One other 12 months, one other Grammy Award present within the books. The self-proclaimed largest night time in music happened in Las Vegas on Sunday that includes some superb moments and historic occasions.
Hosted by comic Trevor Noah, there have been 16 whole dwell performances throughout its broadcast.
From Lil Nas X silencing his critics with a medley from his Montero album to John Legend honoring Ukraine with a model new tune, the 2022 Grammys gifted viewers with loads of superb moments. TheGrio picked out 5 of these moments to focus on.
What higher technique to open the sixty fourth Grammy Awards in Las Vegas than with Sin Metropolis’s largest act immediately, Silk Sonic. Amid an epic Las Vegas residency, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak with Mars on guitar and Paak on drums, carried out “777” from their debut album, incorporating the S.O.H.O. traditional dance observe, “Scorching Music.”
The efficiency set the tone for his or her triumphant night time as their hit single, “Go away the Door Open” made a clear sweep of its 4 nominations, together with Report of the 12 months, Track of the 12 months, Finest R&B Efficiency, and Finest R&B Track.
Lil Nas X wasn’t the one rapper to carry out a show-stopping medley on the Grammy Awards. Nas did too, performing parts of a few of his most traditional tracks. From his’ 2002 hit “I Can,” to “Made You Look” and “One Mic” by way of to “Uncommon,” from his 2021 Grammy-nominated album, Kings Illness II, the Queensbridge MC was backed by an all-star massive band. It was paying homage to his 2018 efficiency Live From the Kennedy Center, the place he carried out Illmatic in its entirety with the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra. Led by Grammy-winning bassist/musical director Adam Blackstone, the band consisted of Grammy winners together with pianist Robert Glasper, saxophonist Terrace Martin, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
Earlier than the sixty fourth Grammy Awards, Jazmine Sullivan gathered 12 profession Grammy nominations with no single win. All that modified on Sunday when the powerhouse R&B singer/songwriter received the primary two Grammys of her profession. She tied Silk Sonic for Finest R&B Efficiency for “Choose Up Your Emotions,” and her 2021 venture Heaux Tales took house Finest R&B Album.
“I believe that I wrote this venture to take care of my very own disgrace and unforgiveness round a few of the choices that I made in my twenties that weren’t favorable,” Sullivan mentioned throughout her Finest R&B Album acceptance speech. “However what it ended up being was a secure house for Black girls to have the ability to inform their tales.”
H.E.R. graced the Grammy efficiency stage flanked by a few of the most expert musicians of all time. Opening issues up together with her Grammy-nominated hit “Injury,” she was accompanied by super-producers Jimmy Jam on keytar and Terry Lewis on bass.
“Injury” samples Janet Jackson and Herb Alpert’s 1987 collabo “Making Love within the Rain,” which was written and produced by Jam and Lewis.
In an additional show of H.E.R.’s inventive versatility, she obtained on the drums to show her abilities earlier than selecting up an electrical guitar to accompany Kravitz on his 1993 rock traditional, “Are You Gonna Go My Method.”
Nobody had extra Grammy nominations in 2022 than pianist/composer Jon Batiste, who can also be the bandleader for Keep Human, the home band on The Late Present With Stephen Colbert. The pianist/composer earned 11 nods. His dwell Grammy rendition of “Freedom” was as joyous and colourful as its accompanying music video.
Batiste received 5 Grammys on Sunday, together with the coveted Album of the 12 months award for We Are. It was the primary time a Black artist received Album of the 12 months since Herbie Hancock’s 2008 album, River: The Joni Letters, in response to WBUR. Since 1991, only eight Black artists have taken house Album of the 12 months; Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Ray Charles, Hancock, and now Batiste.
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