2022 Grammy Winners: Records Broken on Music’s Biggest Night
Music history was rewritten and records were broken at the 2022 Grammys last night.
Trevor Noah, who made his Grammy debut last year, returned to host the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, which included memorable performances from Silk Sonic, Lady Gaga, Chris Stapleton, Billie Eilish, BTS and Olivia Rodrigo.
Here’s a rundown of all the records set and broken at the Recording Academy’s 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
World’s Best Musical Performance
Earlier this year, the Recording Academy announced the addition of World’s Best Musical Performance as a new award category. As part of the Global Music Field, which previously only included an album category, the honor recognizes a song by a global artist.
Beninese singer and songwriter Angélique Kidjo brought African music to the world with her rendition of “Do Yourself” from her 2021 album Mother Nature (which also received a nomination for Best World Music Album).
A four-time Grammy winner, Kidjo sang a few lines in English and some in her native Fon and Yoruba language, which made for a truly memorable performance and won her the Grammy award for Best Performance. world music.
Best Urban Music Album
Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny has won the second new Grammys category – best música urbana album – making him the first winner of Best Urban Music Album.
his album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo won ahead of fellow nominees Rauw Alejandro, J Balvin, Karol G and Kali Uchis.
Although the Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album is new to The Recording Academy and Bad Bunny, this isn’t the Latino rapper’s first Grammy win.
After his first triumph last year in the Best Latin Pop category for his album YHLQMDLGLast night was the second time Bad Bunny won a Grammy.
Most Grammys won by a rapper
Rapper Kanye West has tied Jay-Z as the rapper with the most Grammy Awards in history.
With 24 Grammy Awards won, “Ye” and Jay-Z share the record title of most Grammy awards won by a rapper.
Ye took a share of the spoils at the 64th Annual Grammys on April 3, 2022, winning Best Rap Song for “Jail,” featuring Jay-Z and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane,” featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby.
West won his first Grammy in 2005 for Best Rap Song for his song “Jesus Walks.” Last night’s victory was Ye’s seventh time winning an award for the category.
Jay-Z, who started the night as rap music’s most decorated individual with 23 awards, upped his tally to 24 when “Jail” took home top rap song.
With 83 Grammy nominations, Jay-Z also holds the record for most Grammy nominations while West, by comparison, amassed 75 nominations.
Most Grammy Nominations
With three nominations, Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) took his career total to 83.
In doing so, the rapper, producer and songwriter surpassed the feat of Quincy Jones, whose 80 Grammy nominations were awarded between 1961 and 2019.
Paul McCartney’s two rock nominations ahead of the 2022 ceremony put him ahead of Jones on 81 nominations and two behind Jay-Z.
The world-famous rapper now holds record titles for the most Grammy nominations and the most Grammy nominations for a male artist.
First songwriter to win back-to-back Grammys for Song of the Year
Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II became the first-ever songwriter to win back-to-back Song of the Year awards.
In 2021, he won accolades as co-writer and producer on HER’s “I Can’t Breathe.”
D’Mile continued his achievement of 2021 last night with a co-writing credit on Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open,” which he also co-produced alongside Bruno Mars, making him the first songwriter to win back-to-back Grammys for Song of the Year.
The producer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist has been contributing to R&B for over a decade.
Dee’s first placement was a collaboration with Grammy-winning songwriters and artists Full Force for Rihanna’s debut album. The music of the sun.
Over the years, he continued to land credits on albums by Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Usher, and more.
Most consecutive Grammy nominations for Song of the Year
Although HER’s “Fight For You” lost the Song of the Year category to Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open,” the R&B singer not only took home the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance earlier in the evening, but the record title for the most consecutive Grammy nominations for Song of the Year as well as.
Having scored eight nominations, HER (Having Everything Revealed, aka Gabriella Wilson) tied Billie Eilish (2020-2022), Finneas O’Connell (2020-2022), Dianne Warren (1997-1999), Lionel Richie (1984-1986) , and Lennon and McCartney (196-1967) with three consecutive Song of the Year nominations between 2020 and 2022.
The 24-year-old artist from Vallejo, Calif., was nominated for 2020’s ‘Hard Place’, 2021’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and 2022’s ‘Fight For You’ ahead of yesterday’s Grammy Awards.
Most Grammy Awards Won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett has topped the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category at the Grammys since its inauguration in 1992.
The veteran artist received his 14th trophy at yesterday’s ceremony for his work on love for sale – his second Jazz album in collaboration with Lady Gaga.
This impressive achievement earned the American singer of the Songbook the record title of most Grammy awards won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Following his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2016, love for sale is Bennett’s 61st and final studio album.
Most consecutive Grammy nominations for Record of the Year (Female)
Pop sensation Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell have become the fifth and sixth people to land a consecutive hat-trick of Record of the Year Grammy nominations.
Eilish’s record hits “Bad Guy” and “Everything I Wanted” took home the awards in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
This year, the sultry singer’s nomination for Record of the Year for ‘Happier Than Ever’ earned her the record title for the most consecutive Grammy nominations for Record of the Year (Female).
Previously, Post Malone, Steve Winwood, Roberta Flack and Frank Sinatra had won three successive Records of the Year.
Most Grammy Awards Won for Best Alternative Music Album (Female)
The Tulsa-born St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) singer, songwriter, and musician has been officially recognized for winning the record-breaking title of most Grammy awards won for Best Alternative Music Album (Female) for his album Dad’s house.
The alternative music artist also won Best Alternative Music Album for his fifth self-titled studio in 2015.
The Best Alternative Music Album category has never been won more than once by a female performer since its inauguration in 1991.
Despite multiple nominations for Tori Amos, Björk and PJ Harvey, the only three female solo winners are Sinead O’Connor in 1991, and St. Vincent and Fiona Apple in 2021.
Most Grammy Awards Won for Best Rock Album
Following the untimely death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins, American rock band Foo Fighters were unable to perform at last night’s ceremony.
The band’s album medicine at midnight earned the Seattle-born rock band the record title for the most Grammy awards won for Best Rock Album.
The award-winning album, which debuted last year as Foo Fighters celebrated its 25th anniversary, was nominated for three awards, including Best Rock Performance (for the song “Making a Fire”), Best Rock Song (for the song “Waiting on a War”), and Best Rock Album.
The Best Rock Album category was inaugurated at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards in 1995 and has honored the alternative rock band a total of five times.
The group’s latest achievement follows their victories for There’s nothing to lose in 2001, One by one in 2004, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2008, and waste the light in 2012.
Most Grammy Awards Won for Best Country Album by a Solo Artist
Country singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton won Best Country Album for restartbecoming the artist with the most Grammy awards won for Best Country Album by a Solo Artist.
It was Stapleton’s third award in the category, having won for Traveler in 2016, and Of a room: Volume 1 in 2018.
Stapleton cleaned up in three of the Grammys’ four country music categories, taking home trophies for Best Country Song for his work on “Cold” and Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave” in addition to Best Album. country.
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