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2022 GRAMMYs to take place April 3 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Following the postponement of the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards due to COVID-19 concerns, the Recording Academy has finally decided on a new date for “Music’s Biggest Night.”

This year’s GRAMMY awards were originally slated for Jan. 31, 2022 at Arena in Los Angeles, but have since moved to Las Vegas. In a statement made by the Recording Academy on Jan. 18, the Grammy Awards are now set to take place April 3 at the MGM Grand in Vegas. It will be televised nationally by CBS and available to stream on Paramount+.

The Academy also confirmed Tuesday (March 15) that Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, BTS, Brandi Carlile, and Brothers Osborn have all been tapped to perform, per Variety

Artists and label executives reportedly voiced their concerns about its initial Jan. 31 date, stemming from the rising presence of COVID-19’s Omicron variant. With mask mandates and restrictions being eased in recent weeks, it’s good to know that the show will go on — despite questions of it being cancelled in its entirety.

The GRAMMYs are a testament to music excellence within the industry. With a plethora of show-stopping performances, defining moments and breathtaking speeches, this year’s awards are poised to be its biggest event yet.

Among the 86 categories announced on Nov. 23, the academy’s rap nominees are filled with top contenders from this past year. Kanye West, J. Cole, Nas and Tyler, The Creator are all in the running for Rap Album Of The Year — in which should be a showdown for hip-hop’s top spot. Nas took home the GRAMMY award in 2020 for Best Rap Album with King’s Disease, as he looks to repeat his success with its sequel.

Drake and Ye were at odds all last year, but they have recently reconciled in a joint effort to spread awareness for Larry Hoover’s release from prison with their benefit concert in December. While the two have put their differences aside, their 2021 albums — which battled one another for Billboard’s top spot last summer — were facing off for the GRAMMY crown. However, Drake decided to pull CLB for Grammy consideration this year.

J. Cole and Tyler, The Creator’s LPs are perhaps the most acclaimed of the rap bunch, as both albums were praised by both fans and critics alike as a testament to their respective sounds and influence within the genre. Cole, Nas and Kanye also earned Rap Song Of The Year noms along with Saweetie, Doja Cat, Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar, DMX, Jay-Z, 21 Savage and Morray.

Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ is also up for Album Of The Year consideration along with Justin Bieber, HER, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, Jon Bastiste and Lady Gaga & Tony Bennet. The most-nominated artist this year is Jon Batiste, who leads with 11 nominations. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and HER follow with 8 nominations each, and Billie EIlish and Olivia Rodrigo have 7. Rodrigo is nominated in all of the Big Four categories: Record, Song, and Album Of The Year, plus Best New Artist.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

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 – “Peaches” (Feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”
Doja Cat – “Kiss Me More” (Feat. SZA)
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License”
Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”

Album Of The Year
Jon Batiste – We Are
Justin Bieber – Justice: Triple Chucks Deluxe
Doja Cat – Planet Her Deluxe
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett – Love For Sale
H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind
Lil Nas X – Montero
Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
Taylor Swift – Evermore
Kanye West – Donda

Song Of The Year
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
Alicia Keys – “A Beautiful Noise” (Feat. Brandi Carlile)
Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License”
H.E.R. – “Fight For You”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Doja Cat – “Kiss Me More” (Feat. SZA)
Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Justin Bieber – “Peaches” (Feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”

Best New Artist
Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid Laroi
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo

Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Afrojack & David Guetta – “Hero”
Olafur Arnalds – “Loom” (Feat. Bonobo)
James Blake – “Before”
Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Heartbreak”
Caribou – “You Can Do It”
Rufus Du Sol – “Alive”
Tiesto – “The Business”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Black Coffee – Subconsciously
ILLENIUM – Fallen Embers
Major Lazer – Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded)
Marshmello – Shockwave
Sylvan Esso – Free Love
Ten City – Judgement

Best Rap Album
J. Cole – The Off-Season
Nas – King’s Disease II
Tyler, The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Kanye West – Donda

Best Rap Song
DMX – “Bath Salts” (Feat. Jay-Z & Nas)
Saweetie – “Best Friend” (Feat. Doja Cat)
Baby Keem – “Family Ties” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Kanye West – “Jail” (Feat. Jay-Z)
J. Cole – “My .Life” (Feat. 21 Savage & Morray)

Best Rap Performance
Baby Keem – “Family Ties” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Cardi B – “Up”
J. Cole – “My .Life” (Feat. 21 Savage & Morray)
Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot Shit”

Best Melodic Rap Performance
J. Cole – “Pride Is The Devil” (Feat. Lil Baby)
Doja Cat – “Need To Know”
Lil Nas X – “Industry Baby” (Feat. Jack Harlow)
Tyler The Creator – “Wusyaname” (Feat. YoungBoyNever Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign)
Kanye West – “Hurricane” (Feat. The Weeknd & Lil Baby)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Roget Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
The Marias – Cinema
Yebba – Dawn
Low – Hey What
Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
Pino Palladino & Blake Mills – Notes With Attachments

Best Latin Pop Or Urban Album
Pablo Alborán – Vértigo
Paula Arenas – Mis Amores
Ricardo Arjona – Hecho A La Antigua
Camilo – Mis Manos
Alex Cuba – Mendó
Selena Gomez – Revelación

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
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – Legacy +
Wizkid – Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition

