The nominations for the 64th annual Grammy Awards were just recently announced, and while jazz keyboardist Jon Batiste leads the pack of all artists with a whopping 11 nominations for the night, queer rapper Doja Cat was close behind (along with Justin Bieber and H.E.R.) with eight nominations of her own! Plenty of other LGBTQ+ artists also got recognized for all of their work in music this past year as well, including some favorites like Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile, and some newcomers, like Japanese Breakfast and Arlo Parks.
Check out all the queer artists we’ll be cheering for at the 2022 Grammy Awards! And catch the annual Grammys ceremony live on CBS on Monday, January 31 at 8pm!
Another queer artist with five nominations this year is Brandi Carlile. While she’s previously won in Country and American Roots categories, this year she’s up for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Right on Time” along with a Best American Roots Performance nomination, Record of the Year, and two entries in Song of the Year.
Doja is up for Grammys for Record, Song, and Album of the Year (for "Kiss Me More" and Planet Her), as well as for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Need to Know,” and Best Rap Song for “Best Friend” with Saweetie. She’s also a featured artist on Album of the Year nominee Montero.