The 2022 Grammy Award Nominations Are Here

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The 2022 Grammy Award nominations are in and music industry heavyweights such as Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Silk Sonic, and more are some of the highlighted nominees for music's biggest night.

Doja Cat received a slew of nominations for her hit "Kiss Me More" featuring SZA and pop newcomer Olivia Rodrigo made an appearance under some of the night's biggest categories including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, among others.

For the first time in 30 years, this set of nominees were chosen solely by the Grammy committee, rather than undergoing a secretive, anonymous review process — an antiquated notion that was previously called out by The Weeknd, who was famously snubbed at last year's ceremony even after having one of the most successful albums of 2020. Other artists, such as Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West, and Frank ocean have called out the Grammy's in recent years for overlooking Black artists in the evening's top categories — such as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Justin Bieber also criticized the Grammy's last year for not recognizing his album Changes under the R&B categories — which was seemingly rectified this year with his nomination for Best R&B Performance for his hit "Peaches."

Read on for the full list of nominees and tune into the 64th annual Grammy Awards on Monday, January 31, 2022 on CBS.

Record of the Year

  • “I Still Have Faith in You,” Abba

  • “Freedom,” Jon Batiste

  • “I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

  • “Peaches,” Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & 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 (Triple Chucks Deluxe),” Justin Bieber

  • “Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat

  • “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

  • “Back of My Mind,” H.E.R.

  • “Montero,” Lil Nas X

  • “Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo

  • “Evermore,” Taylor Swift

  • “Donda,” Kanye West

Song of the Year

  • “Bad Habits,” Fred Gibson, Johnny Mcdaid and Ed Sheeran, Songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

  • “A Beautiful Noise,” Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori Mckenna, Linda Perry and Hailey Whitters, Songwriters (Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile)

  • “Drivers License,” Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo, Songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)

  • “Fight for You,” Dernst Emile Ii, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, Songwriters (H.E.R.)

  • “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish O’connell and Finneas O’connell, Songwriters (Billie Eilish)

  • “Kiss Me More,” Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell Ii, Solána Rowe and David Sprecher, Songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring Sza)

  • “Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile Ii and Bruno Mars, Songwriters (Silk Sonic)

  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill and Roy Lenzo, Songwriters (Lil Nas X)

  • “Peaches,” Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman Aand Keavan Yazdani, Songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon)

  • “Right on Time,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, Songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best New Artist

  • Arooj Aftab

  • Jimmie Allen

  • Baby Keem

  • Finneas

  • 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 and 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 Pop Vocal Album

  • “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe),” Justin Bieber

  • “Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat

  • “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

  • “Positions,” Ariana Grande

  • “Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo

Best Reggae Album

  • “Pamoja,” Etana

  • “Positive Vibration,” Gramps Morgan

  • “Live N Livin,” Sean Paul

  • “Royal,” Jesse Royal

  • “Beauty in the Silence,” Soja

  • “10,” Spice

Best Global Music Album

  • “Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1,” Rocky Dawuni

  • “East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert,” Daniel Ho and Friends

  • “Mother Nature,” Angelique Kidjo

  • “Legacy +,” Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

  • “Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition,” Wizkid

Best R&B Performance

  • “Lost You,” Snoh Aalegra

  • “Peaches,” Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon

  • “Damage,” H.E.R.

  • “Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic

  • “Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “I Need You,” Jon Batiste

  • “Bring It on Home to Me,” BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton and 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 R&B Song

  • “Damage,” Anthony Clemons Jr., Jeff Gitelman, H.E.R., Carl McCormick and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

  • “Good Days,” Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solána Rowe and Christopher Ruelas, songwriters (SZA)

  • “Heartbreak Anniversary,” Giveon Evans, Maneesh, Sevn Thomas and Varren Wade, songwriters (Giveon)

  • “Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

  • “Pick Up Your Feelings,” Denisia “Blue June” Andrews, Audra Mae Butts, Kyle Coleman, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Michael Holmes and Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

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 and 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 ft. Kendrick Lamar

  • “Up” — Cardi B

  • “My . Life” — J. Cole ft. 21 Savage & Morray

  • “Thot Sh**” — Megan Thee Stallion

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • “Pride. Is. The. Devil” — J. Cole ft. Lil Baby

  • “Need To Know” — Doja Cat

  • “Industry Baby” — Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow

  • “Wusyaname” — Tyler, The Creator ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Ty Dollar $ign

  • “Hurricane” — Kanye West ft. The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Best Rap Song

  • “Bath Salts” — Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones and Earl Simmons, songwriters (DMX featuring Jay-Z and Nas)

  • “Best Friend” — Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas and Rocco Valdes, songwriters (Saweetie featuring Doja Cat)

  • “Family Ties” — Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour and 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)

  • “My Life” — 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 Dance Recording

  • “Hero” — Afrojack & David Guetta

  • “Loom” — Oalufur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo

  • “Before” — James Blake

  • “Heartbreak” — Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • “Subconsciously” — Black Coffee

  • "Fallen Embers" Illenium

  • "Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded) — Major Lazer

  • “Shockwave” — Marshmello

  • “Free Love” — Sylvan Esso

  • "Judgment" Ten City

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 and Carrie Underwood

  • “Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne

  • “Glad You Exist,” Dan + Shay

  • “Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris

  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

  • “Better Than We Found It,” Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)

