The 64th Annual Grammy Awards (2022) were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the Grammys were held in Sin City. The Grammy Awards honour musical artists, composers, and albums each year. Since 1959, they have been held once a year. This year’s categories increased from 84 to 86, which was an increase over last year’s 84 categories. The ceremony was supposed to take place on January 31st, but due to the Omicron strain of the coronavirus and the consequent surge in Covid-19 cases, it all had to be postponed.
Through a pre-recorded video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a surprise appearance at the ceremony. In the wake of the Russian invasion of his nation, which resulted in a humanitarian disaster, Zelenskyy has been praised for his bravery and leadership. In his powerful message to the world, he called attention to the problem. “What’s more opposite than music? “He began before adding, “The silence of ruined cities and killed people. Our children drew swooping rockets, not shooting stars. Over 400 children were injured, and 153 children died. And we will never see them draw. War does not let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence. Our musicians wear body armour instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals. He urged those listening to talk about the war. “Tell the truth about war. On your social networks, On TV. Support us in any way you can. Any? But not silence, “he said.
The Grammy Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars or Academy Awards in the film industry. The Recording Academy, also known as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has been awarding the Grammy Awards since 1957. The Grammy trophies look like golden gramophones.
Jon Batiste leads the pack with the most nominations — 11 to be exact. Batiste, with eight nominations each, was followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber.
(Source-The Indian Express)