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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on April 3rd, 2022 following the postponement of its originally scheduled date in January. The awards were hosted by comedian Trevor Noah and featured a variety of performers who were nominated for awards. Who were the biggest winners at the Grammys this year? Read on below to find out!
Record of the Year
“Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the dynamic duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, won the Grammy for Record of the Year this year. This song was one of the most influential hits of 2021 and also won Song of the Year and Best R&B Song, and it tied for Best R&B Performance too. Silk Sonic also performed their song “777” at the ceremony.
Silk Sonic’s four Grammy awards were the second-most of anyone invited to the event. It’s clear that the combination of the already-popular Mars and .Paak will be seen again at the Grammys in future years.
Best R&B Performance
Tying with Silk Sonic for Best R&B Performance was singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan, with her song “Pick Up Your Feelings” from her album Heaux Tales. Heaux Tales is Sullivan’s fourth studio album, and it won her this year’s Grammy award for Best R&B Album. Sullivan has been nominated for 15 Grammy awards over her career, but this year is her first time winning an award.
Album of the Year
Singer-songwriter Jon Batiste received the 2022 Album of the Year Grammy award for his Album We Are. Batiste came into the spotlight in 2020 with his work on the Disney film Soul but had already been a prominent figure in jazz and various other genres of music for years.
Batiste performed his song “Freedom” at the award ceremony and won four Grammys in addition to his Album of the Year award. These included awards for Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Music Video. Batiste’s five total awards made him the most awarded performer this year.
Best New Artist
Pop singer Olivia Rodrigo won this year’s Grammy award for Best New Artist, with multiple hit songs and a highly successful album, Sour, in 2021. Rodrigo won Best Pop Vocal Album for Sour as well as Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “drivers license” off the same album.
Sour was Rodrigo’s first studio album, and this year was her first time being nominated for and winning a Grammy award.
Best Rap Album
Rapper Tyler, the Creator won a Grammy for Best Rap Album this year, thanks to his album Call Me If You Get Lost. Tyler both produced and performed the album. He was nominated for the same award in 2018 for his album Flower Boy and won the award in 2020 for his album Igor.
Click here to view the complete list of all this year’s Grammy award nominees and winners.