2022 Grammys Preview


Brian Smith

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Carol Anne Bredeson, The Delphi Staff

The biggest night in music is this Sunday, April 3: the 64th Annual Grammys.

Fans will celebrate on Instagram and rant on Twitter. Who will take home the most coveted award: Album of the Year?

This year’s show has 86 categories, including 2 new ones: Best Global Music Performance in the Global Music Field and Best Música Urbana Album in the Latin Music Field.

The major categories; Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist; were expanded to include 10 nominations rather than eight. No matter what happens, history will be made.

The subjective nature of music always makes the show and its selections highly controversial. Aside from angry fans, the Grammys have turned off artists such as the Weeknd (who was nominated but announced he will be boycotting the show) and Drake (who has pulled his nominations). There will be shocks and there will be snubs; it’s pretty much how the Grammys work.

The music is eligible for nomination if it was recorded between September 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. In a surprise, Jazz pianist and bandleader of the Late-Show, Jon Batiste, received the most nominations (11). Olivia Rodrigo’s pop culture domination was recognized by her 7 nominations and Jay-Z passed Paul McCartney to become the most nominated artist of all time. Here are the nominees for the biggest awards:

Album of the Year

We Are by Jon Batiste

‘Love For Sale’ by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

‘Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)’ by Justin Bieber

‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’ by Doja Cat

‘Happier Than Ever’ by Billie Eilish

‘Back Of My Mind’ by H.E.R.

‘Montero’ by Lil Nas X

‘Sour’ by Olivia Rodrigo

‘Evermore’ by Taylor Swift

‘Donda’ by Kanye West

Song of the Year

‘Bad Habits’ by Ed Sheeran

‘A Beautiful Noise’ by Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile

‘drivers license’ by Olivia Rodrigo

‘Fight For You’ by H.E.R.

‘Happier Than Ever’ by Billie Eilish

‘Kiss Me More’ by Doja Cat Featuring SZA

‘Leave The Door Open’ by Silk Sonic

‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ by Lil Nas X

‘Peaches’ by Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

‘Right On Time’ by Brandi Carlile

Record of the Year

‘I Still Have Faith In You’ by ABBA

‘Freedom’ by Jon Batiste

‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’ by Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga

‘Peaches’ by Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

‘Right On Time’ by Brandi Carlile

‘Kiss Me More’ by Doja Cat Featuring SZA

‘Happier Than Ever’ by Billie Eilish

‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ by Lil Nas X

‘drivers license’ by Olivia Rodrigo

‘Leave The Door’ Open by Silk Sonic

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem


Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast


Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo