Here Are the 2022 Grammy Nominations and Why Everybody is So Pissed Off Again

Here Are the 2022 Grammy Nominations and Why Everybody is So Pissed Off Again

Spoilers: Marilyn Manson is nominated for Rap Song, Louis C.K. got one over Bo Burnham, and Drake was left with scraps.
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This afternoon from a livestream in L.A., the Grammy nominations were announced on schedule and along with them a predictably substantial dish of scandal and upset.

After the barrage of bad press surrounding the award show intensified in 2019 after corrupt voting practices were revealed and allegations of rape were made against former Grammy President Neil Portnow and executive Joel Katz, the Recording Academy has been in cleanup mode.

Last May, it was announced that most of the voting process had been overhauled with changed rules, stricter voter conditions, and two new categories.

For example, in an effort to ensure that appropriate creators are voting within their specialized industries, the number of genre-specific field categories in which Grammy voters may participate has been reduced from fifteen to ten. This separates voters such as those who specialize in packaging to direct their votes to the presentation field, while the entire voting body are permitted to vote in the four General Field categories.

After stories broke surrounding the Recording Academy’s selection of nominees regardless of voting structure, academy members and their publicists are no longer allowed to lobby for artists other than themselves through email, social media, or physical mailings.

It’s due time for an institution so characterized by the terrible decisions that they make. David Bowie for instance never won a single Grammy in his 50-year career; Radiohead have just six, half of which were given to packaging.

Still and even with the freshly announced expansion of nominees in major field categories from eight to ten, this looks like the exact same Grammys. Despite the rallies for more Latin presence in major categories in the leadup to previous ceremonies, this year boasts none. Despite Olivia Rodrigo helping revive millennial pop punk, her fanbase likely had her relegated to the pop field, leaving a rock category which should have included her, Lana Del Rey, Angel Olsen, and Japanese Breakfast, without a female voice.

To cap it off the most subversive comedy special in years, Bo Burnham’s Inside, must have confused the panel who were liable to label it more of a musical comedy and thus not in competition with traditional spoken word style recording formats for comedy records. Still, the inclusion of Louis C.K. perhaps in replacement, along with Marilyn Manson who received a songwriting credit on the Rap Song-nominated “Jail” feel like double downs after the Grammys met widespread criticism for their recognition of Dr. Luke, who is widely believed to be the abuser at the subject of Kesha's "Praying." Despite Kesha performing the song at the ceremony in protest, Dr. Luke received three Grammy nominations this year.

Usual Grammy bait John Mayer received nothing for his yacht rocking Sob Rock, nor did Migos for their awesome Culture III.

Drake after dissing the Grammys, before finally submitting CLB tracks for processing, has been shut out of all major categories with “Way 2 Sexy” qualifying as the one choice for rap song. Bruce Springsteen strangely also received no nominations despite multiple appearances on CBS programs in the past quarter and reaching number one with Letter To You. Jon Batiste on the other hand who works for CBS, received seven.

The Grammys are on January 31, 2022 on CBS.

 

Albums released between September 1 2020 – September 30 2021 that we thought were going to get a nomination, even purely for being Grammy bait.

Madison Beer - Life Support

DJ Khaled - Khaled Khaled

Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails over the Country Club

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon III: The Chosen

Demi Lovato - Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over

Lorde - Solar Power

John Mayer - Sob Rock

Migos - Culture III

Metallica - The Metallica Blacklist

Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed

John Prine - John Prine and Friends Live at Newport Folk 2017

Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You

Various artists - Coming 2 America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Weather Station - Ignorance

Weezer - OK Human

 

Record of the Year

ABBA - I Still Have Faith in You

Jon Batiste - Freedom

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

 

Album of the Year

We Are - Jon Batiste

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Justin Bieber - Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat - Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Lil Nas X - Montero

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

Taylor Swift - Evermore

Kanye West - Donda

 

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits

Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile - A Beautiful Noise

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

H.E.R. - Fight for You

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

 

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

Finneas

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Justin Bieber - Anyone

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Ariana Grande - Positions

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You

Justin Bieber, Benny Blanco - Lonely

BTS - Butter

Coldplay - Higher Power

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Norah Jones - ’Til We Meet Again (Live)

Tori Kelly - A Tori Kelly Christmas

Ledisi - Ledisi Sings Nina

Willie Nelson - That’s Life

Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justin Bieber - Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat - Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Ariana Grande - Positions

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

 

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Afrojack & David Guetta - Hero

Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom

James Blake - Before

Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak

Caribou - You Can Do It

Rüfüs du Sol - Alive

Tiësto - the Business

 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin’

Rachel Eckroth - The Garden

Taylor Eigsti - Tree Falls

Steve Gadd Band - At Blue Note Tokyo

Mark Lettieri - Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2

 

Best Rock Performance

AC/DC - Shot in the Dark

Black Pumas - Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares 2 U

Deftones - Ohms

Foo Fighters - Making a Fire

 

