Grammy Awards 2022: Ukrainian President makes an unexpected Appearance, A.R. Rahman makes his presence felt
Grammy Awards 2022: The 64th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, April 3. This was the first time when a Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Sin City.
Initially, the award ceremony was scheduled to take place on January 31 but due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and the sudden spike in the covid cases all again around the world, the award ceremony had to be postponed.
Although the Grammy Awards are quite predictable, this year was somehow different.
What are the Grammy Awards
The Grammys are the first of the big three networks’ major music awards which are held every year to honor the musical artist, compositions, and music albums.
The first Grammy was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments of the performers. This year, the Grammy Awards Ceremony is held on April 3, 2022.
This year the number of categories has been increased to 86, which was more than the last year’s category which was 84.
Winners of the Award show
Jon Batiste emerged as the big winner as he won five trophies including Album of The Year for his music, ‘We are.’
Rodrigo took three trophies home including the Best New Artist Award.
Music duo Silk Sonic, consisting of the singer Bruno Mars and Rapper, Singer Anderson, grabbed the Grammy in the categories of Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Leave the door open”.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy made an unexpected appearance during the award show
Ukraine president Volodymyr Zekenskyy made an unexpected appearance at the Grammy Awards this year, amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
He made the appearance through a pre-recorded video message.
President Zelenskky said, “The war. What’s more opposite than music? The silence of the ruined cities and killed people. Our children drew swooping rockets, not shooting stars. Over 400 children have been injured and 153 children died. And we will never see them drawing. The war doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence.”
He said, “Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded. In the hospitals.”
Mr. Zelenskyy urged the people who are listening to talk about the war. “Tell the truth about the war. On your special networks. On TV. Support us in any way you can. Any. But not silence.”
Indian singer and composer A.R. Rahman made his appearance at Grammy Awards
Like every year, Indian singer-composer A.R. Rahman attended Grammy Awards with his son A.R. Ameen. He shared many pictures from the award show on his social media. Posting a picture with his son he wrote: “Parenting”. He captioned another picture with “All set”.
A.R. Rahman has won two Grammy Awards in 2010- Best Compilation Soundtracks for a motion picture (for the movie Slumdog Millionaire) and Best Motion Picture Song (for Jai Ho).