Batiste tops Grammys; Rodrigo topped – ARAB TIMES

LAS VEGAS, April 4, (AP): Olivia Rodrigo made a powerful Grammy debut, Silk Sonic claimed two main awards and Jon Batiste had essentially the most beautiful victory of the night time profitable the highest prize at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Batiste received 5 Grammys Sunday together with album of the yr for “We Are” pulling off an upset in a loaded class stuffed with powerful competitors from Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and the mixed abilities of Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga. After his win, the multigenre performer honored the artists he beat, telling the viewers that “the artistic arts are subjective. Be you.” “I simply put my head down and I work on the craft day-after-day,” mentioned Batiste, who received for his tune “Cry,” the video for “Freedom” and his work with the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on the soundtrack for “Soul.” Silk Sonic — the all-star union of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — took dwelling awards in all 4 classes it was nominated in, together with file and tune of the yr.

Jon Batiste is seen within the viewers earlier than happening stage to simply accept the award for greatest music video for ‘Freedom’ on the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, in Las Vegas. (AP)

Each have been exuberant as they accepted the dignity towards the top of the ceremony. The wins in each main classes put Mars on the point of historical past: He turned the one artist together with Paul Simon to take win file of the yr 3 times. He tied the file for many tune of the yr wins with two. “We’re actually attempting our hardest to stay humble at this level,” .Paak mentioned. “However within the business, they name {that a} clear sweep!” later including “drinks is on Silk Sonic tonight!” Rodrigo’s win for greatest new artist put her in esteemed firm together with Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Jones, the Beatles and Billie Eilish. A veteran of the “Excessive College Musical” collection, she turned the breakout music star of 2021, main along with her huge viral hit “Drivers License” and following with the one “Good 4 U” and the aching album “Bitter,” which took greatest pop vocal album.

“That is my greatest dream come true,” she mentioned after her greatest new artist win. She thanked her dad and mom for supporting her desires, which at one level concerned being an Olympic gymnast and shortly veered towards music. “I need to thank my mother for being so supportive for all of my desires, regardless of how loopy. I need to thank my mother and pop for being equally as happy with me for profitable a Grammy as they have been once I realized the right way to do a again stroll.” Silk Sonic opened the ceremony in Las Vegas with their high-energy, infectious mixture of retro soul and funk by performing their “777.” They returned to the stage a short while later to gather the tune of the yr trophy for “Go away the Door Open.” Each Mars and .Paak jumped out their seat, threw up their fingers and danced to their tune. “We’ll be singing this tune collectively for the remainder of our lives,” Mars mentioned to .Paak Host Trevor Noah launched the duo’s opening efficiency by saying they have been singlehandedly bringing again the Nineteen Seventies, “which could clarify the infl ation.”

Doja Cat and SZA gave an emotional speech after profitable greatest pop duo-group efficiency for “Kiss Me Extra.” Cat advised SZA that she’s “all the pieces to me” and the “epitome of expertise” as she tried to carry again tears. “This can be a huge deal,” Cat mentioned after she darted to the rostrum after utilizing the toilet. SZA beat her by just a few seconds regardless of climbing onstage on crutches with the assistance of Girl Gaga. “I really feel like me and SZA are related in the way in which that we each grew up with non secular backgrounds,” she continued. “However she was excellent for this tune.” It was a household affair from cousins Child Keem and Kendrick Lamar, who received greatest rap efficiency for his or her tune “Household Ties.” Lamar received his 14th Grammy and the primary for Keem, who mentioned “nothing might have ready me for this second” after stepping out onstage to assert his trophy. By the point the present began on CBS, Batiste had already taken dwelling 4 Grammy Awards, together with his first ever, throughout a pre-telecast ceremony.

“I’m so grateful for the items that God has given me and the flexibility to share that for the love of humankind,” Batiste mentioned after amassing his music video award for “Freedom.” “We simply wished everybody to see it. Any despair, any bondage or any darkness that was over your life is totally eliminated by simply the love and the enjoyment of the video.” Chris Stapleton received his third Grammy for greatest nation solo efficiency for “You Ought to Most likely Go away.” Tony Bennett prolonged his file because the artist with essentially the most conventional pop vocal album honors with 14 wins with “Love for Sale,” a duet album with Girl Gaga. Wearing all black, BTS took the stage with a flirty second between V and Rodrigo earlier than the group carried out their hit single “Butter.” They made an look after one of many members examined constructive for COVID-19. All seven of the members — Jin, Jimin, V, RM, J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook — acted as in the event that they have been secret brokers dodging neon-blue lasers, dancing with easy choreography earlier than going into a quick rap portion of the tune. Foo Fighters received three awards Sunday, however weren’t in attendance to select up their trophies following the current demise of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

An prolonged tribute to Hawkins performed earlier than the present’s In Memoriam section honoring artists and music business figures who’ve died. Eilish paid homage to Hawkins throughout her efficiency by sporting a black T-shirt along with his picture. She stepped onstage in an upside-down home alongside along with her brother Finneas earlier than strolling right into a downpour to carry out the title observe from her “Happier Than Ever.” TJ Osborne, who got here out as homosexual final yr, fought again tears as he and his brother accepted a Grammy throughout the pre-telecast present for the Brothers Osborne tune “Youthful Me.” He famous the tune was impressed by his popping out.

