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Grammy Awards 2022 nominations: Stars are recognized ahead of music’s biggest night

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The Recording Academy announced its nominees ahead of the sixty fifth Grammy Awards on Tuesday in Los Angeles and heavy-hitters Adele, Beyonce, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and Taylor Swift will probably be facing off in one in all the large 4 categories.

Song of the 12 months is one of the vital coveted prizes of the night because the category saw a powerful and extensive field including: Adele – Easy on Me, Beyoncé – Break My Soul, Harry Styles – As It Was, Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5, and Lizzo – About Rattling Time, and Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film).

As if that wasn’t already enough they can even be up against  Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That, DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy – God Did, Gayle – ABCDEFU , and Steve Lacy – Bad Habit.

Wow factor: The Recording Academy announced its nominees ahead of the sixty fifth Grammy Awards on Tuesday in Los Angeles and heavy-hitters Adele (pictured in London back in July) , Lizzo, Bad Bunny, and Harry Styles will probably be facing off

The primary category that was revealed was best pop solo performance which also had a competitive field including Adele – Easy On Me, Bad Bunny – Moscow Mule, Doja Cat – Woman, Steve Lacy – Bad Habit, Lizzo – About Rattling Time, and Harry Styles – As It Was.

There are big changes afoot as earlier this 12 months the academy made some significant additions with five latest categories including songwriter of the 12 months  to honor music´s best composer and a special song for social change award.

The non-classical songwriter category will recognize one individual who was the ‘most prolific’ non-performing and non-producing songwriter for a body of recent work. 

It’ll take a unique approach than song of the 12 months, which awards the songwriters who wrote the lyrics or melodies to at least one song.

The songwriter of the 12 months, non-classical field included: Amy Allen, Nija Charles, Tobias Jesso Jr., The-Dream, and Laura Veltz. 

The nominations were announced by  Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly and Smokey Robinson.

Possible nominees include Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles and Adele. Another hopefuls include Lizzo and Steve Lacy, who each had two of the most important songs this 12 months.

The brand new category for songwriters is a big step forward. Last 12 months, a rule update allowed that any songwriter, producer, engineer or featured artist on an album nominated for album of the 12 months could ultimately earn a nomination.

The 4 other categories include best spoken word poetry album, alternative music performance, Americana music performance and rating soundtrack for video games and other interactive media.

One highly-decorated artist who was not nominated was Bruno Mars who together with Anderson Paak who withdrew their Silk Sonic album from Grammy Awards consideration – one 12 months after scooping up a powerful 4 awards on the 2022 ceremony.

Bruno, 37, who formed the musical superduo with Anderson, 37, in 2021, told Rolling Stone that the pair’s only album, An Evening With Silk Sonic, wouldn’t be submitted for a nomination on the 2023 awards.

The musical artist said that they made the choice not to place the album forward for this 12 months’s ceremony, because they felt as if they’d ‘be crazy to ask for anything more’ than they’d already received on the 2022 Grammys – where they won 4 awards for the album’s lead track, Leave the Door Open. 

Shock: One highly-decorated artist who was not nominated was Bruno Mars who along with Anderson Paak who withdrew their Silk Sonic album from Grammy Awards consideration  (pictured accepting the Record of the Year gong at the 2022 awards)

Shock: One highly-decorated artist who was not nominated was Bruno Mars who together with Anderson Paak who withdrew their Silk Sonic album from Grammy Awards consideration  (pictured accepting the Record of the 12 months gong on the 2022 awards)

Bruno and Anderson’s hit track won the coveted Record of the 12 months trophy – and the album that it’s now featured on was a favourite to win Album of the 12 months in 2023. 

But Bruno insisted that the duo feels as if they ‘won the moment the world responded to Leave the Door Open’, adding that ‘the whole lot else was just icing on the cake’. 

Bruno continued: ‘We truly put our all on this record, but Silk Sonic would love to gracefully, humbly and most significantly, sexually, bow out of submitting our album this 12 months.’ 

‘We hope we will rejoice with everyone on an amazing 12 months of music and partake within the party. Thanks for letting Silk Sonic thrive.’ 

 The Grammy Awards will probably be handed out February 5, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Awards will be handed out February 5, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles(this a general view from the event on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas)

The Grammy Awards will probably be handed out February 5, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles(this a general view from the event on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas)

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