Justin Bieber, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat lead the 2022 Grammy Award nominations

The in-person ceremony airs January 31 and will be hosted by Trevor Noah.
November 23, 2021 2:55 p.m. EST

Our favourite season—awards, in the words of one Moira Rose—continues, with the 2022 Grammy Awards nominations announced this week. R&B king Jon Batiste is leading the way with 11 nominations in categories that include Record of the Year, R&B Album, and Music Video. 

You might know Batiste best for playing musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, but this is your moment to catch up and feast your ears on his newly nominated album, We Are.

Batiste is followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R., all of whom pulled in eight nods each, while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo rounded out the crowd with seven apiece. 

As always, the best new artist category is one to watch, and includes Rodrigo, Saweetie, The Kid Laroi, Eilish's brother Finneas, Baby Keem, and more, making for quite a competitive year. 

This is also a big year for Jay-Z since he just surpassed Quincy Jones as the most-Grammy-nominated person in history with 83 lifetime nods. On the other end of the spectrum, Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez and ABBA are all first-time nominees. Marvel even got a shout-out for the WandaVision song "Agatha All Along," which is nominated in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category.

A few things to note: Taylor Swift said she did not submit Fearless (Taylor's Version) for consideration, but did decide to add this year's evermore into the running, which only picked up one nomination. Kacey Musgraves' new album Star-Crossed was not eligible for Best Country Album, though she did earn two noms in other categories.

The nominations were announced virtually by Nate Bargatze, Jon Batiste, BTS, H.E.R., Gayle King, Måneskin, Tayla Parx, Carly Pearce, along with Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and board of trustees chair Tammy Hurt, and countless others.

This year's nominations are especially notable with the Academy making changes to their voting process after The Weeknd announced he would be boycotting the organization altogether due to its limited scope. Now, the voting committee will include a majority of the Academy instead of the 15 to 30 members who voted previously. Despite the controversy, The Weeknd received three nominations this year, all for collaborative work. 

After last year's virtual Grammy ceremony, this year will see the return to in-person festivities, airing on January 31 and hosted by Trevor Noah.

For a list of all the major categories, look below, and for all, click here. Start placing your bets now.

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 ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
"Right On Time", Brandi Carlile
"Kiss Me More," Doja Cat ft. 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 ft. Brandi Carlile
"drivers license," Olivia Rodrigo
"Fight For You," H.E.R.
"Happier Than Ever," Billie Eilish
"Kiss Me More," Doja Cat ft. SZA
"Leave The Door Open," Silk Sonic
"Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," Lil Nas X
"Peaches," Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
"Right On Time," Brandi Carlile

Best New Artist

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

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Anyone," Justin Bieber
"Right on Time," Brandi Carlile
"Happier Than Ever," Billie Eilish
"Positions," Ariana Grande
"drivers license," Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"I Get a Kick Out of You," Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
"Lonely," Justin Bieber & benny blanco
"Butter," BTS
"Higher Power," Coldplay
"Kiss Me More," Doja Cat feat. SZA

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Love for Sale, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
'Til We Meet Again (Live), Norah Jones
A Tori Kelly Christmas, Tori Kelly
Ledisi Sings Nina, Ledisi
That's Life, Willie Nelson
A Holly Dolly Christmas, Dolly Parton

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe), Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Positions, Ariana Grande
Sour, Olivia Rodrigo

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

"Hero," Afrojack & David Guetta
"Loom," Ólafur Arnalds ft. Bonobo
"Before," James Blake
"Heartbreak," Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
"You Can Do It," Caribou
"Alive," Rüfüs Du Sol
"The Business," Tiësto

Best Dance/Electronic Recording Music Album

Subconsciously, Black Coffee
Fallen Embers,  Illenium
Music Is the Weapon, Major Lazer
Shockwave, Marshmello
Free Love, Sylvan Esso
Judgement, Ten City

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Double Dealin', Randy Brecker & Eric Marienth
The Garden, Rachel Eckroth
Tree Falls, Taylor Eigsti
At Blue Note Tokyo, Steve Gadd Band
Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2, Mark Lettieri

Best Rock Performance
"Shot in the Dark," AC/DC
"Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)," Black Pumas
"Nothing Compares 2 U," Chris Cornell
"OHMS," Deftones
"Making a Fire," Foo Fighters

Best Metal Performance
"Genesis," Deftones
"The Alien," Dream Theater
"Amazonia," Gojira
"Pushing the Tides," Mastodon
"The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)," Rob Zombie

Best Rock Song
"All My Favorite Songs," Weezer
"The Bandit," Kings of Leon
"Distance," Mammoth WVH
"Find My Way," Paul McCartney
"Waiting on a War," Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album
Power Up, AC/DC
Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A, Black Pumas
No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1, Chris Cornell
Medicine at Midnight, Foo Fighters
McCartney III, Paul McCartney

Best Alternative Music Album

Shore, Fleet Foxes
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey
Jubilee, Japanese Breakfast
Collapsed In Sunbeams, Arlo Parks
Daddy's Home, St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance

"Lost You," Snoh Aalegra
"Peaches," Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
"Damage," H.E.R.
"Leave The Door Open," Silk Sonic
"Pick Up Your Feelings," Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

