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Hype, hype, hype! It’s the 64th Grammy Awards on DStv

News 06 April 2022

Get your nominees list, facts and more for the 2022 Grammys on DStv! – the show everyone is fighting over

Hype, hype, hype! It’s the 64th Grammy Awards on DStv

Welcome to the most hotly contested awards show of 2022, The 64th Grammy Awards.

The big film and television awards might bring the most famous people in the world out in their swankiest outfits, but as audiences, we quite often haven’t even seen the films and shows that they’re celebrating yet. Music is so much more immediate.

The songs, albums and artists honoured at the Grammys have been the soundtracks to our lives for the past year. These are the artists whose words have spoken to us and carried us through our best and worst moments. We want them to win! Not only that, we’re on our couches and beds, prepared to fight on the socials with whoever the Grammys pick when they get it “wrong”, because they always get something wrong.

So, whether you’re one of the BTS Army who’s still ticked off at the “Scammy” single nomination they got (but ecstatic that they’ll be performing live), you’re a Swiftie, an Eyelash, you’ve been swept up by Silk Sonic or you’re feeling the Freedom with Jon Batiste, this is your night.

PS: while the Oscars had That Slap, The Grammys have South Africa’s own Trevor Noah hosting, and we know he has that beef with Kanye. Kanye might have been banned from the ceremony, but anything could happen at the Grammys. And if you missed it on you can watch it on Catch Up, thanks to DStv.

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The host & performers

“Hosting the Grammys one time is a lifetime achievement. Hosting it twice is an opportunity to mess things up,” teases 2022 Grammy host Trevor Noah. “It’s terrifying, it’s exciting, it’s an honour and, most importantly, I think it’s a celebration because the first one was deep in the pandemic and now cases are going down, people are getting back together, we’re going to have an audience, and I’m really excited to share it with people in the crowd. It’s basically the year’s biggest all–round concert.”

Performers

It’s a high stakes game for anyone on the Grammys stage. “We are celebrating the year in music. We're bringing artists to the biggest audience possible in a given moment in time and we’re celebrating it all under one roof on one night. That’s the beauty of the Grammys. You gotta walk out on that stage in front of your peers in front of millions of people worldwide and deliver the goods,” says Grammys showrunner Raj Kapoor. “You have the highest calibre of artists at that given moment in time under one roof, and they’re right there sitting in front of you. That forces you to up your game. So, when somebody walks out on stage and blows your mind, and you’re coming in behind them, you better be ready. Artists want to shine in that moment and look like they belong on that stage. Because that moment in time can change your professional life.”

  • Now look out for live performances from Silk Sonic, Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, Leslie Odom Jr., Rachel Zegler, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Nas, Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton, Aymée Nuviola, Maverick City Music, Billy Strings, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, J Balvin, and María Becerra.

2022 Grammy facts

  • The 64th Grammy Awards will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021
  • Jon Batiste received the most nominations with 11, followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber with 8 each. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo are tied with 7 nominations.
  • Olivia Rodrigo and her debut album Sour has been nominated in all four major categories.
  • The Foo Fighters were announced as performers on Thursday, March 24, one day before the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. The Grammys are planning a tribute segment dedicated to Hawkins.
  • The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, 2022, but was postponed thanks to concerns about the COVID–19 Omicron variant.
  • Two new categories, Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album, have been added in 2022.
  • The total number of Grammy Awards categories now starts at a whopping , 86 categories.
  • And you’re going to hear a lot more names. For Album of the Year, all credited artists (including featured artists), along with the songwriters of new material, producers, recording engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers, will be nominated and win the category as recipients.

The major nominees are…

The Grammys awards artists in 84 different categories. Some of these get spotlighted in the ceremony, others get a fleeting mention. Below are just the nominees in the major categories.

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise
Olivia Rodrigo – Driver's License
H.E.R. – Fight for You
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time

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

Justin Bieber – Anyone
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ariana Grande – Positions
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

Best Pop Duo/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, SZA – Kiss Me More

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 Dance/Electronic Recording

Afrojack & David Guetta – Hero
Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom
James Blake – Before
Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Heartbreak
Caribou – You Can Do It
Rüfüs du Sol – Alive
Tiësto – 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 Contemporary Instrumental Album

Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal – Double Dealin’
Rachel Eckroth – The Garden
Taylor Eigsti – Tree Falls
Steve Gadd Band – At Blue Note Tokyo
Mark Lettieri – Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2

Best Rock Performance

AC/DC – Shot in the Dark
Black Pumas – Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares 2 U
Deftones – Ohms
Foo Fighters – Making a Fire

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
Paul McCartney – McCartney III

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra – Lost You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
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, Charlie Bereal – Bring It on Home
Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper – Born Again
H.E.R. – Fight for You
Lucky Dave, Yebba – How Much Can a Heart Take

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: Desert
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

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Cardi B – Up
Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – My Life
Drake, Future, Young Thug – Way Too Sexy
Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Cole, Lil Baby – Pride Is the Devil
Doja Cat – Need to Know
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – WusYaName
Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – Hurricane

Best Rap Song

DMX, Jay–Z, Nas – Bath Salts
Saweetie, Doja Cat – Best Friend
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Kanye West, Jay–Z – Jail
Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – My Life

Best Rap Album

Cole – The Off–Season
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Nas – King’s Disease II
Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Kanye West – Donda

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 Osborne – 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
Mickey Guyton – Remember Her Name

Best Country Album

Brothers Osborne – Skeletons
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
Justin Bieber – Anyone
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ariana Grande – Positions
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

Best Pop Duo/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, SZA – Kiss Me More

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 Dance/Electronic Recording

Afrojack & David Guetta – Hero
Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom
James Blake – Before
Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Heartbreak
Caribou – You Can Do It
Rüfüs du Sol – Alive
Tiësto – 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 Contemporary Instrumental Album

Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal – Double Dealin’
Rachel Eckroth – The Garden
Taylor Eigsti – Tree Falls
Steve Gadd Band – At Blue Note Tokyo
Mark Lettieri – Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2

Best Rock Performance

AC/DC – Shot in the Dark
Black Pumas – Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares 2 U
Deftones – Ohms
Foo Fighters – Making a Fire

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
Paul McCartney – McCartney III

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra – Lost You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
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, Charlie Bereal – Bring It on Home
Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper – Born Again
H.E.R. – Fight for You
Lucky Dave, Yebba – How Much Can a Heart Take

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: Desert
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

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Cardi B – Up
Cole, 21 Savage & Morray –My Life
Drake, Future, Young Thug – Way Too Sexy
Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Cole, Lil Baby – Pride Is the Devil
Doja Cat – Need to Know
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – WusYaName
Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – Hurricane

Best Rap Song

DMX, Jay–Z, Nas – Bath Salts
Saweetie, Doja Cat – best Friend
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Kanye West, Jay–Z – Jail
Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – My Life

Best Rap Album

Cole – The Off–Season
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Nas – King’s Disease II
Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Kanye West – Donda

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 Osborne – 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
Mickey Guyton – Remember Her Name

Best Country Album

Brothers Osborne – Skeletons
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

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