This Tuesday the Recording Academy nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, to be held in the next January 31; Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, HER and Justin Bieber stand out, with the most nominations.
Despite the above, it is the jazz player Jon Batiste -TV star, leader of a musical band and with a Oscar for the soundtrack of the film Soul– who has more options to increase his collection of awards with the Grammy, since has eleven nominations in the top categories.
Bieber will opt for eight awards, like HER and rapper Doja Cat. Eilish aspires to seven awards, the same as Olivia Rodrigo, a former Disney actress, who hit the pop scene this year with her song “Drivers License.”
In the category al best latin pop album The albums “Vertigo”, by Pablo Alborán; “Mis Amores”, by Paula Arenas; “Made to the Old”, by Ricardo Arjona; “Mis Manos”, by Camilo; “Mendó”, by Alex Cuba, and “Revelación”, by Selena Gómez.
In the category of best urban music, Rauw Alejandro, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Karol G, Alex Cuba and Kali Uchis compete.
This 64th edition has increased the number of nominees in its most prestigious general categories, going from eight to 10, before the insistent criticism for lack of diversity from the Recording Academy Awards.
The joint performance of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, the popular 95-year-old singer, has six nominations for his work on “Love For Sale”.
Nomination for former President Obama
During the mention of the nominees, it was inevitable to notice the presence of the former president of the United States, Barack Obama.
The Recording Academy nominated the former president in the “Spoken Word” category for the audiobook To Promised Land, a portrait of his life and his political career, which could now earn him a Grammy to be placed next to the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to him by the Royal Swedish Academy in 2009.
New nominations record
Rapper and music mogul Jay-Z – a regular critic of the Academy, which organizes the awards Grammy– is now the artist with the most nominations in history of these awards, with 83. Until now it was tied with legendary producer Quincy Jones, who was 80.
Meanwhile, Kanye West has four nominations for his album “Donda.” The rapper will face Taylor Swift for best album, the only category she is competing in this year thanks to her album “evermore.”
Hispanics are present in the fight for the Grammy
For his part, “Deja”, by Bomba Estéreo; “Look what you made me do”, by Diamante Eléctrico; “Origin”, by Juanes; “Cramp”, by Nathy Peluso; “El madrileño”, by C. Tangana, and “Sounds of karmatic resonance”, by Zoé, will face each other for the award to Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album.
Also, the Grammy of best regional mexican music album (including Tejano) will be decided between “Anthology of ranchera music, volume 2”, by Aída Cuevas; “A mis 80’s”, by Vicente Fernández; “Six”, by Mon Laferte; “A song for Mexico, volume 2”, by Natalia Lafourcade, and “AYAYAY! (Super deluxe)”, by Christian Nodal.
“Salswing!”, By Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orchestra; “In quarantine”, by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico; “Without sauce there is no paradise”, by Aymée Nuviola; “Colegas”, by Gilberto Santa Rosa, and “Live in Peru”, by Tony Succar, will compete for the golden gramophone at best tropical music album.
With information from EFE
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Grammy 2022: These are all the nominees for the Recording Academy award