The 64th Annual Grammy Awards were held April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. It was a night of high anticipation, as the awards for artist, album and song of the year were to be announced. Going into it, expectations were high for Olivia Rodrigo who had several nominations and was being considered for the top awards. BTS – the Korean pop boy band – was probably the most anticipated performance of the night. Although incomparable to the drama at this year’s Oscars, the Grammy Awards was full of their own memorable moments.
It ended up being a big night for Oliva Rodrigo, going home having won three Grammys – Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. Silk Sonic, a duo made of Burno mars and Anderson Paak, also found a lot of recognition, especially for their song “Leave the Door Open,” which won Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Jon Batiste’s album “We Are” was awarded Album of the year. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance went to Doja Cat and SZA for their song “Kiss Me More,” beating out BTS as the fan favorite. Glass Animals lost out to Olivia Rodrigo in the Best New Artist category, another award not given to the fan favorite of the night. A notable win was Baby Keem for his song “Family Ties”, featuring Kendrick Lamar, proving his spot as an up-and-coming name in the rap industry.
In between the awards were performances from many well-known names. On their big night, both Silk Sonic and Oliva Rodrigo performed towards the beginning of the ceremony. BTS performed their popular English-language hit “Butter,” once again dazzling audiences with their perfected dance moves.