The full list of nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards are being announced imminently. Who will pick up Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and more? Watch the livestream below and stay tuned at this story updates with the latest developments. The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, January 31 and will broadcast live on CBS.
A number of changes have come to pass at the Recording Academy and its handling of the Grammys since the 2021 ceremony. In April, the institution announced an end to its practice of secret-committee nominations in its Big Four categories and established two new awards for Música Urbana Album and Global Music Performance. Over the summer, the Recording Academy updated its book of rules and guidelines to ban sales figures and chart numbers from being mentioned in “For Your Consideration” ads, too. The ceremony is also being produced with an inclusion rider for the first time after expanding its voting pool to include more voters from “traditionally underrepresented groups.”
It’s the first year of the Grammys with new Recording Academy President and CEO Harvey Mason jr., now officially in the position after serving in the role on an interim basis. He stepped into the position following the ousting of former Grammy chief Deborah Dugan, who was placed on administrative leave just days before the 2020 Grammy Awards. Following a legal dispute, the Recording Academy and Dugan announced a settlement this summer.
Last year, Beyoncé set a new record for most Grammys held by a female artist with her Best R&B Performance win for “Black Parade.” After the 2021 nominees were announced, the Weeknd announced his intentions to boycott the Grammys going forward when After Hours and “Blinding Lights” received zero nominations.
Ahead of today’s announcement, Taylor Swift revealed that she would not submit Fearless (Taylor’s Version) for consideration, instead focusing on a campaign for Evermore. Cardi B’s and Megan Thee Stallion’s 2020 single “WAP” was previously withheld from 2021 Grammy consideration; plans called for it to be submitted for the 2022 Grammys with a Cardi B album that never materialized. And, in additional nomination news, Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed was ruled ineligible for nomination in country categories.
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