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Some Artists React To 2022 Grammy Award Nominations, Who Got Snubbed?

The 2022 Grammy nominations for the 64th award show are in!

Doja Cat and H.E.R. both have eight nominations each. Lil Nas X racked up five nods, and then Silk Sonic received four. The Weeknd has three nominations this year, after getting none last year and calling the Grammys out. 

Other notable mentions include Justin Bieber’s “Peaches,” Doja Cat. Ft. Sza on “Kiss Me More,” Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open,” and Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name) are competing for record of the year. 

Artists nominated for album of the year are Lil Nas X’s Montero, Kanye West’s Donda, Doja Cat’s Planet Her (deluxe), and H.E.R.’s Back Of My Mind. 


Check out some other nominations:

Best R&B Performance

1. LOST YOU

 Snoh Aalegra

2. PEACHES

 Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Given

3. DAMAGE

 H.E.R.

4. LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

 Silk Sonic

5. PICK UP YOUR FEELINGS

 Jazmine Sullivan

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance

1. I NEED YOU

 Jon Batiste

2. BRING IT ON HOME TO ME

 BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon Featuring Charlie Bereal

3. BORN AGAIN

 Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper

4. FIGHT FOR YOU

 H.E.R.

5. HOW MUCH CAN A HEART TAKE

 Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba

 

Best Progressive R&B Album

1. NEW LIGHT

 Eric Bellinger

2. SOMETHING TO SAY

 Cory Henry

3. MOOD VALIANT

 Hiatus Kaiyote

4. TABLE FOR TWO

 Lucky Daye

5. DINNER PARTY: DESSERT

 Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington

6. STUDYING ABROAD: EXTENDED STAY

 Masego

 

Best R&B Song

1. DAMAGE

 Anthony Clemons Jr., Jeff Gitelman, H.E.R., Carl McCormick & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

2. GOOD DAYS

 Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solána Rowe & Christopher Ruelas, songwriters (S.Z.A.)

3. HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY

 Giveon Evans, Maneesh, Sevn Thomas & Varren Wade, songwriters (Giveon)

4. LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

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

5. PICK UP YOUR FEELINGS

 Denisia “Blue June” Andrews, Audra Mae Butts, Kyle Coleman, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Michael Holmes & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

 

Best R&B Album

1. TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES

 Snoh Aalegra

2. WE ARE

 Jon Batiste

3. GOLD-DIGGERS SOUND

 Leon Bridges

4. BACK OF MY MIND

 H.E.R.

5. HEAUX TALES

 Jazmine Sullivan

 

Best Rap Performance

1. FAMILY TIES

 Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

2. UP

 Cardi B

3. MY LIFE

 J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Murray

4. WAY 2 SEXY

 Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug

5. THOT S***

 Megan Thee Stallion

 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

1. PRIDE IS THE DEVIL

 J. Cole Featuring Lil Baby

2. NEED TO KNOW

 Doja Cat

3. INDUSTRY BABY

 Lil Nas X Featuring Jack Harlow

4. WUSYANAME

 Tyler, the Creator Featuring Youngboy Never Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign

5. HURRICANE

 Kanye West Featuring The Weeknd & Lil Baby

 

Best Rap Album

1. THE OFF-SEASON

 J. Cole

2. CERTIFIED LOVER BOY

 Drake

3. KING’S DISEASE II

 Nas

4. CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST

 Tyler, the Creator

5. DONDA

 Kanye West

 

Best Rap Song

1. BATH SALTS

 Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones & Earl Simmons, songwriters (D.M.X. Featuring Jay-Z & Nas)

2. BEST FRIEND

 Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas & Rocco Valdes, songwriters (Saweetie Featuring Doja Cat)

3. FAMILY TIES

 Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour & Dominik Patrzek, songwriters (Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar)

4. JAIL

 Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West & Mark Williams, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Jay-Z)

5. MY LIFE

 Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph & Jermaine Cole, songwriters (J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Murray)


Variety reports the Grammys used a different procedure for selecting the nominees. Instead of the usual “secret committee,” they decided to go with popular votes instead. The publication points out

Harvey Mason Jr., C.E.O. of the Recording Academy, said,

“We made the decision to expand to 10 fairly recently. We looked at the voting, which was up 17% this year, and the [number] of submissions — almost 22,000, that’s a crazy high number — and we said, ‘This is an incredible opportunity for us to honor more artists and shine a light on more great music.’ Traditionally, the Academy might have studied this for a few years and done a committee, but I think the way music is moving and the industry is evolving, I’m proud to say the Academy is able to move quickly.”

Another rule change is anyone who participates on an album as a featured guest, producer, or co-writer is eligible. The publication notes Kanye is competing against himself for album of the year because of his credits on Doja Cat’s album. 

Saweetie and Doja reacted to the news with excitement. Take a look:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWoS3OhvtMY/?utm_medium=copy_link

We asked our I.G. community who they felt got snubbed. In the comment section, online users say Giveon (best new artist), Wiz Kid, and Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (album of the year). Who else would you add to the list?

 

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