Kanye West has earned several nods at this year’s Grammys (Picture: WireImage for The Recording Academy)
The Grammy 2022 nominations have been announced and it’s safe to say, the competition is piping hot.
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and Board of Trustees Chair Tammy Hurt did the honours of announcing the new list of nominees on Tuesday live from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Special guests included H.E.R., BTS, Gayle King, Maneskin, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas.
Going head to head for record of the year are Abba, Justin Bieber, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and Billie Eilish.
Hoping to scoop the coveted album of the year is Jon Bastiste’s We Are, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s Love For Sale, Justin Bieber’s Justice, Doja Cat’s Planet Her, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, H.E.R.’s Back Of My Mind, Lil Nas X’s Montero, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, Taylor Swift’s Evermore and Kanye West’s Donda.
Up for song of the year are: Ed Sheeran with Bad Habits, Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License, Doja Cat’s Kiss Me More, H.E.R.’s Fight For You, Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Justin Bieber’s Peaches and Brandi Carlile’s Right On Time and Alicia Keys’s A Beautiful Noise featuring Brandi Carlile.
Rising stars among the best new artist nominees include: Jimmie Allen, Baby Keem, Finneas, Glass Animals, The Kid Laroi, Arlo Parks, Olivia Rodrigo and Saweetie.
Olivia Rodrigo received a number of nominations, including best pop vocal album for her debut Sour (Picture: Getty/Reuters/Rex)
Best pop solo performance nominees include Justin Bieber’s Anyone, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, Ariana Grande’s Positions and Olivia Rodriguez’s Drivers License.
Nominations for best R&B performances include Justin Bieber’s Peaches, H.E.R.’s Damage and Silk Sonic’s Leave The Door Open.
Acts receiving nods for best rap performance are: Kendrick Lamar’s Family Ties, Cardi B’s Up, Drake’s Way 2 Sexy, and Megan Thee Stallion’s Thot S**t.
Competing for best rap album are J Cole with The Off-Season, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Drake’s Donda, Nas’ King’s Disease II and Tyler, the Creator with Call Me If You Get Lost.
Justin Bieber was nominated in the best R&B performance (Picture: Getty Images)
Pre-empting any backlash over the snubs and surprised, Mason Jr had warned: ‘Some will be extremely happy, and some not so much.’
For the first time, the Grammys has expanded the number of nominees in the core categories from eight to 10, including album of the year and song of the year.
It was previously revealed that a staggering total of 21,730 eligible entries were submitted for Grammys consideration, while more than 11,000 Recording Academy voting members — creators across all genres and disciplines — vote during the Grammys process.
Taylor Swift’s record label had recently announced her re-recorded albums would not be submitted for consideration.
Harry Styles has received a nod (Picture: FilmMagic)
Source:: Metro Entertainment
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