Jon Batiste leads all Grammy nominations with 11, with H.E.R and Justin Bieber tying with eight nominations, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday morning, The show, which premieres in January, will see 10 top artists vie for the coveted award of Song of the Year.
Batiste has been nominated in several categories for his albums “Freedom,” “We Are” and the soundtrack for Disney’s jazz cartoon “Soul.” Most widely recognized as the bandleader and musical director of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Batiste was also nominated for traditional R&B performance, American roots performance, and his classical composition “Movement 11.”
“WOW!!” Batiste tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you, God!! I love EVERYBODY! I’m so grateful to my collaborators and to my ancestors.”
Jay-Z also received three Grammy nominations, making him the most nominated artist in the show’s history with 83 nods.
Earlier this year, the Academy said it would no longer use anonymous review committees to determine its nominees, and instead, rely solely on thousands of votes from the academy’s voting members.
The major categories will include eight nominees instead of five, and the show will add two new awards: the Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field).
The changes followed harsh criticism from The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt” after he was snubbed from last year’s awards. “The Grammys remain corrupt,” he tweeted in November. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”
The 2022 Grammys will take place on April 3, 2022, and will air on CBS and Paramount+, honoring projects released between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.