BMI Celebrates its 2022 GRAMMY Nominees

Posted in News on November 23, 2021
L-R: Multiple GRAMMY nominees Lil Nas X, H.E.R. and Brandi Carlile
L-R: Multiple GRAMMY nominees Lil Nas X, H.E.R. and Brandi Carlile

As the music industry’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Award is universally acknowledged as the benchmark of excellence for songwriters and music creators. Recognition from the Recording Academy in the form of a nomination is a tremendous achievement, and once again, BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates who today received nominations for the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

In the General Field category, BMI’s affiliates truly distinguished themselves across the board, with Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile and Doja Cat all vying for the coveted Record of the Year Award. The contest for Album of the Year, meanwhile, finds some of the biggest names in contemporary music in competition, including BMI songwriters Kanye West, Taylor Swift, H.E.R., Doja Cat, Lady Gaga and Lil Nas X. In the running for Best New Artist are newcomers such as BMI songwriters Arooj Aftab, Baby Keem, The Kid LAROI, Arlo Parks and Saweetie. In terms of Song of the Year, BMI songwriters are nominated for eight out of the ten contenders for the award.

Of the overall multiple nominees, BMI songwriters H.E.R. and Doja Cat are tied with eight nods each. Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile and Kanye West are all tied with five nominations each

Below are the BMI nominations for the General Field category, but stay tuned for the full list of all BMI’s nominated affiliates, which will be posted here soon. The 64th GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, January 31, 2022, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.


Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

“I Get A Kick Out Of You”
Lady Gaga
Josh Coleman, engineers/mixers

Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Josh Gudwin, HARV, Shndo & Andrew Watt, producers; Josh Gudwin & Andrew Watt, engineers/mixers

“Right On Time”
Brandi Carlile
Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers

“Kiss Me More”
Doja Cat Featuring SZA
Rogét Chahayed & Yeti Beats, producers; Rian Lewis & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Lil Nas X
Omer Fedi, Roy Lenzo & Take A Daytrip, producers; Denzel Baptiste & Roy Lenzo, engineers/mixers

“Leave The Door Open”
Silk Sonic*
Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II, producer

Album Of The Year
Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s).

We Are
Jon Batiste*
Hot 8 Brass Band, featured artists; Mickey Freedom Hart, Sunny Levine, Nate Mercereau, Ricky Reed & Jahaan Sweet, producers; Joseph Lorge, Ricky Reed, Jaclyn Sanchez & Marc Whitmore, engineers/mixers; Eric Frederic, Sunny Levine, Steve McEwan & Mavis Staples, songwriters

Love For Sale
Lady Gaga
Josh Coleman, engineer/mixer

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Justin Bieber*
BEAM, benny blanco, Daniel Caesar (SOCAN), Chance The Rapper, Dominic Fike, Giveon, Khalid & The Kid LAROI, featured artists; benny blanco, BMW Kenny, Capi, Dreamlab, Jason Evigan, German, Josh Gudwin, Jimmie Gutch, HARV, Marvin “Tony” Hemmings, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, The Monsters & Strangerz, Jorgen Odegard, Michael Pollack, Shndo, Jake Torrey, Trackz, Andrew Watt & Ido Zmishlany, producers; benny blanco, Kevin “Capi” Carbo,  Dreamlab, Josh Gudwin, Daniel James, Antonio Kearney & Paul LaMalfa, engineers/mixers; Delacey (Brittany Amaradio), Chancelor Johnathon Bennett, David Bowden, Jason Boyd, Kevin Coby, Raul Cubina, Jordan Douglas, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Jason Evigan, Dominic David Fike, Kameron Glasper, Jacob Greenspan, Josh Gudwin, James Gutch, Bernard Harvey, Leah Haywood, Gregory Aldae Hein, Marvin Hemmings, Jeffrey Howard, Daniel James, JaDaniel James, ce Logan Jennings, Rodney Jerkins, Jordan K. Johnson, Anthony M. Jones, Antonio Kearney, Charlton Kenneth, Benjamin Levin, Marcus Lomax, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Jorgen Odegard, Tayla Parx, Oliver Peterhof, Whitney Phillips, Michael Pollack, Khalid Donnel Robinson, Tia Scola, Ali Tamposi, Tyshane Thompson, Jake Torrey, Freddy Wexler, Andrew Wotman, Rami Yacoub, & Ido Zmishlany, songwriters

Planet Her (Deluxe)
Doja Cat
Gunna, JID, SZA & Young Thug, featured artists; Aaron Bow, Rogét Chahayed, Mike Hector, Kurtis McKenzie, Reef, Sully, Yeti Beats & Y2K, producers; Clint Gibbs, Rian Lewis, NealHPogue, Tyler Sheppard & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Aaron Bow, Rogét Chahayed, Sheldon Yu-Ting Cheung, Antwoine Collins, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Mike Hector, Sergio Kitchens, Carter Lang, Kurtis McKenzie, Jidenna Mobisson, Destin Route, Solána Rowe David Sprecher, Ari Starace, Lee Stashenko, Rob Tewlow & Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters

