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Top 50 Grammy nominations funny quotes in 2022 that you need to share with your friends

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The most important gala in the music industry, the Grammy Awards, has announced its nominations for 2022. American jazz musician Jon Batiste will compete for no less than 11 trophies.


Jon Batiste will fight in categories such as "Recording of the Year" or "Best R&B Album". Justin Bieber hopes to win the Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" with the song "Peaches".


For the first time, the legendary Swedish band ABBA was also nominated, which recently reunited and released a new album. The northern quartet's song, "I Still Have Faith In You," will be in the "Recording of the Year" category.


At the same time, rapper Jay-Z has officially become the most successful artist in the history of the Grammy Awards, with 83 active nominations.


The winners will be announced on January 31, 2022, at a gala in Los Angeles.


Often, a well-prepared speech becomes a test for the audience, and spontaneously spoken phrases enter the story. Bemorepanda has collected the deep thoughts and funny sayings of the stars from the Grammy Awards, which remains in history.


1. “I want to thank the man I fell in love with last year and to whom I dedicated this song. Thank you for breaking my heart. Thanks to you, I got four Grammys. "

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith (22) attends the Record of the Year Awards.


2. "It seems like I have a lot of friends this year in misfortune, but I want to say as a former failed best new artist of 2008, it's not scary to lose, just dance like the song Shake It Off says."

Singer Taylor Swift (25) presenting the Best Performer winner.


3. “Albums - do you still remember them? They are as important today as books and the movement against racism. "

Singer and composer Prince (56) presenting Album of the Year.


4. “A dream has no statute of limitations. Keep believing in yourself. "

EL Cool Jay (47), the host of the awards ceremony.


5. “I liked meeting Lady Gaga. She thought I was a waiter. "

Ed Sheeran (23) on his Twitter.


6. "This is how I take pictures: when I don't smile, it makes me laugh."

Kanye West (37) on why he never smiles in the photo.


7. "I like Katie, she has great breasts."

Nicki Minaj (32) to Katy Perry (30).


8. "Sitting under the stage during an AC / DC show is incredible, but at the same time you are terribly scared."

Anna Kendrick (29) on her backstage experiences.


9. “I have a different outfit for the show. There are nails in these boots. I can't perform on my nails!"

Madonna (56) on the red carpet talks about a suit made by the creative director of Givenchy House Ricardo Tisca (40).


10. "I haven't read the book ... But I'm very glad that my song was chosen as the soundtrack."

Annie Lennox (60) on Fifty Shades of Gray. 


Winning a Grammy is the ticket of any artist to the reputable list that contains the names of some of the most respected artists and composers of all time, such as The Beatles, Frank Sinatra or Elton John. However, the decision to award a Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year is slightly more complicated.


There are three major Grammy Awards trophies. "Best Record of the Year" awards, on the one hand, the composers who wrote and composed the song, and "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" award the performer and production team.


For 60 years, the "Best Recording of the Year" category has rewarded songs that have become part of music history, but also included difficult decisions. Here are 14 moments worth mentioning in the history of the awards.


In 1959, when the category was launched, the prize was awarded to Domenico Modugno for the song "Volare". His song had already been a new entry to the Eurovision Song Contest a year ago and had been on the Billboard charts for five weeks. These things brought fame to the artist. Modugno later became involved in politics, and things got so big that he was barred from entering Chile to perform.


Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is recognized as one of the classic songs of the '60s. In 1967, the song was nominated for "Best Record of the Year", but the song was dethroned by another, also Webb's, "Up, up and away". So, the song that gave the name of the debut album made Grammy history as one of the most romantic songs of longing.


The song "Little green apples", composed by Bobby Russel, is a true masterpiece; that kind of country song that makes you feel like you're getting into the scenery. Initially, the song was recorded by the well-known Roger Miller, but then artists such as Patti Page and OC Smith did the cover in 1968, and Smith's version won him the Grammy for "Best Recording of the Year". Some thought that another song could have won, but it is certain that "Hey Jude" by The Beatles missed.


