What happened at the Grammys?


Patrick T. Fallon

Olivia Rodrigo poses with her three Grammy Awards

Elena Bryden, Contributing Writer

Music, fashion and awards, the 2022 Grammys were certainly a night to remember. Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, which had been postponed in January due to a spike in the Omicron variant, was a much anticipated event. 

Meant to recognize the music industries defining artists, the Grammy Awards did just that. Artists like John Bastie, Doja Cat, H.E.R, and Justin Bieber received the most nominations. Many were shocked and upset that Bieber, who had received eight nominations, did not receive any awards. Another big artist, Billie Eilish, was nominated for seven awards but did not receive any. Many of her fans were upset, claiming she had been robbed. 

Though it included some disappointment, the Grammy Awards were extremely successful for some artists—including artist Olivia Rodrigo. Rodrigo won three Grammys; Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. HHS student Ashley Dong was excited, saying “Olivia Rodrigo is extremely deserving of the Grammys that she won. Her album Sour is one of the best albums that someone could write at such a young age. It’s so cool to see her work her way up from releasing one song to becoming an international star.” 

HHS Junior Nick Germain was excited to see the artist Tyler the Creator, who won the Grammy for Best Rap Album, honored at the Grammys, explaining “No one approaches music making the same way Tyler does, so I think he deserved the award more than anyone. He is extremely creative, and his music stands out in a genre that is known for every song being similar. If anyone deserves the award, it’s him.” 

Other memorable moments included the light-hearted speech from Doja Cat and SZA, who won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo, the performance from Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, and Silk Sonic, and the closing speech from John Batiste, who took home five Grammy awards. 

The ceremony took on a more serious tone with a special message from Ukrainian President Vladmir Zelensky, in which he urged the world not to forget about the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

Find a full list of winners and nominees here