All the LGBTQ+ 2022 Grammy Nominees We’re Rooting For
It was a great year for queer music!
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!
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X is up for five Grammys this year, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year, as well as Best Music Video for "Montero" and Best Melodic Rap Performance for "Industry Baby."
Gaga is also up for five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her Tony Bennett collaboration Love for Sale, and Best Pop/Duo Group Performance and Best Music Video for "I Get a Kick Out of You" from that album.
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.
Tyler, the Creator
Tyler's up for two Grammys this year, Best Rap Album and Best Melodic Rap Performance.
The Brothers Osborne
One half of the brothers, T.J. came out as gay this year, and the band is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group performance for "Younger Me," and Best Country Album for Skeletons.
Clark's song with Brandi Carlile, "Same Devil" is nominated for Best American Roots Performance.
Halsey's latest album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion, who has often publicly talked about her attraction to both women and men, picked up a nomination for Best Rap Performance for her song "Thot Shit."
Bisexual rapper Cardi B scored a nomination for Best Rap Performance for "Up."
Annie Clark's latest album Daddy's Home is one of four albums in the Best Alternative Music Album category made by queer people.
This London-based singer is bisexual and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album.
Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album nominee Japanese Breakfast's lead singer and songwriter Michelle Zauner is bisexual.
The queer Pakistani musician was nominated for Best New Artist.