11. "I didn't even know that people who couldn't sing a note and were tone-deaf were eligible for any Grammys.~ Hillary Clinton


12. “By the way, I got a Grammy, which was a big thrill.” ~ Marian McPartland


13. “I’ve got a Grammy and Emmy, I’d like to have a Tony.” ~ Cyndi Lauper


14. “I’ve always said I can’t tell sometimes that people even have an album out until I see them nominated for a Grammy. I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys.” ~ Toby Keith


15. “It could be Grammy night, Oscar night, whatever – I don’t feel the pressure to be there.” ~ Idris Elba


16. “She could have a Grammy. I'd still treat her ass like a nominee.” ~ Drake


17. “When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed.” ~ Bill O’Reilly


Although Lennon and McCartney represent the most successful partnership of composers in the history of pop music, the band won only once, with the song "Michelle", from the album "Rubber soul", the trophy "Best recording of the year". The decision was all the more interesting as the song was not released as a single and did not reach the American charts. However, it was the most broadcast song on the radio in the United States.


Until the mid-1970s, Grammy jurors kept pop music at bay, celebrating more Simon & Garfunkel or Barbra Streisand music. It wasn't until 1975 that the pop style received some attention with the Bee Gees. "Jive talkin" or "Get down tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band or with the song "Fame" by David Bowie. The award went to Judy Collins' "Send in the Clowns."


No matter what James Bond movies say, the truth is that they gave birth to a considerable number of great pop songs, including "Live & let die" (Wings) or "We have all the time in the world" (Louis Armstrong). ). Only one, however, received a nomination for "Best Record of the Year". Carly Simon's song "Nobody does it better" was the theme of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977). However, he lost to two other film compositions, "Evergreen" and "You light up my life", both of which were themes for "A star is born". Accidentally, it was the only time two songs shared the same prize.


Jimmy Webb was not the only multi-Grammy nominee. Michael McDonald was in the same situation, but with two different composers. The nominations were for the songs "Minute by minute", for which he collaborated with the studio Doobie Lester Abrams, and "What a fool believes", written with Kenny Loggins, with which he won the award.


Few artists in the 1980s, with the exception of Madonna and Prince, could be compared to Michael Jackson, but despite dominating all the charts, his songs or those of his composers were not very successful at the '80s Grammy Awards. to the two important categories. The exception was "We are the world", sung with Lionel Richie, who won "Best Record of the Year". In 1983, Jackson won the "Beat it" award for "Song of the Year," and the "Album of the Year" trophy went to him for "Thriller."


18. “I liked getting the Grammy more than not getting it.” ~ Jakob Dylan


19. “One of the high points of my career was winning the Grammy for ‘I Will Survive.'” ~ Gloria Gaynor


20. “A Grammy is really nice, but having lots of fans is really nice, too. I think just getting a record out is a success on its own.” ~ Dan Auerbach


21. “Every year there’s an Oscar and Grammy and we celebrate those shows. We do the same in the U.S about sports schools and colleges. The same thing doesn’t happen for tech and STEM.” ~ will.i.am


22. “A brilliant 1989 album, Oh Mercy; some career retrospectives; and two albums of American folk songs, with just Bob Dylan and his guitar and harmonica. All that culminated in the Grammy-winning comeback album, Time Out of Mind (1997). Once again, just as Dylan seemed to be out of it, he was back at the top of his game.” ~ Bob Dylan


23. “I never set out now to get a Grammy, or get an American Music Award, but it still is nice to be recognized.” ~ Ginuwine


Of all the 1989 songs that could come to mind, such as "Like a Prayer" (Madonna), "Turn Back Time" (Cher) or "Back to Life" (Soul II Soul), the jurors chose Wind Beneath My Wings. ", Bette Middler's play. This award was followed, one year later, by another, for the song "From a distance". Interesting decisions, some would say, as if Madonna didn't even exist.


Music and film go hand in hand, and the Grammys and Oscars have always been on the same stage. In 1994, the soundtrack "The Lion King" gave Elton John and Tim Rice some applause for "Circle of life" and "Can you feel the love", but the victory went to Bruce Springsteen for the song "Streets". of Philadelphia ”from the Oscar-winning film“ Philadelphia ”.


The reputation of the Grammy Awards is that they appreciate commercial success. And yet, the reality is that some of the world's greatest artists have never been awarded. The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie and Queen were never nominated, and Prince was nominated only once, and then it was for his own version of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to You."


Although nominated for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" in 1987, the award went to the Linda Ronstadt / James Ingram duo and the song "Somewhere Out There", in 2000 U2 got its revenge. The song "Beautiful Day" won the boys the award, and five years later they were rewarded for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own."


Composing a song requires involvement, inspiration, and mutual help. Bruno Mars's "That's What I Like" involved seven composers, including the artist, but this directly brought him the award in 2017.


When this category was invented, there were only five songs in competition. Today, maybe because we have broadened our horizons and we prefer the song and not the album, at the 2020 edition in the competition there are eight songs between which the battle for the prize is going on.


