2022 Grammy Awards: Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, and Justin Bieber Lead Nominations

    Doja Cat at the Billboard Music Awards in May.
    Doja Cat at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (11946087x)

    The Grammy Awards are returning to Los Angeles this winter, and many worthy contenders will be in the running for top prizes. Jon Batiste topped the list of nominees with a total of 11 nods, and he was closely followed by Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. with eight each.

    Batiste is a veteran jazz keyboardist, best known as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He owes most of his nominations—including album of the year—to his latest album We Are. He also received several nods for his work on the soundtrack for Pixar’s Soul, which already won him the Oscar for best original score.

    Batiste was closely followed by Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. with eight nominations each, and they’ll all be competing against each other in the album of the year category. The list of major contenders also includes Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo with seven nods, including album and record of the year.

    Some of the songs competing in several major categories are Bieber’s “Peaches”, Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More”, Rodrigo’s “Drivers License’, Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open”, and Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”. We’ll get to see if any of them will be named record of the year when the Grammys return to L.A. on January 31st, 2022.

    Full List of Major 2022 Grammy Awards Nominations:

    Record of the Year
    ABBA – ‘I Still Have Faith In You’
    Jon Batiste – ‘Freedom’
    Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga – ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’
    Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’
    Brandi Carlile – ‘Right on Time’
    Doja Cat, SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
    Lil Nas X – ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’
    Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Drivers License’
    Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’

    Album of the Year
    Jon Batiste – ‘We Are’
    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’
    Justin Bieber – ‘Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)’
    Doja Cat – ‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
    H.E.R. – ‘Back of My Mind’
    Lil Nas X – ‘Montero’
    Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Sour’
    Taylor Swift – ‘Evermore’
    Kanye West – ‘Donda’

    Song of the Year
    Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’
    Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – ‘A Beautiful Noise’
    Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Drivers License’
    H.E.R. – ‘Fight For You’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
    Doja Cat, SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’
    Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’
    Lil Nas X – ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’
    Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’
    Brandi Carlile – ‘Right On Time’

    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
    Justin Bieber – ‘Anyone’
    Brandi Carlile – ‘Right On Time’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
    Ariana Grande – ‘Positions’
    Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Drivers License’

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – ‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’
    Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco – ‘Lonely’
    BTS – ‘Butter’
    Coldplay – ‘Higher Power’
    Doja Cat ft. SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’
    Norah Jones – ’Til We Meet Again (Live)’
    Tori Kelly – ‘A Tori Kelly Christmas’
    Ledisi – ‘Ledisi Sings Nina’
    Willie Nelson – ‘That’s Life’
    Dolly Parton – ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’

    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Justin Bieber – ‘Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)’
    Doja Cat – ‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
    Ariana Grande – ‘Positions’
    Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Sour’

    Best Rock Performance
    AC/DC – ‘Shot In The Dark’
    Black Pumas – ‘Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)’
    Chris Cornell – ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
    Deftones – ‘Ohms’
    Foo Fighters – ‘Making A Fire’

    Best Metal Performance
    Deftones – ‘Genesis’
    Dream Theater – ‘The Alien’
    Gojira – ‘Amazonia’
    Mastodon – ‘Pushing The Tides’
    Rob Zombie – ‘The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)’

    Best Rock Song

    Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
    Kings of Leon – The Bandit
    Mammoth WVH – Distance
    Paul McCartney – Find My Way
    Foo Fighters – Waiting on a War

    Best Rock Album
    AC/DC – ‘Power Up’
    Black Pumas – ‘Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A’
    Chris Cornell – ‘No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1’
    Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine At Midnight’
    Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney III’

    Best Dance/Electronic Recording
    Afrojack & David Guetta – ‘Hero’
    Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – ‘Loom’
    James Blake – ‘Before’
    Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Heartbreak’
    Caribou – ‘You Can Do It’
    Rüfüs du Sol – ‘Alive’
    Tiësto – ‘The Business’

    Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
    Black Coffee – Subconsciously’
    ILLENIUM – ‘Fallen Numbers’
    Major Lazer – ‘Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded)’
    Marshmello – ‘Shockwave’
    Sylvan Esso – ‘Free Love’
    Ten City – ‘Judgement’

    Best Alternative Music Album
    Fleet Foxes – ‘Shore’
    Halsey – ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’
    Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jubilee’
    Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’
    St. Vincent – ‘Daddy’s Home’

    Best R&B Performance
    Snoh Aalegra – ‘Lost You’
    Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’
    H.E.R. – ‘Damage’
    Silk Sonic – ‘Leave the Door Open’
    Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’

    Best Progressive R&B Album
    Eric Bellinger – ‘New Light’
    Cory Henry – ‘Something To Say’
    Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Mood Valiant’
    Lucky Daye – ‘Table For Two’
    Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington – ‘Dinner Party: Dessert’
    Masego – ‘Studying Abroad: Extended Stay’

    Best Traditional R&B Performance
    Jon Batiste – ‘I Need You’
    BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon Featuring Charlie Bereal – ‘Bring It On Home To Me’
    Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper – ‘Born Again’
    H.E.R. – ‘Fight For You’
    Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba – ‘How Much Can A Heart Take’

    Best R&B Song
    H.E.R. – Damage
    SZA – Good Days
    Giveon – Heartbreak Anniversary
    Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
    Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

    Best R&B Album
    Snoh Aalegra – ‘Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies’
    Jon Batiste – ‘We Are’
    Leon Bridges – ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’
    H.E.R. – ‘Back Of My Mind’
    Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Heaux Tales’

    Best Traditional R&B Performance
    Jon Batiste – ‘I Need You’
    BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal – ‘Bring It On Home’
    Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper – ‘Born Again’
    H.E.R. – ‘Fight for You’
    Lucky Dave, Yebba – ‘How Much Can A Heart Take’

    Best Rap Performance
    Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – ‘Family Ties’
    Cardi B – ‘Up’
    J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​’My Life’
    Drake, Future, Young Thug – ‘Way Too Sexy’
    Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Thot Shit’

    Best Rap Album
    J. Cole – ‘The Off-Season’
    Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’
    Nas – ‘King’s Disease 2’
    Tyler, the Creator – ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’
    Kanye West – ‘Donda’

    Best Melodic Rap Performance
    J. Cole, Lil Baby – ‘Pride Is The Devil’
    Doja Cat – ‘Need to Know’
    Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – ‘Industry Baby’
    Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – ‘WusYaName’
    Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – ‘Hurricane’

    Best Rap Song
    DMX, Jay-Z, Nas – ‘Bath Salts’
    Saweetie, Doja Cat – ‘Best Friend’
    Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – ‘Family Ties’
    Kanye West, Jay-Z – ‘Jail’
    J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ‘​​My Life’

    Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
    Pablo Alborán – ‘Vértigo’
    Paula Arenas – ‘Mis Amores’
    Ricardo Arjona – ‘Hecho A La Antigua’
    Camilo – ‘Mis Manos’
    Alex Cuba – ‘Mendó’
    Selena Gomez – ‘Revelación’

    Best American Roots Performance
    Jon Batiste – ‘Cry’
    Billy Strings – ‘Love and Regret’
    The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck – ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free’
    Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – ‘Same Devil’
    Allison Russell – ‘Nightflyer’

    Best American Roots Song
    Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – ‘Avalon’
    Valerie June Featuring Carla Thomas – ‘Call Me A Fool’
    Jon Batiste – ‘Cry’
    Yola – ‘Diamond Studded Shoes’
    Allison Russell – ‘Nightflyer’

    Best Americana Album
    Jackson Browne – ‘Downhill From Everywhere’
    John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band – ‘Leftover Feelings’
    Los Lobos – ‘Native Sons’
    Allison Russell – ‘Outside Child’
    Yola – ‘Stand for Myself’

    Best Bluegrass Album
    Billy Strings – ‘Renewal’
    Béla Fleck – ‘My Bluegrass Heart’
    The Infamous Stringdusters – ‘A Tribute To Bill Monroe’
    Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)’
    Rhonda Vincent – ‘Music Is What I See’

