This time around the Grammys was all about celebrating new talents. While Jon Batiste took away maximum awards, Olivia Rodrigo and Silk Sonic also became the talk of the town. Batiste won the top prize of the night – Album of the Rear for We Are. Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s Silk Sonic took home three awards including best record, song of the year and R&B song at Sunday’s 64th Grammy Awards. Rodrigo, one of the first time winners, was named best new artist amongst other awards for “Sour” and her pop solo performance for her hit “Drivers License.”
It was a night of numerous stunning performances as well. Justin Bieber, BTS, Lady Gaga, Meghan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and others crooned their hits for the audience. The Grammys also saw some important tributes. Billie Eilish wore a T-shirt honouring the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins while Gaga remembered Tony Bennet. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an important message at the Grammys paired with a stirring rendition of “Free” by John Legend.
The award night was a memorable one because of these small moments. What made it extra special for some artists was the fact that they bagged their first-ever Recording Academy award.
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Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab took away the Best Global Performance trophy. She was nominated alongside Angélique Kidjo and Burna Boy, Femi Kuti, Yo-Yo Ma and Angélique Kidjo, and Wizkid featuring Tems.
India’s Falguni Shah won the Best Children’s Music Album award for A Colorful World. 123 Andrés’ Actívate, 1 Tribe Collective’s All One Tribe, Pierce Freelon’s Black To The Future, and Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band’s Crayon Kids were the other nominees in this category.
Olivia Rodrigo took home three Grammys for The Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album for Sour and Best Pop Solo Performance for Driver’s License.
Doja Cat and SZA won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Kiss Me More. BTS’ popular song Butter was also nominated in this category.
Family Ties by Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar bagged the award for best rap performance.
Brothers Osborne bagged the Best country duo/group performance trophy for their song Younger Me. Others nominated in this category were Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris, and Elle King & Miranda Lambert.
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