"I Need You," Jon Batiste
"Bring It on Home to Me," BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon ft. Charlie Bereal
"Born Again," Leon Bridges ft. Robert Glasper
"Fight for You," H.E.R.
"How Much Can a Heart Take," Lucky Daye ft. Yebba

Best R&B Song

"Damage," H.E.R.
"Good Days," SZA
"Heartbreak Anniversary," Giveon
"Leave The Door Open," Silk Sonic
"Pick Up Your Feelings," Jazmine Sullivan

Best Progressive R&B Album

New Light, Eric Bellinger
Something To Say, Cory Henry
Mood Valiant, Hiatus Kaiyote
Table For Two, Lucky Daye
Dinner Party: Dessert, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington
Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, Masego

Best R&B Album

Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies, Snoh Aalegra
We Are, Jon Batiste
Gold-Diggers Sound, Leon Bridges
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Heaux Tales, Jazmine Sullivan
Best Rap Performance

"Family Ties," Baby Keem ft. Kendrick Lamar
"Up," Cardi B
"M Y . L I F E," J. Cole ft. 21 Savage & Morray
"Way 2 Sexy," Drake ft. Future & Young Thug
"Thot S***," Megan Thee Stallion

Vest Melodic Rap Performance

"p r i d e . i s . t h e . devil," J. Cole ft. Lil Baby
"Need to Know," Doja Cat
"Industry Baby," Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow
"Wusyaname," Tyler, The Creator ft. Youngboy Never Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign
"Hurricane," Kanye West ft. The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Best Rap Song

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

Best Rap Album

The Off Season, J. Cole
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
King's Disease II, Nas
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Donda, Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance

"Forever After All," Luke Combs
"Remember Her Name," Mickey Guyton
"All I Do Is Drive," Jason Isbell
"camera roll," Kacey Musgraves
"You Should Probably Leave," Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"If I Didn't Love You," Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
"Younger Me," Brothers Osborne
"Glad You Exist," Dan + Shay
"Chasing After You," Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
"Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," Elle King & Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

"Better Than We Found It," Maren Morris
"camera roll," Kacey Musgraves
"Cold," Chris Stapleton
"Country Again," Thomas Rhett
"Fancy Like," Walker Hayes
"Remember Her Name," Mickey Guyton

Best Country Album

Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
Remember Her Name, Mickey Guyton
The Marfa Tapes, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram
The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita, Sturgill Simpson
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Best Latin Pop Album

Vértigo, Pablo Alborán
Mis Amores, Paula Arenas
Hecho A La Antigua, Ricardo Arjona
Mis Manos, Camilo
Mendó, Alex Cuba
Revelación, Selena Gomez

Best Urban Album

Afrodisíaco, Rauw Alejandro
El Último Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny
Jose, J Balvin
Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) 8, Kali Uchis

Best Reggae Album

Pamoja, Etana
Positive Vibration, Gramps Morgan
Live N Livin, Sean Paul
Royal, Jesse Royal
Beauty In The Silence, Soja
10, Spice

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab
"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy
"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti
"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma & Angelique Kidjo
"Essence," WizKid ft. Tems

Best Global Music Album

Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1, Rocky Dawuni
East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert, Daniel Ho & Friends
Mother Nature, Angelique Kidjo
Legacy +, Femi Kuti And Made Kuti
Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition, Wizkid

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Aftermath, LeVar Burton
Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis, Don Cheadle
Catching Dreams: Live At Fort Knox Chicago, J. Ivy
8:46, Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman
A Promised Land, Barack Obama

Best Comedy Album

The Comedy Vaccine, Lavell Crawford
Evolution, Chelsea Handler
Sincerely Louis CK, Louis C.K.
Thanks For Risking Your Life, Lewis Black
The Greatest Average American, Nate Bargatze
Zero F***s Given, Kevin Hart

Best Musical Theater Album

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, Original Album Cast
Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's Some Lovers, World Premiere Cast
Girl From The North Country, Original Broadway Cast
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording), The 2020 Les Misérables Staged Concert Company
Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots, World Premiere Cast
The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, Barlow & Bear

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Cruella, (Various Artists)
Dear Evan Hansen, (Various Artists)
In The Heights, (Various Artists)
One Night In Miami..., (Various Artists)
Respect, Jennifer Hudson
Schmigadoon! Episode 1, (Various Artists)
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, Andra Day

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Bridgerton, Kris Bowers, composer
Dune, Hans Zimmer, composer
The Mandalorian: Season 2 - Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16), Ludwig Göransson, composer
The Queen's Gambit, Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer
Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media Category

"Agatha All Along" [from Wandavision: Episode 7], Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez ft. Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White
"All Eyes On Me" [from Inside], Bo Burnham
"All I Know So Far" [from P!nk: All I Know So Far], P!nk
"Fight For You" [from Judas And The Black Messiah], H.E.R.
"Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" [from Respect], Jennifer Hudson
"Speak Now" [from One Night In Miami...], Leslie Odom, Jr.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

Best Music Video

"Shot In The Dark," AC/DC
"Freedom," Jon Batiste
"I Get A Kick Out Of You," Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
"Peaches," Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
"Happier Than Ever," Billie Eilish
"Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," Lil Nas X
"Good 4 U," Olivia Rodrigo

Best Music Film

Inside, Bo Burnham
David Byrne's American Utopia, David Byrne
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles, Billie Eilish
Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix In Maui, Jimi Hendrix
Summer Of Soul, Various Artists

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