The Grammy Awards, the highest honor in the music business, recognize performers from all genres for their outstanding abilities and ground-breaking accomplishments.
A thrilling celebration of musical greatness took place in 2022 when worthy musicians received the prestigious Grammy awards. The 2022 Grammy Award winners are highlighted in this article, showing their outstanding achievements to the music industry.
Album Of The Year:
‘We Are’ by Jon Batiste
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The sixth solo album of Jon Batiste is titled We Are. On March 19, 2021, Verve Records issued it. At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, held in April 2022, the album took home Album of the Year; in total, Batiste received eleven nominations for it, winning five of them.
Record Of The Year:
‘Leave the door open’ by Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak
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The debut song by the American super-duo Silk Sonic consists of Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak is called “Leave the Door Open” and is taken off their sophomore album An Evening with Silk Sonic (2021).
Best New Artist:
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Actress and singer Olivia Isabel Rodrigo hails from the United States. With her leading performances in the Disney television series Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, she rose to prominence in the late 2010s.
Best Rap Album:
“Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler, The Creator
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The sixth solo album by American rapper & musician Tyler, the Creator is titled Call Me If You Get Lost. On the 25th of June in 2021, the album was made available via Columbia Records.
Best R&B Album:
“Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan.
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Jazmine Sullivan, an American R&B singer, released an EP titled Heaux Tales. It was her first album since the widely praised Reality Show, which was issued by RCA Recordings on January 8, 2021. It has contributions by H.E.R., Anderson.Paak, and Ari Lennox. The majority of the EP’s recordings were made in Sullivan’s Philadelphia home.
Best Rap Song
“Jail,” Kanye West featuring Jay-Z
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The Throne, also known as Kanye West and JAY-Z, make their triumphant comeback with “Jail.” Now that their once-brotherly bond had ceased, the two had made peace. The two haven’t collaborated on a song since Drake and JAY-Z performed on “Pop Style” in 2016, a song on which JAY-Z only had two lines. In addition, “Jail” marks the start of DONDA’s narrative arc. We discover Kanye in the throes of a crisis, spiraling out of hand as both his marriage and his public persona continue to disintegrate.
Best Country Album
“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton
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American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton co-wrote and recorded the song “Starting Over,” which was made available as the lead single off his fourth studio album of the same name on August 28, 2020. Morgane Stapleton, Stapleton’s wife, provides background vocals for the song.
Song Of The Year
“Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic (Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II, and Bruno Mars)
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The dynamic duo Silk Sonic is made up of Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak, earned song of the year at the 2022 Grammy with their retro-funk ballad “Leave the Door Open.” Mars and. Paak defeated six other finalists, including the breakout hit “Drivers Licence” by Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” Justin Bieber’s “Peaches,” and collaborators Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile II, and Christopher Brody Brown.
Best Rock Album
“Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters
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The band’s tenth studio album by American Rock group Foo Fighters is titled Medicine at Midnight. After being postponed from 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was released on February 5, 2021, via RCA and Roswell Records.
Best Rock Song
“Waiting On a War,” Foo Fighters
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The song “Waiting on a War” is by the American rock group Foo Fighters. It came out as the group’s ninth album, Medicine at Midnight, third single. The track was initially made available on January 14, 2021, after “Shame Shame” and “No Son of Mine” as the third single from the band’s ninth studio album, Medicine at Midnight. The singer Dave Grohl’s 52nd birthday was the reason the date was selected. On the same day, the band performed the song Open on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
Best Dance/Electronic Album
“Subconsciously,” Black Coffee
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Black Coffee, a South African Djs and music producer, will release Subconsciously, his sixth studio album, on the fifth of February 2021 via Soulistic Music. As special guests, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Diplo, and Usher perform. At the 64th annual Grammy Awards, the album was named Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
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American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer Jack Michael Antonoff. In addition to playing guitar and drums in the pop rock group Fun, Antonoff is the primary vocalist of the rock band Bleachers. In the past, he was the band Steel Train’s lead singer.
Best Music Video
“Freedom,” Jon Batiste
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At the ceremony, Batiste played “Freedom” with the help of a vibrant and vivacious company before bursting into the audience in a triumphant conclusion. We Earned Album of the Year, and the song was named Best Music Video. He added in his victory speech, “I adore music, I’ve been singing since I was a tiny lad. “It’s a spiritual practice for me; it’s more than just entertainment.”
