The nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday with Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and more vying for the year’s top honors.
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and Board of Trustees Chair Tammy Hurt were joined via virtual live stream by several celebrities and musicians to help announce the people who are nominated for Grammy awards at January’s 2022 show.
Comedian Nate Bargatze, musicians Jon Batiste, BTS, H.E.R., Tayla Parx, Tayla Parx, Billie Eilish, “CBS Mornings” anchor Gayle King and rock band Måneskin joined the live stream to announce nominees in categories like best rap song, best country song and more.
Artists like Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat and more are up for the highly coveted album of the year while Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennet and more have their eye on best record of the year. Song of the year is a dead heat between “Bad Habits,” “A Beautiful Noise,” “drivers license,” “Fight For You,” “Happier Than Ever,” “Kiss Me More,” “Leave The Door Open,” “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” “Peaches” and “Right On Time.”
Hits like “Bath Salts,” “Best Friend,” “Family Ties,” “Jail” and “My. Life” are up for the best rap song of the year while artists like Kanye West, Tyler, The Creator, Nas, Drake and J. Cole are up for best album.
Meanwhile, some fan favorites are nominated in more individual genre categories.
In the country category, artists like Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton earned nominations for best solo performance. Meanwhile, songs like “Better Than We Found It,” “Camera Roll,” “Country Again,” “Fancy Like” and “Remember Her Name” are competing for best song.
Comedians Chelsea Handler, Louis C.K., Lavell Crawford, Nate Bargatze, Lewis Black and Kevin Hart were nominated in the best comedy album category.
The nominations come at a new time for the Grammy Awards as it marks the first time that the nominees were chosen without an anonymous selection committee. The organization now allows its more than 11,000 voters to choose nominees in certain categories, with the full membership eligible to weigh in on top honors like album and song of the year.
The shift comes after The Weeknd called the Grammys “corrupt” after he was shut out of 2021′s ceremony, despite having last year’s biggest song.
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. previously said he is committed to rebuilding trust in the Grammys and has worked to increase its membership.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out Jan. 31 in Los Angeles. Last year’s ceremony was held under strict pandemic conditions. While few details about next year’s ceremony have been released, the academy has committed to staging the show and using an inclusion rider, which is meant to increase diversity among those working on the ceremony at all levels.
Below is a partial list of Grammy Award nominees:
Song Of The Year
Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
A Beautiful Noise
Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters, songwriters (Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile)
Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
Fight For You
Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Happier Than Ever
Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
Kiss Me More
Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher, songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring SZA)
Leave The Door Open
Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo, songwriters (Lil Nas X)
Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman & Keavan Yazdani, songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
Right On Time
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Best New Artist
The Kid LAROI
Album Of The Year
Love For Sale
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Planet Her (Deluxe)
Happier Than Ever
Back Of My Mind
Lil Nas X
The Associated Press contributed to this report.