64th Grammy Awards 2022: summary, list of winners, performers, songs and reactions
Grammy Awards 2022 | Headlines
- Awards for Album of the Year and Record of the Year go to Jon Batiste
- Billie Eilish takes to the stage in Taylor Hawkins t-shirt, a tribute to former Foo Fighters drummer
- Olivia Rodrigo picks up the awards for Best New Artist and Best Vocal Album
- R&B duo Silk Sonic record a 'clean sweep', winning in all four nominated categories
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears in pre-recorded Grammys message
- Kanye West becomes the most successful hip-hop artist in Grammys history with 24 wins across his career
- Olivia Rodrigo was nominated in the top four categories: Album, Song and Record of the Year, as well as Best New Artist
- The ceremony was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with Trevor Noah hosting
64th Grammy Awards | List of Winners
- Album of the Year - 'We Are' by Jon Batiste
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - 'Kiss Me More,' Doja Cat featuring SZA
- Record of the Year - 'We Are,' Jon Batiste
- Best Country Album - ' Starting Over,' Chris Stapleton
- Best Vocal Album - 'Sour,' Olivia Rodrigo
- Best R&B Album - 'Heaux Tales,' Jazmine Sullivan
- Best Rap Performance - 'Family Ties,' Baby Keem ft. Kendrick Lamar
- Best New Artist - Olivia Rodrigo
- Best Country Album - 'Starting Over,' Chris Stapleton
- Song of the Year - 'Leave The Door Open,' Silk Sonic
- Best Rock Song - 'Waiting On A War,' Foo Fighters
Too smooth! Silk Sonic pick up four Grammy wins
R&B duo Silk Sonic won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song at the 64th Grammy Awards. The charismatic duo bagged the awards in all four of the categories that they were nominated for, leaving Anderson Paak to celebrate the duo' "clean sweep".
WATCH: The moment Jon Batiste wins Album of the Year
With 11 nominations for this year's Grammy Awards, Jon Batiste was expected to pick up a few of the topp prizes, but even the man himself looked shocked when his name was read out. Here's the moment when Lenny Kravitz announced the winner, and Batiste's hillarious reaction.
Jon Batiste wins Best Album
After an electrifying live performance, Jon Batiste has just been awarded the Grammy for Best Album. 'We Are' is the eighth studio album by the musician and has garnered eight nominations this awards season. Reflecting on his creative process in the production of the album, Batiste said: "It's more than entertainment to me, it's a spiritual process."
Silk Sonic picks up Record of the Year
It's another one for the smoothest twosome, Silk Sonic has won the award for Record of the Year at the 2022 Grammys. Sauntering on-stage, Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars thanked their fans and celebrated the self-proclaimed "clean sweep" of Grammy wins this evening. What an evening it has been.
Nominees for Record of the Year
Next up, it's a big one. Here are the nominees for Record of the Year at the 2022 Grammy Awards:
I Still Have Faith In You" — ABBA
"Freedom" — Jon Batiste
"I Get A Kick Out Of You" — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
"Peaches" — Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
"Right On Time" — Brandi Carlile
"Kiss Me More" — Doja Cat feat. 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
Doja Cat and SZA pick up award for Best Duo and Group Performance
Beating out tough competition from BTS; Tony Bennett's & Lady Gaga; and Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco, the award for Best Duo and Group Perfromance went to Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," feat. SZA. But there was nearly a logistical nightmare as a poorly-timed toilet break nearly prevented Doja Cat from being on stage for the award.
She arrived on stage breathless, saying: “I’ve never taken such a fast piss in my life!”
Jon Batiste x BTS link up
Tonight's Grammy Awards ceremony has been jam-packed with incredible performances and two of the most memorable so far were BTS and Jon Batiste. The latter was the most-nominated artist at this year's Grammys with an astonishing 11 nods on the shortlist. He picked up four awards in the pre-ceremony announcements, and will be hopeful of winning more.
During her performance of 'Happier Than Ever' at the Grammys this evening, Billie Eilish donned a t-shirt paying tribute to Taylor Hawkins, the former Foo Fighters drummer was found dead in his hotel room earlier this week
Eilish wore a black oversized t-shirt with Hawkins’ image emblazoned across the front as she performed alongside performed live alongside brother Finneas. But why did Eilish choose to mark Hawkins in this way and is there a previous relationship between the two musicians?
Olivia Rodrigo picks up second Grammy Award of the evening
Having already secured the award for Best New Artist, Olivia Rodrigo has just received her second gong of the evening for Best Vocal Album. The singer-songwriter's 'Sour' is her debut album, which spents months in the Billboard Top Ten in the United States. In her acceptance speech, ROdrigo thanked her parents for having faith in her through the early days of her career.