Best Country Song
“Cold,” Chris Stapleton
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American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton’s song Cold, the follow-up release from his latest album, Starting Over, was made available on September 25, 2020. The song was named Best Country Song at the sixty-fourth Grammy Awards.
Best Folk Album
“They’re Calling Me Home,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
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The Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi assisted Rhiannon Giddens in recording her new album, They’re Calling Me Home, on Nonesuch Records on April 9. Due to the epidemic, Giddens and Turrisi, who both reside in Ireland while they are not on tour, have been there since March 2020. During lockdown, the two foreigners discovered that they were drawn to the music of their adopted nations, America, Italy, and Ireland.
Best Comedy Album
“Sincerely Louis CK,” Louis C.K.
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The stand-up comedy movie Sincerely Louis C.K., starring American comedian Louis C.K., was released on April 4, 2020. It is C.K.’s debut stand-up performance since he admitted to many instances of sexual assault in 2017. It was filmed in Washington, D.C., in 2020.
Best Rap Performance:
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
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American artists Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar wrote the song “Family Ties” (stylized with all lowercase letters). On the 27th of August 2021, the record label Columbia and pgLang released the single. Keem’s first album, The Melodic Blue, has the song as its fourth single. In addition, Lamar’s debut musical release through pgLang, the production business he helped establish in March 2020, is this song.
Best Rock Performance:
“Making a Fire,” Foo Fighters
American rock band Foo Fighters’ “Making a Fire” is the first song from their 10 solo recordings, Medicine at Midnight (2021). On June 8, 2021, it was made available to rock radio stations, becoming the fourth single from the album.
Best Music Film:
“Summer of Soul”
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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, in his first acting role, directed the 2021 American independent documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), which is about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. On January 28, 2021, it had its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the documentary categories Grand Jury Award and Audience Award.
Best Musical Theater Album:
“The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical”
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Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear created a concept CD called The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical which is based on the first season of the Netflix series Bridgerton. Early in 2021, they used TikTok to create the tracks for the album in a series of performances where they solicited and incorporated comments from viewers.
Best Global Music:
“Mohabbat,” Arooj Aftab
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Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Arooj Aftab. Although her extended family is from Pakistan, she was raised in Saudi Arabia. She also made history earlier this year when she became the first Pakistani musician to win a Grammy. She received a nomination for Best New Artist, and her song “Mohabbat” won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Performance.
Best Global Music Album:
“Mother Nature,” Angélique Kidjo
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After her 2018 radical reinterpretation of Talking Heads’ seminal LP Remain In Light and her Grammy-winning 2019 album Celia, Angélique has released her first original music album in seven years, Mother Nature.
Best Historical Album:
“Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)
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On October 30, 2020, Rhino Records will release Joni Mitchell’s five-disc box set Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963–1967).
Best Pop Duo / Group Performance:
Doja Cat and SZA for “Kiss Me More”
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Doja and SZA work together for the first time on “Kiss Me More,” which serves as the lead single from her eagerly anticipated Planet Her third studio album. On March 5, 2021, during a conversation with V Magazine, the song was first hinted at. In a tweet highlighting the musicians she follows, including SZA, Doja also cryptically alluded to a possible collaboration between the two.
Best American Roots Performance:
“Cry,” Jon Batiste
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The newest single from Jon Batiste’s new album, “We Are,” is called “CRY.” Composed by Batiste and Steve McEwan (James Blunt, Carrie Underwood, Kylie Minogue), “CRY” showcases the singer’s vocal flexibility and takes listeners on an emotional journey through its lyrical content.
The Grammy winners of 2022 represent a diverse and extraordinary group of artists who have made significant contributions to the world of music. From Billie Eilish’s introspective soundscapes to Silk Sonic’s nostalgic R&B, Taylor Swift’s lyrical genius, and Olivia Rodrigo’s relatable anthems, each winner has left an indelible mark on the industry.
These talented musicians and their award-winning works continue to shape the musical landscape, inspiring generations with their creativity, passion, and dedication to their craft.