The 2022 Grammy Awards are coming — here’s everything you need to know to watch them.
Update: According to a new report, the Recording Academy is mulling a postponement of the Grammy Awards. No decision has been made yet, but Digital Music News will keep this space updated.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will likely factor into what the event looks like. But the ongoing controversy that has rocked the biggest awards show in music means some changes came to the 2022 voting process.
The new ’10-3′ voting system is aimed to address some of the claims of corruption that have erupted. In addition to the general voting field (Best Album, Record, Song, and New Artist) voters can select up to 10 categories in up to three fields. The Academy says this tightened voting restriction is aimed at keeping members voting for categories in which they’re most knowledgeable.
The Grammy Awards 2022 ballot consisted of 86 categories – spread over 25 fields. Voters were free to vote in any category except those determined by a special nominating committee. Categories excluded from general voting include:
- Best Remixed Recording
- Best Immersive Audio Album
- Best Recording Package
- Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
- Best Album Notes
- Best Historical Album
Last year, the Recording Academy merged the pop and urban albums into one race. But this year, urban music is getting its own category – Best Música Urbana Album.
It’s important to note that nomination review committees have been eliminated from the voting process.
After former CEO Deborah Dugan’s allegations and The Weeknd boycotting the show, the Recording Academy dumped these small-time nomination committees altogether.
When are the Grammys? – 2022
The 64th annual Grammy Awards show will take place on January 31, 2022.
Who is hosting the Grammys? – 2022
Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ will host for his second year.
What music is eligible for a Grammy?
Songs and albums released from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 are eligible.
When did the Grammys voting nominations happen?
Recording Academy members voted for their nominees between October 22 and November 5.
Who is producing the Grammys? – 2022
Jesse Collins, Raj Kapoor, and Ben Winston are serving as executive producers of the Grammys ceremony. Kapoor will be the showrunner for this year, with Hamish Hamilton returning as director
How to watch the Grammys online?
The only place to watch the Grammy Awards is on CBS and Paramount+, starting at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on Mon, Jan. 31.
Who are the Grammy nominees? – 2022
Below are the nominees for the Big Four categories this year. You can see the full list of nominees for each category on the official Grammys site.
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
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
Song of the Year
- “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)
Best New Artist
- Arooj Aftab
- Jimmie Allen
- Baby Keem
- Glass Animals
- Japanese Breakfast
- The Kid LAROI
- Arlo Parks
- Olivia Rodrigo