24. “Honestly I can truly say, it would be nice, but I don’t feel like I got to get a Grammy or something to feel official. I’m cool but it would be nice to win the Grammy Awards!” ~ Ginuwine , Grammy quotes awards


25. “Going to the Grammys, being nominated for a Grammy, that was a really big deal for me, for us as a band.” ~ John Petrucci


26. “I was never like, “Oh man, I want a Grammy and I’ll do whatever it takes”. Someone like that might not do what it takes to have a decent touring career, because they’re in the studio trying to master whatever they’re doing to win a Grammy.” ~ Vince Staples


27. “I would like to get nominated for a Grammy, but I don’t set out to do that anymore, ’cause I never felt like I got my just due in the business, period anyway.” ~ Ginuwine


28. “I feel like success is really subjective. You could win a school talent show and be like “I was successful”, or you could get a Number One in New Zealand and be like “I was successful’, or you could win a Grammy and be like “I was successful”.” ~ Thomston


29. “At some point in my life I would like to win a Grammy. I think that would be a good thing to do.” ~ Troye Sivan


30. “Pop music, across its countless iterations, is a vast, amazing, thrilling art form. All life is in it. It stands for itself. The same is true of literature, but nobody feels compelled to toss Philip Roth a grammy just to prove it.” ~ David Bennun


31. “While silly ni**as argue over who gon’ snatch the crown / Look around my ni**a, white people have snatched the sound / This year I’ll probably go to the awards dappered down / Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile.” ~ J. Cole


32. “I went to Clive Davis’ Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there!” ~ Leona Lewis


33. “This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win … It will take a village and an army, [some] countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime.” ~ Lady Gaga


34. “I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I haven’t hit the pinnacles I plan to reach.” ~ Drake


35. “I think the Grammy is like the award, you know.” ~ Brandy Norwood


36. “I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy.” ~ Nicki Minaj


37. “My first Grammy wasn’t even in a jazz category, but of course I was really excited. ‘Rockit’ was the beginning of a new era for the whole hip-hop movement.” ~ Herbie Hancock


38. “I hold ‘Mi Tierra,’ my first Spanish-language album, very close to me because that was all done in my native tongue and won me my first Grammy.” ~ Gloria Estefan


39. “I’ve won several Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy so maybe somebody will let me have an Oscar, and then I’ll have a full set.” ~ Dick Van Dyke


40. “I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn’t something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for.” ~ Beck


41. “I’m not a comedian. I’m not a show host. I’m a musician. That’s why I’ve turned down offers to host the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards. Is it really entertaining for me to get up there and crack a few weak jokes and force people to laugh because I’m Michael Jackson, when I know in my heart that I’m not funny?” ~ Michael Jackson

42. “When I was 4 or 5 and I could put complete thoughts together and really feel them, I remember watching the Grammy’s or something like that and getting real emotional because I wanted to be up there.” ~ Joanna Noelle Levesque


43. “And you know there’s nothing like writing a song about someone who’s mean to you, and just makes your life miserable…and then winning a Grammy for it.” ~ Taylor Swift

“I believe that I’m going to have a Grammy.” ~ Ashthon Jones


44. “In my opinion, one of the biggest drawbacks about Sergio Leone films are the scores composed by Ennio Morricone. If [Leone] were as talented as I am, he would have made mixtapes for his movies instead of letting some schmuck write the soundtracks for him. But then if he were as talented as I am, he’d be Zach Braff. And have his own Grammy.” ~ Zach Braff


45. “Grammy asshole weekend in LA. Yuck … The Grammys = the old guard / old media propping up their puppets trying to convince the outside world, and each other, they’re relevant.” ~ Trent Reznor


46. “I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***** deli without hearing or seeing me.'” ~ Lady Gaga


47. “To date, [Wynton] Marsalis has received a total of nine Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize (the first ever awarded to a jazz musician)… and twenty-nine honorary degrees, including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale; the National Medal of Arts; and numerous awards from other countries.” ~ Randy Sandke


48. “The biggest reward from that record was the enthusiasm everyone had to sing on it. The Grammy nominations and the chart positions are great, but ultimately the way you interact with other musicians is the most important thing to me.” ~ Chris Botti


49. “My brain is very fantastical. If I ever actually recorded myself, I could probably win a Grammy for sex talk. Being on the road while in relationships, you need to learn to pleasure one another.” ~ Dane Cook


50.“I want to win a Grammy. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. I want to be a musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ And I want to play arenas and have tons of people watching me.” ~ Cheyenne Kimball

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The 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards was Beyonce's gala, but Doja Cat, nominated in 3 categories, impressed with her cleavage, even if she went home without any trophy.


