What are the safe nominations for the 2022 GRAMMYs

Today, November 23, at 6:00 p.m. Spanish time, the nominations for the GRAMMY Awards are announced, which will be delivered on January 31 in Los Angeles. A new opportunity to take personally the decision of the Academy to recognize or ignore the merits of the music that each one or one has listened to in the last year. Two notes: the albums Adele, Ed Sheeran and ABBA go to next year because they have not entered within the deadline (it ended on September 30) and The Weeknd has been banned from the awards because last year they did not nominate him at all, so that, predictably, today should not receive any nominations for not having submitted anything to any category.

2022 is the year that ‘WAP’ by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion will get all or almost all possible nominations (the song was not presented last year because Cardi expected to release her album later, which has not happened either, Is there a surprise coming?), but if there is a name that is ringing in all the bets, it is Olivia Rodrigo, who has clearly been the revelation artist of the year: both her single ‘drivers license’ and her other single ‘good 4 u ‘like her album’ SOUR ‘they have guaranteed nominations, and the category of’ Best New Artist ‘is therefore a piece of cake for her.

Olivia will enter the Grammy Academy through the big door with several nominations in the main categories, including Album of the Year, where the bets predict that she will compete with seven other titles among which could be Billie’s ‘Happier than Ever’ Eilish, Lil Nas X’s’ MONTERO ‘, Taylor Swift’s’ evermore’ (last year’s Grammy winner for Album of the Year for ‘folklore’), Kanye West’s’ Donda ‘, Ariana Grande’s’ positions’,’ star- crossed ‘by Kacey Musgraves,’ Call Me If You Get Lost ‘by Tyler, the Creator or’ Planet Her ‘by Doja Cat. Who will give the alternative surprise like Haim or Lorde? King’s wool? Sufjan Stevens? St. Vincent? Adrianne Lenker? Japanese Breakfast? The same Lorde with the worst rated album of her career? The Avalanches ???

Other successful albums published in the last year do not have, in principle, as many possibilities of being recognized in the category of Album of the year. We give Megan Thee Stallion the benefit of the doubt because ‘Good News’ received rave reviews, but what are the chances of Justin Bieber’s ‘Justice’? By that rule of three neither ‘Donda’ nor much less ‘Certified Lover Boy’ by Drake should get great support from the industry today … and they would not deserve it. Does ‘El Madrileño’ have a chance after winning several Latin GRAMMYs for said album?

In the alternative categories, Billboard confirm some entries, among which the Halsey album produced by Trenz Reznor and Atticus Ross stands out, which has been a critical success. Albums by St. Vincent, Fleet Foxes, Nick Cave, Arlo Parks (another possible Breakout Artist nominee), Clairo, Japanese Breakfast, Black Country, New Road, CHVRCHES, Danny Elfman, Foster the People or Julien Baker could also receive nominations. .

On the rock level, we can expect nominations not only for The Killers or Foo Fighters but also for Wolf Alice, who have clearly made one of the best albums of the year in any category; Machine Gun Kelly, Greta Van Fleet, black midi or Bring Me the Horizon. Will any girl in red scratch in rock or alternative?

And who would compete in the category of Song of the Year or Record of the Year? Some safe bets with ‘drivers license’ by Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Leave the Door Open’ by Silk Sonic, ‘Peaches’ by Justin Bieber, ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ by Lil Nas X, ‘Kiss Me More’ by Doja Cat and SZA, ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals, ‘Willow’ by Taylor Swift, ‘Bad Habits’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Happier than Ever’ by Billie Eilish, ‘Butter’ by BTS, ‘Starting Over’ by Chris Stapleton , ‘Stay’ by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber or one of the 2 ABBA singles; And watch out because ‘Beggin’ by Måneskin could also appear on the list. The Italians have become superstars after their victory at Eurovision also in the United States and their nomination for Breakthrough Artist is more than likely.

They would compete in this group with Olivia and Arlo but also with Glass Animals despite the fact that they are already on their third album; The Kid LAROI, Celeste, Clairo, Saweetie and yes, probably FINNEAS because this year he has released his solo debut, although he already has 200 Grammys.

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What are the safe nominations for the 2022 GRAMMYs