Bruno Mars wins big, BTS is empty-handed at Grammy 2022
On the morning of April 4, the 64th Grammy Awards, celebrating the greatest achievements of popular music in the past year, took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The event took place after a two-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the Grammy was scheduled to take place on January 31 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The presenter of the Grammys is Trevor Noah.
Leading the way this year is Jon Batiste with 11 nominations, including 8 nominations for the album “We are” and 3 nominations for the Pixar film “Soul” (2020). Followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER, each receiving eight nominations. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo present at this year’s Grammy with 7 nominations. Performing artists at the ceremony will include Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Olivia Rodrigo, Jon Batiste, HER, Nas and Chris Stapleton.
Opening the Grammy Awards ceremony was the performance of Silk Sonic (a two-member group consisting of Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars) with the 70s-inspired song “777!”. During the awards night, the group won in two categories “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” with the song “Leave the door open”. On the stage receiving the award, member Anderson .Paak thanked the crew, family, wife and especially his mother – she passed away last week.
“Musical Phenomenon” Olivia Rodrigo continued the stage with the hit hit “Drivers License”. On the eve of the awards ceremony, the 19-year-old female singer was considered to be a big winner when she was nominated in 7 categories, including 4 most prestigious categories including Album, Sound Recording, Song, New Artist of the Year. album “Sour”, song “Driver Lisence”. Not surprisingly, Olivia was named at 3 Grammy Awards as “Best Pop Album” with “Sour”, “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop Solo Performance”.
Oliva Rodrigo said emotionally: “My dream has come true. Thanks to my production team, my parents, my best friend, my writing partner – Dan, the best person I could have wished for in my life. this life”.
The “Country Album of the Year” award went to Chris Stapleton for the album “Starting over”; “Excellent rap performance” belongs to Kendrick Lammar, Black Coffee with the album “Subconsciously” won the award for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album. Jazmine Sullivan won “Best R&B Album” with the feminist album “Heaux Tales”. Speaking upon accepting the award, Jazmine Sullivan said: “I want to create a safe space for women of color, so they can tell their stories. I want to thank the women who helped make this album, my parents, my friends, my boyfriend. mine”.
The awards night was explosive with many impressive performances by leading music industry artists such as Billies Ellish, BTS, Lil Nas X, Nas … Despite delivering an excellent performance of the song “Happier” than ever” on the Grammy stage with his brother Finneas, but Billie left empty-handed when there was no Grammy award. Earlier at the Oscars, Billie brought home the first gold statue in his career with the song “No time to die” for the 25th James Bond movie.
Like Billies, BTS also lost the Grammy Award “Best Group / Duo Performance” to Doja Cat with the hit “Kiss Me More”. This is the second year the group has been nominated for a Grammy in this category but has yet to receive an award.
Touching on the awards night was Lady Gaga’s performance with the song “Do i love you?” and “Let’s do it” from the album “Love for sale” featuring Tony Bennet. During the performance, the image of Lady Gaga with Tony Bennet was shown on the screen. Previously, “Love for sale” won the award for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album”. To date, Tony Bennet, 95, is the oldest artist to win this category at the Grammys.
Singer John Legend also had an emotional duet with Ukrainian artist Mika Newton in the song “Free”. John Legend’s performance as a prayer for world peace is really a highlight for this year’s event night. MC Trevor Noah said: “Music is a response to time. In the darkest of days, music helps lift the soul.”
The Grammy Awards also honor the people behind the stage. The organizers hope this is an opportunity to look back at the industry’s difficulties during the two years of the pandemic. They invited some staff members of famous artists’ crews to talk about their daily work, helping the audience better visualize how it works after the shows.
Finally, Jon Batiste rocked the stage with the song “Freedom”. He received 11 nominations and beat Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish to win the category “Album of the year” with “We are”.
The Grammy is an annual award held by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States, to honor artists who have made outstanding contributions to the music industry. The event was first held in 1959.
64th Grammy Awards Results
Album of the Year: We Are – Jon Bastite
Record of the Year: Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic
Song of the Year: Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic
New Artist of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo
Pop Performance of the Year: Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
Pop Duo/Group Performance of the Year: Kiss Me More – Doja Cat & SZA
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Love For Sale – Lady Gaga & Tony Bennet
Best Rap Performance: Family Ties – Kendrick Lammar
Best Rap Song: Jail – Kanye West
Best Rap Performance: Hurricane – Kanye West
Best Country Album: Starting over – Chris Stapleton
Best R&B Album: Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan
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