Grammys wait is over for Jazmine Sullivan
After being nominated 14 times without winning, it was 15th time lucky for R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan at the 64th Grammy Awards. She picked up the coveted Best R&B Album award for her seminal 'Heaux Tales'. Earlier tonight she finished level with Silk Sonic in the Best R&B Performance category for ‘Pick Up Your Feelings.’
Zelenskyy addresses the Grammys
Ukrianian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy has addressed those gathered for the Grammy Awards, asking them to raise awareness for the ongoing horrors in Ukraine. In a pre-recroded speech he described war as "the opposite of music", and mounred the fact that children across his country will not get the chance to show their talents to the world.
As the coverage of Grammys 2022 take a brief break before continuing with the awards, why not take a second to learn about the history of the ceremony. How long has it been going for, where is it normally held, and what even is a 'grammy'? Read on to find out more...
Ludacris names Rap Song of the Year
Rapper and producer Ludacris is now on-stage to present the next award of the evening, but not before paying tribute to Nas. He's just announced the winner of Rap Song of the Year as Family Ties by Baby Keem ft. Kendrick Lamar.
King of New York lands in Las Vegas
Hip-hop icon Nas is performing live at the Grammy Awards, throwing in some neat musical nods to his earlier work. The rap legend is up for Best Rap Album in this year's ceremony for King's Disease II.
BIllie Eilish makes touching Taylor Hawkins tribute
In a live performance of "Happier Than Ever" alongside brother Finneas, Billie Eilish wore a t-shirt with a picture of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died recently The young singer had been championed by Hawkins and Foo Fighters bandmate Dave Grohl in the early parts of her career and apparently wanted to mark his sad passing earlier this week.
“Billie Eilish is honouring Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins tonight on the Grammys,” music journalist and radio host Eric Alper wrote on Twitter.
Olivia Rodrigo wins first Grammy for Best New Artist
Having missed out on Song of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo has her first Grammy Award, and it's one of the big ones! The 19-year-old singer/songwriter picked up the Grammy for Best New Year and was presented with the gong by former winners Dua Lipa and Meghan Thee Stallion.
Billie EIlish performs live in a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt
Paying tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer, Billie EIlish performs live in a t-shirt with Taylor Hawkins on the front. She performed alongside brother Finneas, the title track from her album "Happier Than Ever" and received a rapturous ovation from those gathered. Both the album and the song have been nominated as the best of the year at the Grammys.
Award for Best Country Album goes to Chris Stapleton for 'Starting Over'
The Grammy Award for Best Country Album has just been awarded to Chris Stapleton who will be performing live later this evening.
Grammys link up: BTS x Olivia Rodrigo
Korean pop sensations BTS took to stage at the Grammys for the first time with an incredible live performance of 'Butter'. Not only did they smash their performance, but it began with BTS's V a little one-on-one with fellow nominee Olivia Rodrigo. What did he say to ilicit that response? I guess we'll never know...
WATCH: BTS take to the stage to perform at the Grammys
Korean pop group BTS are making their Grammy's debut this year, and not only are they nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, they are also performing live on stage.
Grammy Award for Best Song goes to Silk Sonic
In the first of theceremony awards to be announced tonight, Silk Sonic have picked up the Award for Best Song for "Leave The Door Open". The super-smooth duo comprised of Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars beat off stiff competition from Montero Hill, Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo to claim the first prize of the evening.
Who are the nominees for Song of the Year?
After sensational performances from Silksonic and Olivia Rodrigo, we're on to the first major award of the evening with Song of the Year. Here are the nominees as Rodrigo looks to become the first artist to win a clean sweep of the four biggest awards (Album, Song and Record of the Year, as well as Best New Artist) in a single year:
- "Bad Habits" - Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
- "A Beautiful Noise" - Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters
- "drivers license" - Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo
- "Fight For You" - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
- "Happier Than Ever" - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell
- "Kiss Me More" - Roget Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solana Rowe and David Sprecher
- "Leave The Door Open" - Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars
- "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" - Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill and Roy Lenzo
- "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
- "Right On Time" - Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth
Olivia Rodrigo performs live at the Grammys
The 19-year-old singer-songwriter has notched up a whopping seven nominations for this year's Grammy Awards, and could become the first person to win all four major awards in the same year - Album, Song and Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. She's now on-stage, performing her number one single 'driving license'.
Trevor Noah gets us started at the 64th Grammy Awards
Comedian and TV host Trevor Noah is the main presenter for tonight's awards and rocked up on the red carpet in a pastel pink double-breasted blazer. Upon taking to the stage he introduced Silksonic as the first live performance of the evening.
How are the Grammys nominees nominated and voted for?
The Grammy Awards is the most illustrious night in the music industry and a victory in Las Vegas could be the highlight of an artist's entire career. Ever wondered how the nominees and winners are decided? Here's how it all works...
