64th Annual Grammy Awards

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was originally scheduled to be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on January 31, 2022. It will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.[1] The nominations were revealed via a virtual livestream on November 23, 2021. South African comedian Trevor Noah, who hosted the previous ceremony on March 14, 2021, will return as host.

64th Annual Grammy Awards
LocationCrypto.com Arena
Los Angeles, California
Hosted byTrevor Noah
Most nominationsJon Batiste (11)
Television/radio coverage

Jon Batiste received the most nominations with 11, followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber with eight each.[2][3] On January 5, 2022, the Recording Academy postponed the ceremony indefinitely due to health and safety concerns related to the Omicron variant.[4]


The nominations were announced during a virtual livestream on November 23, 2021, by Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr., alongside Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, H.E.R., BTS, Måneskin, Tayla Parx, Carly Pearce, comedian Nate Bargatze, Recording Academy chair Tammy Hurt and CBS Mornings anchor Gayle King.[5] The academy announced Trevor Noah to return as the host of the ceremony.[6]

Category changesEdit

For the 2022 ceremony, the academy announced several changes for different categories and rules:[1]

  • In the General Field (which comprises the awards for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist), the number of nominees in each category was increased from eight to ten. The New York Times reported the previously unpublicized change was decided only 24 hours before nominations were announced. The beneficiaries were "I Still Have Faith in You" by ABBA and "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" by Lil Nas X in Record of the Year, Evermore by Taylor Swift and Donda by Kanye West in Album of the Year, "Kiss Me More" and "Right on Time" in Song of the Year, and Arooj Aftab and Baby Keem in Best New Artist.[7]
  • Package Field, Notes Field and Historical Field have been renamed and consolidated to Package, Notes & Historical Field
  • Production, Non-Classical Field; Production, Immersive Field; and Production, Classical Field have been renamed and consolidated to Production Field
  • The categories Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album have been added, bringing the total number of categories to 86
  • The category Best Dance Recording has been renamed to Best Dance/Electronic Recording
  • For Album of the Year, all credited artists (including those featured), "songwriters of new material, producers, recording engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers are eligible" to be nominated and win the category as recipients
  • For Classical Field, singles are now eligible for Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, and Best Contemporary Classical Composition
  • For Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, the following rules have been updated:
    • For albums consisting of pre-existing masters, up to 2 producers and up to 2 music supervisors will be nominated and/or awarded
    • For albums consisting of new recordings and principal artists with significant performances, up to 3 producers (or 4 in extraordinary circumstances) and up to 2 music supervisors will be nominated and/or awarded along with an engineer/mixer "who contributes greater than 50% playing time of newly recorded material"
  • For Music Film Field, music-related documentaries must contain at least 51% of "performance-based material or individual music videos that together create a visual album" while "films with fictional elements are eligible"
  • Another Technical Grammy Award has been added and will be awarded to individuals who "dramatically pushed boundaries and made groundbreaking, important, outstanding, and influential contributions of technical excellence and innovation to the recording field"

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners will appear first and highlighted in Bold.[8]

General fieldEdit

Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Best New Artist


Best Pop Solo Performance

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance/Electronic musicEdit

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary instrumental musicEdit

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album


Best Rock Performance

Best Metal Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album


Best Alternative Music Album


Best R&B Performance

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best R&B Song

Best Progressive R&B Album

Best R&B Album


Best Rap Performance

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album


Best Country Solo Performance

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

New AgeEdit

Best New Age Album


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian musicEdit

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Best Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Best Roots Gospel Album


Best Latin Pop Album

Best Música Urbana Album

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Best Tropical Latin Album

American RootsEdit

Best American Roots Performance

Best American Roots Song

Best Americana Album

Best Bluegrass Album

Best Traditional Blues Album

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Best Folk Album

Best Regional Roots Music Album


Best Reggae Album

Global musicEdit

Best Global Music Album

Best Global Music Performance


Best Children's Album

Spoken WordEdit

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)


Best Comedy Album

Musical TheaterEdit

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual MediaEdit

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Song Written for Visual Media


Best Instrumental Composition

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • "Chopsticks"
  • "For the Love of a Princess (From Braveheart)
    • Robin Smith, arranger (Hauser, London Symphony Orchestra and Robin Smith)
  • "Infinite Love"
  • "Meta Knight's Revenge (From "Kirby Super Star")"
    • Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman, arrangers (The 8-Bit Big Band featuring Button Masher)
  • "The Struggle Within"

