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Jon Batiste leads all Grammy nominations with 11, with H.E.R and Justin Bieber tying with eight nominations, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday morning, The show, which premieres in January, will see 10 top artists vie for the coveted award of Song of the Year.

Batiste has been nominated in several categories for his albums "Freedom," "We Are" and the soundtrack for Disney's jazz cartoon "Soul." Most widely recognized as the bandleader and musical director of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Batiste was also nominated for traditional R&B performance, American roots performance, and his classical composition "Movement 11."

"WOW!!" Batiste tweeted Tuesday. "Thank you, God!! I love EVERYBODY! I'm so grateful to my collaborators and to my ancestors."

Jay-Z also received three Grammy nominations, making him the most nominated artist in the show's history with 83 nods.

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Jon Batiste performs in New York City on June 13, 2020. NOAM GALAI / Getty

Earlier this year, the Academy said it would no longer use anonymous review committees to determine its nominees, and instead, rely solely on thousands of votes from the academy's voting members.

The major categories will include eight nominees instead of five, and the show will add two new awards: the Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field).

The changes followed harsh criticism from The Weeknd, who called the process "corrupt" after he was snubbed from last year's awards. "The Grammys remain corrupt," he tweeted in November. "You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency."

The 2022 Grammys will take place on January 31, 2022, and will air on CBS and Paramount+, honoring projects released between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.


Record of the Year

  • "I Still Have Faith In You" - ABBA
  • "Freedom" - Jon Batiste
  • "I Get a Kick Out of You" - Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • "Peaches - Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar and 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

Album of the Year

  • "We Are" - Jon Batiste
  • "Love For Sale" -Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • "Justice" - Justin Bieber
  • "Planet Her"- Doja Cat
  • "Happier Than Ever" - Billie Eilish
  • "Montero" - Lil Nas X
  • "Back of my Mind" - H.E.R.
  • "sour" - Olivia Rodrigo
  • "Evermore" - Taylor Swift
  • "Donda" - Kanye

Song of the Year

  • "Bad Habits" - Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid & Ed Sheeran
  • "A Beautiful Noise" - Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile
  • "drivers license" - Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo
  • "Fight For You" - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas
  • "Happier Than Ever" - Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell
  • "Kiss Me More" - Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher and more
  • "Leave the door open" - Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars
  • "Montero" - Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo
  • "Peaches" - Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha "Fury" - King, Matthew Sean Leon and more
  • "Right On Time" - Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth and more

Best New Artist

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

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 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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • "Love For Sale" - Tony Bennett & 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 Dance/Electronic Recording

  • "Hero" - Afrojack & David Guetta, Kuk Harrell & Stargate, producers; Elio Debets, mixer
  •  "Loom" - Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo, Simon Green, producers; Ólafur Arnalds, mixer
  • "Before" - James Blake, Dom Maker, producers; James Blake, mixer
  • "Heartbreak" - Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Simon Green & Orlando Higginbottom, producers; Simon Green & Orlando Higginbottom, mixers
  • "You Can Do It" - Caribou Dan Snaith, producer; David Wrench, mixer
  • "Alive" - Rüfüs Du Sol, Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer
  • "The Business" - Tiësto, Hightower, Julia Karlsson & Tiësto, producers; Tiësto, mixer

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 Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • "Double Dealin'" - Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal
  • "The Garden" - Rachel Eckroth
  • "Tree Falls" - Taylor Eigsti
  • "At Blue Note Tokyo" - Steve Gadd Band
  • "Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2" - Mark Lettieri

Best Rock Performance

  • "Shot In The Dark" - AC/DC
  • "Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)" - Black Pumas
  • "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Chris Cornell
  • "Ohms" - Deftones
  • "Making A Fire" - Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song

  • "All My Favorite Songs" - Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber, songwriters (Weezer) 
  • "The Bandit" - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
  • "Distance" - Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter (Mammoth WVH)
  • "Find My Way" - Paul McCartney
  • "Waiting On A War" Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Metal Performance

  • "Genesis" - Deftones
  • "The Alien" - Dream Theater
  • "Amazonia" - Gojira
  • "Pushing The Tides" - Mastodon
  • "The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)" - Rob Zombie

Best Rock Album

"Power Up" - AC/DC

"Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A" - Black Pumas

"No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1" - Chris Cornell

"Medicine At Midnight" - Foo Fighters

"McCartney III" - Paul McCartney


Best Alternative Music Album

"Shore" - Fleet Foxes

"If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" - Halsey

"Jubilee" - Japanese Breakfast

"Collapsed In Sunbeams" - Arlo Parks

"Daddy's Home" - St. Vincent


Best R&B Performance

"Lost You" - Snoh Aalegra

"Peaches" - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

"Damage" - H.E.R.

"Leave The Door Open" - Silk Sonic

"Pick Up Your Feelings" - Jazmine Sullivan


Best R&B Song

  • "Damage" - Anthony Clemons Jr., Jeff Gitelman, H.E.R., Carl McCormick and Tiara Thomas
  • "Good Days" - Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solána Rowe & Christopher Ruelas, songwriters (SZA)
  • "Heartbreak Anniversary" - Giveon Evans, Maneesh, Sevn Thomas and Varren Wade
  • "Leave The Door Open"  - Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
  • "Pick Up Your Feelings" - Denisia "Blu June" Andrews, Audra Mae Butts, Kyle Coleman, Brittany "Chi" Coney, Michael Holmes and Jazmine Sullivan
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Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • "I Need You" - Jon Batiste
  • "Bring It On Home To Me" - BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon featuring Charlie Bereal
  • "Born Again" - Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper
  • "Fight For You" - H.E.R.
  • "How Much Can A Heart Take" - Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba

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 & Kamasi Washington
  • "Studying Abroad: Extended Stay" - Masego

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 Rap Performance

  • "Family Ties" - Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • "Up" - Cardi B
  • "M Y . L I F E" - J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray
  • "Way 2 Sexy" - Drake featuring Future & Young Thug
  • "Thot S***" - Megan Thee Stallion

Best Rap Song

  • "Bath Salts" - Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones & Earl Simmons, songwriters (DMX Featuring Jay-Z & Nas)
  • "Best Friend" - Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas & Rocco Valdes, songwriters (Saweetie Featuring Doja Cat)
  • "Family Ties" - Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour & Dominik Patrzek, songwriters (Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar)
  • "Jail" - Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West & Mark Williams, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Jay-Z)
  • "m y . l i f e" - Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph & Jermaine Cole, songwriters (J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray)

Best Rap Album

  • "The Off-Season" - J. Cole
  • "Certified Lover Boy" - Drake
  • "King's Disease II" - Nas
  • "Call Me If You Get Lost" - Tyler, The Creator
  • "Donda" - Kanye West

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 & Carrie Underwood
  • "Younger Me" - Brothers Osborne
  • "Glad You Exist" - Dan + Shay
  • "Chasing After You" - Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
  • "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" - Elle King & Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

  • "Better Than We Found It" - Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • "camera roll" - Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
  • "Cold" - Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  • "Country Again" - Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
  • "Fancy Like" - Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens, songwriters (Walker Hayes)
  • "Remember Her Name" - Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram & Parker Welling

Best New Age Album

  • "Brothers" - Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton
  • "Divine Tides" - Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej
  • "Pangaea" - Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone
  • "Night + Day" - Opium Moon
  • "Pieces Of Forever" - Laura Sullivan
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