Jon Batiste, Justin Bieber, And H.E.R. Lead 2022 Grammy Nominations

The 2022 Grammy award nominations are here!

Leading the pack is Jon Batiste who earned 11 nominations including Album of the Year (We Are) and Record Of the Year (“Freedom”). Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. follow suit each with eight nominations, while Billie Eilish earned nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. Newcomers Silk Sonic also picked up four nominations for their banger “Leave the Door Open.”

Despite its diminishing representation at the ceremony itself, several rock and metal acts picked up nominations. Everyone’s favorite rock band the Foo Fighters are up for three awards, including Best Rock Album (Medicine At Midnight) and Best Rock Performance (“Making a Fire”). Rob Zombie’s “The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)” is up for Best Metal Performance alongside Gojira (“Amazonia”), Dream Theater (“The Alien”), Deftones (“Genesis”), and Mastodon (“Pushing the Tides”).

See the complete list of the nominations below.

In preparation of next year’s ceremony, the Recording academy made several changes to the voting system and body, such as removing secret nominating committees and inviting over 2,700 musicians and industry professionals to join the voting body with 55 percent of those coming from “traditionally underrepresented groups.”

The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place on January 31st.

Album of the Year:
We Are — Jon Batiste
Love for Sale — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber
Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish
Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat
Back of My Mind — H.E.R.
Montero — Lil Nas X
Sour — Olivia Rodrigo
evermore — Taylor Swift
Donda — Kanye West

Record of the Year:
“I Still Have Faith in You” — ABBA
“Freedom” — Jon Batiste
“I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon
“Right on Time” — Brandi Carlile
“Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat featuring 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

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

Best New Artist:
Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
FINNEAS
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid LAROI
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo
Saweetie

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“Lonely” — Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco
“Butter” — BTS
“Higher Power” — Coldplay
“Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat featuring SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish
Positions — Ariana Grande
Sour — Olivia Rodrigo

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Love for Sale — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
‘Til We Meet Again (Live) — Norah Jones
A Tori Kelly Christmas — Tori Kelly
Ledisi Sings Nina — Ledisi
That’s Life — Willie Nelson
A Holly Dolly Christmas — Dolly Parton

Best Dance/Electronic Recording:
“Hero” — Afrojack and David Guetta
“Loom” — Ólafur Arnalds featuring Bonobo
“Before” — James Blake
“Heartbreak” — Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
“You Can Do It” — Caribou
“Alive — RÜFÜS DU SOL
“The Business” — Tiësto

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Subconsciously — Black Coffee
Fallen Embers — Illenium
Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded) — Major Lazer
Shockwave — Marshmello
Free Love — Sylvan Esso
Judgement — Ten City

Best Rock Performance:
“Shot in the Dark” — AC/DC
“Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)” — Black Pumas
“Nothing Compares 2 U” — Chris Cornell
“OHMS” — Deftones
“Making a Fire” — Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song:
“All My Favorite Songs” — Weezer
“The Bandit” — Kings of Leon
“Distance” — Mammoth WVH
“Find My Way” — Paul McCartney
“Waiting on a War” — Foo Fighters

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

Best Alternative Music Album:
Shore — Fleet Foxes
If I can’t Have Love, I Want Power — Halsey
Jubilee — Japansese Breakfast
Collapsed in Sunbeams — Arlo Parks
Daddy’s Home — St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance:
“Genesis” — Deftones
“The Alien” — Dream Theater
“Amazonia” — Gojira
“Pushing the Tides” — Mastodon
“The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)” — Rob Zombie

Best R&B Performance:
“Lost You” — Snoh Aalegra
“Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon
“Damage” — H.E.R.
“Leave the Door Open” — Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” — Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“I Need You” — Jon Batiste
“Bring It on Home to Me” — BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, and Kenyon Dixon featuring Charlie Bereal
“Born Again” — Leon Bridges featuring Robert Glasper
“Fight for You” — H.E.R.
“How Much Can a Heart Take” — Lucky Daye featuring YEBBA

