The 64th Grammy Awards Announces 2022 Nominees; Lady Gaga, Joe Bonamassa, Alicia Keys and Steve Gadd among Nominated New Yorkers

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced on November 23rd the 2022 nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards, including a great deal of artists from across New York State. From jazz, to pop, to blues, to rap, to classical artists and engineering, artists from the Empire State racked up nominations nominees this year.

Grammy nominees

Some of the biggest recipients of nominations across the Grammy Awards were Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga who topped across six different categories for their work together on their album Love for Sale and single I Get a Kick Out of You. Tony Bennett hails from Long Island City while Lady Gaga is from New York City. The two together are representing New York in the nominations for Record of the year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Album of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Music Video, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Some other artists who snagged multiple nominations including Alicia Keys, from Hell’s Kitchen, for Song of the Year for her song “A Beautiful Noise” she made with Brandi Carlile and for Best Immersive Audio Album for her album Alicia. Another artist who snagged multiple nominations is Nas, from Crown Heights, was nominated for Best Rap Album for his album King’s Disease II and for his work on the song Bath Salts by DMX which features Jay-Z & Nas which was nominated for Best Rap Song. The whole song represents some New York skill with DMX from Mount Vernon and Jay-Z from Brooklyn.

There were many artists from New York who received a nomination for their work across all the categories. Listed below are the nominated categories, artists and their work,  and where in New York each artist is from. 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Norah Jones – ’Til We Meet Again (Live) – Manhattan

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Steve Gadd Band – At Blue Note Tokyo – Irondequoit

Best Progressive R&B Album

Cory Henry – Something to Say – Brooklyn

Best Rap Performance

Cardi B – Up – Washington Heights

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Baylor Project – Generations – New York City 

Best Latin Jazz Album

Carlos Henriquez – The South Bronx Story – The Bronx

Best Traditional Blues Album

Guy Davis – Be Ready When I Call You – New York City

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea – New Hartford

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War – Harlem

Best Reggae Album

Gramps Morgan – Positive Vibration – Brooklyn

Best Bluegrass Album

The Infamous Stringdusters – A Tribute to Bill Monroe (Guitarist Andy Falco) – Long Island

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Leslie Odom, Jr. – Speak Now – Queens

Best Instrumental Composition

Brandee Younger – Beautiful Is Black – Hempstead

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Bill O’Connell – Chopsticks – New York City

Producer of the Year, Classical

Steven Epstein  – Queens Village

Elaine Martone  – Rochester

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Simone Dinnerstein – An American Mosaic  – Brooklyn

Best Classical Compendium

Amy Andersson – Women Warriors – The Voices of Change – Founder of Orchestra Moderne NYC

Another honorable mention goes out to Jon Batiste with his many of his works including his 2021 album We Are. Batiste is actually from Metairie, Louisiana but has had a huge impact on New York. He is known widely for his work with Stay Human on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert which films in Manhattan. Batiste was nominated in eleven categories, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Album, Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, and Best Music Video.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Monday, January 31, 2022. For more information on the 64th Grammy Awards 2022 nominees visit their website.

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