Congratulations to Angelique Kidjo, winner of Grammy’s Best Global Music Album category. Angelique Kidjo won her 5th Grammy plaque award yesterday for her project ‘Mother Nature.
The category Best Global Music Album had the following music art as nominees:
Wizkid – Made in Lagos (Deluxe)
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – Legacy+
Rocky Dawuni – Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1
Daniel Ho & Friends – East-West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert
Wizkid and Femi Kuti lost to Angelique Kidjo at the Grammys in 2022
Angelique Kidjo of Benin received the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album in 2022.
The victory marks the sixth in the Beninese singer’s 40-year career. Kidjo’s Grammy-winning record, ‘Mother Nature,’ is her first original music album in seven years.
Nigeria stars; Femi Kuti and his son, Made, WizKid, Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni, and Hawaii’s Daniel Ho were among the nominees.
Recall, that Burna Boy’s ‘Twice as Tall’ won Best Global Music Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony in 2021; it was his first GRAMMY award in the newly renamed category, formerly known as Best World Music Album.
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards was hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, with Trevor Noah serving as host.
Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani vocalist residing in Brooklyn, won the award for outstanding Global Music Performance; beating out Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Femi Kuti, Yo Ma, Wizkid, and Tems.
Here is a list of all the Grammy Award winners for 2022
Best Reggae Album: Soja, Beauty in the Silence
Best Regional Roots Album: Kalani Pe’a, Kau Ka Pe’a
Category for the Best Folk Album: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, They’re Calling Me Home
Best Contemporary Blues Album: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 662
Best Traditional Blues Album: Cedric Burnside, I Be Trying
Category for the Best Bluegrass Album: Béla Fleck, My Bluegrass Heart
Category for the Best Americana Album: Los Lobos, Native Sons
Best American Roots Song: Jon Batiste, “Cry”
Best American Roots Performance: Jon Batiste, “Cry”
Category for the Best Country Song: Chris Stapleton, “Cold”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Brothers Osborne, “Younger Me”
Category for the Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés, Mirror Mirror
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Christian McBride Big Band, For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver
Category for the Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Skyline
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Chick Corea, “Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)”
Best New Age Album: Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej, Divine Tides
Category for the Best New Age Album: Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej, Divine Tides
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Vince Mendoza, “To the Edge of Longing (Edit Version)”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Charlie Rosen & Jake Silverman, 8-Bit Big Band’s “Meta Knight’s Revenge.”
Category for the Best Instrumental Composition: Lyle Mays, “Eberhard”
Best Musical Theatre Album: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical
Category for the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Carlos Rafael Rivera, The Queen’s Gambit and Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Soul (tie)
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Bo Burnham, “All Eyes on Me”
Category for the Best Immersive Audio Album: Soundtrack of the American Soldier
Best Global Music Performance: Arooj Aftab, “Mohabbat”
Best Global Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Mother Nature