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Tayla Parx, Jordin Sparks, Kameron Glasper & More Bask In A Joyful Reunion At The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's 2022 GRAMMY Nominee Celebration
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Tayla Parx, Jordin Sparks, Kameron Glasper & More Bask In A Joyful Reunion At The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's 2022 GRAMMY Nominee Celebration

2022 GRAMMY nominees and Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter members celebrated each other's company at the lively, vibe-filled industry event

GRAMMYs/Apr 2, 2022 - 11:08 pm

Smiles were ear-to-ear and the fashion was an 11 out of 10 this past Saturday, as some of the brightest young stars and music industry professionals gathered in the sun-filled Spring Place in Beverly Hills for the Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's 2022 GRAMMY Nominee Celebration.

The cause for revelry was not only the 2022 GRAMMY nominees, including many first-time nominees, who call the City of Angels home, but also a long-awaited face-to-face after years apart for many due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The (typically) annual event, last held in January 2020, kicks off a busy week of industry celebrations and official GRAMMY Week events.

Current GRAMMY nominees in attendance included Justice songwriters Kameron Glasper, Tayla Parx and Tia Scola, Planet Her songwriter Ilana Armida, Back Of My Mind songwriter Tish Hyman, Donda producer Nikki Grier, Opium Moon (Best New Age Album), Rocky Dawuni (Best Global Music Album), Charlie Bereal (Best Traditional R&B Performance), and Unofficial Bridgerton Musical writers/producers Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear. Attendees shared laughs, hugs, and updates with fellow special guests, including past GRAMMY nominee Jordin Sparks, Warner Records senior vice president of A&R Ericka Coulter, and Recording Academy Co-President and Chief Revenue Officer Panos A. Panay.

The vibes were already high as guests began to enter the light-filled luxury members club to strike a pose for Getty Images amidst a flower-and-golden-gramophone-lined backdrop. After the photo opp, guests made their way up to the main event on a sunny indoor/outdoor rooftop, where they were greeted by charming GRAMMY U students and a lively mix of '90s and '00s jams courtesy of the stellar DJ, Naz.

The upbeat, celebratory energy was infectious and unwavering during the three-hour party. A mouthwatering brunch buffet, provided by Spring Place, featured waffles with caramelized banana compote, quiche bites, fresh fruit, a variety of delicious mini pastries, and, of course, bottomless mimosas (or any drink from the open bar) and coffee.

In between bites, sips and lively conversations, attendees posed in front of another floral backdrop — this one serving up rainbow-tropical vibes under the warm sun, resulting in a paparazzi-style GIF courtesy of HYPNO, who also offered their mobile selfie ball, the Eye.

The buzz and music quieted briefly for short-and-sweet, gratitude-filled speeches from songwriter/producer and Los Angeles Chapter Vice President Marcus "MarcLo" Lomax, Los Angeles Chapter Executive Director Qiana Conley, and Panay, the latter of whom reminded the guests of an important Recording Academy mantra: Once you're a GRAMMY nominee, you're always a GRAMMY nominee. Conley shared that one of the best ways to support the Academy and its Chapters is via their social media channels, and for Chapter members to vote in upcoming elections. She also encouraged attendees to support music education with the Arts and Minds measure on the November 2022 ballot in California. She also thanked everyone who helped make the event magic happen, including her talented Los Angeles Chapter team and the event's sponsors: Netflix, Shake Shack, Sound Royalties, HYPNO, Spring Place, and ABRAMS Books.

Conley ended the speeches by looking ahead at the 2022 GRAMMYs: "We hope you're looking forward to the best show in Las Vegas next week!" The energy of the room felt beyond ready to take over the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Make sure to catch all the 2022 GRAMMYs magic this Sunday, April 3, starting with the 64th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony airing at 12:30 p.m. PT on live.GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy's YouTube channel, followed by the GRAMMY Live special at 3:30 p.m. PT on live.GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy's Twitter page. The main 2022 GRAMMYs telecast airs on the CBS Television Network and streams live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT.

