64th Annual Grammy Awards
64th Annual Grammy Awards poster.png
Official poster
DateApril 3, 2022
LocationMGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Hosted byTrevor Noah
Most awardsJon Batiste (5)
Most nominationsJon Batiste (11)
Websitegrammy.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS
Viewership9.59 million[1]

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022.[2] It recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.[3] The nominations were revealed via a virtual livestream on November 23, 2021. The performers for the ceremony were announced on March 15, 24, and 30, 2022. South African comedian Trevor Noah, who hosted the previous ceremony in 2021, returned as host.[4] The ceremony's location marked the first time the Recording Academy switched host cities for a single ceremony.[5] This also makes it the first Grammy Awards ceremony to not to be held in either New York City or Los Angeles since the 15th Grammy Awards in 1973 when it was held at the Tennessee Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.[6]

Jon Batiste received the most nominations with eleven, followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber with eight each.[7] Batiste received the most awards with five, and won Album of the Year for We Are. Silk Sonic won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Leave the Door Open", and Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist.[8] The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, 2022, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles; however, on January 5, 2022, the Recording Academy postponed the ceremony indefinitely due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Omicron variant.[9] On January 18, 2022, the ceremony was rescheduled to April 3, 2022, and its location was moved to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, due to resultant scheduling conflicts with the Crypto.com Arena.[5]

Background

The nominations were announced during a virtual livestream on November 23, 2021, by Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr., alongside Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, H.E.R., BTS, Måneskin, Tayla Parx, Carly Pearce, comedian Nate Bargatze, Recording Academy chair Tammy Hurt, and CBS Mornings anchor Gayle King.[10] The academy announced Trevor Noah to return as the host of the ceremony.[11]

Category changes

For the 2022 ceremony, the academy announced several changes for different categories and rules:[3]

Nomination changes

For the 2022 ceremony, the Recording Academy opted to eliminate its nomination review committees, which were previously responsible for determining the nominees of each category. Nominees would be solely decided based on votes from the Recording Academy.[12]

Voting changes

For the 2022 ceremony and during both voting rounds, the number of categories members of the Recording Academy were allowed to vote in was reduced to ten, on top of the four major categories. The ten categories could belong to up to three different fields, including the genre fields. The changes were made to "help ensure the quality of voting".[3]

Nomination withdrawals

Drake was initially announced as a nominee for Best Rap Performance (for "Way 2 Sexy") and Best Rap Album (for Certified Lover Boy), but withdrew from contention for both awards on December 6, 2021.[13] The Recording Academy subsequently honored Drake's request and officially removed his nominations for both awards.[13]

Postponement and relocation

The ceremony was originally scheduled to be held on January 31, 2022, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. On January 5, 2022, the Recording Academy postponed the ceremony indefinitely due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Omicron variant.[14] With the Crypto.com Arena booked with sports games and concerts nearly every night through mid-April, the academy decided to switch the ceremony's location to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.[2] The MGM Grand Garden Arena hosted the Latin Grammy Awards for six years, including the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards in November 2021.

Performers

Premiere ceremony

The performers for the ceremony were announced on March 25, 2022.[15]

List of performers at the premiere ceremony
Artist(s) Song(s)
Madison Cunningham
Falu
Nnenna Freelon
Kalani Peʻa
John Popper
The Isaacs
"Dance to the Music"
Allison Russell "Nightflyer"
Jimmie Allen "Down Home"
Mon Laferte "La Mujer"
Curtis Stewart "Isn't She Lovely"
Ledisi "Me Quitte Pas (Don't Leave Me)"

Main ceremony

The performers for the ceremony were announced on March 15, 24, and 30, 2022.[16][17][18]

List of performers at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards
Artist(s) Song(s)
Silk Sonic
(Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
"777"
"Hot Music"
Olivia Rodrigo "Drivers License"
J Balvin "Qué Más Pues?" (with María Becerra)
"In da Getto"
BTS "Butter"
Aymée Nuviola "La Gota Fría"
Lil Nas X Medley:
"Dead Right Now"
"Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"
"Industry Baby" (with Jack Harlow)
Billie Eilish "Happier Than Ever"
Brandi Carlile "Right on Time"
Nas Medley:
"I Can"
"Made You Look"
"One Mic"
"Rare"
Chris Stapleton "Cold"
Maverick City Music "Jireh"
John Legend
Siuzanna Iglidan
Mika Newton
Lyuba Yakimchuk
Tribute to Ukraine:
"Free"
Lady Gaga Tribute to Tony Bennett:
"Love for Sale"
"Do I Love You?"
Billy Strings "Hide and Seek"
Cynthia Erivo
Ben Platt
Leslie Odom Jr.
Rachel Zegler
In Memoriam Segment:
"Not a Day Goes By"
"Send in the Clowns"
"Somewhere"
Jon Batiste "Freedom"
Justin Bieber
Giveon
Daniel Caesar
"Peaches"
H.E.R. "Damage" (featuring Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis)
"We Made It"
"Are You Gonna Go My Way" (featuring Travis Barker and Lenny Kravitz)
Carrie Underwood "Ghost Story"
Brothers Osborne "Dead Man's Curve"

Foo Fighters were announced as a performer on March 24, one day before the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.[19] The band canceled their performance at the ceremony on March 31.[20] A tribute montage dedicated to Hawkins and set to "My Hero" was aired during the ceremony before the in memoriam segment.[21]

Presenters

Winners and nominees

Winners appear first and highlighted in bold.

General field

Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Best New Artist

Pop

Best Pop Solo Performance

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance/Electronic music

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary Instrumental music

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Rock

Best Rock Performance

Best Metal Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

R&B

Best R&B Performance

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best R&B Song

Best Progressive R&B Album

Best R&B Album

Rap

Best Rap Performance

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album

Country

Best Country Solo Performance

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian music

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Best Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Best Roots Gospel Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album

Best Música Urbana Album

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Best Tropical Latin Album

American Roots

Best American Roots Performance

Best American Roots Song

Best Americana Album

Best Bluegrass Album

Best Traditional Blues Album

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Best Folk Album

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

Global music

Best Global Music Album

Best Global Music Performance

Children's

Best Children's Album

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Musical Theater

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Composing/Arranging

Best Instrumental Composition

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Package, Notes & Historical

Best Recording Package

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes

Best Historical Album

Production

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Best Immersive Audio Album

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Producer of the Year, Classical

Classical

Best Orchestral Performance

Best Opera Recording

Best Choral Performance

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Best Classical Compendium

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video

Best Music Film

Special Merit Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Multiple nominations and awards

The following received multiple nominations:

Four:

Three:

Two:

The following received multiple awards:

Ukraine tribute

A tribute to victims of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine was featured with a performance of "Go Down Moses". Prior to the performance, a short video of Volodymyr Zelenskyy concerning the circumstances of warfare and military activity in Ukraine was played.[24] Zelenskyy's appearance was seen by some as a way to make up for the rejection of the similar idea during the 94th Academy Awards the week before.[25]

In Memoriam

The In Memoriam segment was introduced by host Trevor Noah, with Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, Leslie Odom Jr., and Rachel Zegler performing multiple songs by American composer Stephen Sondheim during the segment, including "Somewhere" (from West Side Story), "Send in the Clowns" (from A Little Night Music), and "Not a Day Goes By" (from Merrily We Roll Along).[26]

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