2022 Grammy Awards: Angelique Kidjo, Bruno Mars Win Big

Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo, American singer Bruno Mars and others win big at the 2022 Grammy awards.

The 64th Grammy awards hosted by Trevor Noah was at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday for the first time after rescheduling from the initial date and venue.

Nigerian artists Wizkid, Burna Boy, Femi Kuti and Tems got nominated in the Best Global Music Performance category, alongside the winner of the category Angelique Kidjo for her album ‘Mother Nature’.

The biggest winner of the night Jazzman and Jon Batiste scooped five awards including Album of the Year, while Retro act Silk Sonic and Anderson Paak won four awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo was named Best New Artist, with Album of the Year going to Jon Batiste for his album ‘We Are’, Record of the Year (overall song performance): Silk Sonic for ‘Leave the Door Open’.

Song of the Year (best songwriting): ‘Leave The Door Open’ by Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic), Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo.

Other category winners are, Best Music Video: Jon Batiste, ‘Freedom’, Best Rap Album: Tyler, The Creator, ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’.

Best Rap Performance: Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar, ‘Family Ties’, Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters, ‘Medicine at Midnight’.

Best Pop Vocal Album: Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Sour’, Best Pop Solo Performance: Olivia Rodrigo, ‘drivers license’, Best Global Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, ‘Mother Nature’, Best Music Video: Jon Batiste, ‘Freedom’.

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