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The nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards are finally here!
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and Board of Trustees Chair Tammy Hurt announced this year's nominees during a Nov. 23 livestream with help from several stars, including BTS, Billie Eilish, Gayle King, Finneas, Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Måneskin, Tayla Parx, Nate Bargatze and Carly Pearce.
Jon Batiste received the most nominations with 11 nods followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R., who each earned eight. Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo trailed closely behind with seven nominations each.
And while fans rejoiced about the many artists who they were surprised made the cut, there were others who were disappointed by their favorites getting left off the list.
"Announcing nominations is a celebration of excellence, of hope, of possibility and anticipation. Announcing the nominations also usually kicks off an intense discussion about who was nominated and who wasn't," Mason said. "Everyone will have their opinions and give their analysis. Some people will be extremely happy and some not so much. Lots will be said and the reason is simple: Music matters, and the people who make it matter. Because being recognized by your peers with a Grammy Award is the ultimate honor."
Although Mason said he wished "every single artist or music creator who poured their heart and soul into music this year could be celebrated," he noted "we will highlight those in our 86 categories and then we'll celebrate together as a community."
The 64th annual Grammy Awards will air from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2022 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the CBS Television Network.
To see a few of the snubs and surprises among this year's nominees, scroll on.
With "Butter" spending more than two months at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this summer, many fans expected BTS to be in the running for Record of the Year or Song of the Year. However, the group was ultimately left out of these categories. "How can BUTTER not be nominated for record of the year or even song of the year??" one fan tweeted. "Is this a joke??" Added another, "HUH? BUTTER DOMINATING THE CHARTS FOR WEEKS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECORD OF THE YEAR?? MAKE IT MAKE SOME SENSE ???"
Although, BTS did receive a nod in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for "Butter."
Josh Brasted/FilmMagicSnub: Normani
Many fans were also disappointed that Normani wasn't nominated for her hit "Wild Side" featuring Cardi B. "Normani definitely deserved her nominations for wild side," one follower tweeted. "The video was absolutely impeccable, she's should've been nominated in at least one category." Added another fan, "Normani's 'Wild Side' was one of the best r&b songs this year. It woulda been nice to see her with at least a nomination."
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcpSurprise: Halsey
Fans were excited to finally see Halsey get some recognition from the Recording Academy. The 27-year-old singer, who was notably left off last year's list of nominees, received a nod in the Best Alternative Music Album category for If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power. As one follower put it, "The Grammys didn't snub Halsey for once we won!"
Even Halsey seemed surprised by the nomination. "Really wasn't expecting that!" they tweeted. "It was an honor to work with some of my heroes, Trent [Reznor] and Atticus [Ross], and I am so proud of this album and hope that you guys continue to love it for years to come. Here's to taking risks."