2022 Grammy Nominations Full List: Kanye West, JAY-Z, Nas & More

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JAY-Z, Kanye West, J. Cole, and Nas are a few names we weren’t surprised to see for the 2022 Grammy Award nominations.

The 64th annual Grammys are swiftly approaching. Last year’s ceremony was marked by performances by talents including Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Doja Cat.

2021 was an expansive year for new music even amid the ongoing pandemic. To be frank hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul were genres that we’ve been engaging with most.

Last year, Grammy winners were a bit reflective of music conversations that were happening online and IRL. For example, Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion took home four awards, including “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Song” for “Savage” featuring Beyonce which makes sense given 2020 was her breakout year.

We’re curious to see who the Recording Academy has had its eye on during the second pandemic year. Will it be of-the-moment artists or acts that are currently household names? Or will the Academy decide to highlight those who haven’t ever really received their flowers? 

Keep scrolling and you’ll find the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards below. Head to the Grammys official site for more information.

Best Rap Album

J. Cole – The Off-Season
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Nas – King’s Disease 2
Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Kanye West – Donda

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Cardi B – “Up”
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​”My Life”
Drake, Future, Young Thug – “Way Too Sexy”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot Shit”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

J. Cole, Lil Baby – “Pride Is the Devil”
Doja Cat – “Need to Know”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Tyler, the Creator, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – “WusYaName”
Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – “Hurricane”

Best Rap Song

DMX, Jay-Z, Nas – “Bath Salts”
Saweetie, Doja Cat – “Best Friend”
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Kanye West, Jay-Z – “Jail”
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​”My Life”

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Pablo Alborán – Vértigo
Paula Arenas – Mis Amores
Ricardo Arjona – Hecho A La Antigua
Camilo – Mis Manos
Alex Cuba – Mendó
Selena Gomez – Revelación

Best American Roots Performance

Jon Batiste – “Cry”
Billy Strings – “Love and Regret”
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free”
Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – “Same Devil”
Allison Russell – “Nightflyer”

Best Global Music Album

Rocky Dawuni – Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.
Daniel Ho & Friends – East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert
Angélique Kidjo – Mother Nature
Femi Kuti, Made Kuti – Legacy +
Wizkid – Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

The Marías – Cinema
Yebba – Dawn
Low – Hey What
Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
Pino Palladino, Blake Mills – Notes With Attachments

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

Best Immersive Audio Album (63rd Grammy)

Stemmeklang – Bolstad: Tomba Sonora
Booka Shade – Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes)
Tove Ramio-Ystad, Cantus – Fryd
Alain Mallet – Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage
Jim R. Keene, the United States Army Field Band – Soundtrack of the American Soldier

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