The 2022 Grammy nominations are coming. All you need to know
- One of the most biggest changes that Grammy nominations 2022 are going to witness, is the change in the process
- Last year’s controversy regarding the complete shout out of ‘the Weeknd’ is what has fueled the changes in the process this year
- ‘The Weeknd’ did not get a nomination last year, even though his album was one of the most successful music albums of the year
The nominations for the 64th annual Grammy Awards 2022 will be announced on Tuesday. However, 2022’s Grammy nominations might see notable changes.
One of the biggest changes that Grammy nominations 2022 are going to witness, is the change in the nomination process. Last year’s controversy regarding the complete shout out of ‘the Weeknd’ is what has fueled the changes in the process this year. ‘The Weeknd’ did not get a nomination last year, even though his album was one of the most successful music albums of the year, especially his song ‘Blinding Lights’ which went on to become one of the most famous songs of all time.
This led ‘The Recording Academy’ to officially disband the ‘secret’ committees who would choose the nominations. Earlier, a group of artists, creators and experts from the industry would make a list of final nominations. They would pick the nominees based on the top 20 candidates that were determined by the broader voting body of the Grammy.
Now, this process has been stopped.
From this year, nominees will be selected based on the number of votes they have garnered from the body of eligible Academy members. This can also mean that renowned artists of the past who were overlooked, will stand a better chance at Grammy statues.
Moving further, it is anticipated that Olivia Rodrigo may bag one of the nominations. Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” is one of the most successful singles of the year. Billie Eilish, who is already known as a ‘Grammy darling’, also stands a positive chance at the nominations.
Other nominations that we are expecting are of Lil Nas X for ‘Call Me By Your Name’, Taylor Swift for ‘Evermore’, Doja Cat and SZA for ‘Kiss Me More’, Silk Sonic for ‘Leave The Door Open’, Ariana Grande for ‘Positions’, and Justin Bieber for ‘Justice’ and ‘Peaches’.
The 64th Grammy Awards are scheduled for January 31 in Los Angeles at what will soon be the arena formerly known as Staples Center. But first come the nominations — and here’s how you can watch them.
When are the Grammy nominations?
The nominations stream live starting at 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday. Recording Academy Chief Executive Harvey Mason Jr. and Tammy Hurt, chair of the academy’s board of trustees, will do the honors. Other talent might be added.
How to watch live event?
Tune in for the livestream online — or check out the countdown clock ahead of time — at live.grammys.com. It’s the second year the Recording Academy will be holding a virtual announcement ceremony.
What if I miss the livestream?
The full list of nominees will be available after the announcement ceremony on the Grammys’ website and social media accounts.