Jon Batiste Leads 2022 GRAMMYs Nominations, JAY-Z Becomes Most Nominated Artist In GRAMMYs History

Jon Batiste Leads 2022 GRAMMYs Nominations, JAY-Z Becomes Most Nominated Artist In GRAMMYs History

2021, like 2020 was an ever changing year in both the world and music. With a lot of diversity and a new system in the way the GRAMMYs are nominated. That expands it to literally some of the biggest GRAMMYs ever. By going from 8 to 10 for the number of nominations in the Big Four Categories of, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. It should be no surprise it’s reflected with the diversity in the leading nominations for the upcoming 2022 GRAMMYs. That has three of the four top-nominated artists as people of color and two of them as women.

Leading the way for the earlier today announced 2022 GRAMMYs nominations is, Jon Batiste with 11 nominations. Who is followed not far behind by already multi-GRAMMYs award winning singer and songwriter, as well as musician, H.E.R. Who is tied with both Doja Cat and Justin Bieber with eight nominations apiece. Already a GRAMMYs darling before even putting out her proper debut album, Back of My Mind, earlier this year. Which by the way was nominated for both, Album of the Year and Best R&B Album. It should be no surprise that, H.E.R. Is adding eight more nominations to her already 13 career nominations. H.E.R. and Doja Cat, both being female, also showing the diversity that the GRAMMYs has expanded to over the past several years. With all four also being nominated in three of the Big Four Categories. With the exception of H.E.R. not being nominated for Record of the Year and Batiste for, Song of the Year.

The nominations in the major categories and top nominees. Also reflects the continued dominance on the charts and popularity over the past decade-plus of Hip-Hop and R&B/Soul. As besides Batiste and both H.E.R. and Doja Cat. The duo, Silk Sonic, which consists of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, with their hit single, Leave the Door Open, to no surprise helped them nab a few nominations for both the major categories of Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. Plus Kanye West being nominated for Album of the Year for his most recent solo album, DONDA.

Speaking of Rap/Hip-Hop. DONDA, was also among the nominees for, Best Rap Album. Along with J. Cole’s, The Off-Season, Drake’s, Certified Lover Boy, Nas’, King’s Disease II and Tyler, the Creator’s, Call Me If You Get Lost. West with a total of four nominations to add to his already illustrious GRAMMYs resume. While his longtime boss, JAY-Z also added three nominations of his own to become the most-nominated artist of all time in GRAMMYs history with 83.

Among some first time nominees that are long overdue and should have several nominations under their belt already. Is Jay-Z Roc Nation signee, Snoh Aalegra, who scores her first two ever GRAMMYs nominations. With her mostly very critically-acclaimed latest solo album, TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES. Being nominated for, Best R&B Album and her absolutely incredible single, LOST YOU. Being nominated for, Best R&B Performance.

In some local Chicago connections aside from West being nominated. Soulful crooner, BJ the Chicago Kid was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon’s rendition of the late great Sam Cooke’s classic, Bring It on Home to Me. Also frequent West collaborator, J. Ivy was nominated Best Spoken Word Album with, Catching Dreams: Live at Fort Knox Chicago. BJ’s nomination comes today on his 37th birthday too.

A full list of most all categories can be seen below:

“I Still Have Faith In You” – Abba
“Freedom” – Jon Batiste
“I Get A Kick Out Of You” – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
“Right On Time” – Brandi Carlile
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat feat. 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

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

“Bad Habits” – Fred Gibson, Johnny Mcdaid & Ed Sheeran, Songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
“A Beautiful Noise” – Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori Mckenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters, Songwriters (Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile)
“Drivers License” – Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, Songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
“Fight for You” – Dernst Emile Ii, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, Songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish O’connell & Finneas O’connell, Songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Kiss Me More” – Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard a. Powell Ii, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher, Songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring Sza)
“Leave the Door Open” – Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Bruno Mars, Songwriters (Silk Sonic)
“Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” – Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo, Songwriters (Lil Nas X)
“Peaches” – Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman & Keavan Yazdani, Songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
“Right on Time” – Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

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

“Anyone” – Justin Bieber
“Right On Time” – Brandi Carlile
“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
“Positions” – Ariana Grande
“Drivers License” – Olivia Rodrigo

“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

We Are – Jon Batiste
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) – Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe) – Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
Positions – Ariana Grande
Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

“Lost You” – Snoh Aalegra
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
“Damage” – H.E.R.
“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

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

“Damage” – H.E.R.
“Good Days” – SZA
“Heartbreak Anniversary” – Giveon
“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

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

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

“Family Ties” – Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Up” – Cardi B
“my . life” – J. Cole feat. 21 Savage and Morray
“Way 2 Sexy” – Drake feat. Future and Young Thug
“Thot S**t” – Megan Thee Stallion

“pride . is . the . devil” – J. Cole feat. Lil Baby
“Need to Know” – Doja Cat
“Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
“WUSYANAME” – Tyler, the Creator feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign
“Hurricane” – Kanye West feat. The Weeknd and Lil Baby

“Bath Salts” – Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones & Earl Simmons, songwriters (DMX feat. JAY-Z and Nas)
“Best Friend” – Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas & Rocco Valdes, songwriters (Saweetie feat. Doja Cat)
“Family Ties” – Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour & Dominik Patrzek, songwriters (Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar)
“Jail” – Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West & Mark Williams, songwriters (Kanye West feat. JAY-Z)
“My . Life” – Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph & Jermaine Cole, songwriters (J. Cole feat. 21 Savage and Morray)

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

Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

“Shot in the Dark” – AC/DC
“Freedom” – Jon Batiste
“I Get a Kick Out of You” – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon
“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
“Good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo