Nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 64th year, the annual ceremony recognizes the best albums, songs, and artists of the eligibility period (September 1st, 2020 — September 30th, 2021).
Jon Batiste, the New Orleans jazz musician and current band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, led with 11 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year (We Are) and Record of the Year (“Freedom”).
Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. each picked up eight nominations, followed by Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo with seven each. The 19-year-old Eilish, who already has seven Grammys to her name, received an Album of the Year nomination for her sophomore full-length, Happier Than Ever, while the album’s title track is up for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
At just 18 years young, Rodrigo is nominated in all four general categories: Sour for Album of the Year, “Drivers License” for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and the musician herself for Best New Artist.
Other Album of the Year nominees include Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Love for Sale), Lil Nas X (Montero), Taylor Swift (evermore), and Kanye West (Donda). For West, it marks his first time receiving a nomination in the Album of the Year category since 2008’s Graduation.