The Grammy Awards returned to an in-person ceremony on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas and the maskless stars came out to play. Silk Sonic featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak opened the show with a performance of “777,” the Vegas-themed song from the R&B duo’s debut album “An Evening with Sonic.” Their song “Leave the Door Open” was nominated for four Grammy awards tonight, including Record and Song of the Year (and won all four in a clean sweep!). During the duo’s performance, Bruno Mars could be seen on a dazzling Fender Custom Shop Late ‘60s Stratocaster in Surf Green. 

Grammys host Trevor Noah did a great job, only vaguely referring to the disaster that was this years Oscars.

In a nice touch, production crews were celebrated by having some them introduce the artists they work with. A clearly nervous production manager, Nicole Massey was the first to hit the stage, introducing her boss Billie Eilish as she performed wearing a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt.

It was also great to see the legendary Joni Mitchell on stage alongside Bonnie Raitt introducing the fabulous Brandi Carlile.

In one of the night’s most poignant moments, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the world, asking everyone to use their music to send a message of peace to the world.

Great news for Australia was the first Grammy win for Rufus Du Sol, who picked up their award for Best Electronic/Dance Recording for their album Alive.


Every year The Grammys honour those in the music industry that we have lost, with this year’s list being extra raw due to the very recent death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. The Foo Fighters also won 3 Grammys on the night.

In addition to being nominated for 8 Grammy awards and winning for Best Traditional R&B Performance, H.E.R. took the stage and performed an incredible, star-studded mashup of her hit “Damage” and Lenny Kravitz’s song “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” Rockstar drummer Travis Barker (on his DW Drums kit and Zildjian cymbals) and Kravitz (with Gibson Flying V) joined H.E.R. for the second song to make for an epic Grammy-sized performance. During her performance, she used her gorgeous H.E.R. Signature Stratocaster® that she personally collaborated with Fender to create in 2020.

The biggest winner of the night was Jon Batiste, best known as band leader from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Batiste won 5 Grammys including Album of the Year for We Are.

Interestingly, The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards drove a 3.3 percent increase in album sales compared to the previous week, according to a Billboard report. The 2010 GRAMMY Nominees album jumped to No. 5 with sales of 71,000 units, a 55 percent increase. Top GRAMMY winner Beyoncé’s I Am…Sasha Fierce rose to No. 14 with sales of 32,000 copies, a 101 percent increase. Other GRAMMY performers experiencing sales increases include Pink (up 234 percent), Dave Matthews Band (up 114 percent), the Zac Brown Band (up 82 percent), the Black Eyed Peas (up 76 percent), Taylor Swift (up 58 percent), and Lady Gaga (up 17 percent). Lady Antebellum, who also performed on the telecast, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. (2/10)

Here are the 2022 Grammy Award winners

Record of the Year
WINNER: Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic

Album of the Year
WINNER: We Are, Jon Batiste

Best New Artist
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo

Song of the Year
WINNER: Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic

Best Pop Solo Performance
WINNER: drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
WINNER: Kiss Me More, Doja Cat ft SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: Sour, Olivia Rodrigo

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: Love For Sale, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Best Dance/ Electronic Recording

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
WINNER: Subconsciously, Black Coffee

Best Rock Performance
WINNER: Making A Fire, Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song
WINNER: Waiting On A War, Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album
WINNER: Medicine At Midnight, Foo Fighters

Best R&B Performance
WINNER: Pick Up Your Feelings, Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance
WINNER: Fight For You, H.E.R.

Best R&B Song
WINNER: Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic

Best R&B Album
WINNER: Heaux Tales, Jasmine Sullivan

Best Progressive R&B Album
WINNER: Table For Two, Lucky Daye

Best Rap Performance
WINNER: Family Ties, Baby Keem ft Kendrick Lamar

Best Melodic Rap Performance
WINNER: Hurricane, Kanye West ft The Weeknd and Lil Baby

Best Rap Song
WINNER: Jail, Kanye West ft Jay-Z

Best Rap Album
WINNER: Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Solo Performance
WINNER: You Should Probably Leave, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
WINNER: Younger Me, Brothers Osbourne

