The Highlights of 64th Annual Grammy Award (2022)

The Highlights of 64th Annual Grammy Award (2022)

The 64th Grammy Awards which was held in Las Vegas for the first time was a first for music’s greatest night, where Jon Batiste took home five awards, including album of the year for “We Are,” which he led with 11 nominations. Silk Sonic, led by Bruno Mars and Anderson.

Paak won four awards, including the record of the year and song of the year, along with rock band Foo Fighters and country singer Chris Stapleton, pop vocalist Olivia Rodrigo, who is only 19, received three honors, including best new artist and pop vocal album.

However, at Sunday’s presentation, hosted by Trevor Noah, K-pop supergroup BTS was denied its first Grammy, Ye didn’t win any award, and Taylor Swift failed to make history due to the loss of her fourth Grammy for album of the year.

Part of the highlight of the event was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech, appearing in a pre-recorded section before John Legend sang a tribute to the war-torn country at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Trevor Noah announced Zelenskyy’s surprise presence saying, “Music can boost spirits and inspire hope for a better tomorrow, even in the darkest of circumstances. The people of Ukraine, more than anybody else, could use a little hope right now.”

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Since Russia’s invasion in February, Zelenskyy has asked the collected musicians to “convey our tale” of his country’s humanitarian situation. He recounted the catastrophic impact on life and music in solemn tones.

“It’s the war. What could be more opposed than music? The quiet of shattered cities and individuals who have been slaughtered. “Our kids draw swooping rockets instead of shooting stars,” Zelenskyy explained.

“More than 400 children have been hurt, with 153 of them dying. They’ll never be able to draw. Our parents are ecstatic to get out of bed in the morning. But they’re alive, even if they’re in bomb shelters. Those we care about are no longer certain that we’ll ever be together”, he said.

John Legend was accompanied onstage by Ukrainian poet Lyuba Yakimchuk and Mika Newton, a Ukrainian singer who delivered a line in Ukrainian, while he sang his tribute “Free.”

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