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When: Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 8PM ET

Where: Televised on CBS live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Music awards shows may come and go, but the original Grammys remain The Oscars of the music industry representing the entire music spectrum from classical, country and gospel to rock, rap and reggae.

This year, the 64th annual Grammy Awards was broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8PM ET.

And the nominees are ...

2022 Grammy nominees (also see WINNERS, below) had musician Jon Batiste heading the list this year. The composer and bandleader better known for his nightly appearances on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was nominated a whopping 11 times -- followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. with eight.

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Jon Batiste, Justin Bieber and Doja Cat head the list of 2022 Grammy nominees.

Batiste (the winner) and Bieber both competed for the top prize - Album of the Year - along with Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, H.E.R, Kanye West, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.

2022 Grammy Awards performers

Performers on the big night included the show openers, Silk Sonic -- the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (one of the night's biggest winners)-- with performances by Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, John Legend, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Jon Batiste, and H.E.R.

Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler also took the stage for a special In Memoriam performance. Also featured was a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

2022 Grammy Awards presenters

Presenters at the 2022 Grammys included Megan Thee Stallion, Joni Mitchell and Questlove; Grammy winners Lenny Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt, and Keith Urban; past Grammy nominees Kelsea Ballerini and Avril Lavigne; actor-musicians Jared Leto and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez; and actor Anthony Mackie. Plus -- surprise! - a special and very moving introduction by Ukraine's President Zelensky.

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For the second year in a row, 2022 Grammy host was the Daily Show's Trevor Noah.

2022 Grammy Awards records

• 95-year-old Tony Bennet became the second oldest Grammy winner ever when he and Lady Gaga won best traditional pop vocal album for “Love for Sale,” their collection of Cole Porter standards. (The oldest Grammy winner remains Pinetop Perkins, the 97-year-old pianist, who won for best traditional blues album for “Joined at the Hip” in 2011.)

• With three Grammy nominations this year, Jay-Z became the most-nominated artist ever, with 83 nods.

2022 Grammy Awards controversies

Controversies at awards shows are nothing new, but this year's Grammys have made headlines with several snafus, including the removal of Taylor Swift and two of her collaborators as songwriters on Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour,” which was up for album of the year. According to Grammy guidelines, song samples or “interpolations,” disqualified the writers from being credited.

The following day, rapper Drake -- who in the past has had a contentious relationship with the Grammys -- withdrew his name entirely from 2022 competition after being nominated for best rap album and best rap performance.

Kanye West was supposed to perform this year, but after recent erratic behavior targeting his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and Grammy host Trevor Noah, he was pulled from the show

DID YOU KNOW? Top Grammy Awards fun facts

first Grammy winners for rap
The first ever Grammy for Best Rap
performance was awarded in 1989
to Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff for
"Parents Just Don't Understand".

• The Grammy Awards presentation is the second-most-watched awards show after the Oscars.

• The Grammy Awards are the only music awards that are voted upon by music peers. Nominations and winners are determined by the Recording Academy's voting membership, which is composed of music artists, producers, songwriters, and engineers.

• In 2021, Beyoncé earned her 28th Grammy, surpassing country-bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, who’d held the record with 27 Grammys.

• In 1989, the Fresh Prince (Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff won the first Grammy for a Rap performance.

• The first artists to be stripped of their Grammys were Milli Vanilli in 1989, when it was discovered that their album was not originally sung by them. The duo, which won for Best New Artist that year, lip-synced a live performance during the program.

• Rapper Snoop Dogg has been nominated 12 times for a Grammy but has never won.

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2022 Grammy Award Nominees

Record of the Year

ABBA - I Still Have Faith in You
Jon Batiste - Freedom
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches
Brandi Carlile - Right on Time
Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open - WINNER

Song of the Year

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

Album of the Year

We Are - Jon Batiste - WINNER
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Love for Sale
Justin Bieber - Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Doja Cat - Planet Her (Deluxe)
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid Laroi
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo - WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You
Justin Bieber, Benny Blanco - Lonely
BTS - Butter
Coldplay - Higher Power
Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More - WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

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

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

Best Rock Performance

AC/DC - Shot in the Dark
Black Pumas - Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares 2 U
Deftones - Ohms
Foo Fighters - Making a Fire - WINNER

Best Rock Song

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

Best Rock Album

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

Best Dance Recording

Afrojack & David Guetta - Hero
Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom
James Blake - Before
Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak
Caribou - You Can Do It
Rüfüs du Sol - Alive - WINNER
Tiësto - the Business

Best Rap Album

J. Cole - The Off-Season
Drake - Certified Lover Boy - withdrawn
Nas - King’s Disease
Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost - WINNER
Kanye West - Donda

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties - WINNER
Cardi B - Up
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life
Drake, Future, Young Thug - Way Too Sexy - withdrawn
Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit

Best Rap Song

DMX, Jay-Z, Nas - Bath Salts
Saweetie, Doja Cat - Best Friend
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties
Kanye West, Jay-Z - Jail - WINNER
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life