  • “Camera Roll,” Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves and Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

  • “Cold,” Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

  • “Country Again,” Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley and Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)

  • “Fancy Like,” Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins and Shane Stevens, songwriters (Walker Hayes)

  • “Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram and Parker Welling, songwriters (Mickey Guyton)

Best Country Album

  • “Skeletons,” Brothers Osborne

  • “Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

  • “The Marfa Tapes,” Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram

  • “The Ballad of Dood & Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson

  • “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton

Best Gospel Album

  • “Changing Your Story,” Jekalyn Carr

  • “Royalty: Live at the Ryman,” Tasha Cobbs Leonard

  • “Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition,” Maverick City Music

  • “Jonny X Mali: Live in LA,” Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music

  • “Believe for It,” CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • “No Stranger,” Natalie Grant

  • “Feels Like Home Vol. 2,” Israel and New Breed

  • “The Blessing (Live),” Kari Jobe

  • “Citizen of Heaven (Live),” Tauren Wells

  • “Old Church Basement,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music

Best Folk Album

  • “One Night Lonely [Live],” Mary Chapin Carpenter

  • “Long Violent History,” Tyler Childers

  • “Wednesday (Extended Edition),” Madison Cunningham

  • “They’re Calling Me Home,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

  • “Blue Heron Suite,” Sarah Jarosz

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

  • “Deja,” Bomba Estéreo

  • “Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer (Deluxe Edition),” Diamante Eléctrico

  • “Origen,” Juanes

  • “Calambre,” Nathy Peluso

  • “El Madrileño,” C. Tangana

  • “Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia,” Zoé

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

  • “Vértigo,” Pablo Alborán

  • “Mis Amores,” Paula Arenas

  • “Hecho a la Antigua,” Ricardo Arjona

  • “Mis Manos,” Camilo

  • “Mendó,” Alex Cuba

  • “Revelación,” Selena Gomez

Best Música Urbana Album

  • “Afrodisíaco,” Rauw Alejandro

  • “El Último Tour Del Mundo,” Bad Bunny

  • “Jose,” J Balvin

  • “KG0516,” KAROL G

  • “Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios),” Kali Uchis

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • “Salswing!,” Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

  • “En Cuarentena,” El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico

  • “Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso,” Aymée Nuviola

  • “Colegas,” Gilberto Santa Rosa

  • “Live in Peru,” Tony Succar

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • “Generations,” The Baylor Project

  • “Superblue,” Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter

  • “Time Traveler,” Nnenna Freelon

  • “Flor,” Gretchen Parlato

  • “Songwrights Apothecary Lab,” Esperanza Spaldin

Best New Age Album

  • “Brothers” — Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster and Tom Eaton

  • “Divine Tides” — Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej

  • “Pangaea” — Wouter Kellerman and David Arkenstone

  • “Night + Day” — Opium Moon

  • “Pieces of Forever” — Laura Sullivan

Best Alternative Music Album

Best Rock Album

Best Rock Song

  • “All My Favorite Songs,” Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and Ilsey Juber, Songwriters (Weezer)

  • “The Bandit,” Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill, Songwriters (Kings of Leon)

  • “Distance,” Wolfgang Van Halen, Songwriter (Mammoth Wvh)

  • “Find My Way,” Paul McCartney, Songwriter (Paul McCartney)

  • “Waiting on a War,” Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and 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 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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff

  • Rogét Chahayed

  • Mike Elizondo

  • Hit-Boy

  • Ricky Reed

Best Musical Theater Album

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • “Agatha All Along [From Wandavision: Episode 7],” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall and Gerald White)

  • “All Eyes On Me [From Inside],” Bo Burnham, songwriter (Bo Burnham)

  • “All I Know So Far [From Pink: All I Know So Far],” Alecia Moore, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriters (Pink)

  • “Fight For You [From Judas and the Black Messiah],” Dernst Emile Ii, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

  • “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) [From Respect],” Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson and Carole King, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

  • “Speak Now [From One Night in Miami…],” Sam Ashworth and Leslie Odom, Jr., Songwriters (Leslie Odom, Jr.)

Best Music Video

  • “Shot in the Dark,” (AC/DC); David Mallet, video director; Dione Orrom, video producer.

  • “Freedom,” (Jon Batiste); Alan Ferguson, video director; Alex P. Willson, video producer.

  • “I Get a Kick Out of You,” (Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga); Jennifer Lebeau, video director; Danny Bennett, Bobby Campbell and Jennifer Lebeau, video producers.

  • “Peaches,” (Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon); Collin Tilley, video director.

  • “Happier Than Ever,” (Billie Eilish); Billie Eilish, video director; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson and David Moore, video producers.

  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” (Lil Nas X); Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino, video directors; Frank Borin, Ivanna Borin, Marco De Molina and Saul Levitz, video producers.

  • “Good 4 U,” (Olivia Rodrigo); Petra Collins, video director; Christiana Divona, Marissa Ramirez and Tiffany Suh, video producers.

See the full list of nominees here.

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