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Voters flocked to music’s brightest new stars, but a longtime New York favorite was also nominated for a Grammy.
On the strength of their second collaborative album, “Love For Sale,” which was released last month, Tony Bennett, 95, and Lady Gaga, 35, received five nominations for the 2022 Grammys.
Nominations for album of the year and best traditional pop vocal album for “Love For Sale,” a tribute to Cole Porter, have been announced. Also nominated are “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for their hit single “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
The album was also nominated for best non-classical album production.
She wrote on Instagram: “I am in awe of all of you.” Gaga said. There is nothing I can say. I am at a loss for words. I’m unable to speak because I’m so overcome with emotion. To me, Cole Porter, @itstonybennett, the Bennetts, jazz music, and the great Cole Porter, who wrote all these timeless classics, mean so much.
Gaga, who was born in Manhattan, and Bennett, who was born in Queens, are no strangers to the Grammys’ success. They first collaborated on “Cheek to Cheek,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2014.
Second only to Pinetop Perkins, who was 97 when he won a Grammy in 2011, Bennett would become the second-oldest Grammy winner.
There was an extra poignancy to this year’s nominations for Bennett, who announced earlier this year that Alzheimer’s disease would force him to retire.
Another living legend was nominated for two honors. Nominations for best rock album and best rock song went to Paul McCartney, the 79-year-old Beatle. In second place only to Jay-Z’s Grammy nominations, the former Beatle has 81 nominations. On Tuesday, he was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
On the other hand, a number of the other top finalists from Tuesday’s nomination announcement were younger.
Olivia Rodrigo, an 18-year-old actress, is the only nominee in all four major categories of the awards show. “Sour” and “Driver’s License” are nominated for album of the year and record and song of the year, respectively. The best new artist nominees include Rodrigo.
In addition to song, record, and album of the year, Billie Eilish, 19, and Lil Nas X, 22, were nominated for their respective categories.
In the song and record categories, Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” is nominated for both album and song of the year. On the album front, Lil Nas X’s “Montero” is nominated, as is “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” for song and record of the year.
On Tuesday, Rodrigo received seven nominations, the first time he has ever been nominated.
Re-recorded Fearless by Taylor Swift will not be eligible for Grammy consideration.
For “Old Town Road,” the song that catapulted Lil Nas X to stardom in 2019, he won both of his Grammys last year. In 2020, Eilish, a seven-time Grammy winner, won all four major categories.
It’s not necessary for Lil Nas X to take home any awards; he’s grateful for the lessons learned so far this year, the rapper tweeted on Tuesday. I’m also grateful for the experience. ” “I’m so grateful to have met you all.”
“Late Show” bandleader Jon Batiste, who is 35 years old, was nominated in 11 categories, the most of any nominee.
“We Are,” the R&B and jazz artist’s nominated album of the year, was the driving force behind her impressive haul. A Grammy nomination has been made for his song “Freedom.”
“11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” tweeted Batiste, who has never won a Grammy despite three nominations.
Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. all tied for second place with eight nominations each.
Doja Cat, 26, has been nominated for song and record of the year for “Kiss Me More,” as well as album of the year for “Planet Her,” at this year’s Grammy Awards.
This is amazing, Doja Cat tweeted after she learned of her nominations.
Singer Marlia Mendonça, 26, was killed in a plane crash in Brazil at the age of 26.
The Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place on January 31. Nominations were open to artists who released music between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.
For the first time, the Grammys will return to the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2022, where they will be known as the Crypto.com Arena for the first time on Christmas Day of that year.
COVID, which was postponed due to the pandemic, was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where large tents were erected for the ceremony.
Among the other notable nominees for the 2022 show is former President Obama, whose audiobook “A Promised Land” earned him his third nomination in the spoken word category and his first since 2007. The last two times Obama was nominated, he won.