Jon Batiste Wins Album of the Year Grammy Award

The President of Ukraine, Volodmyr Zelensky, participated in the Grammy ceremony, which took place on Sunday night (3) in Las Vegas (USA). In a video, Zelensky asked the audience “what is more opposed to music?”, in reference to the Russian invasion taking place in the country where he presides.

During his speech, Zelensky commented, “Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos. They sing for the wounded. In hospitals. Even for those who can’t hear them. But the music will come out anyway.” And he continued: “In our land, we are fighting Russia, which brings a horrible silence with its bombs. Dead silence.” The Ukrainian president told the Grammy audience that he had a dream that Ukrainians could be free. “Fill the silence with your music,” he urged in the message.

The Ukrainian president’s video was followed by a performance by singer John Legend, who performed the song Free alongside Ukrainian Mika Newton and poet Lyuba Yakimchuk.

awards of the night

The highlights of the awards night were for singer Jon Batiste, for the duo Silk Sonic and for singer Olivia Rodrigo. Nominated in 11 categories, Batiste took home five gramophones, including best video for the song Freedom, in addition to taking home the most important award of the night, album of the year.

The duo Silk Sonic, formed by the artists Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, won in the four categories in which it competed. The partners took home the awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, R&B Performance and R&B Song for Leave the Door Open.

Singer Olivia Rodrigo stood out winning in three of the ten main categories, whose awards are given during the awards broadcast on TV. Olivia won best new artist gramophones, best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album.

Tributes

The posthumous tribute, so common to awards shows, was mainly remembered by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, found dead in a hotel room on the 25th. During her performance, singer Billie Eilish also paid tribute to the musician.

The singer Marília Mendonça was also remembered. A photo of her appeared on the screen during the tribute, which she also remembered names like Charlie Watts, Young Dolph and Vicente Fernández.

In addition to Billie Eilish’s performance, the night featured the presence on stage of several names. Among them BTS, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, who sang jazz. The Grammy ceremony was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah.

Check out the list of winners in the main categories (in bold):

New artist

Arooj Aftab
Jimmy Allen
Baby Keem
FINNEAS
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid LAROI
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo
Saweetie

song of the year

Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
A Beautiful Noise – Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile
Drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo
Fight For You – HER
Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
Kiss Me More – Doja Cat and SZA
Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic
Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X
Peaches – Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Right On Time – Brandi Carlile

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 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 R&B album

Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies – Snoh ​​Aalegra
We Are – Jon Batiste
Gold-Diggers Sound – Leon Bridges
Back Of My Mind – HER
Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan

best rap song

Bath Salts – DMX featuring JAY-Z and Nas
Best Friend – Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
Family Ties – Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
Jail – Kanye West featuring JAY-Z
MY .LIFE – J. Cole featuring 21 Savage and Morray

best rap performance

Family Ties – Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
Up – Cardi B
MY .LIFE – J. Cole featuring 21 Savage and Morray
Thot Shit – Megan Thee Stallion

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 Pop Group or Duo Performance

I Get A Kick Out Of You – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Lonely – Justin Bieber & benny blanco
Butter – BTS
Higher Power – Coldplay
Kiss Me More – Doja Cat Featuring SZA

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 with Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Right On Time – Brandi Carlile
Kiss Me More – Doja Cat and 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 – HER
Montero – Lil Nas X
Sour – Olivia Rodrigo
Evermore – Taylor Swift
Donda – Kanye West

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