Grammys 2022 LIVE updates: Win for Australian dance trio Rufus Du Sol at 64th Grammy Awards

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It’s getting hot and steamy on the red carpet

Sexy is already the throbbing backbeat on the Grammys red carpet with artists choosing silhouettes as subtle as Will Smith’s Oscars slap.

Olivia Rodrigo set the tone of steamy sophistication in a form-fitting black dress from Britain’s dame of naughtiness Vivienne Westwood. Morticia Addams opera gloves and a purple trompe l’oeil of the female form, added to Rodrigo’s adult styling – the latest ambitious leap by the drivers license singer away from her Disney princess past.

Olivia Rodrigo in Vivienne Westwood, Doja Cat in Atelier Versace and Lily Aldridge in Nensi Dojaka.Credit:AP

Multiple nominee Doja Cat made sure the paparazzi captured the obvious attributes of her icy blue Atelier Versace gown with a sheer skirt and corset-inspired bodysuit, unnecessarily cupping her well-supported cleavage.

Supermodel Lily Aldridge, wife of Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, wore a black column dress with multiple spaghetti straps and an intriguing keyhole cut out from rising star Nensi Dojaka. It’s not so much bringing sexy back as reminding us that it never left the building.

The question on everyone’s mind: Who’s slapping who?

Oh come on, as if you weren’t thinking it. It’s just the delayed Grammys’ luck to be the first awards show held right after last week’s Oscars insanity. So let’s play a little game called, Who’s Slappin’ Who? (sung, of course, to the tune of Aretha’s 1985 classic, Who’s Zoomin’ Who?).

Lady Gaga worships at the shrine of one of her idols, Tony Bennett.Credit:Kelsey Bennett.

My early money, obviously, was on nonagenarian Tony Bennett unleashing on whoever’s around, just based on the reserves of frustration I’d imagine anyone would accumulate after 95 years of daily existence.

Unfortunately Bennett, who’s nominated for six awards for his latest collection of duets with Lady Gaga, is unable to attend, being 95 and all. So many faces saved from the wanton wrath of a grumpy old man, but it leaves just one other slappy potential.

Nominated in five categories, Kanye West could be a winner but Ye won’t be performing live at the 64th Grammys.Credit:Amy Harris/AP

Kanye vs Trevor Noah: For all his eccentric awards show behaviour, Kanye’s never slapped anyone (it’s odd to think that celebrities would be congratulated for this, but here we are). But his beef with Noah took a wild turn after the Grammys host waded into Kanye’s ongoing public “harassment” of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

Kanye responded with a racist slur, got banned from Instagram for a day, and got barred from performing at today’s Grammys where he’s up for five awards, including Album of the Year for Donda. This could be bad.

The day’s barely started and there’s already an Aussie win

Considering the Grammys broadcasts less than a quarter of their now 86 awards categories during the main ceremony proper, we’ve already got prizes going out – and, amazingly, an Aussie win.

Sydney dance trio Rufus Du Sol have won the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Recording for their expansive Alive, the same track that won them multiple ARIAs last year. The trio – Jon George, James Hunt and Tyrone Lindqvist – beat out big names including James Blake and David Guetta to win the prize.

Rufus Du Sol: from left, Tyrone Lindqvist, James Hunt and Jon George in their trademark head-to-toe black.Credit:Eliot Lee Hazel

In their acceptance speech, Lindqvist expressed shock over the win. “Being in there and hearing our name was very surreal. It feels so good… I want to cry, but I’m laughing.”

How are they celebrating? By going back to work. The group have a DJ set at Las Vegas nightclub Intrigue tonight, where hopefully they get a few bonus drink cards.

It was their third shot at a Grammy win after being nominated twice in 2020. Congratulations, Rufus.

The full set of prizes up for grabs

Grab your coffee, this post is a long one…

Record of the year
I Still Have Faith In You, ABBA
Freedom, Jon Batiste
I Get A Kick Out Of You, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Peaches, Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Right On Time, Brandi Carlile
Kiss Me More, Doja Cat Featuring SZA
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X
drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo
Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic

Album of the year nominees:
We Are, Jon Batiste
Love for Sale, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe), Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Back Of My Mind, H.E.R.
Montero, Lil Nas X
Sour, Olivia Rodrigo
Evermore, Taylor Swift
Donda, Kanye West

Song of the year nominees:
Bad Habits, Ed Sheeran
A Beautiful Noise, Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile
drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo
Fight For You, H.E.R.
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Kiss Me More, Doja Cat Featuring SZA
Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic
Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X
Peaches, Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Right On Time, Brandi Carlile

Best new artist nominees:
Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo

Best pop solo performance nominees:
Anyone, Justin Bieber
Right On Time, Brandi Carlile
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Positions, Ariana Grande
drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo

Best pop duo/group performance nominees:
I Get A Kick Out Of You, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Lonely, Justin Bieber & benny blanco
Butter, BTS
Higher Power, Coldplay
Kiss Me More, Doja Cat Featuring SZA

Best traditional pop vocal album nominees:
Love For Sale, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Til We Meet Again (Live), Norah Jones
A Tori Kelly Christmas, Tori Kelly
Ledisi Sings Nina, Ledisi
That’s Life, Willie Nelson
A Holly Dolly Christmas, Dolly Parton

Best pop vocal album nominees:
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe), Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Positions, Ariana Grande
Sour, Olivia Rodrigo

Best rock performance nominees:
Shot In The Dark, AC/DC
Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A), Black Pumas
Nothing Compares 2 U, Chris Cornell
Ohms, Deftones
Making A Fire, Foo Fighters

