Nominated for Grammy album of the year 2022: predictions
Last year, 1,225 albums were entered in the Album of the Year category. The top 20 voters went to the committee, which chose the eight candidates. This year, the first eight voters will be to become the nominees.
Here are the top eight bets for Album of the Year nominations (listed alphabetically), followed by a dozen alternates (also listed alphabetically). We also share how each album has climbed to the Billboard 200 All Genres.
Cat Doja, Planet Her: Doja Cat, who received three nominations last year, cemented her stardom this year, landing another hit in “Kiss Me More” (with SZA) and hosting the VMAs. This album, his third, reached number 2.
Duck, Lover Boy certified: This blockbuster, which spent its first three weeks at No.1, would be Drake’s third consecutive studio album (after Views and Scorpio) to receive a wink album of the year. Drake would be the third hip-hop artist, after Kanye West and Lamar, to receive Album of the Year for three consecutive studio albums. Drake has won just four Grammys, a surprisingly low total for an artist of his stature.
Billie Eilish, Happier than ever: Eilish’s second album spent its first three weeks at # 1. Eilish would be the first artist to be nominated in this category with his first two studio albums since Lady Gaga ten years ago. Eilish won seven Grammys in two years.
Ariana Grande, Positions: It would be the pop superstar’s second nod in this category in three years. She was nominated two years ago for Thanks, Next. Both albums spent their first two weeks at No.1. Grande won her second Grammy, Best Duo / Pop Group Performance for her collaboration with Lady Gaga “Rain on Me”, at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in March.
HER, In the back of my mind: HER was nominated in this category with two compilation albums, HER and I knew her, which makes it difficult to bet against his first real studio album. This album reached No.6, HER’s best performance to date. HER won two Grammys, including song of the year, in March. Six weeks later, she won the Oscar for Best Original Song. This is what you call a hot streak.
Lil Nas X, Montero: As with HER, the headliner was nominated in this category even before the release of his first official studio album. This album, with the artist’s birth name as the title, hits the Billboard 200 at # 2 this week. Lil Nas X EP 7 was nominated in this category two years ago, when he won his first two Grammys.
Olivia Rodrigo, Sour: This album recorded five weeks at No. 1. It also made history as the first debut album to include two singles that entered the Hot 100 at No. 1: the classic break-up ballad “Drivers License” and the pop-punk smash “Good 4 U.
Taylor Swift, Always: Yes Always is nominated, it would mark a first for Swift, who was never nominated for Album of the Year with her follow-up to Album of the Year winner. (In other words, Speak Now and Reputation, which followed Intrepid and 1989, respectively, failed). Always, Swift’s follow-up to Folklore, spent four weeks at No.1. Swift is an 11-time Grammy winner.
Justin Bieber, Justice: Bieber was nominated in this category five years ago with Goal, when the extent of her maturation from teenage idol to mainstream pop star first became apparent. Justice spent two weeks at # 1 in April. Bieber won his second Grammy in March for “10,000 Hours,” his successful collaboration with Dan + Shay. (Oddly, he’s won in dance music and country but not yet in pop.)
Bad bunny, El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo: It would go down in history as the first Latin album to land an album of the year. (by José Feliciano Feliciano !, nominated in 1968, was an English-language pop album.) Bad Bunny’s album reached number 1 in December. He won his first Grammy in March: best Latin or urban pop album for YHLQMDLG.
Foo fighters, Medicine at midnight: The Foos are on a victory lap. In May, they were announced as a 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. In September, they were named the first winners of world icons at the VMAs. The 12-time Grammy-winning Foos have been nominated in this category twice, for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) and Wasting light (2011). This album reached No.3.
Halsey, If I can’t have love, I want power: This album, produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is one of the most unexpected and intriguing artist / producer couples of recent years. The album reached second place. Halsey has yet to win a Grammy and has only been nominated twice, for starring roles on recordings by Bieber and The Chainsmokers.
Megan Thee stallion, Good news: Megan, who won three Grammys in March, could join the growing list of female hip-hop artists to receive a nod in this category. Cardi B and Lizzo have been nominated for the past three years. Good news, which reached number 2, was nominated for album of the year at the BET Awards in June.
Kacey Musgraves, Star cross: Musgraves won in this category three years ago with Golden hour. She would be the first female country artist with two nods to Album of the Year since Swift (who was a country artist at the time of her first two nominations.). Star crossed reached No. 3. Musgraves is a six-time Grammy winner.
Chris Stapleton, Restarting: Stapleton was nominated in this category six years ago for Traveler. Yes Restarting is nominated, he will become the first male country artist to receive two nominations in this category. Restarting, which reached third place, is in contention for a CMA award for Album of the Year. Stapleton has won five Grammys.
Jazmine Sullivan, Tales of Heaux: This album reached No. 4, Sullivan’s best performance to date. It won Album of the Year at the BET Awards. While Sullivan has gone from 0 to 12 at the Grammys over the years, it just might be his year to finally bring one (or more) home.
Tyler the creator, Call me if you get lost: This album, which debuted at No.1 in July, is one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the year. It would be the rapper’s first album of the year as a lead artist, although he was nominated as a featured artist nine years ago on Frank Ocean’s. Orange channel. Tyler’s previous album, Igor, won a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
Morgan wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album: This country blockbuster spent 10 weeks at No.1, more than any other album during this eligibility period. He would have had a much better shot if Wallen hadn’t used a racial slur earlier this year. For many voters, if not most, it is still under a cloud. This is a CMA award for album of the year.
Kanye west, Dona: This would be West’s fourth nod in this category, which would be highest by any hip-hop artist (as lead artist). It would be West’s first album of the year in 14 years. The album debuted at No.1 in early September. West won her 22nd Grammy in March: Best Christian Music Album for Jesus is king. West has yet to win in a Big Four category, a sore point with him (as is the case with other artists in the same situation as Jay-Z).
Wizkid, Made in Lagos: It could be a sleeper. Made in Lagos is the Nigerian singer and songwriter’s second major album. It features appearances by artists such as Ella Mai, HER, Damian Marley and Burna Boy. On August 27, a deluxe edition was released with a guest appearance by Bieber. The album climbed to 28th place. Wizkid won her first Grammy in March as the featured artist in Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl” music video.
Also at stake: Brothers that of Osborne Skeletons, Bo Burnham’s Inside (The songs), Eric Church’s Heart, J. Cole’s The off-season, Mickey guyton Remember his name Jam & Lewis’ Volume one, by Lorde Solar energy, Kelly machine gun Tickets for My Fall, Carly Pearce 29: written in stone, Polo G Hall of fame, that of Bruce Springsteen Letter to you