Los Angeles, CA – The Recording Academy unveiled the 2022 Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday morning (November 23). Par for the course, they included a variety of Hip Hop and R&B acts, including Tyler, The Creator, Drake, Nas, Kanye West and J. Cole who all received nominations in the Best Rap Album category.

Nas took home the gilded trophy in the Best Rap Album category for King’s Disease last year, beating out Jay Electronica, D Smoke, Royce Da 5’9, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist.

Meanwhile, DMX received a posthumous nomination in the Best Rap Song category for “Bath Salts” featuring JAY-Z and Nas from Exodus, which was completed not long after his April death. Saweetie, Baby Keem, Kanye West and J. Cole round out the category.

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As for Best Rap Performance, Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar grabbed a nod for “Family Ties,” Cardi B for “Up,” J. Cole, 21 Savage and Morray for “My Life,” Drake, Future and Young Thug for “Way 2 Sexy” and Megan Thee Stallion for “Thot Shit.”

Lil Nas X also appears to be a Grammy favorite this year — he was nominated for five Grammys in the Record of the Year, Best Melodic Rap Performance, Album of the Year and Video of the Year categories.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards takes place on January 31, 2022. Prior to the telecast, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel. 

Best Rap Album

J. Cole – The Off-Season

Drake – Certified Lover Boy 

Nas – King’s Disease II 

Tyler, The Creator – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST  

Kanye West – Donda 

Best Rap Song

DMX f. JAY-Z & Nas – “Bath Salts”

Saweetie f. Doja Cat “Best Friend”

Baby Keem f. Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”

Kanye West f. JAY-Z – “Jail”

J. Cole f. 21 Savage & Morray – “My Life”

Best Rap Performance

Baby Keem f. Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”

Cardi B – “Up”

J. Cole f. 21 Savage & Morray – “My Life”

Drake f. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot Shit”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

J. Cole f. Lil Baby – “Pride Is The Devil”

Doja Cat – “Need To Know”

Lil Nas X f. Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

Tyler, The Creator f. NBA YoungBoy & Ty Dolla $ign – “WUSYANAME”

Kanye West f. The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Album of the Year

Doja Cat – Planet Her 

Lil Nas X – MONTERO 

Kanye West – Donda 

H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind 

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever 

Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) 

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love For Sale

Jon Batiste – We Are 

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”

Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile – “A Beautiful Noise”

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Doja Cat f. SZA – “Kiss Me More”

Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”

H.E.R. – “Fight For You”

Justin Bieber f. Daniel Caesar & Giveon – “Peaches”

Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”

Olivia Rodrigo – “driver’s license”

Record of the Year

Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”

ABBA – “I Still Have Faith In You”

Jon Batiste – “Freedom”

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You”

Justin Bieber f. Daniel Caesar & Giveon – “Peaches”

Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”

Doja Cat f. SZA – “Kiss Me More”

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Arlo Parks

Baby Keem

FINNEAS

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid LAROI

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie

Best R&B Album

Snoh Aalegra – Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies

Jon Batiste – We Are

Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound

H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales

Best R&B Song

H.E.R. – “Damage”

SZA – “Good Days”

Giveon – “Heartbreak Anniversary”

Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”

Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra – “Lost You”

Justin Bieber f. Daniel Caesar & Giveon – “Peaches”

H.E.R. – “Damage”

Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”

Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Best Progressive R&B Album

Eric Bellinger – New Light

Cory Henry – Something To Say

Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant

Lucky Daye – Table For Two

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington – Dinner Party: Dessert

Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Jon Batiste – “I Need You”

BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon f. Charlie Bereal – “Bring It On Home To Me”

Leon Bridges f. Robert Glasper – “Born Again”

H.E.R. – “Fight For You”

Lucky Daye f. Yebba – “How Much Can A Heart Take”

Best Music Video

AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”

Jon Batiste – “Freedom”

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You”

Justin Bieber f. Daniel Caesar & Giveon – “Peaches”

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”