Olivia Rodrigo, Kanye West, Barack Obama… Who will be awarded?

The period of the award ceremonies is open in the United States. After the Oscars last week (marked by Will Smith’s slap, we don’t know if you’ve heard of it?), it’s the turn of the biggest night dedicated to American music to roll out the red carpet. the Grammy awards will take place on Sunday night in Las Vegas and got to see Olivia Rodrigo and Barack Obama pick up some awards.

Olivia Rodrigo on her way to a feat, Jon Batiste’s favorite

The great pop sensation of the Disney series high school musical, Olivia Rodrigocan repeat the feat performed by Billie Eilish two years ago, winning the four most prestigious trophies: album, song, record and revelation of the year. In total, she has no less than seven nominations, as many as Billie Eilish, who recently won an Oscar with the song of the last james linkbut one less than Justin Bieber or rapper Doja Cat.

The 19-year-old Californian, interpreter of Driver’s license and good 4u He is expected to take to the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to sing live, as are South Korean band BTS, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, HER, Nas and jazzman Jon Batiste, a favorite this year with eleven nominations, the record for this edition.

Kanye West’s interrogation

kanye-west released an album last year, whereand another this year, donda 2. But it is above all because of his personal attacks on comedian Pete Davidson, in a relationship with his ex-wife. Kim Kardashian, which he did about him, until he was banned from posting on Instagram for… 24 hours. A beast of the stage, named this year in five categories, may yet give the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences a cold sweat for his unpredictable side.

Reports have circulated that the Academy told him he couldn’t perform on stage, but a surprise is still possible. The rapper and producer competes in particular in the category of best album. And he comes face to face with folk pop star Taylor Swift, the very one he had vehemently interrupted onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, to say that Beyoncé deserved an award instead of her. .

Awards for the duo Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett?

Another duo of the evening, the singer and actress Lady Gaga and singer Tony Bennett, 95, can believe in their chances with six nominations for their second album together (the 61st in the studio for Bennett anyway), love for sale. In 2014, the New Yorker became the oldest record sales number one in history, thanks to his first duet with his accomplice.

After revealing in 2021 that he suffered from Alzheimer’s, the Queens crooner no longer acts on stage, “by medical order”, but it is not impossible that he will make an appearance on Sunday with Lady Gaga.

A third potential victory for Barack Obama

The Constitution of the United States limits the number of terms of the American president to two, but will not prevent Barack Obama to aspire to a third Grammy in the always very eclectic category of best spoken word album. The former president, already awarded in 2006 and 2008, returns in 2022 for the audio version of his memoirs, a promised land. In 2020, his wife, Michelle Obama, won with the audiobook becoming.

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