2022 Grammy Awards

The 2022 GRAMMY Awards were presented in a ceremony that aired April 3. The complete list of winners is at the link.

The two winners of genre interest I recognized are The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, and the soundtrack for the animated movie Soul (which tied with another nominee).

60. Best Musical Theater Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.

  • The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical: Emily Bear, producer; Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear, composers/lyricists (Barlow & Bear)

62. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.

  • The Queen’s Gambit **Tie** — Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer
  • Soul **Tie** — Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

7 thoughts on “2022 Grammy Awards

  1. Soul didn’t have to share its award when it won an Oscar and BAFTA.

  2. The two winners of genre interest I recognized are The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical

    I give up: why is this genre? (totally serious, not being sarcastic)

  3. JJ: Bridgerton in broad outline is alternate history. Borrowing from the Wikipedia —

    Bridgerton is set in an alternate history with a racially integrated London where people of color are members of the ton, some with titles granted by the sovereign. Creator Chris Van Dusen was inspired by historical debate over the 1940s African ancestry claims of Queen Charlotte “…to base the show in an alternative history in which Queen Charlotte’s mixed race heritage was not only well-established but was transformative for Black people and other people of color in England.”

    To what degree the songs in the Unofficial Musical directly address these themes I don’t know.

  4. Mike Glyer: Bridgerton in broad outline is alternate history.

    Ah, that makes sense. I haven’t seen the show, I only know what I’ve read about it, because for me the kissing parts are a bug, not a feature. 😀

  5. Oh Adam Neeley plays bass for The 8-Bit Big Band. He has some terrific music education and think-pieces on YouTube.

    Also: yay for Soul!

  6. Ah, that makes sense. I haven’t seen the show, I only know what I’ve read about it, because for me the kissing parts are a bug, not a feature

    JJ, a few weeks ago Facebook served me an ad for a service called VidAngel, which lets you skip over the sex and/or violence in a TV show or movie. The ad copy was all about “protect your family from the unacceptable!!!”, but it looks like it would be also be useful for anyone who wants to be protected from the boring.

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