2022 Grammys Nominations: ‘Soul’ Composer Jon Batiste Leads The Nominees – Full List

LOS ANGELES, CA. February 08, 2019: Jon Batiste at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Dolly Parton at the Los Angeles Convention Centre — Photo by Featureflash

The nominations for the Grammys were announced Tuesday for 86 categories and Jon Batiste led the competition with 11 nods, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year.  He also picked up nominations in the R&B, jazz and American roots categories.

Batiste is best known to television viewers as the bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. He also composed the music for Disney and Pixar’s Soul, which won him an Oscar earlier this year for best original score.

The nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday by the Recording Academy. This year marks significant changes in the way the nominees were chosen, especially after last year’s nominations process received backlash from artists including The Weeknd. Now the process has a more transparent system.  

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The ceremony will be held on Monday, Jan. 31 at the Crypto.com Arena (Staples Center) in Los Angeles.

The nominees for Record of the Year include Batiste for “Freedom”, Doja Cat featuring SZA for “Kiss Me More”, Lil Nas X for Montero (Call Me By Your Name), R&B duo Silk Sonic consisting of Bruno Mars and rapper and singer Anderson .Paak. with the hit “Leave The Door Open”, Olivia Rodrigo with “Drivers License”, Billie Eilish with “Happier Than Ever”, Brandi Carlile for “Right On Time”, Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon for “Peaches” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga for “I Get A Kick Out Of You” and ABBA for “I Still Have Faith In You”. 

The awards show will air on CBS and stream live on stream live and on demand on Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. ET. Read a list of the nominees below:

Album of the year

“We Are,” Jon Batiste
“Love for Sale,” Tony Bennett And 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,” Ed Sheeran
“A Beautiful Noise,” Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile
“Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo
“Fight for You,” H.E.R.
“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Featuring Sza
“Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X
“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon)
“Right on Time,” Brandi Carlile

Best new artist

Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
Finneas
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid Laroi
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 traditional pop vocal album

“Love for Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“‘Til We Meet Again (Live),” Norah Jones
“A Tori Kelly Christmas,” Tori Kelly
“Ledisi Sings Nina,” Ledisi
“That’s Life,” Willie Nelson
“A Holly Dolly Christmas,” Dolly Parton

Best pop duo/group performance

“I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“Lonely,” Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco
“Butter,” BTS
“Higher Power,” Coldplay
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat featuring SZA

Best pop solo performance

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

Best country album

“Skeletons,” Brothers Osborne
“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton
“The Marfa Tapes,” Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram
“The Ballad of Dood & Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson
“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton

Best country song

“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris
“Camera Roll,” Kacey Musgraves
“Cold,” Chris Stapleton
“Country Again,” Thomas Rhett
“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes
“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

Best country solo performance

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs
“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton
“All I Do Is Drive,” Jason Isbell
“Camera Roll,” Kacey Musgraves
“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton

Best country duo/group performance

“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne
“Glad You Exist,” Dan + Shay
“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Best rap album
Drake, “Certified Lover Boy”
Cole, “The Off-Season”
Nas, “King’s Disease II”
Kanye West, “Donda”
Tyler, the Creator, “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST”

Best melodic rap performance

“Pride Is the Devil,” J. Cole featuring Lil Baby
“Need to Know,” Doja Cat
“Industry Baby,” Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow
“Wusyaname,” Tyler, The Creator featuring Youngboy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign
“Hurricane,” Kanye West featuring the Weeknd and Lil Baby

Best R&B album

“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

Best progressive R&B album

“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 and Kamasi Washington
“Studying Abroad: Extended Stay,” Masego

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 dance/electronic music album

“Subconsciously,” Black Coffee
“Fallen Embers,” Illenium
“Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded),” Major Lazer
“Shockwave,” Marshmello
“Free Love,” Sylvan Esso
“Judgement,” Ten City

Best dance/electronic recording

“Hero,” Afrojack and David Guetta
“Loom,” Ólafur Arnalds featuring Bonobo
“Before,” James Blake
“Heartbreak,” Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
“You Can Do It,” Caribou
“Alive,” Rüfüs Du Sol
“The Business,” Tiësto

Best spoken word album

“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 and Amir Sulaiman
“A Promised Land,” Barack Obama

Best Latin pop album

“Vértigo,” Pablo Alborán
“Mis Amores,” Paula Arenas
“Hecho a la Antigua,” Ricardo Arjona
“Mis Manos,” Camilo
“Mendó,” Alex Cuba
“Revelación,” Selena Gomez

Best tropical Latin album

“Salswing!,” Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
“En Cuarentena,” El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
“Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso,” Aymée Nuviola
“Colegas,” Gilberto Santa Rosa
“Live in Peru,” Tony Succar

Best global music album

“Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1,” Rocky Dawuni
“East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert,” Daniel Ho and Friends
“Mother Nature,” Angelique Kidjo
“Legacy +,” Femi Kuti and Made Kuti
“Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition,” Wizkid

Best global music performance

“Mohabbat,” Arooj Aftab
“Do Yourself,” Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy
“Pà Pá Pà,” Femi Kuti
“Blewu,” Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo
“Essence,” Wizkid featuring Tems

Best comedy album

“The Comedy Vaccine,” Lavell Crawford
“Evolution,” Chelsea Handler
“Sincerely Louis C.K.,” Louis C.K.
“Thanks For Risking Your Life,” Lewis Black
“The Greatest Average American,” Nate Bargatze
“Zero F—- Given,” Kevin Hart

Best music video

“Shot in the Dark,” AC/DC
“Freedom,” Jon Batiste
“I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
“Peaches,” Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and 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

Producer of the year, non-classical

Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Hit-Boy
Ricky Reed

Producer of the year, classical

Blanton Alspaugh
Steven Epstein
David Frost
Elaine Martone
Judith Sherman

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