Grammy Awards 2022: Jack Antonoff named Best Producer, Black Coffee wins Best Electronic Album and more
The 64th Grammy Awards Ceremony was a big night for artists within the electronic music scene
Jack Antonoff, Black Coffee, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and more took home Grammy Awards for their music production work leading up to the 2022 ceremony.
Aussie-trio RÜFÜS DU SOL took home their first award for Best Dance/Electronic Recording for Alive after two previous nominations in 2020, which you can read more about here. Other nominees for the award included Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, David Guetta and Afrojack, James Blake, Caribou, Ólafur Arnalds and Tïesto.
The esteemed Jack Antonoff won Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, known for his work alongside Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Sia and many more, and gave an acceptance speech that may hit home for many aspiring producers: “This for all people who sit at home, make shit that they think is really cool and just keep making it and just keep making it.”
For Best Electronic Album was South African house music DJ, Black Coffee, for Subconsciously who gave special thanks to Pharrell Williams and David Guetta for believing in working with a “smaller artist”.
The Immersive Audio Album Grammy was secured by Alicia Keys for Alicia, alongside engineers George Massenburg, Eric Schilling, Michael Romanowski, and producer Ann Mincieli.
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda took the win for Best Remixed Recording with his remix of Passenger by metal band Deftones. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga took home the Grammy for Best Engineered Album with Love For Sale, with engineers Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman and Billy Cumella, and mastering engineers Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone. Bennett was watching from home as he currently battles Alzheimer’s disease.
The ceremony showcased performances from Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lady Gaga and BTS and saw artist Jon Batiste lead on the nominations with a total of 11, with Justin Bieber not far behind at eight and chart-dominating Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodgrio all at seven.
A tearful Speech from Doja Cat was also given as she accepted the award alongside SZA for Best Pop Duo Performance. She held back tears as she admitted, “I downplay a lot of shit but this is a big deal.” Batiste, however, was the biggest winner of the night, collecting five awards, including Album Of The Year.