It was the biggest night in Music as the 64th edition of the Grammy Awards went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
The show was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah and thankfully, there was no incident to take away the shine from the award winners. This year’s show awarded albums and songs that were released from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.
After a virtual show last year due to the pandemic, the Grammys returned to it’s regular in-person show with performances from some of the biggest artistes in the world. There was also an emotional taped message from Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
“The war. What is more opposite of music? The silence of ruined cities and killed people. Our children draw swooping rockets, not shooting stars. Over 400 children have been injured and 153 children died, and we will never see them drawing. Our parents are happy to wake up in the morning in bomb shelters, but alive. Our loved ones don’t know if we will be together again. The war doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence.”
“Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals. Even to those who can’t hear them. But the music will break through anyway. We defend our freedom. To live. To love. To sound. On our land, we are fighting Russia which brings horrible silence with its bombs. Fill the silence with your music. Fill it today. Tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on your social networks and TV. But not silence.”
It was a big night for Jon Batiste as he was nominated for 11 Grammys. He ended up winning five awards including the award for album of the year. Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak picked up four awards while Olivia Rodrigo and Foo Fighters each collected three Grammy Awards.
Here are the 2022 Grammy Award winners,