On Nov. 23, the nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards were announced.
John Batiste, the musician who also serves as the bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, led among all nominees with 11 nods. He celebrated the nominations by pointing out on Twitter that his birthday is 11/11, according to CNN.com .
Chart-toppers Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo all followed closely with multiple nominations. Rodrigo scored nods in all four of the top categories: record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best new artist.
According to a press release, six-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and New York Times Best Selling author Brandi Carlilea part of the LGBTQ+ communityscored five nods. She received nominations for Record of the Year ("Right On Time"), Song of the Year ("Right On Time" and "A Beautiful Noise," performed by Carlile and Alicia Keys), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Right On Time") and Best American Roots Performance ("Same Devil," with Brandy Clark).
Queer rapper Lil Nas X also scored nominations, including Record and Song of the Year (for "Montero" (Call Me By Your Name)) as well as Album of the Year (Montero). Lady Gaga received multiple nods for her duets with the legendary Tony Bennett.
"The vast inclusion of LGBTQ artists amongst this year's Grammy nomineesincluding Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga and many othershighlights not only a growing shift in cultural acceptance, but also the dominant impact that LGBTQ artists are making across the music industry," said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a press statement. "With [his] nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Lil Nas X continues to open doors for greater LGBTQ inclusion in rap and hip-hop, which will undoubtedly inspire and empower a new generation of artists to embrace their authenticity and individuality."
The Grammys will take place Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 on CBS, and will stream live and on demand on Paramount+.