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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Grammys

The Grammys are to music what the Met gala is to fashion, attracting A-list stars and giving rise to historic moments since its inception in 1959, from J. Lo’s Google Images-inspiring Versace dress to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper crooning “Shallow.” In recent years, though, the ceremony has been the subject of increasing backlash—not to mention a sharp reduction in viewership—with everyone from The Weeknd to Alicia Keys criticizing its selection process. (This year, Drake even withdrew his two nominations.) Below, a breakdown of what to expect from the Grammys in 2022.

When will the 2022 Grammy Awards take place?

The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, 2022, but as a result of rising COVID cases has now been postponed to April 3, 2022. Instead of its usual Arena home (formerly known as the Staples Center), for the first time, the awards have moved to Las Vegas, and will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

What time are the 2022 Grammy Awards?

The Grammys will begin at 5pm P.T. in Los Angeles (8pm ET) and run for three and a half hours. However, the red carpet will begin two hours before the actual ceremony, if you’re keen to tune in.

How can I watch the 2022 Grammy Awards?

The broadcast will air on CBS and Paramount+. (DStv 1Magic, channel 103 in South Africa)

Who’s hosting the 2022 Grammy Awards?

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will return to host the awards show. Grammys CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said: “Trevor was amazing as our host for the 63rd Grammy Awards with praise from the music community, music fans and critics. We’re so excited to welcome Trevor back to the Grammys stage and feel fortunate to once again have him hosting what we believe will be an unforgettable evening.”

What is the eligibility period for the 2022 Grammy Awards?

Any music released between September 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 is eligible for recognition.

Who is performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards?

Excitingly, the first performers that have been announced are nominees BTS, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, and Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow.

How will the 2022 Grammy Awards be different?

This year, even if they only worked on one of the songs, any songwriter, engineer, producer, or featured artist on a record nominated for album of the year gets a nomination. Previously, you were only nominated if you worked on 33% or more of the record’s length. The number of records nominated for the main categories (record of the year, song of the year, album of the year, and best new artist) has grown from eight to 10. And the rules around which albums are eligible have also changed: Now the record must be at least 75% newly recorded music. Other changes include the renaming of the dance music category to best dance/electronic recording and new categories for best global music performance and best música urbana album to merge the previous Latin pop and Latin urban categories.

Below, all of the 2022 Grammy Awards nominees:

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

Album of the Year

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

Song of the Year

  • “Bad Habits,” Ed Sheeran
  • “A Beautiful Noise,” Alicia Keys and 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

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 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 Music Album

  • Subconsciously, Black Coffee
  • Fallen Embers, Illenium
  • Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded), Major Lazer
  • Shockwave, Marshmello
  • Free Love, Sylvan Esso
  • Judgement, Ten City

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Shore, Fleet Foxes
  • If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey
  • Jubilee, Japanese Breakfast
  • Collapsed in Sunbeams, Arlo Parks
  • Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent

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 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
  • “My Life,” J. Cole featuring 21 Savage and Morray
  • “Way 2 Sexy,” Drake featuring Future and Young Thug
  • “Thot ___,” Megan Thee Stallion

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • “Pride Is the Devil,” J. Cole featuring Lil Baby
  • “Need to Know,” Doja Cat
  • “Industry Baby,” Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow
  • “Wusyaname,” Tyler, The Creator featuring Youngboy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla Sign
  • “Hurricane,” Kanye West featuring the Weeknd 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
  • “My Life,” 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 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,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
  • “Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Glad You Exist,” Dan + Shay
  • “Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

  • “Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morri
  • “Camera Roll,” Kacey Musgraves
  • “Cold,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Country Again,” Thomas Rhett
  • “Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes
  • “Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

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, Chris Stapleton

Best Latin Pop Album

Vértigo, Pablo Alborán

Mis Amores, Paula Arenas

Hecho a la Antigua, Ricardo Arjona

Mis Manos, Camilo

Mendó, Alex Cuba

Revelación, Selena Gomez

Best Música Urbana Album

Afrodisíaco, Rauw Alejandro

El Último Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny

Jose, J Balvin


Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), Kali Uchis

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Deja, Bomba Estéreo

Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer (Deluxe Edition), Diamante Eléctrico

Origen, Juanes

Calambre, Nathy Peluso

El Madrileño, C. Tangana

Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia, Zoé

Best American Roots Performance

“Cry,” Jon Batiste

“Love and Regret,” Billy Strings

“I Wish I Knew How 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 Reggae Album

Pamoja, Etana

Positive Vibration, Gramps Morgan

Live N Livin, Sean Paul

Royal, Jesse Royal

Beauty in the Silence, Soja

10, Spice

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Rogét Chahayed

Mike Elizondo


Ricky Reed

Best Global Music Performance

“Mohabbat,” Arooj Aftab

“Do Yourself,” Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

“Pà Pá Pà,” Femi Kuti

“Blewu,” Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

“Essence,” Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1, Rocky Dawuni

East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert, Daniel Ho and Friends

Mother Nature, Angelique Kidjo

Legacy +, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition, Wizkid

This article originally appeared on Vogue US.

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