Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and jazz musician John the Baptist won the Best Prize at the 64th Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
Batista won Best Album of the Year for his “We” album We areRodrigo won Best New Artist and Best Pop Album.
Dio Silk Sonic’s soul song “Leave the Door Open”, composed by Bruno Mars and Anderson Buck, won Best Record and Best Song of the Year.
In addition to the awards, Fu Fighters star Taylor Hawkins was paid tribute with a taped message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky after his sudden death a week ago.
Zhelensky urged musicians to “fill the silence with your music” left by the Russian bombs.
And, “Tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on social media and television. But don’t keep quiet.”
John Legend performed following Gelensky’s speech, along with Ukrainian artists Sousana Eglidan and Mika Newton and poet Luba Yakimsuk.
The party, held in Las Vegas, featured performances by “Lil Nas X”, Billy Elish and the South Korean band BTS. Singer Johnny Mitchell, who is also considered one of the icons of folk music, presented singer Brandy Carlisle on stage.
This year’s Grammy Awards had the highest number of nominees over the years, and the “Big Four” category expanded to include 10 nominees each.
But the academy is in favor of artists defining their musical color based on their heritage, which undoubtedly helped Silksonic and John the Baptist to win their respective categories.
Baptiste’s We Are R album is rooted in the tradition of black jazz musicians in New Orleans, where he grew up and is Al Greene’s classic spirit via modern R&B.
The album’s lead single was written to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement in 2020, and the theme of the album’s Positive and Generational Wisdom ‘became the favorite album among voters, who gave Batiste 11 nominations.
Also in the Silk Sonic song, “Keep the Door Open” is the spirit of the 70s with modern music combinations.
The BBC’s music correspondent Mark Savage said the voices on both productions were low, but that their success had put the villagers in trouble.
Successes for these two works were ignored by young, forward-thinking works by artists such as “Lil Nass X” and Billy Elish, who, despite numerous nominations, did not receive the award.
Olivia Rodrigo is the only newcomer to be honored after recording worldwide success with her single “Driver’s License” and her pop punk album Good 4U.
Rodrigo won both Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Album.
The 19-year-old girl presented the last award to her parents, who said it belonged to them and thanked them.
The Fu Fighters won three awards a week after drummer Taylor Hawkins died in a Columbia hotel room at the age of 50.
The ceremony took place in Las Vegas after a three-month delay due to an increase in the number of Govt-19 infections in the United States.
The concert was performed by Colombian wreck star Jay Pauline, who sang two popular songs, Cue Mass Pius and In de Keto.
The South Korean band BTS also performed their famous song “Butter”, while Billy Elish sang his hit song “Happier Than Ever”.
Lady Gaga, for her part, sang two jazz songs, “Love for Sale” and “Do I Love You”, praising her co-star Tony Bennett for not being able to attend the concert due to health reasons.
As a relief to the organizers, Kanye West, who caused disaster at the awards show, decided not to attend after he withdrew his invitation due to his “online disruption”.
However, the star (now calling himself Yeh) won two awards in the rap category: “Best Rap Song” PrisonExcellent rap performance for hurricane.
For his part, Tony Bennett became the second person to win the longest-running Grammy Award in history. The 95-year-old won Best Traditional Voice Album for the 14th time for Love for Sale, co-produced by Cole Porter with Lady Gaga.
The oldest Grammy winner is 97-year-old Mississippi blues singer Pinetop Perkins. Won Best Traditional Blues Album in 2011 for Joint at the Hip.
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