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Vicente Fernández Posthumously Wins GRAMMY For Best Regional Mexican Music Album | 2022 GRAMMYs

Vicente Fernandez performs at the 2002 Latin GRAMMY Awards

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Vicente Fernández Posthumously Wins GRAMMY For Best Regional Mexican Music Album | 2022 GRAMMYs

The late Mexican legend, who died in December at 81, won the GRAMMY for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) for his 2020 album, 'A Mis 80's'

GRAMMYs/Apr 3, 2022 - 10:44 pm

Nearly four months after his death, Vicente Fernández
's legacy lives on.

The Mexican icon’s album, A Mis 80's, won Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano). The posthumous win marks Fernández
's 
fourth career GRAMMY.

Aida Cuevas' Antología De La Musica Ranchera, Vol. 2,

 Mon Laferte's Seis,
 Natalia Lafourcade's
 Un Canto Por México, Vol. II and
 Christian Nodal's <em>Ayayay! (Súper Deluxe)</em>
 were the other albums nominated in the category.

Fernández passed away in December at the age of 81. Throughout his prolific career, Fernández — known as the King of Ranchero Music — also won nine Latin GRAMMYs.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2022 GRAMMYs.

The Recording Academy Announces Major Changes For The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show

GRAMMY trophies at the 59th GRAMMY Awards in 2017

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The Recording Academy Announces Major Changes For The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show

Process amendments include the elimination of nominations review committees and the addition of two new GRAMMY Award categories, including Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album

GRAMMYs/May 1, 2021 - 01:27 am

Editor's Note: The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, <a href="https://www.grammy.com/news/2022-grammys-awards-64th-new-air-show-date-location-las-vegas-april-3-announcement "https://www.grammy.com/news/2022-grammys-awards-64th-new-air-show-date-location-las-vegas-april-3-announcement"">has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The below article was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to reflect the new show date and location.

The Recording Academy announced today that it has made significant changes to its Awards process that reflect its ongoing commitment to evolve with the musical landscape and to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable. Among the changes are the elimination of Nominations Review Committees, a reduction in the number of categories in which voters may vote, two GRAMMY Award category additions, and more. These updates are a result of extensive discussions and collaboration over the course of the last year among a special subcommittee of Recording Academy members and elected leaders, and were voted on by the Academy's Board of Trustees. These changes go into effect immediately for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, taking place Sunday, April 3. The eligibility period for the 64th GRAMMY Awards is Sept. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021.

Additional rule amendment proposals will be discussed and voted on at an upcoming Recording Academy meeting and the full rulebook for the 64th GRAMMY Awards will be released in May.

"It's been a year of unprecedented, transformational change for the Recording Academy, and I'm immensely proud to be able to continue our journey of growth with these latest updates to our Awards process," Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said. "This is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the Awards process."

APPROVED RULE AMENDMENTS INCLUDE:

Voting Process Changes

  • Elimination Of Nominations Review Committees In General And Genre Fields

    • Nominations in all of the GRAMMY Award general and genre fields will now be determined by a majority, peer-to-peer vote of voting members of the Recording Academy. Previously, many of the categories within these fields utilized 15-30 highly skilled music peers who represented and voted within their genre communities for the final selection of nominees. With this change, the results of GRAMMY nominations and winners are placed back in the hands of the entire voting membership body, giving further validation to the peer-recognized process. To further support this amendment, the Academy has confirmed that more than 90 percent of its members will have gone through the requalification process by the end of this year, ensuring that the voting body is actively engaged in music creation. Craft committees remain in place (see below for craft category realignment.)
  • Reduction In Number Of Categories Voter May Vote

    • To ensure music creators are voting in the categories in which they are most knowledgeable and qualified, the number of specific genre field categories in which GRAMMY Award Voters may vote has been reduced from 15 to 10. Additionally, those 10 categories must be within no more than three fields. All voters are permitted to vote in the four General Field categories (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist). Proposed by a special voting Task Force who brought forth the recommendation, this change serves as an additional safeguard against bloc voting and helps to uphold the GRAMMY Award as a celebration of excellence in music, with specific genre field categories being voted on by the most qualified peers.
  • Craft Category Realignment

