After a delay due to Omicron surge, the 64th edition of the Grammys Awards was finally held on April 3, 2022 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom. It was the first time the Grammys have taken place outside of Los Angeles. The show was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah.
The star of the show this Grammys was Jon Batiste, with a total of 11 nominations. Following him were Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber, with each of them nominated in eight categories.
Jon Batiste bagged the prestigious 'Album of the Year' award for his album 'We Are', winning over the likes of 'Planet Her' by Doja Cat, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift and 'Montero' by Lil Nas X. He also won best American roots performance, best American roots song, best score soundtrack for visual media and best music video for "Freedom". His five wins made him the biggest winner last night.
Silk Sonic and Bruno Mars won big as the duo home all four awards it was nominated for. The song 'Leave the door open' by the duo bagged Song of the Year and Record of the Year awards. They also opened the grand night of Grammys with their performance of the song '777'. The duo also won in the categories of best R&B performance and best R&B song, while sharing the award with Jazmine Sullivan for 'Pick Up Your Feelings' in the former category. However, 'Heaux Tales' by Jazmine Sullivan was named the Best R&B Album.
The young artist who has been topping the charts, Olivia Rodrigo took home the 'Best New Artist' award, while her song 'Drivers License' won in the Best Pop Solo Performance category. Her album 'Sour' won the Best Pop Vocal Album.
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Doja Cat's and SZA's 'Kiss me more' won the Best pop duo/group performance while 'Love for Sale' by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga was named the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
For the Best Dance/Electronic Recording category, 'Alive' by Jason Evigan, Rüfüs Du Sol, and Cassian Stewart-Kasimba claimed the trophy and for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, 'Subconsciously' by Black Coffee was the winner.
'Making A Fire' by the Foo Fighters took home the Best Rock Performance trophy and 'Tree Falls' by Taylor Eigsti won in Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category. In the Best Alternative Music Album category, St. Vincent took the trophy home for 'Daddy's Home'.
Coming to rap music, for the Best Rap Performance, 'Family Ties' by Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar was declared the winner. For Best Rap Song, it was 'Jail' by Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West & Mark Williams that took home the trophy. 'Call me if you get lost' by Tyler, The Creator won the Best Rap Album. Kanye West, along with the Weeknd and Lil Baby, won Best Melodic Rap Performance for 'Hurricane'.
'Starting Over' by Chris Stapleton won the Best Country Album while he also won Best Country Solo Performance for 'You Should Probably Leave'. For Best Country Duo/Group Performance, 'Younger Me' by Brothers Osborne was declared the winner. 'Cold' by Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, won the Best Country Song.
'Table For Two' by Lucky Daye won the Best Progressive R&B Album while H.E.R. won Best Traditional R&B Performance for their song 'Fight For You'. Arooj Aftab became the first ever Pakistani to bag a grammy. She won the Best Global Music Performance award for her song 'Mohabbat'.