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

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

Best R&B Album:
Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies — Snoh Aalegra
We Are — Jon Batiste
Gold-Diggers Sound — Leon Bridges
Back of My Mind — H.E.R.
Heaux Tales — Jazmine Sullivan

Best Rap Performance:
“Family Ties” — Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Up” — Cardi B
“M Y .L I F E” — J. Cole featuring 21 Savage and Morray
“Way 2 Sexy” — Drake featuring Future and Young Thug
“Thot Shit” — Megan Thee Stallion

Best Melodic Rap Performance:
“P R I D E. I S. T H E. DEVIL” — J. Cole featuring Lil Baby
“Need to Know” — Doja Cat
“Industry Baby” — Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow
“WUSYANAM” — Tyler, the Creator featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign
“Hurricane” Kanye West featuring The Weekend and Lil Baby

Best Rap Song:
“Bath Salts” — DMX featuring JAY-Z and Nas
“Best Friend” — Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
“Family Ties” — Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Jail” — Kanye West featuring JAY-Z
“M Y .L I F E” — J. Cole featuring 21 Savage and Morray

Best Rap Album:
The Off-Season — J. Cole
Certified Lover Boy — Drake
King’s Disease II — Nas
Call Me If You Get Lost — Tyler, the Creator
Donda — Kanye West

Best Música Urbana Album:
Afrodisíaco — Raw Alejandro
El Último Tour Del Mundo — Bad Bunny
Jose — J Balvin
KG0516 — Karol G
Mendó — Alex Cuba
Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) 8 — Kali Uchis

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

Best Americana Album:
Downhill from Everywhere — Jackson Browne
Leftover Feelings — John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band
Native Son — Los Lobos
Outside Child — Allison Russell
Stand for Myself — Yola

Best American Roots Performance:
“Cry” — Jon Batiste
“Love and Regret” — Billy Strings
“I Wish I Knew Hot It Would Feel to Be Free” — The Blind Boys of Alabama and Béla Fleck
“Same Devil” — Brandy Clark featuring Brandi Carlile
“Nightflyer” — Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song:
“Avalon” — Rhiannon Giddens with Frencesco Turrisi
“Call Me a Fool” — Valerie June featuring Carla Thomas
“Cry” — Jon Batiste
“Diamond Studded Shoes” — Yola
“Nightflyer” — Allison Russell

Best Country Album:
Skeletons — Brothers Osborne
Remember Her Name — Mickey Guyton
The Marfa Tapes — Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, and Jack Ingram
The Ballad of Dood & Juanita — Sturgill Simpson
Starting Over — Christ Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance:
“Forever After All” — Luke Combs
“Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton
“All I Do Is Drive” — Jason Isbell
“Camera Roll” — Kacey Musgraves
“You Should Probably Leave” — Christ Stapleton

Best Country Song:
“Better Than We Found It” — Maren Morris
“Camera Roll” — Kacey Musgraves
“Cold” — Chris Stapleton
“Country Again” — Thomas Rhett
“Fancy Like” — Walker Hayes
“Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton

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

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

Best Song Written for Visual Media:
“Agatha All Along” (from WandaVision: Episode 7) — Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall, Gerald White
“All Eyes on Me” (from Inside) — Bo Burnham
“All I Know So Far” (from P!nk: All I Know So Far) — P!nk
“Fight for You” (from Judas and the Black Messiah) — H.E.R.
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” (from Respect) — Jennifer Hudson
“Speak Now” (from One Night in Miami…) — Leslie Odom, Jr

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Cruella
Dear Evan Hansen
In the Heights
One Night in Miami…
Respect
Schmigadoon! Episode 1
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Music Film:
Insidie — Bo Burnham
David Byrne’s American Utopia — David Byrne
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles — Billie Eilish
Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix in Maui — Jimi Hendrix
Summer of Soul — Various Artists

Best Music Video:
“Shot in the Dark” — AC/DC
“Freedom” — Jon Batiste
“I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar
“Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish
“Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” — Lil Nas X
“Good for You” — Olivia Rodrigo

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Hit-Boy
Ricky Reed

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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