Best Country Song
WINNER: Cold, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album
WINNER: Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Best Children’s Music Album

WINNER: A Colorful World, Falu

Best Music Video
WINNER: Freedom, Jon Batiste

Best Music Film
WINNER: Summer Of Soul, Various artists

Other categories
Best Metal Performance
 – WINNER: The Alien, Dream Theater
Best New Age Album
 – WINNER: Divine Tides, Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej
Best Alternative Music Album
 – WINNER: Daddy’s Home, St Vincent
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
- WINNER: Tree Falls, Taylor Eigsti
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
 – WINNER: Humpty Dumpty
Best Jazz Vocal Album-  
WINNER: Songwrights Apothecary Lab, Esperanza Spalding
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
 – WINNER: Skyline, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
 – WINNER: For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver, Christian McBride Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album
 – WINNER: Mirror Mirror, Eliane Elias with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes
Best Latin Pop Album
 – WINNER: Mendo, Alex Cuba
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album – 
WINNER: Origen, Juanes
Best Tropical Latin Album 
- WINNER: Salswing!, Ruben Blades r Roberto Delgado and Orquesta
Best Musica Urbana Album (NEW CATEGORY)
 – WINNER: El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
 – WINNER: A Mis 80’s, Vincente Fernandez
Best Gospel Performance/Song – 
WINNER: Never Lost
Best Gospel Album – 
WINNER: Believe For It, CeCe Winans
Best Roots Gospel Album
 – WINNER: My Savior, Carrie Underwood
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
 – WINNER: Believe For It
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
 – WINNER: Old Church Basement, Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music
Best American Roots Performance – 
WINNER: Cry, Jon Batiste
Best American Roots Song
 – WINNER: Cry, Jon Batiste
Best Americana Album – 
WINNER: Native Sons, Los Lobos
Best Bluegrass Album
 – WINNER: My Bluegrass Heart, Bela Fleck
Best Traditional Blues Album – 
WINNER: I Be Trying, Cedric Burnside
Best Contemporary Blues Album – 
WINNER: 662, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
Best Folk Album – 
WINNER: They’re Calling Me Home, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Best Regional Roots Music Album
 – WINNER: Kau Ka Pe’a, Kalani Pe’a
Best Reggae Album – 
WINNER: Beauty In The Silence, Soja
Best Global Music Performance (NEW CATEGORY) – 
WINNER: Mohabbat, Arooj Aftab
Best Global Music Album – 
WINNER: Mother Nature, Angelique Kidjo
Best Spoken Word Album (including poetry, audio books and storytelling)
 – WINNER: Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis, Don Cheadle
Best Comedy Album
 – WINNER: Sincerely Louis CK, Louis CK
Best Musical Theatre Album
 – WINNER: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
 – WINNER: The United States vs Billie Holiday
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
 – WINNER: Soul
Best Song Written for Visual Media
 – WINNER: All Eyes On Me (from Inside}
Best Instrumental Composition – 
WINNER: Eberhard
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
 – WINNER: Meta Knight’s Revenge (from Kirby Superstar)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
 – WINNER: To The Edge Of Longing
Best Recording Package
 – WINNER: Pakelang
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – 
WINNER: All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition
Best Album Notes – 
WINNER: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966
Best Historical Album
 – WINNER: Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical- 
WINNER: Love For Sale
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
 – WINNER: Jack Antonoff
Best Remixed Recording
 – WINNER: Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
Best Immersive Audio Album
 – WINNER: Alicia
Best Engineered Album, Classical
 – WINNER: Chanticleer Sings Christmas
Producer of the Year, Classical
 – WINNER: Judith Sherman
Best Orchestral Performance
 – WINNER: Price: Symphonies Nos 1 and 3
Best Opera Recording – 
WINNER: Glass: Akhnaten
Best Choral Performance – 
WINNER: Mahler: Symphony No 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – 
WINNER: Beethoven: Cello Sonatas — Home Amid Tears
Best Classical Instrumental Solo – 
WINNER: Alone Together
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
 – WINNER: Mythologies
Best Classical Compendium
 – WINNER: Woman Warriors — The Voice Of Change
Best Contemporary Classical Composition – 
WINNER: Shaw: Narrow Sea

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