Grammy Awards 2022: singers, artists and nominees | complete list


After the excitement of the Oscars, quick on her glamorous heels struts at the 2022 Grammys, although hopefully with fewer slaps. The nominations were announced in November, so it’s easy to forget who’s up for an award this year. The Recording Academy said songs and albums released between September 1, 2022 and September 30, 2021 were eligible for nominations this year.

No one knows who will win Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, ranging from teenage sensation Olivia Rodrigo to 95-year-old singer Tony Bennett and rapper Kanye West. Rodrigo, 19, is nominated in the first four categories – album, song and record of the year and best new artist – to the highest honors in the music industry. Only two musicians in Grammys history have swept all four categories on the same night.

Experts say Rodgrigo is poised to become the top new artist after taking off his “driver’s license” in January 2021, and viral success is a strong contender in the record and song categories.

“Everyone thinks Olivia Rodrigo is going to win a lot of awards,” said Variety assistant music editor Jem Aswad. “She’s almost a shoo-in for best new artist.”

Album of the Year is harder to call, say Grammy watchers. Rodrigo’s “Sour” competes with West’s “Donda”, Jon Batiste’s “We Are” and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s “Love for Sale”.

Justin Bieber’s ‘Justice’ is also in the running, along with Doja Cat’s ‘Planet Her’, Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’, HER’s ‘Back of My Mind’, Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ and ‘Evermore’. by Taylor Swift.

West, who legally changed his name to Ye, has a controversial history with the Grammys. Media quoted an unnamed rep for the rapper as saying West was told he couldn’t perform at this year’s ceremony due to his recent social media posts.

The rapper was suspended from Instagram for 24 hours this month after posting racial slurs about late night host Trevor Noah, who will host the Grammys.

Representatives for the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, and West did not respond to requests for comment.

West is nominated for an award, so he could be sitting in the audience on Sunday even if he’s not performing. Viewers and participants will see how he reacts, win or lose, in the five categories in which he is nominated, Aswad said. The rapper took the microphone from Taylor Swift as she accepted a trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009.

“No one expects Kanye West to sit on his hands on Grammys night,” Aswad said.

This year’s Grammys were pushed back to April from January due to a covid-19 outbreak earlier this year. The date swap forced a change of venue from Los Angeles to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS television and the Paramount+ streaming service.

Grammy-winning K-pop group BTS walks into the night with just one nod to the top-selling single “Butter” and is among the artists slated to perform on the Grammys stage. Candidate Bennett has Alzheimer’s disease and is not expected to attend.

Grammy Awards 2022: Full List of Nominees

album of the year

We are – Jon Batiste

Love for Sale – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) – Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) – Cat Doja

Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish

Back Of My Mind – ELLE

Montero – Lil Nas X

Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

Forever – Taylor Swift

Donda – Kanye West

Disc of the year

“I still have faith in you” – ABBA

“Freedom” – Jon Batiste

“I’m Kicking 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

“driver’s license” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic

song of the year

“Bad Habits” – Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran, composers (Ed Sheeran)

“A Beautiful Noise” – Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters, songwriters (Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile)

“driver’s license” – Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo, composers (Olivia Rodrigo)

“Fight For You” – Dernst Emile II, HER and Tiara Thomas, composers (HER)

“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, Composers (Billie Eilish)

“Kiss Me More” – Roget Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solana Rowe and David Sprecher, composers (Doja Cat with collaboration from SZA)

“Leave The Door Open” – Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, composers (Silk Sonic)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill and Roy Lenzo, composers (Lil Nas X)

“Peaches” – Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manual Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman and Keavan Yazdani, composers (Justin Bieber with collaboration of Daniel Caesar and Giveon)

“Right On Time” – Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, Composers (Brandi Carlile)

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

jimmy allen

Baby Keem

FINISHED

glass animals

Japanese breakfast

Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigue

Saweetie

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

Midnight Medicine – Foo Fighters

McCartney III – Paul McCartney

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) – Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) – Cat Doja

Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish

Posts – Ariana Grande

Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

Best Rap Album

The Offseason – J. Cole

Illness of King II – Nas

Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, The Creator

Donda – Kanye West

Best Urban Music Album

Afrodisiaco – Rauw Alejandro

The Ultimate World Tour – Bad Bunny

Josej-Balvin

Kg0516 – KAROL G

Sin miedo – Kali Uchis

Best Latin Pop Album

Vertigo – Pablo Alboran

Mis Amores – Paula Arenas

Hecho a la Antigua – Ricardo Arjona

Mis Manos – Camilo

Mendo – Alex Cuba

Revelation – Selena Gomez

Best Latin or Alternative Rock Album

Already – Bomba Estereo

Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer (Deluxe Edition) – Diamante Electrico

Origen – Juanes

Calambre – Nathy Peluso

El Madrileño – C. Tangana

Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia – Zoe

World’s Best Musical Performance

Mohabbat – Arooj Aftab

Do It Yourself – Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy

Pa Pa Pa – Femi Kuti

Blewu – Yo-Yo Ma & Angelique Kidjo

Gasoline – WizKid with Tems

Best music video

“Shot in the Dark” – AC/DC

“Freedom” – Jon Batiste

“I’m Kicking You” – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

“Peaches” – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon

“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X

“Good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo

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