Music’s biggest night is undoubtedly the Grammys and this year the show is set to take place on April 3, after being pushed back from its original January 31st date.
Comedian and late-night host Trevor Noah will once again serve as host for the evening, which will feature performances from BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, and Brothers Osborne.
All of the performers so far are also nominees with Lil Nas X and Carlile scoring five nominations apiece, Brothers Osborne picking up two in the country categories, and BTS earning one, in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for ‘Butter.’
Meanwhile, Eilish and Rodrigo were among the most nominated artists this year, receiving seven nods each, including ones for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.
When it comes to other nominees, Oscar-winner Jon Batiste leads with an impressive 11 nods. Batiste, who is also the bandleader on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, released his album We Are earlier in 2021 and is now up for record of the year and album of the year, among his many other chances to win.
The artist’s 11 nominations place him just behind Grammy record-holder Michael Jackson and Babyface, who each scored 12 nods in a single year and on par with Kendrick Lamar who received 11 noms in 2016.
While he didn’t exactly boycott the awards show, Canadian rapper Drake did decide to withdraw his two nominations — in Best Rap Performance category for his song ‘Way 2 Sexy’ featuring Future and Young Thug and in the category of Best Rap Album, for his record Certified Lover Boy.
Elsewhere, Jay-Z is now the most nominated individual in Grammys history, thanks to his three nominations while Sir Paul McCartney is the second most nominated artist of all time with 81 nods, two of them for the 2022 ceremony.
The 2022 Grammys will take place on April 3 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, which equates to 10am AEST on April 4. The show will be streaming live on Paramount Plus, but if you don’t have a subscription to the streaming platform, you can also catch all of the action at the official Grammys website and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel.
Channel 7 will be running live coverage of the red carpet from 8.30am AEST and then the network will broadcast the ceremony at 10am. You can also catch up on the awards with a repeat at 9.30pm or stream them on 7 Plus.