Best Rock Song

Weezer - All My Favorite Songs

Kings of Leon - The Bandit

Mammoth WVH - Distance

Paul McCartney - Find My Way

Foo Fighters - Waiting on a War

 

Best Rock Album

AC/DC - Power Up

Black Pumas - Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A

Chris Cornell - No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1

Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight

Paul McCartney - McCartney III

 

Best Alternative Music Album

Fleet Foxes - Shore

Halsey - If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams

St. Vincent - Daddy’s Home

 

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra - Lost You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

H.E.R. - Damage

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Jon Batiste - I Need You

BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal - Bring It on Home

Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper - Born Again

H.E.R. - Fight for You

Lucky Dave, Yebba - How Much Can a Heart Take

 

Best R&B Song

H.E.R. - Damage

SZA - Good Days

Giveon - Heartbreak Anniversary

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings

 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Eric Bellinger - New Light

Cory Henry - Something to Say

Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant

Lucky Daye - Table for Two

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party: Desert

Masego - Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

 

Best R&B Album

Snoh Aalegra - Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies

Jon Batiste - We Are

Leon Bridges - Gold-Diggers Sound

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales

 

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties

Cardi B - Up

J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life

Drake, Future, Young Thug - Way Too Sexy

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit

 

Best Rap Album

J. Cole - The Off-Season

Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Nas - King’s Disease II

Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost

Kanye West - Donda

 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

J. Cole, Lil Baby - Pride Is the Devil

Doja Cat - Need to Know

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign - WusYaName

Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby - Hurricane

 

Best Rap Song

DMX, Jay-Z, Nas - Bath Salts

Saweetie, Doja Cat - best Friend

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties

Kanye West, Jay-Z - Jail

J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life

 

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Pablo Alborán - Vértigo

Paula Arenas - Mis Amores

Ricardo Arjona - Hecho A La Antigua

Camilo - Mis Manos

Alex Cuba - Mendó

Selena Gomez - Revelación

 

Best Recording Package

Reckless Kelly - American Jackpot / American Girls

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Carnage

2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group, the Chairman Crossover Big Band - Pakelang

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison

Soul of Ears - Zeta

 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

The Marías - Cinema

Yebba - Dawn

Low - Hey What

Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Notes With Attachments

 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Rogét Chahayed

Mike Elizondo

Hit-Boy

Ricky Reed

 

Best Music Film

Bo Burnham - Inside

David Byrne - David Byrne’s American Utopia

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever (A Love Letter to Los Angeles)

Jimi Hendrix - Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui

Various Artists - Summer of Soul


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This afternoon from a livestream in L.A., the Grammy nominations were announced on schedule and along with them a predictably substantial dish of scandal and upset.

After the barrage of bad press surrounding the award show intensified in 2019 after corrupt voting practices were revealed and allegations of rape were made against former Grammy President Neil Portnow and executive Joel Katz, the Recording Academy has been in cleanup mode.

Last May, it was announced that most of the voting process had been overhauled with changed rules, stricter voter conditions, and two new categories.

For example, in an effort to ensure that appropriate creators are voting within their specialized industries, the number of genre-specific field categories in which Grammy voters may participate has been reduced from fifteen to ten. This separates voters such as those who specialize in packaging to direct their votes to the presentation field, while the entire voting body are permitted to vote in the four General Field categories.

After stories broke surrounding the Recording Academy’s selection of nominees regardless of voting structure, academy members and their publicists are no longer allowed to lobby for artists other than themselves through email, social media, or physical mailings.

It’s due time for an institution so characterized by the terrible decisions that they make. David Bowie for instance never won a single Grammy in his 50-year career; Radiohead have just six, half of which were given to packaging.

Still and even with the freshly announced expansion of nominees in major field categories from eight to ten, this looks like the exact same Grammys. Despite the rallies for more Latin presence in major categories in the leadup to previous ceremonies, this year boasts none. Despite Olivia Rodrigo helping revive millennial pop punk, her fanbase likely had her relegated to the pop field, leaving a rock category which should have included her, Lana Del Rey, Angel Olsen, and Japanese Breakfast, without a female voice.

To cap it off the most subversive comedy special in years, Bo Burnham’s Inside, must have confused the panel who were liable to label it more of a musical comedy and thus not in competition with traditional spoken word style recording formats for comedy records. Still, the inclusion of Louis C.K. perhaps in replacement, along with Marilyn Manson who received a songwriting credit on the Rap Song-nominated “Jail” feel like double downs after the Grammys met widespread criticism for their recognition of Dr. Luke, who is widely believed to be the abuser at the subject of Kesha's "Praying." Despite Kesha performing the song at the ceremony in protest, Dr. Luke received three Grammy nominations this year.

Usual Grammy bait John Mayer received nothing for his yacht rocking Sob Rock, nor did Migos for their awesome Culture III.