Doja Cat made a sensation with the outfit she chose at this year's Grammy Awards.


The singer chose a non-conformist dress, with a deep neckline, which stole everyone's eyes. At the bottom the dress was made of green feathers and flakes, and the top of the dress was like a leather jacket.


Although he stole all the looks, unfortunately, he failed to get any trophies.


With the three trophies won on Sunday night, Beyonce became the living artist with the most Grammy Awards, 28, and equaled the legendary Quincy Jones.


The trophy for Album of the Year went to Taylor Swift for "Folklore".


The gala was not without controversy. Canadian artist "The Weekend" boycotted the ceremony, angry that he did not receive any nominations. This is despite the fact that his song, "Blinding Lights", broke all sales records.


Several artists criticize the nomination system, which includes several "secret commissions of experts," they accuse. They would disadvantage women and minorities of any kind.


Postponed for 2 months due to the pandemic, the Grammy gala had a partially virtual format, alternating live moments with some recorded ones. Most of those present wore masks.


Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish won the main awards of the 63rd edition of the Grammy gala on Sunday, and Beyonce won awards in four categories, becoming the most awarded woman in Grammy history, reports Reuters.


The surprise album "Folklore", recorded by Taylor Swift during the lockdown, received the award for best album of the year, while Billie Eilish's song "Everything I Wanted" won the award for recording of the year. With Sunday's victory, 31-year-old Taylor Swift becomes the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Album three times, matching the performances of music giants such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon.


Beyonce's four Grammy Awards on Sunday propelled her overall record to 28 Grammy Awards, breaking the women's record previously held by Alison Krauss.


Beyonce received the Grammy Awards in the R&B ("Black Parade") categories, for the best video ("Brown Skin Girl") and for collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion on the song "Savage", awarded in the categories of best rap song and the best rap performance.


Usually very controlled, Beyonce was visibly moved when she accepted the award for R&B performance that propelled her to the top of the Grammy winners. "As an artist, I consider it my duty, our duty, to reflect the age in which we live," she said, adding that she wants to support and celebrate the work of all the artists of color who inspired her which inspires the whole world.


Bemorepanda collected some funny memes.


1.Fails


2.A funny worm


3.We got reservations


4.Working lunch


5.Chilling in bed


6.A funny moment


7.Remember it all


8.Bedsheets


9.Fluffy


10.Harry at Grammy


11.If he is losing grammy


12.Just show up


13.Wrap me up


14.She is me


15.A good song


16.How it started 


17.Fabulous choice


18.Thinking about this moment


19.The best abs


20.Thank you


21.The tonight show


22.Lack of people


23.Grammy vibes


24.Sing songs


25.Comfort radiaton


26.Snapped


27.Turning up to grammy


28.Did for me


29.No crime challange


30.Wap


31.I love it


32.Not for that


33.Houston power


34.Beyonce is so proud


35.Stay up the stage


36.It’s Meg


37.Winning team


38.Making history


39.The Power


40.Congrats


41.Deserves everything


42.Boys and their team


43.BTS performance


44.Deserve an award


45.Watching each other


46.Hugs


47.Who?


48.I love that


49.Seeing you across the room


50.Who will win?



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In a year full of surprises, the Grammy Awards 2022 announced a series of nominations in which the favorite of the year is a jazz pianist. This is Jon Batiste, best known to the public for his role as music director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


If in the past years the list of Grammy nominations, the most prestigious music gala in the world, was dominated by pop, rock or hip-hop artists, this year is a motley mix of musical genres, veteran artists like ABBA, controversial stars like Lil Nas X or one of the most award-winning artists of the last year, Olivia Rodrigo.


Unusual Grammy 2022 nominations are due to the song, artist and album selection procedure. The famous "secret committee" of music industry specialists was replaced by a popular vote of members of The Recording Academy, about 12,000 music industry professionals representing all genres and types of specialists involved, from singers, composers, lyricists, producers. , instrumentalists, mixers and sound engineers.



Jon Batiste is nominated both for the album "We Are" and for the soundtrack of the animation "Soul" released by Disney. The album peaked at number 86 on the Billboard 200 chart of best-selling albums in the United States, indicating that it sold no more than a few hundred copies.



