The Grammy Music Awards will take place in Las Vegas, with Jon Batiste receiving the most nominations


Updates: 03.04.2022 09:19

Las Vegas – One week after the slightly controversial Film Oscars, the United States will experience another world-class gala evening on Monday night. This time it will be the Grammy Music Awards, which will be announced for the first time in Las Vegas, where popular music stars such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodriguez and Jon Batiste are expected. The latter singer has the largest number of nominations this year – eleven.

The American Academy of Music awards ceremony was relocated to the Nevada city of casinos and entertainment Las Vegas after it failed to take place in January in Los Angeles, California due to a growing number of coid-19 cases. The evening’s host, entertainer Trevor Noah, called Las Vegas “the perfect place for the party.” After last year’s more intimate year, a magnificent show interspersed with performances by stars such as Rodrig, Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, Batiste, Silk Sonic, HER, Chris Stapleton, Leslie Odom and the Osborne brothers is preparing in the multi-purpose hall of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. . According to Noah, it is a celebration of the music industry, which is returning to life.

Rock band Foo Fighters had to give up their 64th Grammy performance because its drummer Taylor Hawkins died last month. At the same time, the band can turn nominations into three categories into a gilded gramophone. The deceased drummer will be remembered during the television broadcast, she told Variety magazine without details about CBS television, which provides the broadcast.

Pop star Lady Gaga (36) will take the stage according to the organizers without her music partner, the legendary 95-year-old jazz singer Tony Bennett, with whom she recorded the nominated album Love for Sale. The joint action of the pair brought together six nominations.

Jon Batiste, a 35-year-old multi-talented American, is running for a Grammy with 11 nominations, making the lesser-known artist the biggest surprise of this year’s nominations. He can succeed in the R&B and jazz genres or in the category of the best music video. He conceived the album We Are as a tribute to his hometown of New Orleans. After eight nominations, Canadian Justin Bieber and singers Doja Cat and HER have, after seven nominations, singers Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigová.

Batiste will compete with Justin Bieber (Justice), Billie Eilish (Happier Than Ever), Dojou Cat (Planet Her), HER (Back Of My Mind), Kanye West (Donda), Tony Bennett for the award in the main category – Album of the Year and Lady Gaga, Olivia Rodrigo (Sour), Taylor Swift (Evermore) and rapper Lil Nas X (Montero).

The victory of the composer Vince Mendoza could be a partial Czech success. He received two nominations for two songs from the album Freedom Over Everything, which he recorded together with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. With Concerto for Orchestra: Finale he has a chance to succeed in the category of the best instrumental composition and with To the Edge of Longing in the category of the best arrangements, instruments and vocals.

This year, the show has to do without three important personalities of contemporary popular music. Rapper Kanye West, now known by the pseudonym Ye, was removed from the program by American media because of fears of his behavior. Canadian The Weekend continues to boycott the awards and his compatriot Drake has withdrawn his two nominations.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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