    • To better reflect the overlapping peer groups within the voter membership body, six existing craft fields will be consolidated into two fields: Presentation Field and Production Field. In either newly consolidated field, voters would have the ability to choose how many categories they feel qualified to vote in, respecting category vote limits, without being excessively limited by the three-field restriction. This benefits the integrity of these Awards by embracing and utilizing the specializations of the voters, without restricting their choice or contributions due to the field limits imposed by the recent reduction of the number of categories voters may vote in. Field updates are as follows:

      • Package Field, Notes Field and Historical Field renamed and consolidated to Presentation Field

      • Production, Non-Classical Field; Production, Immersive Audio Field; and Production, Classical Field renamed and consolidated to Production Field

New Categories Added

Two new categories have been added, bringing the total number of GRAMMY Award categories to 86:

  • Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field)

  • Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field)

"The latest changes to the GRAMMY Awards process are prime examples of the Recording Academy's commitment to authentically represent all music creators and ensure our practices are in lock-step with the ever-changing musical environment," said Ruby Marchand, Chief Industry Officer at the Recording Academy. "As we continue to build a more active and vibrant membership community, we are confident in the expertise of our voting members to recognize excellence in music each year."

"As an Academy, we have reaffirmed our commitment to continue to meet the needs of music creators everywhere, and this year's changes are a timely and positive step forward in the evolution of our voting process," said Bill Freimuth, Chief Awards Officer at the Recording Academy. "We rely on the music community to help us to continue to evolve, and we’re grateful for their collaboration and leadership." 

The Recording Academy accepts proposals from members of the music community throughout the year. The Awards & Nominations Committee, comprised of Academy Voting Members of diverse genres and backgrounds, meets annually to review proposals to update Award categories, procedures and eligibility guidelines. The above rule amendments were voted on and passed at a Recording Academy Board of Trustees meeting held on April 30, 2021. For information on the Awards process, visit our GRAMMY Voting Process FAQ page.

The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show on Sunday, April 3, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. Prior to the telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy's YouTube channel. Additional details about the dates and locations of other official GRAMMY Week events, including the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, <a href="https://www.musicares.org/person-year "https://www.musicares.org/person-year"">MusiCares' Person of the Year, and the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, are available here.

2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominations List

Announcement: 2022 GRAMMYs Postponed
2022 GRAMMY Nominations

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Announcement: 2022 GRAMMYs Postponed

After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show

GRAMMYs/Jan 5, 2022 - 10:45 pm

The following is a Joint Statement from the Recording Academy and CBS:

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.” 

2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominations List

Lady Gaga Pays Homage To Tony Bennett With Heartfelt "Love for Sale” & “Do I Love You" Performance | 2022 GRAMMYs
Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga Pays Homage To Tony Bennett With Heartfelt "Love for Sale” & “Do I Love You" Performance | 2022 GRAMMYs

Dressed to the nines in a seafoam green ball gown, Lady Gaga performed "Love for Sale” and “Do I Love You" — two tracks from her GRAMMY-winning collaboration album with Tony Bennett, 'Love for Sale'

GRAMMYs/Apr 4, 2022 - 02:30 am

Lady Gaga transformed the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas into her own personal jazz lounge, as she performed Love for Sale highlights "Love for Sale” & “Do I Love You" at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. It came easy to the pop icon, as she’s no stranger to the Sin City stage (her Lady Gaga Enigma + Jazz & Piano residency at MGM Park Theater began in 2018).

The performance served as a tribute to Gaga’s Love for Sale (and longtime) collaborator Tony Bennett, who announced his retirement last year as the 95-year-old is currently battling Alzheimer’s disease. Though he couldn’t be in attendance, the jazz legend opted to virtually introduce his latest partner-in-music.

First channeling her inner Judy Garland, Gaga performed a glitzy rendition of the album’s title track. The performance then got more somber as the singer paid tribute to Bennett with “Do I Love You," as clips of the pair recording and performing together played onscreen. It was a naturally touching performance, with Gaga getting choked up when looking at the 95-year-old’s hand before hitting her final note.

Gaga was already a winner before she stepped on stage: Love For Sale won awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the Premiere Ceremony earlier in the evening. The album’s single “I Get A Kick Out Of You” also earned nominations for Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video. The album itself also scored nods for Album Of The Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2022 GRAMMYs.

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