Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Nas, and more announced as 2022 GRAMMY performers
The lineup of 2022 GRAMMY performers is here! The Recording Academy has confirmed the list of performers for the 64th GRAMMY Awards which includes Nas, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, and Chris Stapleton. In addition, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler will also perform songs written by Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November 2021.
Amongst all 2022 GRAMMY performers, Jon Batiste is also leading all GRAMMY nominees with 11 nominations including Record Of The Year (“Freedom“), Album Of The Year (We Are), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“I Need You“), Best R&B Album (We Are), Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“Bigger Than Us“), Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul), Best American Roots Performance (“Cry“), Best American Roots Song (“Cry“), Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (Soul), Best Contemporary Classical Composition (“Batiste: Movement 11‘”), and Best Music Video (“Freedom“).
2021’s Song of the Year winner H.E.R. is a four-time GRAMMY winner and is nominated for eight categories: Album Of The Year (Back Of My Mind), Song Of The Year (“Fight For You“), Best R&B Performance (“Damage“), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Fight For You“), Best R&B Song (“Damage“), Best R&B Album (Back Of My Mind), Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)“), and Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Fight For You [From Judas And The Black Messiah]“).
Nas received two nominations this year with Best Rap Song (“Bath Salts“) and Best Rap Album (King’s Disease II). Nas won the 2021 GRAMMY award for Best Rap Album (King’s Disease).
Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Olivia Rodrigo, and Brandi Carlile were previously announced as 2022 GRAMMY performers. It’s also been confirmed that Kanye West has dropped out from the ceremony along with his Coachella gig.
Hosted by Trevor Noah, this year’s GRAMMY ceremony will take place on April 3 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The show will air live at 5:00 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network and streamable and on demand on Paramount+.