The Grammys


Maya Pettiford, Writer

The Gramophone awards first took place on May 4th, 1959 in Los Angeles California and 28 awards were presented. In the sixty-two years since then the name has changed to the Grammys and has become a worldwide watched event. The Grammys for this year will take place this Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and they will give out more than 75 awards. 

The Grammys are presented by The Recording Academy and streams on CBS. They are one of the big three music awards of the year, alongside the American Music Awards that are held in the Fall and the Billboard Music Awards that are held in the Summer. 

The Recording Academy holds the Grammys each year to recognize “Outstanding Achievement in the music industry” of the United States. They give out awards in dozens of categories. Not everyone knows that they actually give out many more awards than we see on TV. The most popular categories that people receive awards in are best new artist, song of the year, album of the year, and record of the year. Only two artists have ever won all 4 of these awards, Christopher Cross and Adele. 

Here are the nominees for these categories this year…

Record Of The Year

  1. I Still Have Faith In You
  2. Freedom
    Jon Batiste
  3. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  4. Peaches
    Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  5. Right On Time
    Brandi Carlile
  6. Kiss Me More
    Doja Cat Featuring SZA
  7. Happier Than Ever
    Billie Eilish
  8. Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
    Lil Nas X
  9. Drivers License
    Olivia Rodrigo
  10. Leave The Door Open
    Silk Sonic


Album Of The Year

  1. We Are
    Jon Batiste
  2. Love For Sale
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  3. Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
    Justin Bieber
  4. Planet Her (Deluxe)
    Doja Cat
  5. Happier Than Ever
    Billie Eilish
  6. Back Of My Mind
  7. Montero
    Lil Nas X
  8. Sour
    Olivia Rodrigo
  9. Evermore
    Taylor Swift
  10. Donda
    Kanye West 


 Song Of The Year

  1. Bad Habits
  2. A Beautiful Noise
  3. Drivers License
  4. Fight For You
  5. Happier Than Ever
  6. Kiss Me More
  7. Leave The Door Open
  8. Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
  9. Peaches
  10. Right On Time


Best New Artist

  1. Arooj Aftab
  2. Jimmie Allen
  3. Baby Keem
  5. Glass Animals
  6. Japanese Breakfast
  7. The Kid LAROI
  8. Arlo Parks
  9. Olivia Rodrigo
  10. Saweetie


*This years host is Trevor Noah*