The 64th Annual Grammy Awards were held live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by Trevor Noah, slap-free in his sight and “keeping people’s names out of our mouths,” as Trevor joked earlier that night about Will Smith’s Oscar slap that happened recently.
Join us as we recall the most anticipated artists, performances, and highlights in Grammys 2022.
ARTISTS WHO RULED GRAMMYs 2022
Jon Batiste ruled on a Grammys night — he’s nominated for 11 Grammys and won 5 trophies. Silk Sonic, comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, won 4 awards. Olivia Rodrigo and Foo Fighters got 3 awards.
Multi-genre artist Jon Batiste, who had 11 nominations going into the day, took home 5 awards before the ceremony began. The awards are: Best American Roots Performance, Album of the Year, American Roots Song, Best Music Video “Freedom,” and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Pixar movie “Soul.”
“I’m so grateful for the gifts God has given me and the ability to share that for the love of humankind,” Batiste said during his acceptance speech.
‘Leave the Door Open’ is the Best Song of the Year
“Andy, I couldn’t be prouder of doing this song with you,” Bruno Mars says to partner Anderson as they both received the award for the “Best Song of the Year.”
Silk Sonic — made up of Anderson, Paak, and Bruno Mars won 4 big awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance (tie with Jazmine Sullivan), and Best R&B song of the Year.
Olivia Rodrigo as the Best New Artist 2022
The new “young” singer in the Grammys 2022, Olivia Rodrigo, bagged the Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Album “SOUR” of the Year. Two former Grammy winners in the new artist category, Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion, welcome the next best new artist.
Rodrigo thanks her parents for supporting her dreams, “no matter how crazy” it is, especially her mom.
In the category for “Best Song of the Year,” Olivia Rodrigo lost one out on the top 4 Grammys.
Kanye West rules the Rap Category
Kanye West ruled the rap category by winning 2 big awards: Best Melodic
Rap Performance “Hurricane” and Best Rap Song “Jail” with Jay-Z.
GRAMMYs 2022 PERFORMANCES
Justin Bieber’s performance at the Grammys
Justin Bieber pulled up stunningly as he wore his backward baseball cap and a hoodie singing a ballad version of his hit “Peaches.”
He plays the piano while kicking it on the slow side, then joined by R&B artists Daniel Caesar and Givēon.
Lil Nas X performs and appears to call out his haters
Lil Nas X owns the stage as he dances up with his coolest drum outfit. Jack Harlow joins on stage singing the hits “Montero,” “Dead Right Now,” and “Industry Baby,” with voiceovers of his critics in the background.
GRAMMYs 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
‘In Memory’ segment for Taylor Hawkins and Stephen Sondheim
During the “In memoriam” segment, Trevor Noah pays tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Chris Hawkins. Next, is a tribute to Stephen Sondheim with performances of: Ben Platt and Cynthia Erivo singing “Not a Day Goes By.” Leslie Odom Jr. singing “Send In the Clowns,” and Rachel Zegler singing “Somewhere.”
Billie Eilish, wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters drummer found dead on tour last month, as she performs. The multi-time Grammy winner first sings her hit song in a room with a couch on the ceiling. She then walks around in the water before moving out to the rooftop to rock out like a pro.
Billie also performs Happier Than Ever in a bizarre room with her brother, Finneas.
Olivia and BTS’s V moment; BTS performs ‘Butter,’
BTS — the mega-popular Kpop group, broke out into a performance of “Butter” that made everyone’s hearts melt. While V, one of the BTS members, shares a moment with Olivia Rodrigo that was jealously adored by their fans.
President Zelenskyy screened at the Grammys
Zelenskyy appears in a screen asking to support his country in any way they can due to the Russian invasion. “Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos… but our music will break through anyway,” he says.
Afterward, John Legend, whose sister is a member of the Ukrainian army, sings “Free,” joined by Mika Newton.
Originally, the Grammys were supposed to occur at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. But, the event was postponed until spring and shifted to the MGM Arena. The home to the Latin Grammy Awards for six years.
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