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64th Grammy Awards nominations

Apr 3, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA;  Curtis Stewart performs during the 64th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY/Sipa USA /AAP Image

Curtis Stewart performs during the 64th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas. (Image: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY/Sipa USA /AAP Image)

The Grammys will return with "the biggest night in music" taking place in Las Vegas after suffering pandemic delays.

The 64th annual ceremony will be hosted by The Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah at the 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (Monday, Australian time) and feature an array of live performances and surprise guests.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on January 31 in Los Angeles but was postponed as the Omicron variant spread in the US.

Multi-genre performer Jon Batiste has the most nominations with 11 but faces competition from the likes of Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.

Elsewhere, The Weeknd claimed three nominations despite saying last year he would not allow his label to submit his music in protest at the event's controversial voting system.

In response to widespread criticism, the Recording Academy has made several major changes to the awards process, including the removal of controversial review committees.

The body said nominations for the general and genre fields would now be voted on by a majority of members rather than anonymous groups of experts from within the academy.

Critics had argued it left too much power in the hands of faceless and unaccountable committees.

Artists of colour have long said the system resulted in them missing out on the more prestigious categories.

The ceremony will feature a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, organisers have confirmed, following his death aged 50 last weekend.

The band were due to perform at the Grammys but pulled out after also scrapping all their upcoming tour dates "in light of the staggering loss".

Among other acts that are scheduled to perform at this year's event are Oscar-winner Eilish, Lil Nas X and Rodrigo.

K-pop megastars BTS, Jack Harlowe, Brandi Carlile and award-winning country band Brothers Osbourne are also on the bill.

An unannounced performance by Kanye West was reportedly scrapped due to his "concerning online behaviour", according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The rapper is nominated for five Grammy awards this year, including best rap album for Donda, best rap song and most popular artist.

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Nominations in key categories

Nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards, the highest honours in the music industry, which will take place at a live ceremony in Las Vegas.

Below is a list of nominations in key categories for the awards, which will take place on Sunday evening local time (from 10am Monday AEST).

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

* We Are - Jon Batiste

* Love For Sale - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

* Justice - Justin Bieber

* Planet Her - 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

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

* Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran

* A Beautiful Noise - Alicia Keys and 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

* Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X

* Peaches - Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

* Right On Time - Brandi Carlile

BEST NEW ARTIST

* Arooj Aftab

* Jimmie Allen

* Baby Keem

* Finneas

* Glass Animals

* Japanese Breakfast

* The Kid Laroi

* Arlo Parks

* Olivia Rodrigo

* Saweetie

BEST POP DUO/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 Featuring SZA

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

* Justice - Justin Bieber

* Planet Her - Doja Cat

* Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

* Positions - Ariana Grande

* Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

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

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

* Family Ties - Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

* Up - Cardi B

* My Life - J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray

* Way 2 Sexy - Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug

* Thot S*** - Megan Thee Stallion

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

* 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

BEST MUSIC FILM

* Inside - Bo Burnham

* David Byrne's American Utopia - David Byrne

* Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles - Billie Eilish

* Music, Money, Madness ... Jimi Hendrix In Maui - Jimi Hendrix

* Summer Of Soul - Various Artists

As well as AC/DC and The Kid Laroi, Australians have been nominated in the following categories:

* Progressive R&B Album: Mood Valiant - Hiatus Kaiyote

* Dance/Electronic Recording: Alive - Rufus Du Sol

* Recording Package: Carnage - Nick Cave & Tom Hingston, art directors (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)

* Album of the Year: Donda - Kanye West, produced by Perth pair Finatik n Zac (FnZ).

The Grammys will be televised live in Australia on Channel 7 from 10am AEST on Monday, and streamed nationally on 7Plus.

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