The nominations were announced in a live broadcast featuring Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Finneas, H.E.R., BTS, Måneskin, Tayla Parx, Carly Pearce, Nate Bargatze and Tammy Hurt, the director of the Grammy Awards Steering Committee.


In addition to Batiste, the list of nominations is led by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. with 8 nominations each while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo have 7 nominations each. Behind them are Lil Nas X and Brandi Carlile with 5 nominations each while Bruno Mars and his project "Silk Sonic" which he co-created with Anderson. Paak received 4 nominations.



Jay-Z wrote history by becoming the most nominated artist in the history of the Grammy Awards. This year he received 3 nominations, totaling 82 nominations over his career, with one more than Paul McCartney having 81 nominations.


Also in the surprise category are Barack Obama, nominated for the audio version of the book "A Promised Land" and ABBA who received a mention for the song "I Still Have Faith in You" which marked the return of the Swedish band after 40 years.



The number of nominees in the main categories, nicknamed by music critics "The Big Four" - "Song of the year", "Artist of the Year", "Record of the Year" and "Album of the Year" - has been expanded from 8 to 10. The selection process has undergone many changes in the last year, especially after the scandal of the last edition in which The Weeknd, the most successful artist of the pandemic year 2020, was omitted from all the main categories.


Thus, in the case of the album Justin Bieber - "Justice", nominated for "album of the year'' and 7 other categories, has a list of 200 composers, producers and sound engineers who worked in the process. At the other end is Billie Eilish with the song "Happier Than Ever" which has only 5 people who created the whole album, all the songs being composed by her and her brother, Finneas.


Of the more than 22,000 Grammy-winning pieces of music in the race, some essential materials are missing, which were among the most broadcast on the radio and the most listened to on streaming platforms. Specifically, missing two of the hits of the year created by Dua Lipa, Elton John, Taylor Swift (has a nomination for the album "Evermore" but the songs were ignored), Bad Bunny (has a single nomination with the album "El ultimo tour del world ”) or Coldplay.



Below you will find the nominations for the main categories, on the Grammy.com site you will find the complete list.


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 Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time” — Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat Featuring 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 and Brandi Carlile

Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo

Fight For You – H.E.R.

Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish

Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft Sza

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X

Peaches – Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic

Right On Time – Brandi Carlile


Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

FINNEAS

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroy

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie


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 Featuring Bonobo

“Before” — James Blake

“Heartbreak” — Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

“You Can Do It” — Caribou

“Alive” — Rüfüs Du Sol

“The Business” — Tiësto


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 Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Damage” — H.E.R.

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings” — Jazmine Sullivan


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 Rap Performance

“Family Ties” — Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Up” — Cardi B

“M Y . L I F E” — J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray

“Way 2 Sexy” — Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug

“Thot S***” — Megan Thee Stallion


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 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 Opera Recording

“Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle” — Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

“Glass: Akhnaten” — The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

“Janáček: Cunning Little Vixen” — London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus & LSO Discovery Voices

“Little: Soldier Songs” — The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra

“Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites” — The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus


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 Featuring 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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The Grammy Awards, along with the Oscars and the Met Gala, are one of the main and most important events in the entertainment industry. In 2022, the 64th prize will be held in Los Angeles on January 31, and just the other day the nominees became known. So, what else do you need to know about the upcoming ceremony?


The awards will be presented on January 31

And it will traditionally take place at the Staples concert venue in Los Angeles. The Grammy will be televised by CBS, and the award can be viewed online at grammy.com as well as on the YouTube channel of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.


By the way, the presentation of the statuettes this year will be somewhat different. Reacting to the caustic remarks in their address, the Grammys abandoned the so-called nomination committees (which were criticized last year by The Weeknd, which was left without a single nomination).


Grammy Nominees 2022


Industry favorites such as Justin Bieber (eight nominations), Doja Cat (eight nominations), HER (eight nominations and a record 21 in four years), Billie Eilish (seven nominations), Olivia Rodrigo got the chance to win the most prestigious music award in 2022. (seven nominations), Lil Nas X (five nominations) and Taylor Swift (one nomination, but “Album of the Year”, in which Swift won three times already). Young Rodrigo will have to try to emulate Eilish's achievement, who two years ago became the first Grammy winner in 39 years in all four main categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. By the way, this year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences expanded the number of nominees from eight to ten in these categories.