Kanye West becomes the most success hip-hop artist at the Grammys
In the pre-ceremony awards, Kanye West has reached the record-breaking total of 24 Grammy wins, setting himself clear of the rest as the most successful hip-hop artist in the award's history. He has already won Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song, and his 2021 album Donda is shortlisted for Best Album.
Grammy Award for Producer of the Year Jack Antonoff
The next of the pre-ceremony awards to be announced at the 2022 Grammys is the Award for Producer of the Year, which went to Jack Antonoff. He was nominated for numerous production credits, including Chemtrails Over The Country Club by Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift's Gold Rush.
WATCH: BTS red carpet glambot
A recent addition to the red carpet ritual for stars is the 'glambot', a HD, slow-motion camera that gives a close up look of celebrities. Korean sensations BTS seem right at home on their Grammys debut, and will be taking to the stage to perform later on tonight.
Billie Eilish dons all-black outfit for the Grammys
If she is victorious tonight with her song 'Happier Than Ever,' Billie Eilish could become the first artist ever to win record of the year three times in a row. The only other artist to win the award three times is Paul Simon. She could also join Adele as the only artists to ever win three major categories — record, song and album of the year — twice. In recent years she won for “Bad Guy” and “Everything I Wanted.”
Wondering who is nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards? Well lucky for you we've got this handy breakdown of all the categories for tonight's award ceremony, with Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo expected to compete for the biggest awards.
Olivia Rodrigo picks up first Grammy of her career
Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo has received the first Grammy of her young career in the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. She is aiming to become just the third artist to win the top four categories – album, song and record of the year and best new artist - in the same ceremony, and is nominated for all four categories.
Billie Eilish on the Grammys' red carpet
Fresh from picking up the award for Best Original Song at last weekend's Oscars, Bille Eilish is back on the red carpet for tonight's Grammy Awards. Tonight she is nominated in several categories, including Song Of The Year for 'Happier Than Ever'. If she were to triumph in that category tonight she would become the first artist to win the awards for three consecutive years, after also winning for 'Bad Guy' and 'Everything I Wanted' in recent years.
Will Smith reference at the Grammys
It was always going to happen, wasn't it? Just one week after Will Smith grabbed the headlines at the Oscars by storming on stage to confront Chris Rock, hitting the comedian for a joke made at the expense of Smith's wife Jada. Referencing the smack, comedian Nate Bargatze has stepped out to begin his stint of Grammys presenting with a massive oversized helmet, joking that comedians have to be careful these days.
BTS arrive on the red carpet in Las Vegas
Korean pop superstars BTS are not only nomination for an award at tonight's Grammys ceremony, but they will also be performing live on the hallowed stage. They are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
It was announced earlier this week that Trevor Noah, comedian and host of The Daily Show, will be the main presenter at the 2022 Grammy Awards this evening. Noah is perhaps best known for his nightly political satire show but has a lengthy and successful career as a comedian.
As well as his work as a comedian, Noah has also published an autobiographical book called Born a Crime, which details his childhood and upbringing as the son of international parents in apartheid South Africa.
What is the order of awards for the 64th Grammy Awards?
Journalist NavJosh, founder and editor of Free HHNM is in attendence in Los Angeles this evening and has shared the order of ceremony for the Grammys. As is shown here, the majority of the rap and R&B awards will be given towards the end of the ceremony.
Pre-ceremony award goes to Angelique Kidjo
Angelique Kidjo has won the award for Best Global Music Album for Mother Nature, the fifth win of the Beninese singer's career.
In her speech, Kidjo made sure to praise the young African musicians who collaborated with her on Mother Nature who she said "are going to take the world by storm." Those involved in the project were Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, and Shungudzo.
Wondering how to watch the 2022 Grammy Awards live? This year's ceremony will take place on Sunday 3 April after a three-month postponement due to covid-19. Jon Baptiste is a serious favourite after picking up 11 nominations. Big names like Justin Bieber and Doja Cat follow close behind with eight awards.
The whole thing is availabel to watch on cable TV in the United States, and is shown on various streaming platofmrs online.
BTS will perform at tonight's Grammy Awards ceremony
The K-Pop BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment, growing to global fame in the years since. They are nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and have been invited to give a live performance on the hallowed stage this evening.
What time is the Grammy Awards ceremony 2022?
The Grammy Awards is considered the most prestigious awards night in the music industry and millions of people all around the world will be eager to see who takes home the top gongs.
Tonight's ceremony starts at 8pm ET, or 5pm PT, on Sunday, April 3 and will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Cable subscribers can watch the show on CBS, or stream it on Paramount+. The show can also be viewed via a TV provider such as Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV.
Bo Burnham picks up Best Song Written For Visual Media in pre-ceremony awards
Although tonight's ceremony does not start for a couple more hours, a few of the award categories have already been awarded to ensure that everything can be squeezed into tonight's jam-packed schedule. Bo Burnham has won Best Song Written For Visual Media for his song 'All Eyes on Me'.
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