Grammy's 2022: Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Lil Nas X's major nominations happened "at the last minute"

Huge hits by Doja Cat, Justin Bieber and ABBA also benefited as the number of nominees were expanded.

Major Grammy nominations for artists such as Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Lil Nas X were apparently added at the last minute due to a change in rules. 

Announced on Tuesday (November 23), the 2022 Grammy's included a nomination for Album of the Year for Taylor's Evermore and Kanye's DONDA, while Lil Nas X's UK Number 1 hit Montero (Call Me By Your Name) was nominated for Record of the Year.

According to the New York Times, a meeting took place on Monday night (November 22) that allowed nominees for the 'Big Four' categories - Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist - to expand from the traditional eight to a more inclusive 10. 

Thanks to this, Taylor, Kanye and Lil Nas X achieved nominations in their respective categories. Other acts also gaining from the new rule were Doja Cat and SZA with Kiss Me More for Song of the Year and ABBA's I Still Have Faith In You for Record of the Year (their first-ever Grammy nomination in the band's 48 year history).

 

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The big winners from the nominations were American musician Jon Bastite, who scored the most nominations of any artist with a massive 11 for his album We Are, while 2020's undeniable breakout star Olivia Rodrigo's seven nominations (including Best New Artist and Album of the Year for Sour) made her the most-nominated debut artist at the ceremony. 

Other artists with several nominations included Billie Eilish (7), Justin Bieber (8) and  Lady Gaga (5) for her jazz record with Tony Bennett scooping surprise nods in Album of the Year and Record of the Year. 

The Grammy's 2022 live ceremony will be broadcast January 31, 2022.