Grammy 2022: from Obama’s nomination to Kanye West’s possible veto

The Grammys 2022 arrive this Sunday for the first time Las Vegas. the gala, which promises a repertoire of new voices and old acquaintancescould lighten the mood when the entertainment industry is still reeling from the shock of the slap from Will Smith at the OscarsR. expectations about Olivia Rodrigothe nomination of the former president Barack Obama and the unknowns about the unpredictable kanye-westare some of the moments that can mark the ceremony.

That is why here we share a guide on things to pay attention to in the 64th edition of the awards, which will be presented by the comedian Trevor Noah and that will have participations from the Colombian J Balvin and Argentina’s Maria Becerraamong others.

Olivia Rodrigo’s night?

pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo has the opportunity to sweep the gramophones to the main categories (Album, Song, and Record of the Year, as well as Best New Artist). The 19-year-old singer could repeat the resounding triumph of billie eilish two years ago, since he is among the favorites of the edition with seven nominations.

The former Disney actress who broke streaming records last year is going to perform during the event, in which they are also expected Eilish, the south korean group BTS, rapper Lil Nas, HER., and the jazz player John Batistawhich leads with eleven nominations.

Is Kanye banned from the Grammys?

the rapper KanyeWest, who changed his name to Ye, has gained more headlines lately for his behavior than his music. The musician won several nominations for whereincluding Best Album, a category in which it competes with Taylor Swiftnominated for Increasingly.

Neither Ye nor Swift are favourites, but the eyes will be on both, whose antagonism dates back to the 2009 MTV Awardswhen the rapper interrupted the speech of the singer who was thanking the pressure to best female videoor, to praise the work of Beyonce.

According to some American media, the recording academy informed West that could not appear due to his recent erratic behavior, but other publications claim that both parties are in talks.

With five nominations, his presence raises expectations also due to recent comments from Trevor Noah, host of the night, who questioned his behavior in front of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current partner, the comedian Peter Davidson.

Will Beyoncé and Jay-Z come?

The Recording Academy is constantly accused of favoring white and male artists, and of leaving black performers relegated to urban categories, of rap and R&B.

In 2018, Jay Z led the Grammys with eight nominations but did not win any awards. The following year, he and his wife Beyoncé did not attend the gala that gave them a gramophone for Best Urban Contemporary Albumso its presence in this edition is unknown.

The rapper, who is competing this year in three categories, is the most nominated artist in Grammy history, with a total of 83. He has won 23 awardsnone of them in the main categories. His wife is the artist with the most Grammys, 28, being just one of these in the general categories.

The love of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett and Lady Gagaan unlikely duo for many, they are enjoying the success of their second album together. love for saleIt is the 61st album of Bennett’s career, and this Sunday he disputes six categories at the Grammys.

In 2014, when he was 87 years old, the musician became the oldest person to lead record sales thanks to the production with Lady Gaga, with whom he toured.

Bennett recently announced that suffered from Alzheimer’s, medical condition that took him away from the stage and that casts doubt on his presence at Sunday’s gala. For her part, Gaga closed the Oscars ceremony last Sunday announcing with the legendary Liza Minnelli the award for Best Film.

The third for Obama?

In the always eclectic category to Best Spoken Album, which includes poetry, narrated books and stories, the former president Barack Obama you have the opportunity to add a third gramophone to your shelf.

Obama competes for a promised landthe narrated version of his presidential memoirs. His wife, Michelle Obamahe won in 2020 in the same category also with the narrated version of his memoirs Becoming: My story.

The former US president won the gramophone twice in the same category (2006 and 2008). This year compete against the comedian dave chappelle, the actor Don Cheadle, the poet j ivy and the author and actor levar burtonthe host of the premiere, the event that precedes the gala and where Some of the prizes are awarded.

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