Best Melodic Rap Performance

J. Cole, Lil Baby - Pride Is the Devil
Doja Cat - Need to Know
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - Industry Baby
Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign - WusYaName
Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby - Hurricane - WINNER

Best Latin Pop Album

Pablo Alborán - Vértigo
Paula Arenas - Mis Amores
Ricardo Arjona - Hecho A La Antigua
Camilo - Mis Manos
Alex Cuba - Mendó - WINNER
Selena Gomez - Revelación

Best Country Solo Performance

Luke Combs - Forever After All
Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name
Jason Isbell - All I Do is Drive
Kacey Musgraves - Camera Roll
Chris Stapleton - You Should Probably Leave - WINNER

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood - If I Didn't Love You
Brothers Osborne - Younger Me - WINNER
Dan + Shay - Glad You Exist
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd - Chasing After You
Miranda Lambert and Elle King - Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)

Best Country Song

Better Than We Found It - Maren Morris
Camera Roll - Kacey Musgraves
Cold - Chris Stapleton - WINNER
Country Again - Thomas Rhett
Fancy Like - Walker Hayes
Remember Her Name - Mickey Guyton

Best Country Album

Brothers Osborne - Skeletons
Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name
Miranda Lambert - Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, The Marfa Tapes
Sturgill Simpson -  The Ballad of Dood & Juanita
Chris Stapleton - Starting Over - WINNER

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra - Lost You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches
H.E.R. - Damage
Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open - WINNER (TIE)
Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings - WINNER

Best Progressive R&B Album

New Light — Eric Bellinger
Something To Say — Cory Henry
Mood Valiant — Hiatus Kaiyote
Table For Two — Lucky Daye - WINNER
Dinner Party: Dessert — Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington
Studying Abroad: Extended Stay — Masego

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Jon Batiste - I Need You
BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal - Bring It on Home
Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper - Born Again
H.E.R. - Fight for You - WINNER
Lucky Dave, Yebba - How Much Can a Heart Take

Best Global Music Album

Rocky Dawuni - Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.
Daniel Ho & Friends - East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert
Angélique Kidjo - Mother Nature - WINNER
Femi Kuti, Made Kuti - Legacy +
Wizkid - Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition

Best Reggae Album

Etana - Pamoja
Gramps Morgan - Positive Vibration
Sean Paul - Live N Livin
Jesse Royal - Royal Soja - Beauty in the Silence - WINNER
Spice - 10

Best New Age Album

Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster, Tom Eaton - Brothers
Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej - Divine Tides - WINNER
Wouter Kellerman, David Arkenstone - Pangaea
Opium Moon - Night + Day
Laura Sullivan - Pieces of Forever

Best Remixed Recording

Soul II Soul - Back to Life (Booka T Kings of Soul Satta Dub)
Papa Roach - Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)
K. D. Lang - Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)
Zedd, Griff - Inside Out (3Scape Drm Remix)
Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande - Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)
Deftones - Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix) - WINNER
PVA - Talks (Mura Masa Remix)

Best Immersive Audio Album

Alicia Keys - Alicia - WINNER
Patricia Barber - Clique
Harry Styles - Fine Line
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
Anne Karin Sundal-Ask, Det Norske Jentekor - Stille Grender

Best American Roots Performance

Jon Batiste - Cry - WINNER
Billy Strings - Love and Regret
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free
Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile - Same Devil
Allison Russell - Nightflyer

Best American Roots Song

Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi - Avalon
Valerie June Featuring Carla Thomas - Call Me a Fool
Jon Batiste - Cry - WINNER
Yola - Diamond Studded Shoes
Allison Russell - Nightflyer

Best Americana Album

Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere
John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band - Leftover Feelings
Los Lobos - Native Sons - WINNER
Allison Russell - Outside Child
Yola - Stand for Myself

Best Bluegrass Album

Billy Strings - Renewal
Béla Fleck - My Bluegrass Heart - WINNER
The Infamous Stringdusters - A Tribute to Bill Monroe
Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Rhonda Vincent - Music Is What I See

Best Traditional Blues Album

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years of Blues
Blues Traveler - Traveler’s Blues
Cedric Burnside - I Be Trying - WINNER
Guy Davis - Be Ready When I Call You
Kim Watson - Take Me Back

Best Contemporary Blues Album

The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown - Delta Kream
Joe Bonamassa - Royal Tea
Shemekia Copeland - Uncivil War
Steve Cropper - Fire It Up
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram - 662 - WINNER

Best Folk Album

Mary Chapin Carpenter - One Night Lonely (Live)
Tyler Childers - Long Violent History
Madison Cunningham - Wednesday (Extended Edition)
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi - They’re Calling Me Home - WINNER
Sarah Jarosz - Blue Heron Suite

Best Music Video

AC/DC - Shot in the Dark
Jon Batiste - Freedom - WINNER
Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar - Peaches
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Best Music Film

Bo Burnham - Inside
David Byrne - David Byrne’s American Utopia
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever (A Love Letter to Los Angeles)
Jimi Hendrix - Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui
Various Artists - Summer of Soul - WINNER

Also see -> Billboard Music Awards | MTV VMAs

NAACP Image Awards | Oscars

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