64th Annual Grammy Awards | Olivia Rodrigo named “revelation of the year”

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(Las Vegas) New pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo won the Grammy Award for “Breakthrough of the Year” on Sunday night, a highly notable category in which she won against rappers Saweetie and The Kid Laroi.

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Updated at 21:19

Maggy DONALDSON with Laurent BANGUET in Los Angeles
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First known for her performances on the Disney Channel, 19-year-old Olivia Rodrigo released her first title last year. driver’s licensea critical and commercial success with its stripped back arrangements and raw, emotional lyrics.

Let the door open called “Song of the Year”


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Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars from Silk Sonic

The first track of Silk Sonic, a retro project formed around Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak took home the “song of the year” trophy at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, beating out the pop avant-garde of Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.

Bruno Mars, a regular at the Grammy Awards with eleven awards to his credit, shares this new award with the co-authors of this title, all in sweet voices and undulating rhythms. Silk Sonic had already won two other awards in the R&B category at an awards ceremony held before the gala night in Las Vegas.

During an awards ceremony that preceded the gala night, the great favorite, the talented jazz player Jon Batiste, has already won four Grammy Awards, including the one for the music of the animated film “Soul”, which already earned him an Oscar on last year.

Virtuoso pianist, conductor very popular thanks to a television program, composer and anti-racist activist, Jon Batiste, 35, defends his album at the Grammy Awards We’re and the title Liberty in the main categories, but competes in almost all styles (R&B, jazz, classical, etc.)

Social media favorite Canadian megastar Justin Bieber is nominated in eight categories, as is Grammy favorite HE R. and rising star Doja Cat, in this ceremony hosted by comedian Trevor Noah.

Another Academy darling, Billie Eilish, who just won an Oscar with the James Bond song no time to dieShe searches for seven trophies but runs the risk of finding Olivia Rodrigo on her way, even younger than her at only 19 years old.


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American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish arrives at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP)

Some recording professionals predict that the great pop sensation launched by the Disney series high school musical is capable of redoing the grand slam achieved by Billie Eilish two years ago, by winning the four most prestigious trophies.

In any case, it is given as ultra favorite in the “revelation of the year” category.

And she has already been crowned during the “best pop solo performance” pre-show for her title driver’s licensewinning against Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Brandi Carlile.

“Best Rap Song” for Kanye

With six nominations, the unlikely duo of pop diva Lady Gaga and crooner Tony Bennett, 95, absent from the evening due to Alzheimer’s, could surprise with the cover album love for sale.

The wayward Kanye West is also in the running with his album where. Two titles from his album have already been awarded on Sunday afternoon in the rap category, Hurricane and CellGrammy for “best rap song”.

In the category of main album of the year, Kanye West will face Increasingly from pop star Taylor Swift, who has bad memories of a previous encounter: “Ye” had rudely snatched the microphone out of her hands in 2009 when she took the stage to accept an award at the MTV Music Awards.

Among the rappers, we note the absence of Drake, very influential and among the most listened to. He was selected, he asked the Academy to withdraw his two nominations, without giving a reason. his successful album certified lover boy he had been superbly ignored in the general categories during the nominations and the artist has often accused the Grammy Academy of locking him in the rapper category because he is black.

On the rock side, the Foo Fighters have won all three awards for which they competed, a week after the sudden death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins in Colombia, shortly before a concert.

Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl’s group received Grammy Awards for best rock album, best rock song and best rock performance.

The bombshells Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who lit up the Grammy stage last year by rubbing their legs apart on a giant bed for a duet on TV. WAPThey will be opponents this time in the “best rap performance” category.

BTS, sacred monster of K-pop, will defend its global success Butter but it is their only nomination for the Grammy Awards, where the South Korean group is struggling to consolidate.


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South Korean band BTS

He is scheduled to perform on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as are Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste, HE R, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow.

And Kanye West? As he was named, he was invited into the room but is no longer welcome on stage. It involves social media attacks on comedian Pete Davidson, in a relationship with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and Trevor Noah, which earned “Ye” a brief suspension from Instagram.

Trevor Noah spoke out against the decision to exclude him from the evening.

The organizers of the Grammy Awards are anxious to avoid an incident, just a week after Will Smith’s resounding slap at the Oscars, which had overshadowed the party and awarded the artists.

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