Best metal performance nominees:
Genesis, Deftones
The Alien, Dream Theater
Amazonia, Gojira
Pushing The Tides, Mastodon
The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition), Rob Zombie

Best rock song nominees:
All My Favorite Songs, Weezer
The Bandit, Kings Of Leon
Distance, Mammoth WVH
Find My Way, Paul McCartney
Waiting On A War, Foo Fighters

Best rock album nominees:
Power Up, AC/DC
Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A, Black Pumas
No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1, Chris Cornell
Medicine At Midnight, Foo Fighters
McCartney III, Paul McCartney

Best alternative music album nominees:
Shore, Fleet Foxes
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey
Jubilee, Japanese Breakfast
Collapsed In Sunbeams, Arlo Parks
Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent

Best R&B song nominees:
Damage, H.E.R.
Good Days, SZA
Heartbreak Anniversary, Giveon
Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic
Pick Up Your Feelings, Jazmine Sullivan

Best progressive R&B album nominees:
New Light, Eric Bellinger
Something To Say, Cory Henry
Mood Valiant, Hiatus Kaiyote
Table For Two, Lucky Daye
Dinner Party: Dessert, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington
Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, Masego

Best R&B album nominees:
Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies, Snoh Aalegra
We Are, Jon Batiste
Gold-Diggers Sound, Leon Bridges
Back Of My Mind, H.E.R.
Heaux Tales, Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B performance nominees:
Lost You, Snoh Aalegra
Peaches, Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Damage, H.E.R.
Leave The Door Open, Silk Sonic
Pick Up Your Feelings, Jazmine Sullivan

Best rap performance nominees:
Family Ties, Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Up, Cardi B
M Y . L I F E, J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray
Thot S***, Megan Thee Stallion

Best rap song nominees:
Bath Salts, DMX featuring Jay-Z & Nas
Best Friend, Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
Family Ties, Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
Jail, Kanye West featuring Jay-Z
M Y . L I F E, J. Cole featuring 21 Savage & Morray

Best rap album nominees:
The Off-Season, J. Cole
King’s Disease II, Nas
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Donda, Kanye West

Best country solo performance nominees:
Forever After All, Luke Combs
Remember Her Name, Mickey Guyton
All I Do Is Drive, Jason Isbell
camera roll, Kacey Musgraves
You Should Probably Leave, Chris Stapleton

Best country duo/group performance nominees:
If I Didn’t Love You, Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
Younger Me, Brothers Osborne
Glad You Exist, Dan + Shay
Chasing After You, Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home), Elle King & Miranda Lambert

Best country song nominees:
Better Than We Found It, Maren Morris
camera roll, Kacey Musgraves
Cold, Chris Stapleton
Country Again, Thomas Rhett
Fancy Like, Walker Hayes
Remember Her Name, Mickey Guyton

Best country album nominees:
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
Remember Her Name, Mickey Guyton
The Marfa Tapes, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram
The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita, Sturgill Simpson
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Producer of the year, non-classical nominees:
Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

Best music video nominees:
Shot In The Dark, AC/DC
Freedom, Jon Batiste
I Get A Kick Out Of You, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Peaches, Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X
Good 4 U, Olivia Rodrigo

Who’s likely to own the night?

Jon Batiste. Ha, just kidding. Batiste, better known as the bandleader from Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, is somehow up for a field-leading 11 nominations, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

Jon Batise scored 11 Grammy nominations.Credit:AP

It’s one of those amusing wrinkles the Recording Academy, which now numbers over 11,000 members, likes to drop on us each year, like those six nominations for 95-year-old Tony Bennett’s latest collection of duets with Lady Gaga, which I guarantee you even my grandma hasn’t heard.

To be fair, Batiste’s already picked up a few, including, somehow, Best Music Video over Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name). But as far as I see it, the big four categories – Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist – will go to: Olivia Rodrigo, Olivia Rodrigo, Olivia Rodrigo and Olivia Rodrigo, in that order.

Hot favourite Olivia RodrigoCredit:

The 19-year-old’s drivers license, a song so huge it was credited with “reinventing the power ballad”, was easily last year’s biggest pop phenomenon, and Sour, with its pop-punk-inflected teen earnestness, highlighted Rodrigo’s mature songwriting chops and versatility. Plus, the Recording Academy has a soft spot for epic sweeps from Gen Z starlets, as Billie Eilish proved a couple of years ago.

But, of course, Eilish’s Happier Than Ever and Lil Nas X’s Montero are right there waiting, and worthy, too. And you can’t overlook the Academy’s temptation to reward Taylor Swift’s evermore as their Album of the Year, Swift’s sole nomination this year.

So, as ever, this year’s ceremony could go any way – which is exactly what Jon Batiste told himself in the mirror this morning.

It’s time for some Grammys

Welcome to our live coverage of the 64th Grammys, the music awards show that is rarely right and often embarrassingly wrong.

The beautiful and fragrant Robert Moran (yes, he wrote that!) will be leading today’s live blog, joined by fashion editor Damien Woolnough, who will be guiding you through all the red carpet looks and music writer Martin Boulton who will be sharing his insights once the ceremony kicks off. And I’m Hanna Mills Turbet, your concierge today.

After being postponed for two months due to our old friend COVID, the Grammys are finally here – so, whose night will it be?

Will Olivia Rodrigo sweep the big four categories, including Record of the Year for her TikTok-assisted phenomenon drivers license?

Will Grammys catnip Billie Eilish make it three major wins in a row with Happier Than Ever? Will The Kid Laroi, the pride of Waterloo, snag a surprise win in the Best New Artist category? So many questions, and so many ways to be disappointed by the ever-insane decisions of the voting academy.

Strap yourselves in, this should be fun(ish).

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