FULL STORY: Nominees for the “64th Annual Grammys” were announced yesterday.
Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. scored eight each . . . while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo tied with seven.
But the artist with the most nods is . . . Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” bandleader JON BATISTE. (???) He has 11, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. He also has nominations in the Roots and R&B categories, plus he’s up for a Grammy for the soundtrack to the Pixar movie “Soul”.
In addition to Batiste, the Album of the Year category will see mortal enemies Kanye West and Taylor Swift battle it out . . . along with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Surprisingly, this was Taylor’s ONLY nomination this year.
ABBA scored their first nomination EVER . . . “I Still Have Faith in You” is up for Record of the Year.
Selena Gomez also got her first nomination: “Revelación” is up for Best Latin Pop Album.
Country singer Morgan Wallen is still serving his suspension for being caught on video saying the N-word. He got NOTHING . . . even though he had one of the most popular albums of the year.
Machine Gun Kelly also got snubbed, and he wasn’t happy about it.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd . . . who is famously fed up with the Grammys and won’t even submit his music . . . got THREE nominations. But they were for contributions to tracks by Kanye and Doja Cat, so that’s beyond his control.
Jay-Z picked up three nods this year, giving him a lifetime total of 83 . . . which is the all-time record. Before today, he was tied with Quincy Jones at 80. Jay has WON 23 Grammys so far. (So he’s lost 60 times. That must SUCK.)
(Music) – The Artist with the Most Grammy Nominations Is . . . Steven Colbert’s Bandleader???
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