Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies aged 50
The 2022 Grammys are due to take place tonight (April 3), rewarding the best in music.
The ceremony, which was originally scheduled to take place in January, will take place in Las Vegas, marking the first ceremony since changes to the nominations process were announced.
Jon Batiste leads the pack with 11 nominations, while Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER all have eight each. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo are tied with seven nominations.
Among the nominees for album of the year are Taylor Swift and Kanye West for Always and donda, respectively. It is not known if the latter, now legally known as Ye, will attend the ceremony.
A tribute will also be paid to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died suddenly on March 25 in Colombia at the age of 50.
Follow live updates from the ceremony, which begins at 8:00 p.m. EST / 1:00 a.m. BST.
Ooh, A Big Now – Best Music Video. It goes to “Freedom” by Jon Batiste, ahead of Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Bieber! Not bad…
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:33 p.m.
Best Immersive Audio Album goes to Alicia Keys’ self-titled album.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:31 p.m.
We now have the best (non-classical) remixed recording for Mike Shinoda’s “Passenger”. But he’s not here to accept it.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:29 p.m.
Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) goes to love for sale by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Bennett’s son praises the musicians, calling his father “the man who puts ‘great American’ in ‘great American songbook'”.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:26 p.m.
Best Historical Album – a category I had never heard of until 30 seconds ago!
It goes to Joni Mitchell for her archive album. And she is really there!
Mitchell thanks his collaborators, his physiotherapist and his assistant. Sure, she looks phenomenal at 78.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:23 p.m.
More awards for true music leaders now, with top album ratings given to Ricky Riccardi for a Louis Armstrong collection.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:20 p.m.
Best Box or Limited Special Package goes to George Harrison’s 50th Anniversary Edition Everything must pass.
“I imagine [this album’s] here to stay”, jokes the artistic director.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:18 p.m.
The best recording package is awarded to Taiwanese artistic directors Li Jheng Han, Yu and Wei for Pakelang.
“Taiwan is a beautiful and peace-loving country,” they say, encouraging us all to visit.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:16 p.m.
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album is won by South African DJ Black Coffee for Unconsciously.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:12 p.m.
Moving on to new genres, we have the best dance/electronic recording.
He goes to Rüfüs Du Sol.
Isobel LewisApril 3, 2022 10:08 p.m.