All the Grammy Awards 2022 nominees in key categories, from Billie Eilish to BTS

Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab has been nominated in the Best New Artist category

Billie Eilish, left, and Olivia Rodrigo have seven nominations each for the 2022 Grammy Awards. AP
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Jon Batiste leads the Grammy nominations in a best album category that spans everything from rap to jazz and embraces newcomers such as teen sensation Olivia Rodrigo and veteran Tony Bennett alike.

The 2022 Grammy Awards, which was previously suspended indefinitely owing to the pandemic, was rescheduled for April 3 in Las Vegas.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the nominees for Album of the Year.

Batiste and Justin Bieber will compete for the top prize — Album of the Year — along with Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, RnB artist Doja Cat, singer-songwriter H.E.R., rapper Kanye West, Bennett's collaboration with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and rapper Lil Nas X.

Nominees in each of the top three categories — Album, Song and Record of the Year — have been increased to 10 from eight for the first time.

"Adding more nominees is a way to cast a wider net for more music, more artists and more genres," Recording Academy chief executive Harvey Mason Jr said of the change.

Eilish (Happier Than Ever), Rodrigo (Drivers License), Bieber (Peaches) and Batiste (Freedom) were among the 10 nominees for Record of the Year, along with Swedish band Abba's new comeback single, I Still Have Faith in You.

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I’m so grateful to my collaborators and to my ancestors
Jon Batiste

Swift, an 11-time Grammy winner, snagged an Album of the Year nod for her bestselling Evermore, but was shut out of the other races, disappointing fans who felt she had been snubbed.

"So stoked Evermore has been honoured like this," Swift tweeted.

Rodrigo, 18, who burst into the US charts in January when her single Drivers License went viral, received seven nods, including Best New Artist and an album nod for Sour.

Batiste, who also leads the band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, scored nominations across the board, ranging from Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best American Roots Performance to Best Music Video for track Freedom and Album of the Year for We Are, which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020.

"Wow! Thank you God!! I love everybody! I’m so grateful to my collaborators and to my ancestors," Batiste wrote on Twitter.

Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab, whose Sufi-infused jazz sounds caught the attention of Barack Obama, has been nominated in the Best New Artist category.

Rapper Jay-Z has become the most Grammy-nominated artist of all time, taking his career total to 83, surpassing the previous record held by music producer Quincy Jones. Paul McCartney, with two nods, is in second place with 81.

The Recording Academy in 2021 changed the way nominations and winners are chosen after allegations that the process was open to rigging, when Canadian artist The Weeknd received zero nods.

Nominees this time were selected by all 11,000 voting members of the Recording Academy, instead of smaller committees whose names were not revealed. Winners are also chosen by the musicians, producers and songwriters who belong to the academy.

K-Pop band BTS, who have yet to win a Grammy despite dominating the US music charts for almost two years, scored a single nod on Tuesday for the performance of their top-selling single Butter in the pop group field.

West, who's had a contentious relationship with the Grammys, got five nods for his hit album Donda, dedicated to his late mother.

Bennett, 95, who has Alzheimer's disease, and Gaga got five nods for their Cole Porter duets album Love for Sale, which is expected to be Bennett's last.

The eligibility period for the Grammys ran from September 2020 to September 2021, meaning Adele's new album, 30, will have to wait until next time.

Here are all the nominees in key categories for the 2022 Grammy Awards:

Album of the Year

We Are, Jon Batiste

Love For Sale, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Justice, Justin Bieber

Planet Her, Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish

Back Of My Mind, H.E.R.

Montero, Lil Nas X

Sour, Olivia Rodrigo

Evermore, Taylor Swift

Donda, Kanye West

Record of the Year

I Still Have Faith In You, Abba

Freedom, Jon Batiste

I Get A Kick Out Of You, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Peaches, Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Right On Time, Brandi Carlile

Kiss Me More, Doja Cat featuring SZA

Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish

Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X

Drivers License, Olivia Rodrigo

Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic

Song of the Year

Bad Habits, Ed Sheeran

A Beautiful Noise, Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile

Drivers License, Olivia Rodrigo

Fight For You, H.E.R.

Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish

Kiss Me More, Doja Cat Featuring SZA

Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic

Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X

Peaches, Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Right On Time, Brandi Carlile

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

Finneas

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

I Get A Kick Out Of You, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Lonely, Justin Bieber & benny blanco

Butter, BTS

Higher Power, Coldplay

Kiss Me More, Doja Cat Featuring SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justice, Justin Bieber

Planet Her, Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish

Positions, Ariana Grande

Sour, Olivia Rodrigo

Best Rock Performance

Shot In The Dark, AC/DC

Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A), Black Pumas

Nothing Compares 2 U, Chris Cornell

Ohms, Deftones

Making A Fire – Foo Fighters

Best Rap Performance

Family Ties, Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Up, Cardi B

My Life, J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray

Thot S***, Megan Thee Stallion

Best Country Album

Skeletons, Brothers Osborne

Remember Her Name, Mickey Guyton

The Marfa Tapes, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram

The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita, Sturgill Simpson

Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Best Music Film

Inside, Bo Burnham

David Byrne’s American Utopia, David Byrne

Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles, Billie Eilish

Music, Money, Madness ... Jimi Hendrix In Maui, Jimi Hendrix

Summer Of Soul, Various Artists

Updated: April 03, 2022, 10:15 AM
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