There was a whole lotta hype surrounding this year's 64th Annual Grammys after the disaster that was the Oscars this year - but no one was slapped, and only a few jokes were made about the incident. Known as one of the hottest nights in Hollywood, the Grammys celebrates musical artists and their achievements from the year, so let's take a look at some of this year's biggest winners...
Hosted by returning MC Trevor Noah, the annual award show took place in Las Vegas instead of Los Angeles due to some pandemic concerns. Classic. Noah came out swinging, referencing the Will Smith and Chris Rock moment, saying, "We're going to be keeping people's names out of our mouths," giving the audience something to laugh about. Questlove also commented on it later in the evening, especially because his award was handed to him by Chris Rock himself. After these jokes were made, we saw performances from Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Billie Eilish, and more - but Kanye, who was scheduled to perform a few months ago and then rescinded from the lineup, did not perform or even show up at the award ceremony. He did not even come claim his prize for Best Melodic Rap Performance for Hurricane nor Best Rap Song for Jail.
thanks to everyone who listened, watched a video or came to a show— T (@tylerthecreator) April 3, 2022
But Ye wasn't the only hot topic of the evening - fellow rap legend, Tyler, The Creator swept the Grammys stage, snagging his second award for Best Rap Album. The rapper previously took home the same award in 2020 for IGOR and Call Me If You Get Lost this year. Tyler, The Creator, took to Twitter straight after his win, writing, “Thanks wow yeah,” amongst a few more tweets to his fans. Despite being one of the most crowned achievements in Hollywood, many rappers did not show up to the big night, such as Jay Z, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar.
However, let's not take away from the most nominated artist of the evening: jazz musician Jon Batiste, who won five awards, including album of the year for We Are. And although Ye's presence was missed from the Grammy's lineup, we're hoping the Donda artist will hit us with something new sooner rather than later. Stay tuned.