2022 Grammy Award Predictions

Story posted November 30, 2021 in Arts & Entertainment by CommRadio Arts & Entertainment Staff.

The 2022 Grammy Awards is right around the corner, and the CommRadio staff predicts the winners and who should win for this year’s ceremony.

* Nominees underlined are predicted to win
* Nominees italicized should win

Record of the Year

• I Still Have Faith In You - ABBA
• Freedom - Jon Batiste
• I Get A Kick Out Of You - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
• Peaches - Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
• Right On Time - Brandi Carlile
• Kiss Me More - Doja Cat featuring SZA
Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
• drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo
• Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic

Album of the Year

• We Are - Jon Batiste
• Love For Sale - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
• Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) - Justin Bieber
• Planet Her (Deluxe) - Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
• Back Of My Mind - H.E.R.
• Montero - Lil Nas X
Sour - Olivia Rodrigo
• Evermore - Taylor Swift
• Donda - Kanye West

Song of the Year

• Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
• A Beautiful Noise - Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile
drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo
• Fight For You - H.E.R.
• Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
Kiss Me More - Doja Cat featuring SZA
• Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic
• Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
Peaches - Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
• Right On Time - Brandi Carlile

Best New Artist

• Arooj Aftab
• Jimmie Allen
• Baby Keem
FINNEAS
• Glass Animals
• Japanese Breakfast
• The Kid LAROI
• Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo
• Saweetie

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) - Justin Bieber
• Planet Her (Deluxe) - Doja Cat
• Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
• Positions - Ariana Grande
Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

Best Rap Album

• The Off-Season - J. Cole
• Certified Lover Boy - Drake
King's Disease II - Nas
Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler, The Creator
• Donda - Kanye West

Best Melodic Rap Performance

• P R I D E. I S . T H E . D E V I L - J. Cole featuring Lil Baby
• Need To Know - Doja Cat
Industry Baby - Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow
• Wusyaname - Tyler, The Creator featuring Youngboy Never Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign
Hurricane - Kanye West featuring The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Best Rap Song

• Bath Salts - DMX featuring Jay-Z & Nas
• Best Friend - Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
Family Ties - Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
• Jail - Kanye West featuring Jay-Z
M Y . L I F E - J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray


Jack Freiser is a second-year majoring in telecommunications, to contact him email jef5614@psu.edu

Caelan Chevrier is a second-year majoring in journalism, to contact him email cjc6789@psu.edu

Emily McGlynn is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism, to contact her email esm5378@psu.edu

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Emily McGlynn

Second-year / Broadcast Journalism

Emily McGlynn is a second-year from Birmingham, Michigan majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State. She is a member of the CommRadio Arts & Entertainment Department and News Department. She is also the Co-Director for the Arts & Entertainment Department. Listening to music, watching movies, and staying updated with news and pop culture are some of her favorite things to do. To contact her, email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Caelan Chevrier

Second Year / Journalism

Caelan Chevrier is a second-year student in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University studying broadcast journalism and marketing with the goal of graduating with a bachelor’s degree in four years. His plan is to get involved in numerous media-related clubs during his stay. His career goal is to spread informative, meaningful and entertaining content across various platforms and to be a positive impact on the community. He has also spent time working at The Westport Local Press in his hometown of Westport, CT. If you’d like to contact him, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Jack Freiser

Freshman / Telecommunications

Jack Freiser is a caring and creative people-person who loves music and film. He aspires to impact the music business as a successful A+R by signing artists who will be culturally relevant and will leave an impact on the world, and through keeping a strong relationship with the artist and their team. Email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).