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Jon Batiste wins five Grammys at the 2022 Awards

Mr. Nimbus | 04/03/2022

Jon Batiste took home five awards at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

The 35-year-old musician was the big winner at theceremony held on Sunday (03.04.22) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas – which was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah – including Album of the Year for his 2021 smash ‘We Are’ as he claimed that music is a “spiritual experience” for him.

He said: “I love music, I’ve been playing since I was a little boy. It’s more than entertainment for me, it’s a spiritual practice.”

The ‘I Need You’ singer – who fought off stiff competition from the likes of Doja Cat, Lady Gaga and Olivia Rodrigo for the prestigious award – also won for his song ‘Cry’, the video for ‘Freedom’ and for his work composing with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on the soundtrack for ‘Soul.’

Hot on his heels were R B supergroup Silk Sonic which comprises ‘Marry You’ hitmaker Bruno Mars and rapper Anderson .Paak who took home four Grammys for their efforts over the last year in music.

The duo received Record of the Year for their 2021 debut ‘Leave the Door Open’, just hours after scooping up the gong for Song of the Year at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards and by the end joked that they were “trying hard” to be humble.

Things took a sombre turn when Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an appearance via a pre-recorded video message and told viewers that music should be the “opposite of war” as he longed for his country to be free of the conflict brought on by the Russian invasion.

He said: “The war doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence. Our musicians wear body armour instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals, even to those who can’t hear them. But the music will break through anyway.”

Rock band the Foo Fighters won three awards but were not in attendance to collect the trophies following the death of Taylor Hawkins but the show’s In Memorium segment opened with an extended tribute to the drummer – who was found dead aged 50 at the end of last month after reportedly suffering cardiovascular collapse and pop star Billie Eilish wore a t-shirt with his face on it in tribute as she performed ‘Happier Than Ever’.

The section also honoured other late stars such as Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Meat Loaf and his collaborator Jim Steinman and paid tribute to musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim with a performance of some of his iconic showtunes.

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo led the performances of the night, opening the show with an elaborately staged version of her viral hit ‘drivers license’ and when she was named Best New Artist claimed that her “biggest dream” had come true.

Other performance highlights included Silk Sonic’s performance of ‘777’ just before their first big win, ‘American Idol’ winner Carrie Underwood’s debut of new song ‘Ghost Story’ and Lady Gaga, who took to the stage to perform jazz number ‘Love For Sale’ without co-star Tony Bennett, who was not able to attend due to ill health.

An abridged list of winners is as follows:

Album of the Year

‘We Are’

Jon Batiste

Record of the Year

‘Leave the Door Open’

Silk Sonic

Song of the Year

‘Leave the Door Open’

Silk Sonic

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

‘Kiss Me More’

Doja Cat Featuring SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album


Olivia Rodrigo

Best R B Album

‘Heaux Tales’

Jazmine Sullivan

Best Rap Performance

‘Family Ties’

Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Country Album

‘Starting Over’

Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

‘Leave the Door Open’

Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

Producer of the Year

Jack Antonoff

Best Comedy Album


Louis C.K.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

‘Love For Sale’

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘driver’s license’

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Songwrights Apothecary Lab’

Esperanza Spaulding

Best Rap Song


Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Kanye West Mark Williams

Best Melodic Rap Performance


Kanye West Featuring The Weeknd Lil Baby

Best Progressive R B Album

‘Table for two’

Lucky Daye

Best R B Song

‘Leave the Door Open’

Silk Sonic

Best Traditional R B Performance

‘Fight for You’


Best R B Performance – TIE

‘Leave the Door Open’

Silk Sonic


‘Pick Up Your Feelings’

Jasmine Sullivan

Best Alternative Music Album

‘Daddy’s Home’

St. Vincent

Best Rock Album

‘Medicine at Midnight’

Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song

‘Waiting on a War’

Foo Fighters

Best Metal Performance

‘The Alien’

Dream Theater

Best Rock Performance

‘Making a Fire’

Foo Fighters

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

‘Shaw: Narrow Sea’

Caroline Shaw

Best Classical Compendium

‘Woman Warriors – Voices of Change’

Amy Andersson, conductor; Amy Andersson, Mark Mattson Lolita Ritmanis

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album


Sangeeta Kaur Hila Plitmann

Best Classical Instrumental Performance, Solo

‘Alone Together’

Jennifer Koh

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

‘Beethoven: Chello Sonatas’

Yo Yo Ma

Best Choral Performance

‘Mahler: Symphony No. 8’

Gustavo Dudamel

Best Opera Recording

‘Glass: Akhnaten’

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

Best Engineered Classical Album

‘Chanticleer Sings Christmas’

Leslie Ann Jones and Michael Romanowski

Best Spoken Word Album

‘Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation From John Lewis’

Don Cheadle

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

‘Tree Falls’

Taylor Eigsti

Best Gospel Performance/Song

‘Never Lost’

CeCe Winans

Best Music Film

‘Summer of Soul’

Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, video director; David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent Joseph Patel, video producers

Best Music Video


Jon Batiste

Best Immersive Audio Album


George Massenburg Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical


Mike Shinoda

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Love For Sale

Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman Billy Cumella, engineers; Greg Calbi Steve Fallone, mastering engineers

Best Historical Album

Joni Mitchell Archives, Volume 1: The Early Years

Patrick Milligan Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

Best Album Notes

The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions

Ricky Riccardi

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

All Things Must Pass

Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison Olivia Harrison

Best Recording Package


Li Jheng Han and Yu Wei

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album


‘Black Coffee’

Best Dance/Electronic Recording


Rüfüs Du Sol

Best Raggae Album

‘Beauty in the Silence’


Best Regional Roots Album

Kau Ka Pe’a

Kalani Pe’a

Best Contemporary Blues Album


Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Best Traditional Blues Album

I Be Trying

Cedric Burnside

Best Bluegrass Album

My Bluegrass Heart

Béla Fleck

Best Americana Album

Native Sons

Los Lobos

Best American Roots Performance


Jon Batiste

Best Country Song


Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

‘Younger Me’

Brothers Osborne

Best Country Solo Performance

‘You Should Probably Leave’

Chris Stapleton

Best Score Soundrack Album For Visual Media – TIE

Caros Raphael Rivera

‘The Queen’s Gambit’


Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor


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