Jon Batiste Wins Five Grammys at 2022 Awards – Music News

Jon Batiste won five awards at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

The 35-year-old musician was the big winner of the ceremony held on Sunday (03.04.22) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas – which was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah – including the album of the year for his 2021 smash ‘We Are’ as he claimed music is a “spiritual experience” for him.

He said: “I love music, I’ve been playing it since I was a little boy. It’s more than entertainment for me, it’s a spiritual practice.”

The ‘I Need You’ singer – who faced fierce competition from Doja Cat, Lady Gaga and Olivia Rodrigo for the prestigious award – also won for his song ‘Cry’, the video for ‘Freedom’ and for his songwriting work with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on the “Soul” soundtrack.

Hot on his heels was supergroup RB Silk Sonic, which includes “Marry You” hitmaker Bruno Mars and rapper Anderson .Paak who won four Grammys for their efforts over the past year in music.

The duo were awarded Record of the Year for their 2021 debut “Leave the Door Open”, just hours after winning Song of the Year gong at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards and at the end they joked saying they “strive” to be humble.

Things took a dark turn when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an appearance via a pre-recorded video message and told viewers that music should be ‘the opposite of war’ as he longs for his country to be liberated. of the conflict provoked by Russia. invasion.

He said, “War does not let us choose who survives and who remains in eternal silence. Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos. They sing for the wounded in the hospitals, even for those who cannot hear them. the music will break through anyway.”

Rock band The Foo Fighters picked up three awards but weren’t on hand to collect the trophies following the death of Taylor Hawkins, but the show’s In Memorium segment opened with an extended tribute to the drummer – who was found dead at the age of 50 late last month. after apparently suffering a cardiovascular collapse and pop star Billie Eilish wore a t-shirt with her face on it in tribute as she performed ‘Happier Than Ever’.

The section also honored other deceased stars such as Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Meat Loaf and his collaborator Jim Steinman and paid tribute to musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim with a rendition of some of his iconic showtunes.

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo led the evening’s performances, opening the show with an elaborately staged version of her viral hit “driver’s license” and when she was named best new artist she claimed that her “most big dream” had come true.

Other performance highlights include Silk Sonic’s performance of “777” just before their first big win, the debut of new song “Ghost Story” by “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, and Lady Gaga , who took the stage to perform the jazz number “Love For Sale”. ‘ without co-star Tony Bennett, who was unable to attend due to health issues.

An abbreviated list of winners is as follows:

album of the year

‘We are’

Jon Batiste

Disc of the year

‘Leave the door open’

Sonic Silk

song of the year

‘Leave the door open’

Sonic Silk

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

‘Kiss me more’

Doja chat with SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album


Olivia Rodrigue

Best RB Album

‘Heaux Tales’

Jazmine Sullivan

Best Rap Performance

‘Family ties’

Baby Keem with Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Best Country Album


Chris Stapleton

song of the year

‘Leave the door open’

Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

Producer of the Year

Jack Antonoff

Best Comedy Album


Louis CK

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Love for Sale”

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Driving license’

Olivia Rodrigue

Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Songwrights Apothecary Lab’

Esperanza Spaulding

best rap song


Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Kanye West Mark Williams

Best Melodic Rap Performance


Kanye West with The Weeknd Lil Baby

Best Progressive RB Album

‘Table for two’

lucky day

Best RB Song

‘Leave the door open’

Sonic Silk

Better traditional RB performance

“Fight for You”


Best RB–TIE performance

‘Leave the door open’

Sonic Silk


“Take Back Your Feelings”

Jasmine Sullivan

Best Alternative Music Album

‘Daddy’s House’

St. Vincent

best rock album

“Medicine at Midnight”

foo fighters

Best Rock Song

“Waiting for a War”

foo fighters

Best metal performance

‘The Extraterrestrial’

Dream Theater

Best Rock Performance

“Make a fire”

foo fighters

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

‘Shaw: Narrow Sea’

Caroline Shaw

Best Classical Collection

“Women Warriors – Voices of Change”

Amy Andersson, conductor; Amy Andersson, Mark Mattson Lolita Ritmanis

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album


Sangeeta Kaur Hila Plitmann

Best Classical Instrumental Performance, Solo

‘Alone together’

Jennifer Koh

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

‘Beethoven: Chello Sonatas’

Yo Yo Ma

Best Choral Performance

‘Mahler: Symphony No. 8’

Gustave Dudamel

Best Opera Recording

‘Glass: Akhenaten’

Producer of the Year, Classic

Judith Sherman

Best Engineering Classical Album

‘Chanticleer sings Christmas’

Leslie Ann Jones and Michael Romanowski

Best Spoken Word Album

‘Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation of John Lewis’

Don Cheadle

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Tree Falls”

Taylor Eigsti

Best Gospel Performance/Song

‘Never Lost’

CeCe Winans

Best musical film

“Summer of the Soul”

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, video director; David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent Joseph Patel, video producers

Best music video


Jon Batiste

Best Immersive Audio Album


George Massenburg Eric Schilling, immersive mixing engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer

Best Remixed, Non-Classical Recording


mike shinoda

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

love for sale

Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman Billy Cumella, engineers; Greg Calbi Steve Fallone, mastering engineers

Best Historical Album

Joni Mitchell Archives, Volume 1: The Early Years

Patrick Milligan Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

Top Album Ratings

The entire Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio sessions

Ricky Ricardo

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Everything must pass

Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison Olivia Harrison

Best recording plan


Li Jheng Han and Yu Wei

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album


‘Black coffee’

Best Dance/Electronic Recording


Floor Rüfüs

best raggae album

“Beauty in Silence”


Best Regional Roots Album

Kau Ka Pe’a

Kalani Pe’a

Best Contemporary Blues Album


Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Best Traditional Blues Album

I try

Cedric Burnside

Best Bluegrass Album

my bluegrass heart

Bela Fleck

Best American Album

Indigenous sons

Los Lobos

Best American Roots Performance

To cry

Jon Batiste

Best Country Song


Dave Cobb, JT Cure, Derek Mixon Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“I am younger”

Osborne Brothers

Best Solo Country Performance

“You should probably leave”

Chris Stapleton

Best Soundtrack Album for Visual Media – TIE

Caros Raphael Rivera

“The Queen’s Wager”


Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor