Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic aka Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars

Silk Sonic aka Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars
photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Tonight was the final nail in the coffin for the 2022 awards season, a season we will never forget. Of course we’re talking about them Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Casino in beautiful Las Vegas. But while there weren’t any earth-shattering moments like The Slap, Recording Academy tried anyway.

The Grammys, like the other Academy, received several awards during the pre-show, including honors for Joni Mitchell, Olivia Rodrigo and Jack Antonoff. she Even found time to give awards to Louis CK and Kanye West. Great job academy. We’re happy to tune in again!

During recording academy was Rewarding the mediocre work of offenders, sex wreckers and guys that no no longer know how to release a recordthey gave out trophies some to people who actually deserve them. the Foo Fighters took home three gold gramophones early in the nightwon for Best Rock Performance (To make a fire), Best Rock Song (“Waiting On A War”) and Best Rock Album (‌Medicine at midnight). It was a bittersweet victory for the group, who tragically lost longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins just over a week ago.

The show kicked away seriously with an appearance by perhaps the biggest winners of the night, Silk Sonic – the funk band of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. With their wigs, sunnies and sunnies the sight of Silk Sonic slowly explodes out of their chairs accepting awards with sexual delight became a common chorus. The collaboration between .Paak and Mars has won Best R&B Song, Song of the Year and, surprisingly, Record of the Year. Most probably assumed that Jon Batiste would win this one, but his time would come.

Batiste was the most nominated artist of the evening, with 14 nominations, 11 for his album We are and three for his work on the score for the Pixar film soul. He took home the biggest award of the night, album of the year We areas well as four statues for Best Music Video, Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.

Olivia Rodrigo also had a great night. With seven nominations, she took home the coveted awards of Best New Artist Grammy, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. As if that wasn’t enough, she performed her hit “Drivers License,” which made us all feel like we didn’t win three Grammys at 19.

Chris Stapleton and his impressive beard won Best Country Album Start again. He took the stage and looked mean Boomhauer before deciding to “make the world a better place” or something. We eagerly await the transcript. Later that night, Stapleton performed the Grammy-winning song “Cold.” Good thing he has that beard to keep him warm.

Continuing the theme of reward accused abusers, Nas also done tonight. The rapper already lost twice tonight, first to Tyler, The Creator for Best Rap Album, then to Kanye West’s “Jail.” Baby Keem won his first GrammyconquerBest Rap Performance in a stacked category that included Cardi B., Megan Thee Stallion and Drake.

TThe most sobering moment of the evening came when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky introduced John Legend. President Zelenskyy appeared above a recorded message he allegedly filmed in a Kiev bunker within the last 48 hours.

“War. What is the opposite of music?” said Zelenskyy. “The silence of destroyed cities and killed people. Our children draw flying rockets, not shooting stars. Over 400 children were injured and 153 children died. And we’ll never see her draw. Our parents like to wake up in air raid shelters in the morning. But alive.”

“War doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in perpetual silence. Our musicians wear protective vests instead of tuxedos. They sing for the wounded in hospitals. Even for those who can’t hear it, but the music will break through anyway. We defend our freedom to live, to love, to sound. On our land we are fighting against Russia, which brings terrible silence with its bombs. The dead silence. Fill the silence with your music. Complete it today to tell our story.”

“War destroys all our cities, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Volnovkha, Mariupol and others. They are already legends but I dream of them living. And free. Free like you on the Grammy stage.”

That The stage was filled with John Legend performing “Free” with Ukrainian singer Mika Newtown and poet Lyuba Yakimchuk. It was a weird way of showing solidarity, but a thousand times more respectful than the Oscars’ Crypto.com ad, so let’s take it.

Jazmine Sullivan won Best R&B Album ‌Heaux Tales. she picked up three Grammysincluding Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album.

doja cat, who appears to be nearing retirementshe betrayed never taken”piss so fast‘ throughout her life (Attention Michael Keaton). Oh, she and SZA won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which is exciting for someone about to leave the job. “It’s a big deal,” she said.

Grammy winner HER did the coolest thing anyone can do: play the drums with water on their heads. It always looks incredible. She performed a trio of tracks, “Damage”, “We Made It” and the song “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” by Lenny Kravitz. Travis Parker and Kravitz joined HER on stage, and she and Kravitz did a whole dueling guitar solo thing. To be honest, we could use a little more of that. And yes, Lenny’s pants held it together. HER was nominated for eight Grammys tonight and took home one for Best Traditional R&B Performance. However, she should immediately get a Grammy for the solos.

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Andrew Schnitker

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