Greg Phillips Apr 06, 2022 Blog
The Grammy Awards returned to an in-person ceremony on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas and the maskless stars came out to play. Silk Sonic featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak opened the show with a performance of “777,” the Vegas-themed song from the R&B duo’s debut album “An Evening with Sonic.” Their song “Leave the Door Open” was nominated for four Grammy awards tonight, including Record and Song of the Year (and won all four in a clean sweep!). During the duo’s performance, Bruno Mars could be seen on a dazzling Fender Custom Shop Late ‘60s Stratocaster in Surf Green.
Grammys host Trevor Noah did a great job, only vaguely referring to the disaster that was this years Oscars.
In a nice touch, production crews were celebrated by having some them introduce the artists they work with. A clearly nervous production manager, Nicole Massey was the first to hit the stage, introducing her boss Billie Eilish as she performed wearing a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt.
It was also great to see the legendary Joni Mitchell on stage alongside Bonnie Raitt introducing the fabulous Brandi Carlile.
In one of the night’s most poignant moments, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the world, asking everyone to use their music to send a message of peace to the world.
Great news for Australia was the first Grammy win for Rufus Du Sol, who picked up their award for Best Electronic/Dance Recording for their album Alive.
Every year The Grammys honour those in the music industry that we have lost, with this year’s list being extra raw due to the very recent death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. The Foo Fighters also won 3 Grammys on the night.
In addition to being nominated for 8 Grammy awards and winning for Best Traditional R&B Performance, H.E.R. took the stage and performed an incredible, star-studded mashup of her hit “Damage” and Lenny Kravitz’s song “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” Rockstar drummer Travis Barker (on his DW Drums kit and Zildjian cymbals) and Kravitz (with Gibson Flying V) joined H.E.R. for the second song to make for an epic Grammy-sized performance. During her performance, she used her gorgeous H.E.R. Signature Stratocaster® that she personally collaborated with Fender to create in 2020.
The biggest winner of the night was Jon Batiste, best known as band leader from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Batiste won 5 Grammys including Album of the Year for We Are.
Interestingly, The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards drove a 3.3 percent increase in album sales compared to the previous week, according to a Billboard report. The 2010 GRAMMY Nominees album jumped to No. 5 with sales of 71,000 units, a 55 percent increase. Top GRAMMY winner Beyoncé’s I Am…Sasha Fierce rose to No. 14 with sales of 32,000 copies, a 101 percent increase. Other GRAMMY performers experiencing sales increases include Pink (up 234 percent), Dave Matthews Band (up 114 percent), the Zac Brown Band (up 82 percent), the Black Eyed Peas (up 76 percent), Taylor Swift (up 58 percent), and Lady Gaga (up 17 percent). Lady Antebellum, who also performed on the telecast, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. (2/10)
Here are the 2022 Grammy Award winners
Record of the Year WINNER: Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic
Album of the Year WINNER: We Are, Jon Batiste
Best New Artist WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
Song of the Year WINNER: Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic
Best Pop Solo Performance WINNER: drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance WINNER: Kiss Me More, Doja Cat ft SZA
Best Pop Vocal Album WINNER: Sour, Olivia Rodrigo
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album WINNER: Love For Sale, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Best Dance/ Electronic Recording WINNER: Alive, RÜFÜS DU SOL
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album WINNER: Subconsciously, Black Coffee
Best Rock Performance WINNER: Making A Fire, Foo Fighters
Best Rock Song WINNER: Waiting On A War, Foo Fighters
Best Rock Album WINNER: Medicine At Midnight, Foo Fighters
Best R&B Performance WINNER: Pick Up Your Feelings, Jazmine Sullivan
Best Traditional R&B Performance WINNER: Fight For You, H.E.R.
