Shock win stuns Grammys as favourites snubbed

NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Apr 2022, 5:18pm
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Shock win stuns Grammys as favourites snubbed

NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Apr 2022, 5:18pm

The 64th Grammy Awards ceremony has wrapped up in Las Vegas with some shock wins – and a few upsets. 

Jazz pianist Jon Batiste was the big winner on the night, winning five awards including the coveted Album of the Year. 

Comedian Trevor Noah hosted the awards show, originally meant to take place on January 31, for the second year in a row after it was postponed due to the rise of Omicron in the US. 

Performers included BTS, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., and Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow. And there were some moving tributes to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and to Stephen Sondheim, among other artists we lost last year. 

Foo Fighters made history with their three Grammy wins taking them to a total of 15 – the largest number ever won by an American band. 

Despite winning a Grammy for Best Melodic Rap Performance, Kanye West did not perform at the event after being banned due to his "concerning online behaviour" towards his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson. 

Host Trevor Noah referenced the shocking moment at the Oscars last week when Will Smith attacked Chris Rock onstage for making a comment about his wife's appearance. 

Stars joke about recent events at last week's Oscars. Video / TVNZ

"We're gonna be listening to some music, we're gonna be dancing, we're gonna be singing, we're gonna be keeping people's names out of our mouths and we're gonna be giving out awards all throughout the night," he joked.

Olivia Rodrigo has already picked up three Grammy awards. Photo / Getty Images 

Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo picked up the awards for Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. 

But she missed out on the coveted Album of the Year, which went to Jon Batiste, and Song of the Year, awarded to Silk Sonic. 

She wasn't the only one to be snubbed – Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber missed out completely on all their nominations. 

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy introduced a special performance for Ukraine from John Legend in a pre-taped message from a bunker. 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears at Grammys in video from Kyiv bunker. Video / TVNZ

"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. 

"On our land, we are fighting Russia which brings horrible silence with its bombs. The dead silence. Fill the silence with your music! Fill it today to tell our story. Tell the truth about his war on your social networks, on TV. Support us in any way you can. Any – but not silence. And then peace will come. " 

The full list of winners: 

Record of the Year 

WINNER: Leave the Door Open – Silk Sonic 

Album of the Year 

WINNER: We Are – Jon Batiste 

Song Of The Year 

WINNER: Leave the Door Open Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic) 

Best New Artist 

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo 

Best Pop Solo Performance 

WINNER: Drivers License Olivia Rodrigo 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

WINNER: Kiss Me More Doja Cat Featuring SZA 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 

WINNER: Love For Sale Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 

Best Pop Vocal Album 

WINNER: Sour Olivia Rodrigo 

Best Dance/Electronic Recording 

WINNER: Alive Rüfüs Du Sol 

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album 

WINNER: Subconsciously Black Coffee 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 

WINNER: Tree Falls Taylor Eigsti 

Best Rock Performance 

WINNER: Making a Fire Foo Fighters 

Best Metal Performance 

WINNER: The Alien Dream Theater 

Best Rock Album 

WINNER: Medicine at Midnight Foo Fighters 

Best Rock Song 

WINNER: Waiting on a War Foo Fighters 

Best Alternative Music Album 

WINNERS: Leave the Door Open Silk Sonic 

Pick Up Your Feelings 
Jazmine Sullivan 

Best Traditional R&B Performance 

WINNER: Fight for You HER 

Best Progressive R&B Album 

WINNER: Table for Two Lucky Daye 

Best R&B Song 

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

Best R&B Album 

WINNER: Heaux Tales Jazmine Sullivan 

Best Rap Performance 

WINNER: Family Ties Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar 

Best Melodic Rap Performance 

WINNER: Hurricane Kanye West featuring the Weeknd and Lil Baby 

Best Rap Album 

WINNER: Call Me If You Get Lost Tyler, the Creator 

Best Rap Song 

WINNER: Jail Kanye West 

Best Country Solo Performance 

WINNER: You Should Probably Leave Chris Stapleton 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance 

WINNER: Younger Me Brothers Osborne 

Best Country Album 

WINNER: Starting Over Chris Stapleton 

Best Country Song 

WINNER: Cold Dave Cobb, JT Cure, Derek Mixon and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton) 

Best New Age Album 

WINNER: Divine Tides Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej 

Best Jazz Vocal Album 

Generations The Baylor Project 

Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter 

Time Traveler 
Nnenna Freelon 

Gretchen Parlato 

Songwrights Apothecary Lab 
Esperanza Spalding 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo 

