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Grammy: The Recording Academy Announces Major Changes Ahead of 2022 Event

The Recording Academy organizers of the world’s most prestigious music award – Grammy, has announce some major changes to their rules. This amendment came in after prominent American singers like Nicky Minaj, Justin Bieber amongst several others called out the organizers over unjustified categories in the recently held event.


Grammy Recording Academy is a world leading society of music professionals. The Recording Academy works year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators. Earlier this week they announced the Major Changes of the Grammy Awards ahead of the 2022 Grammys.

The Recording Academy announced that it has made significant changes to its Awards process that reflect its ongoing commitment to evolve with the musical landscape and to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable.

Among the changes are the elimination of Nominations Review Committees, a reduction in the number of categories in which voters may vote, two GRAMMY Award category additions, and more.

These changes go into effect immediately for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, taking place Jan. 31, 2022.

The Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr. shared;

It’s been a year of unprecedented, transformational change for the Recording Academy, and I’m immensely proud to be able to continue our journey of growth with these latest updates to our Awards process“.

This is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the Awards process.”

The Approved Amendments Include:

Voting Process Changes; Elimination Of Nominations Review Committees In General And Genre Fields, Reduction In Number Of Categories Voter May Vote AndCraft Category Realignment.

The two new categories that have been added are;

  • Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field)
  • Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field)

Which brings the total number of GRAMMY Award categories to 86.

You can visit The Recording Academy official site for more Info.

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