Happier Than Ever
Billie Eilish*
Rob Kinelski, engineers/mixers

Back Of My Mind
Chris Brown, Cordae, DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, Ty Dolla $ign & Yung Bleu, featured artists; Bordeaux, Cardiak, Chi Chi, Steven J. Collins, Flip, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, H.E.R., Hit-Boy, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, KAYTRANADA (SOCAN), DJ Khaled, NOVA WAV, Scribz Riley, STREETRUNNER, Thurdi & Wu10, producers; Luis Bordeaux, H.E.R.,  KAYTRANADA (SOCAN), Derek Keota, Juan “AyoJuan” Peña, Patrizio Pigliapoco, Alex Pyle & Jaclyn Sanchez, engineers/mixers; Nasri Atweh (SOCAN), Jeremy Biddle, Chris Brown, Luis Campozano, Louis Kevin Celestin (SOCAN), Anthony Clemons Jr., Ronald “Flip” Colson, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Elijah Dias, Cordae Dunston, Jeff Gitelman, Tyrone Griffin Jr., H.E.R., Chauncey Hollis, Latisha Twana Hyman, Rodney Jerkins, Khaled Khaled, Gamal “Lunchmoney” Lewis, Carl McCormick, Leon McQuay III, Julia Michaels, Vurdell “V. Script” Muller, Chidi Osondu, Mike “Scribz” Riley, Tiara Thomas, Bryson Tiller, Nicholas Warwar, Jabrile Hashim Willliams, Michael L. Williams II & Kelvin Wooten, songwriters

Lil Nas X
Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion, featured artists; Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, John Cunningham, Omer Fedi, Jasper Harris, KBeaZy, Carter Lang, Roy Lenzo, Tom Levesque, Jasper Sheff, Blake Slatkin, Take A Daytrip & Kanye West, producers; Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, John Cunningham, Jelli Dorman, Roy Lenzo, Patrizio ‘Teezio’ Pigliapoco, Blake Slatkin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Keegan Bach, Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, John Cunningham, Miley Ray Cyrus, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Omer Fedi, Vincent Goodyer,  Jasper Harris, Montero Hill, Isley Juber, Carter Lang, Roy Lenzo, Thomas James Levesque, Michael Olmo, Jasper Sheff, Blake Slatkin & Kanye West, songwriters

Olivia Rodrigo*
Alexander 23, producer; Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift, songwriters

Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift, producers; Thomas Bartlett, Matt DiMona, Jon Gautier, Mikey Freedom Hart & Benjamin Lanz, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff, William Bowery & Taylor Swift, songwriters

Kanye West
Baby Keem, Chris Brown, Conway The Machine, Fivio Foreign, Lil Yachty, Marilyn Manson, Pop Smoke, Roddy Ricch, Young Thug, Don Toliver, Ty Dolla $ign, Vory & Lil Yachty, featured artists; AyoAA, Jeff Bhasker, BoogzDaBeast, Cubeatz, Mike Dean, Dem Jointz, Digital Nas, DJ Khalil, 88-Keys, E.Vax, FNZ, Ronny J, DJ Khalil, Wallis Lane, Digital Nas, Ojivolta, Sean Solymar, 30 Roc, Mia Wallis, Kanye West & Wheezy, producers; Rashade Benani Bevel Sr., Dem Jointz, Nagaris Johnson, Drrique Rendeer, Alejandro Rodriguez-Dawson & Lorenzo Wolff, engineers/mixers; Dwayne Abernathy Jr., Aswad Asif, Sam Barsh, Jeff Bhasker, Isaac De Boni, Christopher Brown, Tahrence Brown, Hykeem Carter Jr., Raul Cubina, Isaac De Boni, Michael Dean, Wesley Glass, Samuel Gloade, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Tyrone Griffin Jr., Jahmal Gwin, Tavoris Javon Hollins Jr., Larry Hoover Jr., Bashar Jackson, Nima Jahanbin, Paimon Jahanbin, Evan Mast, Miles McCollum, Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., Michael Mulé, Mark Myrie, Charles M. Njapa, Nasir Pemberton, Carlos St. John Phillips, Khalil Abdul Rahman, Laraya Ashlee Robinson, Maxie Lee Ryles III, Sean Solymar, Ronald O’Neill Spence Jr., Caleb Zackery Toliver, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West, Jeffery Williams & Mark Williams, songwriters

Song Of The Year
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

“Bad Habits”
Johnny McDaid & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

“A Beautiful Noise”
Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Lori McKenna & Linda Perry, songwriters (Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile)
“Fight For You”
Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Kiss Me More”
Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Carter Lang, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher, songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring SZA)

“Leave The Door Open”
Dernst Emile II, songwriter (Silk Sonic)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo, songwriters (Lil Nas X)

Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr. & Andrew Wotman, songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon)

“Right On Time”
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best New Artist
This category recognizes an artist whose eligibility-year release(s) achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.

Arooj Aftab
Baby Keem
Arlo Parks

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