Jazz musician Jon Batiste leads the way to the 64th edition of the Grammy with 11 nominations accompanied by other great artists such as Justin Bieber, who aspires to eight awards, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and established legends such as Tony Bennett. The United States Recording Academy Awards will be presented on January 31 at what is now the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a site that will have changed its name to Crypto.com for the gala. It is not the only change that current times have forced. The Grammys have expanded the main categories to accommodate new artists following criticism against selection committees in years past.
At 35, Batiste is experiencing a great moment in his career. Winner of the Oscar a few months ago with Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor for the music of Soul, the Pixar film, the African-American musician appears this Tuesday in the most important categories such as Record of the Year, for Freedom and Album of the year, by We are, that have accompanied dozens of protests and mobilizations against racism and injustice.
Olivia Rodrigo, 18, is another big favorite with seven nominations. The Academy has generously hosted one of the phenomena of the year, which was even invited to the White House by President Joe Biden. Drivers License, his biggest hit, is nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. SourRodrigo’s debut album is also in the Best Album of the Year category. The young Californian is also among the contenders for the Best New Artist gramophone, alongside Arlo Parks, Saweetie and Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother.
The Academy has expanded the most important award categories from 8 to 10 names this year. “It is a way to enlarge a network to capture more music, more artists and more genres,” said Harvey Mason Jr., one of the organization’s executives, on Tuesday. Members of the Academy will be able to vote for the winners from December 6 to January 5.
Donda, the most recent installment of the controversial rapper Kanye West, which has divided the critics, has achieved the nomination of Album of the year and Best Rap Album. Also in this category are J Cole, for The Off-Season; Drake and his Certified Lover Boy; New York rapper Nas and King’s Disease II, and Call me if you get lostby Tyler The Creator.
The Madrilenian, by C. Tangana, who won three gramophones last week at the Latin Academy Awards, repeats among the nominees. Antón Álvarez Alfaro’s work is in the category of Latin Rock or Alternative album along with Leavesby Bomba Estéreo; Look what you made me do, from Diamante Eléctrico; Originby Juanes; Muscle cramp, by Nathy Peluso and the latest release from Mexican band Zoé, Sounds of karmatic resonance.
Pablo Alborán from Malaga also stands out in Best Latin Pop Album for Vertigo. There he is accompanied by one of the main winners of the night in Las Vegas, the Colombian Camilo and his album My hands. Also featured are Paula Arenas for My loves; Made old-fashionedby the Guatemalan Ricardo Arjona; Beggedby Alex Cuba and Revelationby pop star Selena Gomez.
In the one of Urban Music, where reggaeton and trap enter, the rising Puerto Rican star Rauw Alejandro (Aphrodisiac) and Bad Bunny and his The last tour of the world. However, it has been the Colombians who have captured the category with Karol G (KG0516), who comes from triumphing at the Latin Grammys, in addition to Without fear (of love and other demons)by Kali Uchis. J Balvin and his album Joseph complement the group. The also Colombian called for a boycott in September after being nominated by the Latin branch of the Academy. The appeal caused a controversy between the musicians of the genre and the interpreter of Your poison did not show up for delivery.
Here are the most important categories:
Record of the year:
–I Still Have Faith In Youby Abba
–Freedomby Jon Batiste
–I Get A Kick Out Of Youby Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
–Peachesby Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar and Giveon.
–Right On Timeby Brandi Carlile
–Kiss me moreby Doja Cat and SZA.
–Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
–Huntsman, Lil Nas X
–Drivers Licenseby Olivia Rodrigo
–Leave The Door Openby Silk Sonic
Album of the year:
-We Are, from Jon batiste
-Love For Sale, by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
-Justice, from Justin Beiber
-Planet Her, by Doja Cat
-Happier Than Ever, by Billie Eilish
-Back Of My Mind, by HER
-Huntsmanby Lil Nas X
-Sour, by Olivia Rodrigo
-Evermore, by Taylor Swift
-Donda, by Kanye West
Song of the year:
–Bad Habits, by Ed Sheeran
–A Beautiful Noise, by Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile
–Drivers License, by Olivia Rodrigo
–Fight For You, by HER
–Happier Than Ever, by Billie Eilish.
–Kiss Me More, by Doja Cat and SZA
–Leave The Door Open, by Silk Sonic
–Huntsman, by Lil Nas X
–Peaches, from Justin Beiber
–Right On Time, by Brandi Carlile
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