Music & More at The 64th Grammy Awards

The biggest night in the music industry brought artists, musicians, and performers together for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. There was no better place to celebrate music than in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the world’s favorite artists served classy outfits, thrilling performances, and a side of beautiful acceptance speeches. 


Although the Grammys celebrates all individuals who contribute to the music industry, the highlight of the night was seeing what celebrities won. So who took home a Grammy Award? 

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 

Best Solo Pop Performance: “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat featuring SZA

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Love For Sale by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga 

Best Pop Vocal Album: Sour by Olivia Rodrigo 

Best R&B Album: Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan 

Best Country Album: Starting Over by Chris Stapleton 

Best Musical Theater Album: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical by Emily Bear, Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear


Doja Cat and SZA after accepting the Grammy for Best Pop Duo .Photo Courtesy of Getty Images


The event aired on April 3, 2022, at 8 pm EDT and was streamed on CBS, Paramount, and Paramount+. Returning to host for the second year in a row, Trevor Noah, brought endless smiles amongst the crowd in-person and at home. Noah, who is most notably known for hosting The Daily Show, opened the ceremony by joking about an incident that occurred between Will Smith and Chris Rock a week prior at the Oscars: “We’re gonna be listening to some music, we’re gonna be dancing, we’re gonna be singing, we’re gonna be keeping people’s names out of our mouths and we’re gonna be giving out awards all throughout the night”. Noah even praised the ceremony’s new venue, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, as it is “the perfect place to have a celebration.”

Trevor Noah, the host of the 64th Grammy Awards.


What would the Grammys be without performances, of course? The award ceremony kicked off with Silk Sonic performing a medley and singing their song “777” (which seems totally relevant for taking place in Las Vegas). The night then continued with a heart wrenching performance by one of the newest and biggest artists, Olivia Rodrigo. Rodrigo performed her hit song, “Drivers License”, and despite being a newcomer to the Grammy’s stage, she performed like a veteran. Throughout the night there was also incredible entertainment from performers such as Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile and many more. The ceremony also included a tribute performance to the late Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November of 2021, and various other artists who had recently passed. During the ceremony’s annual In Memoriam segment, Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Ben Platt sang a medley of some of Sondheim’s most beloved songs.

Olivia Rodrigo after winning three Grammy Awards. Photo Courtesy of Getty Images


The night was also filled with many iconic moments. To name a few, BTS’s super spy performance, Doja Cat merely missing her acceptance speech due to being in the bathroom, and Olivia Rodrigo dropping one of her three Grammys. Although the night had to ultimately come to an end, viewers of the program were able to get an abundant dose of all their favorite musical artists whilst also being able to jam out to music.