Today, November 23, the Recording Academy announced the 2022 Grammy nominations for each of its 86 categories.
Jon Batiste leads in nominations this year with 11 in total, mostly for his We Are album, but also for his Soul film score. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. follow with eight nominations each, and Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo are close behind with seven. Notably, Rodrigo, an 18-year-old actor turned musician, is nominated in all of the “Big Four” categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
Atlanta’s Lil Nas X comes in with five nods, making him the first from the hip-hop capital to be nominated since Outkast. Grammy favorite Brandi Carlile also received five nods, with Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s star-powered joint project Silk Sonic earning them four. Taylor Swift‘s Evermore LP earned her one nomination for Album of the Year. Kanye West’s Donda is also up for the big prize, along with three more awards in the hip-hop categories.
What matters for our purposes is the electronic dance music categories, of course. Earning nominations for Best Dance Recording were Afrojack and David Guetta, Rüfüs Du Sol, Tiësto, Caribou, James Blake, and dual nods for Bonobo in the category; namely, for his joint efforts with Ólafur Arnalds and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
For Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, renowned international DJ Black Coffee earned a nod for Subconsciously, which he released earlier this year. ILLENIUM enters into the race for the very first time for his fourth studio album, Fallen Embers, while Sylvan Esso contends for the award for Free Love. They are all up against big names like Major Lazer, Marshmello, and Ten City.
Best Dance/Electronic Recording
- “Hero,” Afrojack & David Guetta
Afrojack, David Guetta, Kuk Harrell & Stargate, producers; Elio Debets, mixer
- “Loom,” Ólafur Arnalds ft. Bonobo
Ólafur Arnalds & Simon Green, producers; Ólafur Arnalds, mixer
- “Before,” James Blake
James Blake & Dom Maker, producers; James Blake, mixer
- “Heartbreak,” Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Simon Green & Orlando Higginbottom, producers; Simon Green & Orlando Higginbottom, mixers
- “You Can Do It,” Caribou
Dan Snaith, producer; David Wrench, mixer
- “Alive,” Rüfüs Du Sol
Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer
- “The Business,” Tiësto
Hightower, Julia Karlsson & Tiësto, producers; Tiësto, mixer
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
- Subconsciously, Black Coffee
- Fallen Embers, ILLENIUM
- Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded), Major Lazer
- Shockwave, Marshmello
- Free Love, Sylvan Esso
- Judgement, Ten City
Best Remixed Recording
- Soul II Soul – “Back To Life” (Booker T Kings Of Soul Satta Dub)
Booker T, remixer
- Papa Roach – “Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix)
Spencer Bastian, remixer
- KD Lang – “Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix)
Tracy Young, remixer
- ZEDD & Griff – “Inside Out” (3SCAPE DRM Remix)
3SCAPE DRM, remixer
- Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande – “Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix)
Dave Audé, remixer
- Deftones – “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix)
Mike Shinoda, remixer
- PVA – “Talks” (Mura Masa Remix)
Alexander Crossan, remixer
The 64th Grammy Awards will air on Monday, January 31, on CBS and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 pm ET.
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