A great night for Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic

Jon Batiste went to Sunday night’s Grammy Awards with the most nominations and he also walked away with the most wins, taking home five awards.

Following closely was Silk Sonic with four awards. The R&B duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak won a “clean sweep” of awards, including the coveted Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their track “Leave the Door Open.”

Foo Fighters, still mourning the loss of drummer Taylor Hawkins, won a trio while newcomer Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton, D’Mile and CeCe Winans also won three.

The main ceremony also featured 20 different live performances from dozens of musicians, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also made a surprise appearance.

Main category winners

There are 70 different categories at the Grammy Awards, offering musicians from different genres to excel in their own field. In the general field, there are only four categories that pit different genres against each other.

This year’s overall category winners are:

  • Record of the Year – “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic
  • Album of the Year – We Are by Jon Batiste
  • Song of the Year – “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic
  • Best New Artist – Olivia Rodrigo

Each of these aforementioned winners also took home separate awards in genre-specific categories.

Jon Batiste, the biggest winner of the night with five different awards, also won best music video for “Freedom.” He also performed the song live at the Grammys. Batiste also won Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, and Best Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Usually seen alongside Stephen Colbert, musician Jon Batiste won five Grammy Awards in 2022.
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Silk Sonic won in every category they were nominated for. The duo also won Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Leave the Door Open.” The couple celebrated each victory by dancing to their own songs on stage to collect the golden gramophone.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Rodrigo also won Best Pop Solo Performance for “Driver’s License” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Acid.

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Silk Sonic was nominated for four and won four awards at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, making it a “clean sweep”.
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Other multiple winners at the 2022 Grammys

Although absent from the ceremony, the Foo Fighters made their presence felt by winning three awards. They were originally scheduled to perform but dropped out after their drummer Taylor Hawkins died last week. A tribute was paid to him and Billie Eilish wore a shirt with a picture of Hawkins on it during her performance.

Chris Stapleton won in three country music categories, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II’s collaboration with Silk Sonic earned him three awards, while CeCe Winans won a trilogy of gospel/christian contemporary categories.

Olivia Rodgrigo
Teenager Olivia Rodrigo picked up three awards at the 64th annual Grammys on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
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Kanye West arrived at the 2022 Grammy Awards with five nominations, and although he was not present at the ceremony, he won two. His awards for Best Rap Song for “Jail” and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane” brought Ye’s total Grammys to 24.

Three other artists, Brody Brown, Chick Corea and Jazmine Sullivan, also picked up two awards on the night.

Full list of winners

There’s a whole list of recognizable names who won just one award on the night. Doja Cat received a positive response for her hilarious speech after rushing out of the bathroom to accept Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA.

Doja Cat
Doja Cat gave a memorable speech after winning an award at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga won the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Love For Sale. Gaga also paid tribute to Bennett who recently retired from the physical challenges brought on by his Alzheimer’s disease.

St. Vincent, HER, Tyler, The Creator, Carrie Underwood, Bad Bunny, Don Cheadle, Questlove, Bo Burnham and, controversially, Louis CK also all won a Grammy Award at the 2022 ceremony.

The full list of winners from all 70 categories can be viewed on the official Recording Academy Grammy Awards website here.


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