However, the largest number of nominations - 11 - went to John Baptiste. His album “We Are” received accolades from critics, and the jazz musician also took part in writing tracks for the cartoon "Soul", which also did not go unnoticed. Recall that last year Beyonce became the leader in the number of Grammy nominations. She could take home nine figurines, but in the end she won four awards. Offended by The Weeknd this year, he nevertheless received three nominations at once. Halsey found herself in a similar situation when she criticized the Grammy last year and was nominated for Best Alternative Album this year. And also the first in its history nomination ("Record of the Year") was received by the ABBA group.


There are two new categories

The statuettes for Best Global Music Performance and Best Album for Musica Urbana (nominated for Latin American Artists) will be presented for the first time at the upcoming ceremony. Now there are 88 categories.



Jay-Z is the most award-nominated artist of all time

In 2022, Jay-Z received three nominations, which allowed him to get such an honorable status. Prior to that, he shared a record in 80 nominations with producer and composer Quincy Jones. True, in terms of the number of awards, Jay-Z lags behind Jones (he became a laureate 23 times, and Quincy - 27). By the way, the wife of rapper Beyonce also set a record last year - she owns the largest number of victories among all solo artists.


Next you can check below some interesting facts by Bemorepanda about the Grammy award.


1. The first Grammy was awarded on May 4, 1959. The song of the year was Volare by Domenico Modugno. At that time, the award was presented in only 22 nominations. Winners in 82 nominations will be announced at the 2014 Grammy Awards.


2. In 1998, a certain Michael Portnoy received his moment of fame at the Grammy. During Bob Dylan's speech, a man walked on stage with a naked torso, and on his chest was written: "Soy bomb." He was immediately tied up and taken backstage. Subsequently, the "saboteur" explained that by his appearance he wanted to convey to the public that art should be as nutritious as soybeans.


3. Despite the fact that the Grammy awards are mostly musical, some awards are also given for recordings of the spoken genre. So in 2003, the actor Robin Williams received this award for the best album in the comedy spoken genre. For such creativity, Robin has already earned as many as five "gramophones".


4. Another actor and multiple Grammy winner is Will Smith. Smith began his show business career performing rap songs with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. By the way, Smith and his comrades can be called the pioneers of the genre - it was they who, in 1989, were awarded the first Grammy award in history for reading rap. Subsequently, the actor received 3 more statuettes - in 1992, 1998 and 1999.



5. Surprisingly, the Grammy Awards are awarded not only to people, but also ... to dolls! Red Fuzzy Elmo from Muppet Show has won awards three times, including Elmopalooza - Best Album for Children in 1998.


6. There are also politicians among the winners of the Grammy Awards. This award was awarded to three American presidents at once - Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But, of course, not for the songs, but for the beautiful speeches: in 2008 Obama won the Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.


7. Usually musicians await the Grammy with the same excitement as the actors - the Oscar. But not the Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, known for her rebellious disposition. On February 3, 1991, the singer, who was declared in four nominations, publicly refused the award. "All this bullshit is permeated through and through with falsehood and reflects destructive values," - said Sinead. As a result, she won a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Performance category, but never came for the award.


8. One of the most touching moments in the history of the ceremony happened in 2010, when the organizers decided to present a posthumous prize to King of Pop Michael Jackson. His children, 12-year-old son Prince Michael and 11-year-old daughter Paris, came to receive the award for the musician. The teenagers made such a heartfelt speech that the audience could hardly restrain sobbing.



9. In the category "Most Amazing Duo of the Grammy Awards," first place can be unconditionally given to rapper Eminem and Elton John, who sang Stan during the awards ceremony in 2001. The unexpected collaboration of representatives of two such different genres was remembered for a long time by all spectators of that ceremony.


10. Now is the time to talk about the Grammy records. American singer Sherrill Crow is one of three performers to win two awards at once - Best New Artist and Record of the Year - in the same year. This achievement will be shared by Norah Jones and Christopher Cross.


11. Group U2 is the leader in the number of Grammys among musical groups. To date, they have 22 awards.


12. American blind soul singer Stevie Wonder has 28 phonographs in his musical collection, including a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. This is an absolute record.


13. Singer Leanne Rimes became the youngest Grammy winner in history. She was only 14 years old when she received this award for Best New Artist in 1996.


14. The group Led Zeppelin received belated recognition. The band won its first and only Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 - 25 years after the band's disbandment.



15. Russian musicians are nominated for a Grammy almost every year. Here is just one single genre - classical music. Conductors Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Pletnev became the laureates of the prize from Russia. But the opera diva Anna Netrebko and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev, although they were nominated, until they received a Grammy.