Best American Roots Performance
Jon Batiste – “Cry”
Billy Strings – “Love And Regret”
The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Bela Fleck – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”
Brandy Clark – “Same Devil” (Feat. Brandi Carlile)
Allison Russell – “Nightflyer”

Best American Roots Song
Rhiannon Giddens – “Avalon” (Feat. Francesco Turrisi)
Valerie June – “Call Me A Fool” (Feat. Carla Thomas)
Jon Batiste – “Cry”
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
Allison Russell – Outside Child
Yola – Stand For Myself

Best Bluegrass Album
Billy Strings – Renewal
Bela Fleck – My Bluegrass Heart
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 & Charlie Musselwhite – 100 Years Of Blues
Blues Traveler – Traveler’s Blues
Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying
Guy David – Be Ready When I Call You
Kim Wilson – Take Me Back

Best Contemporary Blues Album
The Black Keys – Delta Kream
Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea
Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War
Steve Cropper – Fire It Up
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662

Best Reggae Album
Etana – Pamoja
Gramps Morgan – Positive Vibration
Sean Paul – Live N Livin
Jesse Royal – Royal Soja – Beauty in the Silence
Spice – 10

Best New Age Album
Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton – Brothers
Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej – Divine Tides
Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone – Pangaea
Opium Moon – Night + Day
Laura Sullivan – Pieces of Forever

Best Folk Album
Mary Chapin Carpenter – One Lonely Night (Live)
Tyler Childers – Long Violent History
Madison Cunningham – Wednesday (Extended Edition)
Rhiannon Giddens w/ Franceso Turrisi – They’re Calling Me Home
Sarah Jarosz – Blue Heron Suite

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”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Brothers Osbourne – “Younger Me”
Dan + Shay – “Glad You Exist”
Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris – “Chasing After You”
Elle King & Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”

Best Country Song
Maren Morris – “Better Than We Found It”
Kacey Musgraves – “Camera Roll”
Chris Stapleton – “Cold”
Thomas Rhett – “Country Again”
Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”

Best Country Album
Brothers Osbourne – Skeleton
Mickey Guyton – Remember Her Name
Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, & Jack Ingram – The Marfa Tapes
Sturgill Simpson – The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over

Best Immersive Audio Album
Alicia Keys – Alicia
Patricia Barber – Clique
Harry Styles – Fine Line
Steven Wilson – The Future Bites
Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor – Stille Grende

Best Comedy Album
Lavell Crawford – The Comedy Vaccine
Chelsea Handler – Evolution
Louis C.K. – Sincerely Louis CK
Lewis Black – Thanks For Risking Your Life
Nate Bargatze – The Greatest Average American
Kevin Hart – Zero Fucks Given

Best Music Video
AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
Jon Batiste – “Freedom”
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You”
Justin Bieber – “Peaches”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”

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 & Questlove – Summer Of Soul

Best Recording Package
Reckless Kelly – American Jackpot / American Girls
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Carnage
2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group & The Chairman Crossover Big Band – Pakelang
Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Packaging
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Editions
Soccer Mommy – Color Theory
Steven Wilson – The Future Bites (Limited Edition Box Set)
Gang Of Four – 77-81
Mac Miller – Swimming In Circles

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Various Artists – Cruella
Various Artists – Dear Evan Hansen
Various Artists – In The Heights
Various Artists – One Night In Miami…
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Various Artists – Schmigadoon! Episode 1
Andra Day – The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Kris Bowers – Bridgerton
Hans Zimmer – Dune
Ludwig Goransson – The Mandalorian: Season 2 – Vol 2 (Chapters 13-16)
Carlos Rafael Rivera – The Queen’s Gambit
Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, & Atticus Ross – Soul

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez – “Agatha All Along” (From WandavisionEpisode 7)
Bo Burnham – “All Eyes On Me” (From Inside)
P!nk – “All I Know So Far” (From P!nk: All I Know So Far)
H.E.R. – “Fight For You” (From Judas And The Black Messiah)
Jennifer Hudson – “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” (From Respect)

Best R&B Performance
Snoh Aalegra – “Lost You”
Justin Bieber – “Peaches” (Feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
H.E.R. – “Damage”
Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Jon Batiste – “I Need You”
BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, & Kenyon Dixon – “Bring It On Home To Me” (Feat. Charlie Bereal)
Leon Bridges – “Born Again” (Feat. Robert Glasper)
H.E.R. – “Fight For You”
Lucky Daye – “How Much Can A Heart Take” (Feat. Yebba)

Best R&B Song
H.E.R. – “Damage”
SZA – “Good Days”
Giveon – “Heartbreak Anniversary”
Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”

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

Best R&B Album
Snoh Aalegra – Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies
Jon Batiste – We Are
Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound
H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales

Pop Solo Performance
Justin Bieber – “Anyone”
Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Ariana Grande – “Positions”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License”

Best Pop Duo Or 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 – “Kiss Me More” (Feat. SZA)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love For Sale
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

Best Alternative Music Album
Fleet Foxes – Shore
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee
Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunshine
St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home

Best Rock Performance
AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
Black Pumas – “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studios A)”
Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Deftones – “Ohms”
Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire”

Best Metal Performance
Deftones – “Genesis”
Dream Theater – “The Alien”
Gojira – “Amazonia”
Mastodon – “Pushing The Tides”
Rob Zombie – “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)”

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”

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