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Grammys: These 5 artists who could make history

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For the primary time, the sixty fourth annual ceremony can be held in Las Vegas — away from its conventional dwelling in Los Angeles. This 12 months’s occasion, hosted by Trevor Noah, additionally brings voting adjustments and two new categories.

And several other artists from this 12 months’s class of nominees — from hip hop to jazz to pop music — may probably break information.

Listed below are 5 nominees — some family names, some newcomers — on the cusp of creating historical past.

Kanye West — who goes by Ye now — might be unwelcome this 12 months as a Grammys performer, however he’ll clinch a spot in historical past if he surpasses Jay-Z’s 23 wins — essentially the most for a hip hop artist. Ye has 22 Grammys and is nominated for five more, together with album of the 12 months for “Donda.”
But it surely will not be simple. To not be disregarded, Jay-Z has three nominations this 12 months, including two with Ye for “Donda” and best rap song for “Jail.”

BTS

Boy band BTS made history last year as the first Korean pop stars to earn a Grammy nomination within the pop duo/group efficiency class. If their album “Butter” wins in that class this 12 months, they will be the primary Ok-pop act to win a Grammy.
BTS has already made historical past as the first Korean artists to take the stage on the Grammys in 2019, after they introduced the award for Finest R&B Album.

Olivia Rodrigo

Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo has been nominated for seven awards for her debut album, “Bitter,” together with greatest new artist, album of the 12 months, music of the 12 months and file of the 12 months — the final two for her heart-wrenching ballad “Drivers License.”

If she takes dwelling all these awards, Rodrigo, 19, may develop into the second-youngest artist to brush the Grammys’ 4 main classes: greatest album, music, file and new artist.

In 2020, Billie Eilish turned the youngest solo performer to sweep the 4 largest prizes on the Grammys. She was 18.

To match her feat, Rodrigo may also must greatest Eilish. The latest Oscar winner is also nominated in three prime classes.

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett first received album of the year for “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” on the fifth annual Grammy ceremony. That was in 1963, and he is nonetheless getting Grammy nods a long time later.
Bennett has five nominations this year for his collaboration with Woman Gaga, together with for album of the 12 months and file of the 12 months. The pair are nominated for his or her cowl of Cole Porter’s “I Get a Kick Out of You,” — a music written some 88 years in the past.
At 95, Bennett is the oldest person ever to launch an album of latest materials — with a few of his largest successes happening in the past decade.

Jon Batiste

Singer Jon Batiste leads all artists this 12 months with 11 Grammy nominations throughout totally different genres, together with file of the 12 months, album of the 12 months, greatest improvised jazz solo and greatest R&B album.

Batiste has a background in jazz and serves because the bandleader and musical director on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.” His Grammy honors come from his work on the soundtrack to the Pixar film “Soul” and for his 2021 album, “We Are.”

If Batiste takes dwelling no less than 9 awards on Sunday he’ll mark one other milestone: bypassing Michael Jackson and Santana because the artists who’ve received essentially the most Grammys in a single 12 months. Each obtained eight Grammys each in 1984 and 2000, respectively.