BMG publishing client Bruno Mars opened the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony performing songs off Silk Sonic’s hit debut album An Evening with Silk Sonic. The Grammy-nominated R&B superduo would go on to sweep many of the major categories they were nominated in including two of the evenings’ top prizes: Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Leave the Door Open’, a second straight win for BMG songwriter D’Mile. The song was also awarded Best R&B Song earlier in the evening.
D’Mile would also go on to contribute to Best Traditional R&B Performance for co-writing ‘Fight For You’, from the film Judas and The Black Messiah.
BMG songwriters Nate Mendel and Pat Smear scored several bittersweet wins, following the untimely passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, including Best Rock Performance for ‘Making A Fire’ and Best Rock Song for ‘Waiting On A War’ from their Grammy Award-winning Best Rock Album Medicine at Midnight.
BMG publishing clients Los Lobos won Best Americana Album for their recently released Native Sons, as well as BMG recording artist Bela Fleck winning Best Bluegrass Album for My Bluegrass Heart released via Renew Records/BMG.
Vince Mendoza won Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals for ‘To The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version)’ from his Grammy-nominated album Freedom Over Everything, released via Modern Recordings/BMG in 2021.
BMG songwriter John Legend performed his new song ‘Free’ in tribute to Ukraine. On Saturday, April 2, the night before the ceremony, Legend received the first-ever Recording Academy Global Impact Award at the Recording Academy Honors presented by the Black Music Collective.
Grammy-nominated Best New Artist Jimmie Allen performed his new single ‘Down Home’ live during the pre-telecast and returned as a presenter for several categories including Best Gospel Performance, Best Contemporary Christian, Best Gospel Album, Contemporary Christian Album, Best Latin Pop Album, Musica Urbana Album, Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, Regional Mexican Music Album, Best Tropical Album, and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
BMG recording artists Jimmie Jam & Terry Lewis performed during an all-star performance tribute, alongside BMG recording artist Lenny Kravitz.
The 64th Grammy Awards ceremony celebrated the greatest achievements in popular music over the past year on Sunday evening, April 3, 2022; at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Initially scheduled to take place on January 31, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the event was postponed until spring and moved to the MGM Arena.