The Recording Academy has announced the first two waves of artists performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards, and music’s biggest night has booked some of the industry’s most glamorous stars. Here’s everything you need to know about the performers who will be taking the stage on April 3rd in Las Vegas.
Who Is Performing at the 2022 Grammys?
Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and BTS will take the stage, and Lil Nas X has been scheduled alongside Jack Harlow, with whom he is nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Industry Baby.” Country superstars Brothers Osborne and alt-country icon Brandi Carlile will also perform.
Other confirmed performers include Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Nas, and Chris Stapleton, plus Lady Gaga was just announced the Friday before. Plus, there will be a special tribute performance to Stephen Sondheim featuring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler.
One artist who won’t be performing? Kanye West, who was barred from playing due to his recent online conduct.
Stay tuned as more performing artists are announced.
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What Categories Are the Performers Nominated In?
Eilish and Rodrigo are nominated in seven categories, while Lil Nas X is up for five, and all three artists are under consideration for the big general field categories: Best Album, Best Record, and Best Song. Rodrigo is also one of the favorites for Best New Artist. Meanwhile, Carlile is nominated in five categories, including Record of the Year (“Right On Time”), Brothers Osborne are up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Younger Me”) and Best Country Album (“Skeletons”), and BTS have been given the nod for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Butter”).
Jon Batiste received the most nominations of any artists this year (11 total), including Album of the Year (We Are) and Record of the Year (“Freedom). Foo Fighters earned three nominations, including Best Rock Album (Medicine at Midnight) and Best Rock Song (“Waiting on a War”). H.E.R. is up for Grammys in eight different categories, including Album of the Year (Back of My Mind) and Song of the Year (“Fight for You”), and Nas received nominations in two hip-hop categories for Best Rap Album (King’s Disease II) and Best Rap Song (“Bath Salts”).
Lady Gaga has been nominated five times, including for Album of the Year and Record of the Year, all for her collaboration with Tony Bennett, Love for Sale. Bennett has retired following continued struggles with Alzheimer’s Disease, and it’s unclear whether Gaga will be performing solo or as part of a duet with someone else.
When Do the 2022 Grammys Take Place?
The 64th annual Grammy Awards goes down April 3rd at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas after being postponed due to a COVID-19 surge. For the second year in a row, Trevor Noah will host. Revisit the full list of nominees now.
How Do I Watch the 2022 Grammys?
You can tune into 2022 Grammy Awards on CBS and via CBS All Access beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT. For those without cable, you can sign up for a subscription service and stream the ceremony with Paramount+, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and Sling TV.