    Best Traditional Blues Album
    Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – ‘100 Years of Blues’
    Blues Traveler – ‘Traveler’s Blues’
    Cedric Burnside – ‘I Be Trying’
    Guy Davis – ‘Be Ready When I Call You’
    Kim Watson – ‘Take Me Back’

    Best Contemporary Blues Album
    The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown – ‘Delta Kream’
    Joe Bonamassa – ‘Royal Tea’
    Shemekia Copeland – ‘Uncivil War’
    Steve Cropper – ‘Fire It Up’
    Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – ‘662’

    Best Folk Album
    Mary Chapin Carpenter – ‘One Night Lonely (Live)’
    Tyler Childers – ‘Long Violent History’
    Madison Cunningham – ‘Wednesday (Extended Edition)’
    Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – ‘They’re Calling Me Home’
    Sarah Jarosz – ‘Blue Heron Suite’

    Best Regional Roots Music Album
    Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock and Soul – ‘Live In New Orleans!’
    Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – ‘Bloodstains and Teardrops’
    Chia Wa – ‘My People’
    Corey Ledet Zydaco – ‘Corey Ledet Zydaco’
    Kalani Pe’a – ‘Kau Ka Pe’a’

    Best Reggae Album
    Etana – ‘Pamoja’
    Gramps Morgan – ‘Positive Vibration’
    Sean Paul – ‘Live N Livin’
    Jesse Royal – Royal Soja – ‘Beauty In the Silence’
    Spice – ’10’

    Best Global Music Album
    Rocky Dawuni – ‘Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.’
    Daniel Ho & Friends – ‘East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live In Concert’
    Angélique Kidjo – ‘Mother Nature’
    Femi Kuti, Made Kuti – ‘Legacy +’
    Wizkid – ‘Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition’

    Best New Age Album
    Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster, Tom Eaton – ‘Brothers’
    Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej – ‘Divine Tides’
    Wouter Kellerman, David Arkenstone – ‘Pangaea’
    Opium Moon – ‘Night + Day’
    Laura Sullivan – ‘Pieces of Forever’

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
    The Marías – ‘Cinema’
    Yebba – ‘Dawn’
    Low – ‘Hey What’
    Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’
    Pino Palladino, Blake Mills – ‘Notes With Attachments’

    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
    Jack Antonoff
    Rogét Chahayed
    Mike Elizondo
    Hit-Boy
    Ricky Reed

    Best Remixed Recording
    Soul II Soul – ‘Back to Life (Booka T Kings of Soul Satta Dub)’
    Papa Roach – ‘Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)’
    K. D. Lang – ‘Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)’
    Zedd, Griff – ‘Inside Out (3Scape Drm Remix)’
    Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande – ‘Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)’
    Deftones – ‘Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)’
    PVA – ‘Talks (Mura Masa Remix)’

    Best Immersive Audio Album (63rd Grammy)
    Stemmeklang – ‘Bolstad: Tomba Sonora’
    Booka Shade – ‘Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes)’
    Tove Ramio-Ystad, Cantus – ‘Fryd’
    Alain Mallet – ‘Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage’
    Jim R. Keene, the United States Army Field Band – ‘Soundtrack of the American Soldier’

    Best Immersive Audio Album
    Alicia Keys – ‘Alicia’
    Patricia Barber – ‘Clique’
    Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’
    Steven Wilson – ‘The Future Bites’
    Anne Karin Sundal-Ask, Det Norske Jentekor – ‘Stille Grender’

    Best Country Solo Performance
    Luke Combs – ‘Forever After All’
    Mickey Guyton – ‘Remember Her Name’
    Jason Isbell – ‘All I Do Is Drive’
    Kacey Musgraves – ‘Camera Roll’
    Chris Stapleton – ‘You Should Probably Leave’

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance
    Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – ‘If I Didn’t Love You’
    Brothers Osborne – ‘Younger Me’
    Dan + Shay – ‘Glad You Exist’
    Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris – ‘Chasing After You’
    Elle King & Miranda Lambert – ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’

