The Grammy Awards 2022: Lil Nas X robbed of any wins, Lady Gaga stuns, plus all the LGBTQ+ action from the evening

Grammy Awards 2022

Music’s biggest night, The Grammy Awards, was held on Sunday (3 March), and here are some highlights.


Lil Nas X, who received five nominations at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards but was disgracefully ROBBED of any on the night, absolutely slayed a medley of his hits Call Me By Your Name, Dead Right Now and Industry Baby.


The rapper and queer icon took to Twitter after, joking: “Can’t believe i lost all my Grammys. I am now no longer gay!”

Quickly then adding: “I change my mind i want to be slutted out tonight” (and same tbh), before sharing a “new track”, ‘I ain’t win no Grammy (0-5)’.


The night also saw the likes of Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile and Ben Platt perform on stage, with Mother Monster performing a moving tribute to Tony Bennett.

Gaga received a standing ovation after performing Cole Porter’s ‘Love for Sale‘, and dedicating the track to Bennett, saying: “I love you, Tony. We miss you.”

Gaga and Bennett later won the Grammy for Traditional Pop Vocal Album for their 2021 collaboration.

Speaking to Variety ahead of the ceremony, Bennett’s son Danny said: “Although the producers had invited both Tony and Gaga to perform in Sunday’s Grammys broadcast, it is unfortunate that due to his continuing struggle with Alzheimer’s, he was not able to accept.

“There is no doubt that she will offer an impeccable performance from Love for Sale, which is Tony’s final album. He will be cheering her on as he watches from his home in New York City.”


Elsewhere Gaga, once again, showed her sisterhood levels are off the chart when she held up Sza‘s dress as she made her way to the stage to accept the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Brandi Carlile, who was nominated for several awards on the night, delivered an epic performance of her song Right on Time, after being introduced to the stage by legendary Joni Mitchell.

Carlile and her wife Catherine Shepherd shared an adorable moment on the red carpet ahead of her performance, exchanging a kiss for the cameras.

Brandi Carlile and Catherine Shepherd attend the 64th Annual Grammy Awards (Image: Getty)


Doja Cat picked up an award for Kiss Me More, a collaboration with SZA, which scooped up a win in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. See DC’s acceptance speech here or below.


RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Derrick Barry, Naomi Smalls, Alexis Mateo, Kameron Michaels, Trinity K. Bonet, Jaida Essence Hall, Coco Montrese, & Kahanna Montrese walked down the Grammy’s red carpet honouring the outfits of past award-winners.

(Left to right:) Derrick Barry, Naomi Smalls, Alexis Mateo, Kameron Michaels, Trinity K. Bonet, Jaida Essence Hall, Coco Montrese, & Kahanna Montrese.


Country singers Brothers Osborne picked up their first Grammy, having previously been nominated eight times, winning Best Country Duo/Group Performance for track ‘Younger Me’, which was penned after TJ Osborne came out publicly in 2021.


Tyler, the Creator picked up his second Grammy on the night. The 31-year-old beat competition from Kanye West, Drake, Nas, and J.Cole in this year’s Best Rap Album category for Call Me If You Get Lost. TtC didn’t attend on the night but celebrated his win over Instagram Live.


Elsewhere, the alternative category at the awards was filled with LGBTQ+ artists. Halsey, The Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks and St. Vincent was nominated, with the award going to St. Vincent for her record Daddy’s Home.


Dear Evan Hansen stars and lovebirds Ben Platt and Noah Galvin also shared sweet moments on the red carpet tonight, holding hands and kissing.

Ben Platt and Noah Galvin at the 2022 Grammys. Image: GETTY


Billie Eilish paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins during her 2022 Grammys performance of ‘Happier Than Ever,’ sporting a T-shirt with the drummer’s face on it.


Check out the full list of nominees and winners at the 2022 Grammy Awards, across  more than 80 categories here.

Record of the Year

“I Still Have Faith In You,” ABBA

“Freedom,” Jon Batiste

“I Get A Kick Out Of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Featuring SZA

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Montero” (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X

“drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER

Song of the Year

“Bad Habits,” Ed Sheeran

“A Beautiful Noise,” Alicia Keys Featuring Brandi Carlile

“drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Fight For You,” H.E.R.

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Featuring SZA

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X

“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile

Album of the Year

“We Are,” Jon Batiste *WINNER

“Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe),” Justin Bieber

“Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Back Of My Mind,” H.E.R.

