After a three-month delay due to rising Covid cases for the United States, the Grammy Awards are upon us once again.
This star-studded ceremony is traditionally known as “music’s biggest night” – it spans both the scale of the event and the length of time they use the show.
The first winner is announced for Las Vegas on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., eight hours before the Album of the Year award ceremony at 8:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. in West Africa).
Around 70 categories in total, with everyone from Wizkid to Angelique Kidjo, Tems and Barack Obama nominating their list of nominations.
Unlike last year’s event, the event is small and features a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, the 2022 ceremony will be more of a normal show.
Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Carrie Underwood, Silk Sonic and Olivia Rodrigo will all perform on stage for di MGM Grand Arena.
Comedian Trevor Noah will be hosting for the second time.
Here are some facts about the ceremony to prepare you…
Voters listen to music from Plenty
Nearly 22,000 songs and albums are submitted for consideration this year, we’re pushing them through the shortlists for the main categories of eight to 10 nominees for the first time.
“We live for the times, and music is experiencing extraordinary growth,” says Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. “Over 60,000 songs have been released. So much more music is still available. recognize and celebrate.”
From Best World Music Album to Best World Music Album
The Di Recording Academy reveals the nominations for the 86 categories of the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show.
In the categories, Nigerian musicians Wizkid and Femi Kuti are nominated for Best Global Music Album among oda musicians like Musician Rocky Dawuni, Angelique Kidjo and Daniel Ho & Friends.
Prior to the 2020 Grammys, “Best World Music Album” was known as the “Best World Music Album” category.
Grammy says it’s changing its name to make it more relevant, modern and inclusive.
“It changes that they symbolize a move away from the idea of colonialism, folk and ‘un-American’ that the old term they carry as we try to adapt to current listening trends,” add- they.
Drake continues to boycott the show
Drake’s latest set of songs, Certified Lover Boy, received a nomination for rap album and single Way 2 Sexy, with Future and Young Thug picking up a rap performance. But I ask them to withdraw their nomination before the end of the voting period, and the Academy honors my request.
I’m not a long-time critic of the ceremony – even when I win. “We play a sport based on opinion, it’s not a sport based on facts”, im bin tok wen e to win the 2019 God’s plan award. “You already win if pipo sings your songs word for word, if they do sing for your hometown. You’re already not winning, you don’t need that here.”
Also absent from The Weeknd, we refuse to participate in the Grammys after their rebuff last year.
Ariana Grande and Doja Cat are also refusing to submit dia duets with di star for awards, out of solidarity. But Kanye West didn’t get a memo: I’m the single Hurricane, we’re including The Weeknd and Lil Baby, I’m making the shortlist for best melodic rap song.
Adele bin too late to be invited
After sweeping the Brits Awards board two months ago, Adele is completely absent from the Grammy Awards shortlist this year – and for a very simple reason. The star’s comeback single, Easy On Me, and his hit fourth album 30 bin dey are out after the September 30, 2021 deadline.
Other albums that missed the deadline include Ed Sheeran = (Equals), Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s An Evening With Silk Sonic and Taylor Swift Red (Taylor’s Version). Expect them to make an appearance next year instead.
Billie Eilish made Grammy history
During her few short years as a pop star, Billie Eilish didn’t prove herself to be the darling of Grammy voters. She’s already made history as the first woman to win all four main categories in one night – and this year she’s won a few more firsts.
If she wins album of the year for Happier Than Ever, she will become the first artist to win the title for both her debut album and its follow-up.
The album’s title track is also up for Record of the Year – where Eilish became the only person to receive the honor three years in a row.