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The 2022 Grammy Awards

Jon Batiste (center) performs at the 64th annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022. Batiste was nominated in 11 categories and took home five prizes, including album of the year. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Olivia Rodrigo accepts the best pop vocal album Grammy. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Our 2022 Grammys Recap

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Just five years ago, networks such as HBO, Netflix and FX were cutting ties with the formerly revered Louis C.K. and pulled past and upcoming programs alike. Now he is back and has a Grammy. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images hide caption

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Jon Batiste accepts the Grammy for album of the year at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas. Batiste was the night's biggest winner by the numbers, with five awards including the night's final honor. Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen speaking from Kyiv in a pre-taped video presented at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP hide caption

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Joni Mitchell accepts the Person of the Year award at the 31st annual MusiCares benefit gala on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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The nominees in this year's two "global music" categories for the Grammys include (from left): Burna Boy and WizKid (both from Nigeria), Benin superstar Angelique Kidjo, Hawaii's Daniel Ho and Femi Kuti (he's also Nigerian). Kevin Winter, Tristan Fewings, Ilya S. Savenok, Jason Merritt and Kristy Sparow/Getty Images hide caption

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Trevor Noah, Tony Bennett, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste are all people to keep your eye on Sunday night, all for different reasons. Kevin Winter; Joseph Prezioso; Matt Winkelmeyer; Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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7 storylines to watch at this year's Grammy Awards

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First time Grammy-nominated artists Abigail Barlow (L) and Emily Bear (R). Jessica Pons hide caption

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'The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical' Creators Nominated For Their First Ever Grammy

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This year's Grammy nominees for best children's album include: Pierce Freelon, 1 Tribe Collective, 123 Andrés, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band and Falu Chris Charles; Lissa Hahn; Dominick Williams; Carson Sargent hide caption

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Chris Charles; Lissa Hahn; Dominick Williams; Carson Sargent

Last year's children's song Grammy nominees were all white—but that's changed in 2022

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Ye, also known by his birth name Kanye West, has been on a social media tear in recent months. He behavior has gotten him booted from the lineup of performers for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Amy Harris/Invision/AP hide caption

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Abigail Barlow (left) and Emily Bear have made magic together and say they found kindred creative spirits. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Barlow & Bear bring musical theater into the TikTok era

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"Ain't no bumpers in life," Jimmie Allen says, as he explains his philosophy on bowling and his career. Larry McCormack for NPR hide caption

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Jimmie Allen put his own spin on country music — and is now reaping the rewards

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Arooj Aftab's heritage and penchant for mysticism come through in her music. Mengwen Cao for NPR hide caption

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Arooj Aftab considers her Grammy nominations a triumph. But they won't define her

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Saweetie has been nominated for Best New Artist and Best Rap Song at this year's Grammy Awards. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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For Saweetie, a Grammy nomination is just the beginning

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