Jon Batiste wins Album of the Year and Olivia Rodrigo wins Best New Artist

Universal Music Publishing represents eight winning songwriters across eight categories


Santa Monica, April 3, 2022 — Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, and its family of artists, labels and distributed partners received a wide range of recognition at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, including Jon Batiste’s We Are winning Album of the Year and Olivia Rodrigo being named Best New Artist.

Rodrigo (Geffen Records) additionally won Grammy Awards for Best Pop Album for sour and Best Pop Solo Performance for “drivers license.” Batiste (Verve) also won Grammys for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for “Cry,” Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, along with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, for Soul, and Best Music Video for “Freedom.”

Universal Music Publishing Group represented eight winning songwriters across eight categories with highlights including Best Rap Song (88-Keys (Charles M. Njapa)), Best Música Urbana Album (Bad Bunny), Best Rap Performance (Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (SZA), Best Traditional R&B Performance (H.E.R.), Best Melodic Rap Performance (Lil Baby), Best Latin Jazz Album (Chick Corea), among others.

In the country genre, Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) won Grammy Awards for Best Country Album for Starting Over, Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave” and Best Country Song for “Cold.” The Brothers Osborne (EMI Nashville) won the Grammy for Best Country Duo or Group Performance for “Younger Me.” Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood (Capitol Records Nashville) took home the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album for My Savior.

Love for Sale from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Interscope) won Grammys for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. In addition, Universal Music’s artists and distributed partners won Grammys in best album categories across several genres including Juanes (Universal Music Latino) winning Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for Origen; St. Vincent (Concord) winning Best Alternative Music Album for Daddy’s Home; Angelique Kidjo (Verve/Decca) winning Best Global Music Album for Mother Nature; Esperanza Spalding (Concord) winning Best Jazz Vocal Album for Songwrights Apothecary Lab; and Soja (ATO Records) winning Best Reggae Album for Beauty in the Silence.

In the Rap categories, Ye won Grammys for songs appearing on Donda (Def Jam), including Best Rap Song for “Jail” and, with The Weeknd and Lil Baby, Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane.”

Bo Burnham (Republic/Imperial) won the Grammy for Song for Visual Medium for “All Eyes on Me,” while Arooj Aftab (Verve) won for Best Global Music Performance for “Mohabbat.” George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition (Capitol/Universal Music Enterprises) won the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

In the classical field, Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon) won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance and Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony of a Thousand,’ Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz & Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (Deutsche Grammophon) won the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.


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