Grammy Awards 2022: Nominations announced


The 2022 Grammy Award nominations have been announced in the US and rockers AC/DC are flying the flag for the Aussies.

The band scored three nominations — Best Rock Performance and Best Music Video for ‘Shot in the Dark’ and Best Rock Album for Power Up.

But it was Jay-Z‘s three nominations that became a historic moment — the rapper is now the most-nominated artist in Grammy Awards history.

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Jay-Z has become the most-nominated artist in Grammy Awards history after scoring three nods for 2022 (Getty)

His three 2022 noms push him up to a total of 83 nods. He had previously been tied with legendary producer/composer Quincy Jones at 80.

Jay, who last released an album in 2017, is nominated for guest appearances with Kanye West (whose Donda album is up for Album of the Year) and the late DMX. He currently has 23 wins.

Paul McCartney, previously tied for second place with Beyonce, gains two nods in the rock category and passes her and Jones for sole possession of the No. 2 spot with 81. Neither Jones nor Beyonce are nominated for 2022 awards, although Q did write the liner notes for top nominee Jon Batiste’s We Are album.

Meanwhile, it was Jazz musician Jon Batiste who leads the nominations scoring 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R with eight apiece.

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AC/DC scored three nominations – Best Rock Performance and Best Music Video for ‘Shot in the Dark’ and Best Rock Album for Power Up. (Twitter/ACDC)

Batiste and Bieber will compete for the top prize – Album of the Year – along with Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, H.E.R, Kanye West, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, newcomer Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.

Nominees in the top three categories – Album, Song and Record of the Year – were increased to 10 from 8 for the first time.

“Adding more nominees is a way to cast a wider net for more music, more artists and more genres,” Recording Academy chief executive Harvey Mason Jr said, announcing the change on Tuesday.

Eilish, Rodrigo, Bieber and Batiste were also among the 10 nominees for Record of the Year, along with Swedish band ABBA‘s new single, ‘I Still Have Faith in You’.

ABBA members in their motion capture gear for their virtual concert series
Recently reunited ABBA are up for Record of the Year for their single ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ (Instagram/AbbaVoyages)

But Swift, who snagged a Best Album nod for Evermore, was shut out of both the Record of the Year and Song of the Year races.

Former US President Barack Obama also scored a nomination for the audio version of his memoir A Promise Land.

Controversial country music artist Morgan Wallan missed out on any nods in his categories. It comes after his recent American Music Award nominations were announced on the condition he wouldn’t be allowed to accept them in person, after being banned from the event over statements he made in the fallout after being caught saying the N-word on video in March.

Barack Obama with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Barack Obama with Kanye West also both scored Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday (Twitter)

The 64th Grammy Awards will take place on Monday, January 31 next year, returning to Crypto.com Arena, which was formerly known as the STAPLES Centre, in Los Angeles.

The ceremony will air in the US on CBS and will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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