The Grammys are an annual celebration of the year in music, where the biggest artists in the United States gather for a three and a half hour long awards show, filled with performances by the most popular artists of the year. This year, the state of the Grammys appeared to be in peril as health and safety concerns caused the event to be postponed during the height of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. However, as cases fell, the event was rescheduled for April 3rd, 2022. On that Sunday evening, celebrities filed into the building in eager anticipation.
Hosted by Trevor Noah for the second year in a row, the main event of the Grammys began with a performance by the duo Silk Sonic, consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, who performed two songs before the awards began. Other performances were done by Olivia Rodrigo, who performed “Driver’s License,” Lil Nas X performing a medley, Nas, Chris Stapleton and more. Tributes included a performance by Lady Gaga for Tony Bennett, where she sang “Love foro Sale,” which they wrote together, and “Do I Love You,” then a tribute by John Legend, Lyuba Yakim and more where they performed “Free,” in light of the recent Russian invasion.
John Batiste finished the night with the most awards, winning 5 Grammys including Album of the Year and more off the back of his 11 nominations. Silk Sonic won Song of the Year with their hit “Leave the Door Open,” a song which itself won four awards. The final overall award, Best New Artist of the Year, was won by Olivia Rodrigo. All in all, the event was largely successful and represented a great and successful year of music, and The Grammys continue to be a stellar celebration and performance every year.