“I by no means thought that I might have the ability to do music professionally due to my sexuality. And I actually by no means thought I might be right here on the stage accepting a Grammy after having completed one thing I felt like was going to be life altering and probably in a really adverse means,” Osborne mentioned. “And right here I’m tonight, not solely accepting this Grammy Award with my brother, which I really like a lot, however I’m right here with a person that I really like and he loves me again” he mentioned. “I don’t know what I did to be so fortunate.” The ceremony shifted in January from Los Angeles to Las Vegas due to rising COVID-19 instances and the omicron variant, with organizers citing “too many dangers.”

Grammy winners in prime classes

LAS VEGAS, April 4, (AP): Winners Sunday within the prime classes on the sixty fourth annual Grammy Awards:
■ Album of the yr: ‘We Are,’ Jon Batiste
■ File of the yr: ‘Go away the Door Open,’ Silk Sonic
■ Finest new artist: Olivia Rodrigo
■ Tune of the yr (songwriter’s award): ‘Go away the Door Open,’ Silk Sonic (Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars)
■ Finest rap efficiency: ‘Household Ties,’ Child Keem that includes Kendrick Lamar
■ Finest pop duo/group efficiency: ‘Kiss Me Extra,’ Doja Cat that includes SZA
■ Finest nation album: ‘Beginning Over,’ Chris Stapleton
■ Finest R&B album: ‘Heaux Tales,’ Jazmine Sullivan
■ Finest pop vocal album: ‘Bitter,’ Olivia Rodrigo
■ Finest pop solo efficiency: ‘Drivers License,’ Olivia Rodrigo
■ Finest rock album: ‘Drugs at Midnight,’ Foo Fighters
■ Finest rock tune: ‘Ready On a Battle,’ Foo Fighters
■ Finest rock efficiency: ‘Making a Hearth,’ Foo Fighters
■ Finest rap tune: ‘Jail,’ Kanye West that includes Jay-Z
■ Finest rap album: ‘Name Me If You Get Misplaced,’ Tyler, the Creator
■ Finest various music album: ‘Daddy’s Residence,’ St. Vincent
■ Finest conventional pop vocal album: ‘Love for Sale,’ Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga
■ Finest music video: ‘Freedom,’ Jon Batiste
■ Producer of the yr, non-classical: Jack Antonoff
■ Finest R&B tune: ‘Go away the Door Open,’ Silk Sonic
■ Finest R&B efficiency: (tie) ‘Go away the Door Open,’ Silk Sonic, and “Choose Up Your Emotions,” Jazmine Sullivan
■ Finest music movie: ‘Summer season of Soul’
■ Finest nation tune: ‘Chilly,’ Chris Stapleton
■ Finest nation solo efficiency: ‘You Ought to Most likely Go away,’ Chris Stapleton
■ Finest nation do/group efficiency: ‘Youthful Me,’ Brothers Osborne
■ Finest comedy album: ‘Sincerely Louis CK,’ Louis C.Ok.
■ Finest roots gospel album: ‘My Savior,’ Carrie Underwood
■ Finest gospel album: ‘Consider For It,’ CeCe Winans
■ Finest American roots efficiency: ‘Cry,’ Jon Batiste
■ Finest American roots tune: ‘Cry,’ Jon Batiste
■ Finest música urbana album: ‘El Último Tour Del Mundo,’ Dangerous Bunny
■ Finest Latin rock or various album: ‘Origen,’ Juanes
■ Finest improvised jazz solo: ‘Humpty Dumpty (Set 2),’ Chick Corea
■ Finest Latin jazz album: ‘Mirror Mirror,’ Eliane Elias with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés
■ Finest musical theater album: ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’
■ Finest compilation soundtrack for visible media: ‘The USA vs. Billie Holliday’
■ Finest rating soundtrack for visible media: (tie) ‘Soul,’ Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ Carlos Rafael Rivera
■ Finest dance/digital album: ‘Subconsciously,’ Black Espresso
■ Finest world music: ‘Mohabbat,’ Arooj Aftab
■ Finest world music album: ‘Mom Nature,’ Angélique Kidjo
■ Finest conventional blues album: ‘I Be Attempting,’ Cedric Burnside
■ Finest up to date blues album: ‘662,’ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
■ Finest people album: ‘They’re Calling Me Residence,’ Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
■ Finest historic album: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’


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