“Montero,” Lil Nas X

“Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Evermore,” Taylor Swift

“Donda,” Kanye West

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem


Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER


Best Pop Solo Performance

“Anyone,” Justin Bieber

“Right on Time,” Brandi Carlile

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Positions,” Ariana Grande

“Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER

Best Pop Duo or Group Performance

“I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Lonely,” Justin Bieber & benny blanco

“Butter,” BTS

“Higher Power,” Coldplay

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat feat. SZA *WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Love for Sale,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga *WINNER

“‘Til We Meet Again (Live),” Norah Jones

“A Tori Kelly Christmas,” Tori Kelly

“Ledisi Sings Nina,” Ledisi

“That’s Life,” Willie Nelson

A Holly Dolly Christmas, Dolly Parton

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe),” Justin Bieber

“Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat

“Happier Than Ever”, Billie Eilish

“Positions,” Ariana Grande

“Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER

Best Dance Recording

“Hero,” Afrojack & David Guetta

“Loom,” Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo

“Before,” James Blake

“Heartbreak,” Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

“You Can Do It,” Caribou

“Alive,” RĂŒfĂŒs Du Sol *WINNER

“The Business,” TiĂ«sto

Best Rap Album

“The Off-Season,” J. Cole

“Certified Lover Boy,” Drake

“King’s Disease 2,” Nas

“Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler, the Creator *WINNER

“Donda,” Kanye West

Best Rap Performance

“Family Ties,” Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

“Up,” Cardi B

“My Life,” J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray

“Thot S***” Megan Thee Stallion

Best Rap Song

“Bath Salts,” DMX, Jay-Z, Nas

“Best Friend,” Saweetie, Doja Cat

“Family Ties,” Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar

“Jail,” Kanye West, Jay-Z *WINNER

“My Life,” J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray

Best Latin Pop Album

“Vertigo,” Pablo AlborĂĄn

“Mis Amores,” Paula Arenas – Mis Amores

“Hecho A La Antigua,” Ricardo Arjona

“Mis Manos,” Camilo

“MendĂł,” Alex Cuba *WINNER

“RevelaciĂłn,” Selena Gomez

Best Musica Urbana Album

“AfrodisĂ­aco,” Rauw Alejandro

“El Último Tour Del Mundo,” Bad Bunny *WINNER

“Jose,” J Balvin

“KG0516,” KAROL G

“Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) 8,” Kali Uchis

Best American Roots Performance

“Cry,” Jon Batiste *WINNER

“Love and Regret,” Billy Strings

“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free,” The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck

“Same Devil,” Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile

“Nightflyer,” Allison Russell

Best R&B Performance

“Lost You,” Snoh Aalegra

“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Damage,” H.E.R.

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER (tie)

“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER (tie)

Best R&B Song

“Damage,” H.E.R.

“Good Days,” SZA

“Heartbreak Anniversary,” Giveon

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER

“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Album

“Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies,” Snoh Aalegra

We Are,” Jon Batiste

“Gold-Diggers Sound,” Leon Bridges

“Back Of My Mind,” H.E.R.

“Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER

Best Country Solo Performance

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs

“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

“All I Do Is Drive,” Jason Isbell

“camera roll,” Kacey Musgraves

“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Best Country Duo or Group Performance

“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood

“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne *WINNER

“Glad You Exist,” Dan + Shay

“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King & Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris

“camera roll,” Kacey Musgraves

“Cold,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER

“Country Again,” Thomas Rhett

“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes

“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

Best Country Album

“Skeletons,” Brothers Osborne

“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

“The Marfa Tapes,” Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram

“The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson

“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Best Rock Performance

“Shot in the Dark,” AC/DC

“Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A),” Black Pumas

“Nothing Compares 2 U,” Chris Cornell

“OHMS,” Deftones

“Making a Fire,” Foo Fighters *WINNER

Best Rock Song

“All My Favorite Songs,” Weezer

“The Bandit,” Kings of Leon

“Distance,” Mammoth WVH

“Find My Way,” Paul McCartney

“Waiting on a War,” Foo Fighters *WINNER

Best Rock Album

“Power Up”, AC/DC

“Capitol Cuts- Live From Studio A,” Black Pumas

“No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1,” Chris Cornell

“Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters *WINNER

“McCartney III,” Paul McCartney