Drake after dissing the Grammys, before finally submitting CLB tracks for processing, has been shut out of all major categories with “Way 2 Sexy” qualifying as the one choice for rap song. Bruce Springsteen strangely also received no nominations despite multiple appearances on CBS programs in the past quarter and reaching number one with Letter To You. Jon Batiste on the other hand who works for CBS, received seven.

The Grammys are on January 31, 2022 on CBS.

 

Albums released between September 1 2020 – September 30 2021 that we thought were going to get a nomination, even purely for being Grammy bait.

Madison Beer - Life Support

DJ Khaled - Khaled Khaled

Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails over the Country Club

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon III: The Chosen

Demi Lovato - Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over

Lorde - Solar Power

John Mayer - Sob Rock

Migos - Culture III

Metallica - The Metallica Blacklist

Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed

John Prine - John Prine and Friends Live at Newport Folk 2017

Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You

Various artists - Coming 2 America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Weather Station - Ignorance

Weezer - OK Human

 

Record of the Year

ABBA - I Still Have Faith in You

Jon Batiste - Freedom

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

 

Album of the Year

We Are - Jon Batiste

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Justin Bieber - Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat - Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Lil Nas X - Montero

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

Taylor Swift - Evermore

Kanye West - Donda

 

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits

Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile - A Beautiful Noise

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

H.E.R. - Fight for You

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

 

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

Finneas

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Justin Bieber - Anyone

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Ariana Grande - Positions

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - I Get a Kick Out of You

Justin Bieber, Benny Blanco - Lonely

BTS - Butter

Coldplay - Higher Power

Doja Cat, SZA - Kiss Me More

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Norah Jones - ’Til We Meet Again (Live)

Tori Kelly - A Tori Kelly Christmas

Ledisi - Ledisi Sings Nina

Willie Nelson - That’s Life

Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justin Bieber - Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat - Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Ariana Grande - Positions

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

 

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Afrojack & David Guetta - Hero

Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom

James Blake - Before

Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak

Caribou - You Can Do It

Rüfüs du Sol - Alive

Tiësto - the Business

 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin’

Rachel Eckroth - The Garden

Taylor Eigsti - Tree Falls

Steve Gadd Band - At Blue Note Tokyo

Mark Lettieri - Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2

 

Best Rock Performance

AC/DC - Shot in the Dark

Black Pumas - Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares 2 U

Deftones - Ohms

Foo Fighters - Making a Fire

 

Best Rock Song

Weezer - All My Favorite Songs

Kings of Leon - The Bandit

Mammoth WVH - Distance

Paul McCartney - Find My Way

Foo Fighters - Waiting on a War

 

Best Rock Album

AC/DC - Power Up

Black Pumas - Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A

Chris Cornell - No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1

Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight

Paul McCartney - McCartney III

 

Best Alternative Music Album

Fleet Foxes - Shore

Halsey - If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams

St. Vincent - Daddy’s Home

 

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra - Lost You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon - Peaches

H.E.R. - Damage

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Jon Batiste - I Need You

BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal - Bring It on Home

Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper - Born Again

H.E.R. - Fight for You

Lucky Dave, Yebba - How Much Can a Heart Take

 

Best R&B Song

H.E.R. - Damage

SZA - Good Days

Giveon - Heartbreak Anniversary

Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings

 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Eric Bellinger - New Light

Cory Henry - Something to Say

Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant

Lucky Daye - Table for Two

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party: Desert

Masego - Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

 

Best R&B Album

Snoh Aalegra - Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies

Jon Batiste - We Are

Leon Bridges - Gold-Diggers Sound

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales

 

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties

Cardi B - Up

J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life

Drake, Future, Young Thug - Way Too Sexy

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit

 

Best Rap Album

J. Cole - The Off-Season

Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Nas - King’s Disease II

Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost

Kanye West - Donda

 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

J. Cole, Lil Baby - Pride Is the Devil

Doja Cat - Need to Know

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign - WusYaName

Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby - Hurricane

 

Best Rap Song

DMX, Jay-Z, Nas - Bath Salts

Saweetie, Doja Cat - best Friend

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties

Kanye West, Jay-Z - Jail

J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​My Life

 

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Pablo Alborán - Vértigo

Paula Arenas - Mis Amores

Ricardo Arjona - Hecho A La Antigua

Camilo - Mis Manos

Alex Cuba - Mendó

Selena Gomez - Revelación

 

Best Recording Package

Reckless Kelly - American Jackpot / American Girls

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Carnage

2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group, the Chairman Crossover Big Band - Pakelang

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison

Soul of Ears - Zeta

 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

The Marías - Cinema

Yebba - Dawn

Low - Hey What

Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga - Love for Sale

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Notes With Attachments

 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Rogét Chahayed

Mike Elizondo

Hit-Boy

Ricky Reed

 

Best Music Film

Bo Burnham - Inside

David Byrne - David Byrne’s American Utopia

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever (A Love Letter to Los Angeles)

Jimi Hendrix - Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui

Various Artists - Summer of Soul


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