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • "The Bottom Line"
  • "A Change is Gonna Come"
    • Tehillah Alphonso, arranger (Tonality and Alexander Lloyd Blake)
  • "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
  • "Eleanor Rigby"
    • Cody Fry, arranger (Cody Fry)
  • "To The Edge of Longing (Edit Version)"

Package, Notes & HistoricalEdit

Best Recording Package

  • American Jackpot / American Girls
  • Carnage
  • Pakelang
    • Li Jheng Han and Yu, Wei, art directors (2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group and The Chairman Crossover Big Band)
  • Serpentine Prison
  • Zeta
    • Xiao Qing Yang, art director (Soul of Ears)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes

  • Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas
    • Ann-Katrin Zimmermann, album notes writer (Sunwook Kim)
  • The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966
  • Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology
  • Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner and The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895
    • David Giovannoni, Richard Martin and Stephan Puille, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • The King of Gospel Music: The Life and Music of Reverend James Cleveland
    • Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

  • Beyond The Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings
    • Robert Russ, compilation producer; Nancy Conforti, Andreas K. Meyer and Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Marian Anderson)
  • Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner and The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895
    • Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of The World's Music
    • April Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter and Jonathan Ward, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)
    • Patrick Milligan and Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Joni Mitchell)
  • Sign O' The Times (Super Deluxe Edition)
    • Trevor Guy, Michael Howe and Kirk Johnson, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Prince)


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Cinema
    • Josh Conway, Marvin Figueroa, Josh Gudwin, Neal H Pogue and Ethan Shumaker, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (The Marías)
  • Dawn
    • Thomas Brenneck, Zach Brown, Elton "L10MixedIt" Chueng, Riccardo Damian, Tom Elmhirst, Jens Jungkurth, Todd Monfalcone, John Rooney and Smino, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Yebba)
  • Hey What
  • Love for Sale
    • Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman and Billy Cumella, engineers; Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, mastering engineers (Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga)
  • Notes with Attachments

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Best Remixed Recording

Best Immersive Audio Album

  • Alicia
    • George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)
  • Clique
    • Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Jim Anderson, immersive producer (Patricia Barber)
  • Fine Line
    • Greg Penny, immersive mix engineer; Greg Penny, immersive mastering engineer; Greg Penny, immersive producer (Harry Styles)
  • The Future Bites
    • Jake Fields and Steven Wilson, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, immersive producer (Steven Wilson)
  • Stille Grender
    • Morten Lindberg, immersive mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Producer of the Year, Classical


Best Orchestral Performance

Best Opera Recording

  • "Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle"
  • "Glass: Akhnaten"
    • Karen Kamensek, conductor; J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James and Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • "Janáček: Cunning Little Vixen"
  • "Little: Soldier Songs"
  • "Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites"
    • Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Karen Cargill, Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila, Erin Morley and Adrianne Pieczonka; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

  • "It's a Long Way"
    • Matthew Guard, conductor (Jonas Budris, Carrie Cheron, Fiona Gillespie, Nathan Hodgson, Helen Karloski, Enrico Lagasca, Megan Roth, Alissa Ruth Suver and Dana Whiteside; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)
  • "Mahler: Symphony No. 8, 'Symphony Of A Thousand'"
    • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O'Neill, Morris Robinson and Tamara Wilson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children's Chorus and Pacific Chorale)
  • "Rising w/The Crossing"
    • Donald Nally, conductor (International Contemporary Ensemble and Quicksilver; The Crossing)
  • "Schnittke: Choir Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons"
    • Kaspars Putniņš, conductor; Heli Jürgenson, chorus master (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
  • "Sheehan: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom"

Benedict Sheehan, conductor (Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons and Jason Thoms; The Saint Tikhon Choir)

  • "The Singing Guitar"
    • Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Estelí Gomez; Austin Guitar Quartet, Douglas Harvey, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Texas Guitar Quartet; Conspirare)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Confessions
    • Laura Strickling; Joy Schreier, pianist
  • Dreams Of A New Day - Songs By Black Composers
    • Will Liverman; Paul Sánchez, pianist
  • Mythologies
    • Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann (Virginie D'Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto and Emilio D. Miler)
  • Schubert: Winterreise
  • Unexpected Shadows

Best Classical Compendium

  • American Originals - A New World, A New Canon
    • AGAVE and Reginald L. Mobley; Geoffrey Silver, producer
  • Berg: Violin Concerto; Seven Early Songs and Three Pieces for Orchestra
  • Cerrone: The Arching Path
  • Plays
  • Women Warriors - The Voices Of Change
    • Amy Andersson, conductor; Amy Andersson, Mark Mattson and Lolita Ritmanis, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/FilmEdit

Best Music Video

Best Music Film

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

The following received multiple nominations:





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