2022 Grammy Nominations and Predictions

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2022 Grammy Nominations and Predictions

 

 

Lil Nas X holding he previous Grammy wins

 

Well folks it’s that time of the year again, when we rage about our favourite artists being snubbed then take to Twitter to complain about it – that’s right, it’s Grammy season.

This year, the 64th annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on the 31st of January 2022 and with a whopping 86 categories to go through, you’d be here all day if I were to talk about all of them, so let’s take a look at the Big Four categories.

The nominations are as follows:

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • We Are, Jon Batiste
  • Love For Sale, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  • Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Justin Bieber
  • Planet Her (Deluxe), Doja Cat
  • Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
  • Back Of My Mind, H.E.R.
  • Montero, Lil Nas X
  • Sour, Olivia Rodrigo
  • Evermore, Taylor Swift
  • Donda, Kanye West

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Bad Habits,” Ed Sheeran
  • “A Beautiful Noise,” Alicia Keys Featuring Brandi Carlile
  • “Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Fight For You,” H.E.R.
  • “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish
  • “Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Featuring SZA
  • “Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic
  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X
  • “Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • “Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem
  • FINNEAS
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

 

Like every year, there are a few names that have claimed their place in numerous categories, so let me quickly grab my crystal ball and run through my predictions for this year’s awards.

 

Record of the Year – Given how popular Olivia Rodrigo has been, with many of her songs seemingly just appearing out of nowhere on all of the Top 100 charts, it would be no surprise if she scoops this award. The same goes for Lil Nas X – I don’t think I’ve managed to get through an hour-long car journey without Montero coming on the radio.

Although, could ABBA scoop this award given their ‘classic’ status? Personally, I’d love to see Doja taking this award home – Kiss Me More is a BOP. The seductive lyrics paired with the playful, disco-inspired sounds is the reason why I can’t stop randomly bursting into song shouting, “all on my tongue I want it.”

Album of the Year – Again we have some strong nominations in this category, with Olivia Rodrigo and Lil Nas X, unsurprisingly, appearing. It’s also nice to see Taylor Swift featured here with a nomination for Evermore, especially given all of the Swift/Scooter controversy.

As some of you may have noticed, what’s strange for the nominations is that Swift received a nod for album of the year with no other category nominations. Kanye West also appears on this list with his album Donda, which is named after his late mother and while it includes some interesting tracks, I’m not expecting it to win.

For my prediction, honestly, I’d have to say it’s a tossup between Rodrigo and Lil Nas X again and personally, I’d like Rodrigo to scoop this award. What can I say? There’s just something about her chaotic teen anguish that makes for really catchy tunes.

 

Song of the Year – We have a lot of the same names featuring in this category, so it’ll be no surprise to hear that I’d like to see ‘Drivers License’ or ‘Kiss Me More’ scooping this award but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lil Nas X winning with his track Montero.

On a side note, which I’m sure a lot of people will disagree with given its popularity, but Bad Habits should not be on this list. I found it to be one of the most underwhelming songs of the year, with Ed’s voice becoming virtually lost amidst the music and the lyrics were also pretty boring.

 

Best New Artist – With nominees spanning a few different genres, it’s difficult to say who might walk away with this award, although given her exponential rise to fame and the fact that she has received seven Grammy nominations, I wouldn’t be surprised if Olivia Rodrigo won in this category.

It’s nice to see Glass Animals on this list, with their song ‘Heat Waves’ being a track that I’ve really enjoyed this year. Yes, it may not be as experimental and quirky as their other tracks but given its popularity it’s clear that many enjoyed it. The Kid Laroi is also on my radar for a possible winner, having had two big hits this year with “Without You” and “Stay” with Justin Bieber.

 

With certain characters dominating this year’s nominations, it’ll be interesting to see who walks away with a gold-plated gramophone but we all know the Grammys aren’t just about the awards – we also have the performances to look forward to and my personal fave, the outfits!

 

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