    Best Country Song
    Maren Morris – Better Than We Found It
    Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll
    Chris Stapleton – Cold
    Thomas Rhett – Country Again
    Walker Hayes – Fancy Like
    Mickey Guyton – Remember Her Name

    Best Country Album
    Brothers Osborne – ‘Skeletons’
    Mickey Guyton – ‘Remember Her Name’
    Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram – ‘The Marfa Tapes’
    Sturgill Simpson – ‘The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita’
    Chris Stapleton – ‘Starting Over’

    Best Improvised Jazz Solo
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – ‘Sackodougou’
    Kenny Barron – ‘Kick Those Feet’
    Jon Batiste – ‘Bigger Than Us’
    Terence Blanchard – ‘Absence’
    Chick Corea ‘Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)’

    Best Jazz Vocal Album
    The Baylor Project – ‘Generations’
    Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter – ‘SuperBlue’
    Nnenna Freelon – ‘Time Traveller’
    Gretchen Parlato – ‘Flor’
    Esperanza Spalding – ‘Songwrights Apothecary Lab’

    Best Jazz Instrumental Album
    Jon Batiste – ‘Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul’
    Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet – ‘Absence’
    Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba – ‘Skyline’
    Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl – ‘Akoustic Band LIVE’
    Pat Metheny – ‘Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)’

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart – ‘Live At Birdland!’
    Jazzmeia Horn And Her Noble Force – ‘Dear Love’
    Christian McBride Big Band – ‘For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver’
    Sun Ra Arkestra – ‘Swirling’
    Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band – ‘Jackets XL’

    Best Latin Jazz Album
    Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés – ‘Mirror Mirror’
    Carlos Henriquez – ‘The South Bronx Story’
    Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – ‘Virtual Birdland’
    Dafnis Prieto Sextet – ‘Transparency’
    Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo – ‘El Arte Del Bolero’

    Best Spoken Word Album
    LeVar Burton – ‘Aftermath’
    Don Cheadle – ‘Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis’
    J. Ivy – ‘Catching Dreams: Live At Fort Knox Chicago’
    Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman – ‘8:46’
    Barack Obama – ‘A Promised Land’

    Best Comedy Album
    Lavell Crawford – ‘The Comedy Vaccine’
    Chelsea Handler – ‘Evolution’
    Louis C.K. – ‘Sincerely Louis CK’
    Lewis Black – ‘Thanks For Risking Your Life’
    Nate Bargatze – ‘The Greatest Average American’
    Kevin Hart – ‘Zero F***s Given’

    Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
    Various Artists – ‘Cruella’
    Various Artists – ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
    Various Artists – ‘In The Heights’
    Various Artists – ‘One Night In Miami…’
    Various Artists – ‘Schmigadoon! Episode 1’
    Jennifer Hudson – ‘Respect’
    Andra Day – ‘The United States Vs. Billie Holiday’

    Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
    Kris Bowers – ‘Bridgerton’
    Hans Zimmer – ‘Dune’
    Ludwig Göransson – ‘The Mandalorian: Season 2 – Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16)’
    Carlos Rafael Rivera – ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
    Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – ‘Soul’

    Best Song Written For Visual Media
    Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez – Agatha All Along
    Bo Burnham – All Eyes on Me
    P!nk -All I Know So Far
    H.E.R. – Fight for You
    Jennifer Hudson – Here I Am
    Leslie Odom, Jr. – Speak Now

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
    Jack Antonoff
    Rogét Chahayed
    Mike Elizondo
    Hit-Boy
    Ricky Reed

    Best Music Video
    AC/DC – ‘Short In The Dark’
    Jon Batiste – ‘Freedom’
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – ‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’
    Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon – ‘Peaches’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
    Lil Nas X – ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’
    Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Good 4 U’

    Best Music Film
    Bo Burnham – ‘Inside’
    David Byrne – ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles’
    Jimi Hendrix – ‘Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui’
    Various Artists – ‘Summer Of Soul’