Grammys 2022 Nominations: Jon Batiste, Doja Cat Lead Noms

In Summary

Grammy nominations for 2021 are in, and Black artists are making history across multiple categories.

Grammy nominations for the September 2020 through 2021 period are in, and let’s just say Black artists ate and left no crumbs. 

The Associated Press reported that for the first time in 30 years, the finalists were determined solely by votes from the Recording Academy’s thousands of members rather than anonymous committees of experts. 

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It’s a shift that comes as Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. works to rebuild trust in the Grammys and increase membership following comments of corruption from The Weeknd, who was shut out of the 2021 ceremony despite having the year’s most popular song. 

With 11 nominations, recent Oscar-winner Jon Batiste is the most nominated artist at the Grammys.  

He’s closely followed by Doja Cat and H.E.R, who are tied for the most nominations among women with eight each. 

Rapper Youngboy Never Broke Again landed his first-ever nomination for “Best Melodic Rap Performance,” a move that comes following his work with Tyler, The Creator and Ty Dolla Sign. 

Rapper Jay-Z now holds the record for the most Grammy nominations ever, with his three 2022 nods breaking the tie he previously held with legendary composer Quincy Jones and pushing him to 83. 

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The ceremony will be held on January 31, 2022, at the Arena in Los Angeles. 

Nominations Include: 

Record of the Year 

  • ABBA — “I Still Have Faith In You” 
  • Jon Batiste  — “Freedom” 
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga  — “I Get A Kick Out Of You” 
  • Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar and Giveon  — “Peaches” 
  • Brandi Carlile  — “Right On Time” 
  • Doja Cat Featuring SZA  — “Kiss Me More” 
  • Billie Eilish — “Happier Than Ever” 
  • Lil Nas X — “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” 
  • Olivia Rodrigo  — “drivers license” 
  • Silk Sonic — “Leave the Door Open” 

Album of the Year 

  • Jon Batiste  — WE ARE 
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — Love For Sale 
  • Justin Bieber  — Justice 
  • Doja Cat — Planet Her 
  • Billie Ellish — Happier Than Ever 
  • Kanye West  — Donda 
  • HER  — Back of My Mind  
  • Lil Nas X  — MONTERO 
  • Olivia Rodrigo  — SOUR 
  • Taylor Swift  — evermore 

Best Rap Performance 

  • Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties” 
  • Cardi B — “Up” 
  • J. Cole, 21 Savage and Morray – “m y . l i f e” 
  • Drake, Future and Young Thug — “Way 2 Sexy”  
  • Megan Thee Stallion — “Thot Sh*t” 

Best Melodic Rap Performance 

  • Doja Cat — “Need to Know” 
  • J. Cole and Lil Baby — “pride . is . the . Devil” 
  • Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow — “Industry Baby” 
  • Tyler, The Creator, NBA YoungBoy and Ty Dolla Sign — “Wusyaname” 
  • Kanye West, The Weeknd and Lil Baby — “Hurricane” 

Best Rap Song  

  • DMX, Jay-Z and Nas — “Bath Salts” 
  • Saweetie and Doja Cat — “Best Friend”  
  • Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar — “Family Ties” 
  • Kanye West and Jay-Z — “Jail” 
  • J. Cole, 21 Savage and Morray — “m y . l i f e” 

Best Rap Album 

  • J. 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

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