Best R&B Song WINNER: Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic
Best R&B Album WINNER: Heaux Tales, Jasmine Sullivan
Best Progressive R&B Album WINNER: Table For Two, Lucky Daye
Best Rap Performance WINNER: Family Ties, Baby Keem ft Kendrick Lamar
Best Melodic Rap Performance WINNER: Hurricane, Kanye West ft The Weeknd and Lil Baby
Best Rap Song WINNER: Jail, Kanye West ft Jay-Z
Best Rap Album WINNER: Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Best Country Solo Performance WINNER: You Should Probably Leave, Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance WINNER: Younger Me, Brothers Osbourne
Best Country Song WINNER: Cold, Chris Stapleton
Best Country Album WINNER: Starting Over, Chris Stapleton
Best Children’s Music Album WINNER: A Colorful World, Falu
Best Music Video WINNER: Freedom, Jon Batiste
Best Music Film WINNER: Summer Of Soul, Various artists
Other categories Best Metal Performance – WINNER: The Alien, Dream Theater Best New Age Album – WINNER: Divine Tides, Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej Best Alternative Music Album – WINNER: Daddy’s Home, St Vincent Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - WINNER: Tree Falls, Taylor Eigsti Best Improvised Jazz Solo – WINNER: Humpty Dumpty Best Jazz Vocal Album- WINNER: Songwrights Apothecary Lab, Esperanza Spalding Best Jazz Instrumental Album – WINNER: Skyline, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – WINNER: For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver, Christian McBride Big Band Best Latin Jazz Album – WINNER: Mirror Mirror, Eliane Elias with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes Best Latin Pop Album – WINNER: Mendo, Alex Cuba Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album – WINNER: Origen, Juanes Best Tropical Latin Album - WINNER: Salswing!, Ruben Blades r Roberto Delgado and Orquesta Best Musica Urbana Album (NEW CATEGORY) – WINNER: El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) – WINNER: A Mis 80’s, Vincente Fernandez Best Gospel Performance/Song – WINNER: Never Lost Best Gospel Album – WINNER: Believe For It, CeCe Winans Best Roots Gospel Album – WINNER: My Savior, Carrie Underwood Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song – WINNER: Believe For It Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – WINNER: Old Church Basement, Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music Best American Roots Performance – WINNER: Cry, Jon Batiste Best American Roots Song – WINNER: Cry, Jon Batiste Best Americana Album – WINNER: Native Sons, Los Lobos Best Bluegrass Album – WINNER: My Bluegrass Heart, Bela Fleck Best Traditional Blues Album – WINNER: I Be Trying, Cedric Burnside Best Contemporary Blues Album – WINNER: 662, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram Best Folk Album – WINNER: They’re Calling Me Home, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi Best Regional Roots Music Album – WINNER: Kau Ka Pe’a, Kalani Pe’a Best Reggae Album – WINNER: Beauty In The Silence, Soja Best Global Music Performance (NEW CATEGORY) – WINNER: Mohabbat, Arooj Aftab Best Global Music Album – WINNER: Mother Nature, Angelique Kidjo Best Spoken Word Album (including poetry, audio books and storytelling) – WINNER: Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis, Don Cheadle Best Comedy Album – WINNER: Sincerely Louis CK, Louis CK Best Musical Theatre Album – WINNER: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media – WINNER: The United States vs Billie Holiday Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media – WINNER: Soul Best Song Written for Visual Media – WINNER: All Eyes On Me (from Inside} Best Instrumental Composition – WINNER: Eberhard Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – WINNER: Meta Knight’s Revenge (from Kirby Superstar) Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals – WINNER: To The Edge Of Longing Best Recording Package – WINNER: Pakelang Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – WINNER: All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition Best Album Notes – WINNER: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966 Best Historical Album – WINNER: Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical- WINNER: Love For Sale Producer of the Year, Non-Classical – WINNER: Jack Antonoff Best Remixed Recording – WINNER: Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix) Best Immersive Audio Album – WINNER: Alicia Best Engineered Album, Classical – WINNER: Chanticleer Sings Christmas Producer of the Year, Classical – WINNER: Judith Sherman Best Orchestral Performance – WINNER: Price: Symphonies Nos 1 and 3 Best Opera Recording – WINNER: Glass: Akhnaten Best Choral Performance – WINNER: Mahler: Symphony No 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’ Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – WINNER: Beethoven: Cello Sonatas — Home Amid Tears Best Classical Instrumental Solo – WINNER: Alone Together Best Classical Solo Vocal Album – WINNER: Mythologies Best Classical Compendium – WINNER: Woman Warriors — The Voice Of Change Best Contemporary Classical Composition – WINNER: Shaw: Narrow Sea