Jon Batiste, Silk Sonic, and Olivia Rodrigo were among the winners at the 64th Grammy Awards, which were held Sunday in Las Vegas.
According to the Grammys, Jon Batiste was the night’s greatest winner, taking home most of his five trophies in the pre-telecast “premiere ceremony,” which awards most of its accolades each year. We Are by Batiste won album of the year from a group of 10 heavyweights.
“Freedom” by Batiste was also nominated for best American roots performance, best American roots song, the best scoring soundtrack for visual media, and best music video. Batiste was the frontrunner at the Grammys this year, nominated for 11 different categories, including best modern classical composition.
“I just work on my craft every day and don’t worry about anything else… Rather than just a hobby, it’s become a way of life for me “There were other nominees in the category, Batiste stated in his acceptance speech when accepting his award for best album of 2013. “Just be you.”
He also emphasized that “it’s like a song or an album is developed and it almost has a radar to identify a person when they need it the most,” rather than saying there are “greatest” musicians or albums.
Batiste’s performance of “Freedom” at the Grammy Awards was a euphoric, technicolor celebration of his song, which he ended by climbing atop a table where Billie Eilish was sitting before receiving the album of the year award.
This year’s Grammy Wins saw Silk Sonic take home four awards, including Record of the year, best R&B performance, best R&B song of the year, and best R&B song of the year. The Grammys love Bruno Mars.
As a solo artist, he has won three Grammy Awards, including this year, Record of the year. “Leave the Door Open” was Silk Sonic’s first broadcast appearance at the Grammys last year, and the song would go on to win multiple accolades at the 2022 awards show.
They said, “We’ll keep on singing it till we die because of you guys!” The first prize of the night went to Mars for Song of the Year, and he emphasized it as much in his acceptance speech.
“For the rest of our life,” echoed Anderson. He later remarked that it was difficult for the duo to “remain humble” when they accepted another prize for the same song. Silk Sonic’s song of “777,” a fitting homage to the Grammys’ 2022 site in Las Vegas, kicked up the show.
The best new artist, best pop vocal album, and best pop solo performance were all awarded to singer Olivia Rodrigo at the Grammy Awards. She had been nominated for seven Oscars prior to her death.
At one point in the event, Rodrigo played her hit song “drivers license” against the backdrop of a suburban street complete with a working automobile. It was a “greatest dream come true” for the 19-year-old singer-songwriter as she won her best new artist award, she told the audience.