Grammy Highlights 2022

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Parker Wilson , Brimstone Reporter, Editor

 

This past Sunday, April 3rd, the Grammy’s finally resumed after being halted and pushed back due to COVID-19 variant struggles. The 64th Grammy Awards were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV with Trevor Noah hosting for the 2nd year in a row.

 

Performances by Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS, J Balvin, Lady Gaga, BTS, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow and more kept guests entertained while they waited eagerly for this year’s awards to be announced. Jon Batiste–who had 11 nominations–took home Album of The Year for “We Are,” claiming in his acceptance speech that “music is more than entertainment for him–it’s a spiritual practice.” Other Nominees for this category included:

 

  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett–Love For Sale

 

  • Justin Bieber–Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

 

  • Doja Cat–Planet Her (Deluxe)

 

  • Billie Eilish–Happier Than Ever

 

  • H.E.R–Back of My Mind

 

  • Lil Nas X–Montero

 

  • Olivia Rodrigo–Sour

 

  • Taylor Swift–Evermore

 

  • Kanye West–Donda

 

Although this year’s Grammy’s weren’t as exciting as the Oscars, there were small victories throughout the night. Following Avril Lavigne’s presentation for Best Pop Duo/Group which went to Doja Cat and SZA for their single “Kiss Me More”, H.E.R performed alongside Lenny Kravitz and Travis Barker. Olivia Rodrigo, the 19 year old former Disney Channel superstar turned pop star took home 3 Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance. In the meantime, a sweet tribute to Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters drummer who died suddenly on March 25th was played. Video footage of Hawkins and the rest of the band was played to the Fighters’ 1997 hit “My Hero”, the clip ended with a stadium of fans singing along to the song, and a quick moment of silence in memoriam. The band swept all 3 categories they were nominated for, and were expected to perform at the Grammy’s, but canceled during the loss of their friend. As for the other artists we’ve lost this year, Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt and Leslie Odom Junior of Broadway Musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton performed in honor of the late composer Stephen Sondheim while a slideshow of passed artists was played in the background.

 

That’s it for the best highlights of the 64th annual Grammys in 2022. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and maybe I’ll see you again next year.