16. The record for the number of Grammy awards in its entire history belongs to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which already has 60 statuettes.


17. "Grammy" is the highest award for a musician, so usually the laureates are very happy about their victory, but not Sinead O'Connor (52). On February 3, 1991, the Irish singer, nominated in four nominations for Best Alternative Performance, turned down the award and never came for it.


18. American composer, arranger, record producer and trumpet player Quincy Jones has been nominated for a Grammy 79 times at 27 awards, more than anyone else. But he never became a laureate of the award.


19. In the piggy bank Stevie Wonder (68) 22 Grammy awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.



20. In 1998, a young man named Michael Portnoy ran onto the stage of the ceremony during a show by Bob Dylan (77) with a naked torso on which was written "Soy Bomb". As Michael later explained, he wanted to convey to everyone that art should be as nutritious as soy.


21. Did you know that the Grammys are awarded not only for musical works? In 2003, actor Robin Williams won the Best Comedy Talk Album award. By the way, at the moment he already has 5 "gramophones" in this nomination.


22. Conductor Georg Solti holds the record for the most Grammy awards with 31 awards. Among women - Alison Krauss (47), she has 28 figurines.


23. We will never forget how in 2001 Eminem (46) and Elton John (71) took to the stage of the ceremony together to perform a track by rapper Stan.


24. There are also politicians among the winners of the Grammy Awards. As many as three American presidents - Jimmy Carter (94), Bill Clinton (72) and Barack Obama (58) - have received the award. Of course, not for songs, but for beautiful speeches. In 2008, Obama received a Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.


25. Believe it or not, even dolls get Grammy awards. Red Fuzzy Elmo from Muppet Show won the award three times, including the 1998 Best Album for Children.



26. 2010 was one of the most moving moments in the history of the ceremony. Then the organizers decided to present the posthumous prize to the king of pop Michael Jackson. His children - son Prince Michael (21) and daughter Paris (20) - came to receive the award for the musician. They made such a heartfelt speech that the audience could hardly hold back tears.


27. The youngest winner of the award is singer Leanne Rimes (36), who won the award in 1997 at the age of 14 for Best New Artist. And the oldest winner in 1991 was the late George Burns. He received the award at the age of 91 in the category "Non-musical work" for his "Gracie: A Love Story" ("Gracie: a love story").


28. The album that won the most impressive collection of Grammy awards in 2000 is Supernatural by Carlos Santana (71). In total, he received nine awards - the most in one year.


29. American singer Sherrill Crowe (56) is one of three performers, along with Norah Jones (39) and Christopher Cross (67), who have won two awards at once (in the nominations "Best New Artist" and "Record of the Year") in the same year.


30. The group Led Zeppelin received belated recognition. The band won its first and only Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement only in 2005 - 25 years after the group split up.


31. The Grammy Awards have had their own "unlucky" ones. For example, singer Brian McKnight (49) - he has 16 nominations and not a single statuette. Not too lucky and the new Milli Vanilli. They won an award in the 1990s for Best New Artist. But it soon became known that the appearance of the musicians did not meet the expectations of the youth audience, and besides, they always performed “under the veneer”. Soon the duo was taken away from the previously received "Grammy" - the only case in the history of this musical award.



32. Initially, the Grammy was planned as a kind of analogue of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but at some point the recording bosses decided that no boulevard or even a highway would be enough for all worthy figures, and instead decided to award statuettes - by analogy with the already popular at that time "Oscar".


33.The National Academy of Arts awards not only statuettes, but also medals.

The Grammy awards are handled by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, founded in 1957 specifically to select candidates worthy of this high award and its presentation.


34. The first Grammy Awards (then called the Gramophone Awards) took place in 1959, but was not filmed for television. The second ceremony has already been shown on tape, and the first live broadcast of the ceremony took place in 1971. The ABC television company decided on this bold step on one condition - the producer of the program, Pierre Cosette, had to get one of three celebrities as the host: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Andy Williams (a famous pop artist). Cosette completed the task by inviting the last of them. At the same time, he did not even try to call Sinatra or Martin. “I figured Dean wouldn't do it, and neither would Sinatra,” the producer recalled.


35. In the first Grammy ceremony, 28 awards were presented. By 2011, their number had reached 109, but by the following year it had been drastically reduced to 78. At the 2017 ceremony, 83 Grammys will be handed out - not counting special awards.


36. Singer Bobby Darin received a Grammy in1959.

Before the coveted statuettes received the nickname "Grammy", they were fondly referred to as "Eddie" - in honor of the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison.