WINNER: Humpty Dumpty (Set 2) Chick Corea 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 

WINNER: Skyline Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 

WINNER: For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver Christian McBride Big Band 

Best Latin Jazz Album 

WINNER: Mirror Mirror Eliane Elias with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés 

Best Gospel Performance/Song 

WINNER: Never Lost CeCe Winans 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 

WINNER: Believe for It CeCe Winans 

Best Gospel Album 

WINNER: Believe for It CeCe Winans 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album 

WINNER: Old Church Basement Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music 

Best Latin Pop Album 

WINNER: Mendo Alex Cuba 

Best Urban Music Album 

WINNER: The Last Tour Of The World Bad Bunny 

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album 

WINNER: Origin Juanes 

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) 

WINNER: At My 80's Vicente Fernandez 

Best Tropical Latin Album 

WINNR: Salswing! Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orchestra 

Best American Roots Performance 

WINNER: Cry Jon Batiste 

Best American Roots Song 

WINNER: Cry Jon Batiste and Steve McEwan, songwriters (Jon Batiste) 

Best American Album 

WINNER: Native Sons Los Lobos 

Best Bluegrass Album 

WINNER: My Bluegrass Heart Bela Fleck 

Best Traditional Blues Album 

WINNER: I Be Trying Cedric Burnside 

Best Contemporary Blues Album 

WINNER: 662 Christone "Kingfish" Ingram 

Best Folk Album 

WINNER: They're Calling Me Home Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi 

Best Regional Roots Music Album 

WINNER: Kau Ka Pe'a Kalani Pe'a 

Best Reggae Album 

WINNER: Beauty in the Silence 

Best Global Music Performance 

WINNER: Mohabbat Arooj Aftab 

Best Global Music Album 

WINNER: Mother Nature Angélique Kidjo 

Best Children's Music Album 

WINNER: A Colorful World Falu 

Best Spoken Word Album 

WINNER: Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation from John Lewis Don Cheadle 

Best Comedy Album 

WINNER: Sincerely Louis CK Louis CK 

Best Musical Theater Album 

WINNER: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Emily Bear, producer; Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, composer and lyricist (Barlow and Bear) 

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media 

WINNER: The United States v. Billie Holiday Andra Day 

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media 

WINNERS: The Queen's Gambit Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer 

Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, composers 

Best Song Written For Visual Media 

WINNER: All Eyes on Me (from Bo Burnham: Inside) Bo Burnham 

Best Instrumental Composition 

WINNER: Eberhard Lyle Mays, composer (Lyle Mays) 

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella 

WINNER: Meta Knight's Revenge (From "Kirby Super Star") Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals 

WINNER: To The Edge of Longing (Edit Version) Vince Mendoza 

Best Recording Package 

WINNER: Pakelang Li Jheng Han and Yu, Wei, art directors 

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package 

WINNER: All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison and Olivia Harrison 

Best Album Notes 

WINNER: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966" Ricky Riccardi 

Best Historical Album 

WINNER: Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) Patrick Milligan and Joni Mitchell 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical 

WINNER: Love for Sale Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman, Billy Cumella, Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone 

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical 

WINNER: Jack Antonoff 

Best Remixed Recording 

WINNER: Passenger (Mike Shinoda remix) Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones) 

Best Immersive Audio Album 

WINNER: Alicia George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys) 

Best Engineered Album, Classical 

WINNER: Chanticleer Sings Christmas Leslie Ann Jones, engineer (Chanticleer) 

Producer Of The Year, Classical 

WINNER: Judith Sherman 

Best Orchestral Performance 

WINNER: Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra) 

Best Opera Recording 

WINNER: Glass: Akhnaten Karen Kamensek, host; J'Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James and Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer 

Best Choral Performance 

WINNER: Mahler: Symphony No. 8, 'Symphony Of A Thousand Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance 

WINNER: Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo 

WINNER: Alone Together Jennifer Koh 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album 

WINNER: Mythologies Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann 

Best Classical Compendium 

WINNER: Women Warriors – The Voices Of Change Amy Andersson 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition 

WINNER: Shaw: Narrow Sea Caroline Shaw, composer 

Best Music Videos 

WINNER: Freedom Jon Batiste 

Best Music Film 

WINNER: Summer of Soul