Olivia Rodrigo Dominates 2022 Grammy Awards Nominations
Olivia Rodrigo has taken the front row at the 2022 Grammy Awards with nominations in all four of the main category.
The 18-year-old singer’s Driver’s License album has been nominated for best album, best new artist, record of the year and song of the year.
She faces competition from Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X in all of those categories, except best new artist.
Swedish 80s band Abba also received their first-ever Grammy nomination in the record of the year category for their bittersweet comeback single I Still Have Faith In You, released in September.
Red singer Taylor Swift received her second consecutive album of the year nomination for Evermore. The singer had won the same award earlier this year for its companion album, Folklore.
Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits is up for song of the year, while Arlo Parks and Glass Animals make the shortlist for best new artist.
Coldplay has also received their 36th Grammy nod for the single Higher Power (best pop group performance), and Paul McCartney is recognised for his lockdown album McCartney III (best lockdown album) and the track Find My Way (best rock song).
Jazz keyboardists the nominations list with 11 nominations for his eclectic solo album We Are and the soundtrack to the Pixar film, Soul.
He is closely followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R., eight nominations each, while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo come third with seven.
“Many dreams have come true for me this year, but this one is probably the most meaningful,” said Rodrigo on learning of her nomination.
Speaking on her nomination, Billie Eilish said, “This is unreal!.” Billie Eilish could set a record by winning her third consecutive record of the year award for Happier Than Ever.
“Such amazing news to wake up to. I could scream.”
Korean pop sensation B.T.S. however, took a back seat in the 2022 Grammy Awards nominations receiving a single nomination for pop duo/group performance.
The group’s monster hit Butter, which spent ten weeks at number one in the U.S., is nominated alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s I Get A Kick Out Of You, Justin Bieber’s Lonely, Coldplay’s Higher Power and Doja Cat’s Kiss Me More.
With this year’s nomination, Jay-Z is now the Grammy’s most-nominated artist. The rapper is tied with legendary record producer Quincy Jones on 80 and has bagged three new nominations, including two in the best rap song category, for collaborations with D.M.X. and Kanye West.
The 2022 Grammy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday Morning at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles by Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Eurovision winners Måneskin and B.T.S. themselves.
The shortlists in main categories were increased from eight to ten nominees for the first time as almost 22,000 songs and albums were submitted for consideration.
“We’re living in a time of extraordinary growth in music,” explained Recording Academy C.E.O. Harvey Mason, Jr. “Over 60,000 songs a day are being released. With so much more music available. There’s a lot more excellence to recognise and celebrate.”