37. The Grammy figurines are handcrafted by a team led by sculptor John Billings, who was a student of the original creator Bob Graves. The famous "gramophones" are made from an alloy of zinc and aluminum (which Billings calls "gramium" for solidity), turned, polished, electroplated with a layer of 24-carat gold and placed on a metal base. The production of one figurine takes 15 to 20 hours. Billings also created 48 “dummy” Grammys to be reused in ceremonies: in fact, the winners receive their personalized awards by home delivery!


38.One of the most famous scandals in Grammy history happened in 1989, when Jethro Tull won the Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Performance award for their flute-heavy album Crest Of a Knave, ahead of their clear favorites - Metallica with their album “... And Justice For All”. For the sake of fairness, it should be said that the aforementioned Jethro Tull album lacks not only Ian Anderson's flute (who did not even bother to appear at the awards ceremony), but also quite heavy guitar cuts of Martin Barr, who just then entered his "heavy metal" phase ... All this, however, did not really impress the audience, and at the moment the winner was announced, a noticeable humming and whistling was heard from the audience. Their label Chrysalis stood up for Jethro Tull with a congratulatory press release stating that "the flute is a heavy, metal instrument." Metallica has achieved its goal with the release of its famous "Black Album". And although after the 1989 scandal the nomination was divided for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance", Lars Ulrich could not resist joking: "We have to thank Jethro Tull for not releasing an album this year."


39. The youngest Grammy winner is country star LeAnn Rimes, who won the statuette at the tender age of 14. The most mature was the blues pianist Pinetop Perkins: in 2011, when he received a Grammy, he was 97 years old.


40. Barack Obama. Yes, indeed, the now former President of the United States has also been honored with the popular award. True, he did not sing or play anything - he just voiced his own memoirs “Dreams From My Father”. It is also worth noting that at that time, in 2009, he was not yet the president of all America, but just a senator.



41. Bill Clinton. Another president in our selection, Clinton received the coveted statuette in 2005, when he was already an ex-president. It was then that Bill took a direct part in the recording of an interesting project - the recording of the musical fairy tale “Wolf Tracks”, “the sequel


42. Mikhail Gorbachev. Yes, the first and last president of the USSR also owns a Grammy! Together with his American colleague, he took part in the recording of the same project "Peter and the Wolf" Mikhail Sergeevich read the inserts "Entry", "Intermezzo" and "Epilogue" - in Russian. His reading was accompanied by a translation into English.


43.Orson Welles. The iconic actor / director / screenwriter / genius won not one, but three Grammy Awards in the Conversational Album category. And one of them - for the soundtrack to his first and most famous film, Citizen Kane. What can you say here? Talented people are talented in everything.


44. Elmo. Yes, the red hairy creature, so beloved by many fans of the Muppet Show, has received a Grammy not once, but three times! In each case, Elmo shared an honorary award with famous performers (Linda Ronstad, Pete Seeger and They Might Be Giants), but we know whose talent in each case belongs the main merit!


45. Margaret Hillis with their Grammy Awards in 1986.

There are many nominations in the arsenal of the prestigious award, including highly specialized ones, and therefore the list of winners who have collected the largest number of Grammys should perhaps not surprise us so much. Yes, maybe it shouldn't.



46. The Grammy's relationship with rock music (especially British) has always been difficult, as the following examples illustrate.


47. The Beatles. Against the background of the merits of the above performers (including Kanye West), the achievements of the Liverpool Four look very modest - only some 8 awards, the first of which was presented in 1965. Even Foo Fighters have more!


48. The Rolling Stones. The Beatles' eternal rivals were ignored by the Academy for a long time, and were able to pull out their first statuette only in 1986, having received the "pardonable" award for Lifetime Achievement. True, in the 90s they still managed to win several "real" statuettes.


49. Pink Floyd. The rock titans of the 70s received their first and only "gramophone" only in 1995 - for the instrumental "Marooned". Perhaps the most famous album in history, "Dark Side Of The Moon" was awarded a generous nomination for "Best Sound Engineer", but academics felt that the sound of the album still fell short and gave the "Grammy" to other hands.


50. Led Zeppelin. In 1970, the founders of hard rock were nominated for Best New Artist, but to no avail. Since the late 90s, the Academy has consoled itself by introducing the classic albums and compositions of the group, which during its lifetime did not receive its attention, into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The LZ received their first and last "real" Grammy in 2014 for their live reunion album "Celebration Day".



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