
    Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat
    Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish
    Positions — Ariana Grande
    Sour — Olivia Rodrigo

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

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    Love for Sale — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
    ‘Til We Meet Again (Live) — Norah Jones
    A Tori Kelly Christmas — Tori Kelly
    Ledisi Sings Nina — Ledisi
    That’s Life — Willie Nelson
    A Holly Dolly Christmas — Dolly Parton

    Best Dance/Electronic Recording:

    “Hero” — Afrojack and David Guetta
    “Loom” — Ólafur Arnalds featuring Bonobo
    “Before” — James Blake
    “Heartbreak” — Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
    “You Can Do It” — Caribou
    “Alive — RÜFÜS DU SOL
    “The Business” — Tiësto

    Best Dance/Electronic Album:

    Subconsciously — Black Coffee
    Fallen Embers — Illenium
    Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded) — Major Lazer
    Shockwave — Marshmello
    Free Love — Sylvan Esso
    Judgement — Ten City

    Best Rock Performance:

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    “Shot in the Dark” — AC/DC
    “Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)” — Black Pumas
    “Nothing Compares 2 U” — Chris Cornell
    “OHMS” — Deftones
    “Making a Fire” — Foo Fighters

    Best Rock Song:

    “All My Favorite Songs” — Weezer
    “The Bandit” — Kings of Leon
    “Distance” — Mammoth WVH
    “Find My Way” — Paul McCartney
    “Waiting on a War” — Foo Fighters

    Best Rock Album:

    Power Up — AC/DC
    Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A — Black Pumas
    No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1 — Chris Cornell
    Medicine at Midnight — Foo Fighters
    McCartney III — Paul McCartney

    Best Alternative Music Album:

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    Shore — Fleet Foxes
    If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power — Halsey
    Jubilee — Japanese Breakfast
    Collapsed in Sunbeams — Arlo Parks
    Daddy’s Home — St. Vincent

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