The 2022 Grammy Awards are swiftly approaching. On Tuesday November 23, the Recording Academy announced the 2022 nominees for the Grammy’s, and Texans are vying for top honors in multiple music categories.
The forthcoming awards show made some policy changes to level the playing field for artists, with the number of nominees in each category increasing from eight to 10.
Megan Thee Stallion could become a two-time Grammy Award winner, following her impressive three-award sweep at the 2021 Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist, along with Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for her chart-topping single, “Savage.” Thee Stallion was once again named in the category for Best Rap Performance for her single “Thot Shit,” and this year, she’s up against rap giants Drake, Baby Keem and Cardi B.
But Houston’s nominations don’t stop at rap. Multifaceted pianist and producer Robert Glasper received two nominations. The Houston native was named alongside fellow Texan Leon Bridges for Best Traditional R&B Performance for their song, “Born Again,” and Best Progressive R&B album for Dinner Party: Dessert.
In the gospel category, contemporary Christian artist and Lakewood Church worship leader Tauren Wells, was nominated in two categories, for Best Contemporary Christian music performance/song for the song “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)” with R&B songstress H.E.R., and Best Contemporary Christian music album for Citizen Of Heaven (Live). Wells has been previously nominated six times, but has yet to take home the coveted award.
While Houston performers alone received multiple nominations, the Lone Star State fared better than most. Texas-born artists Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Maren Morris all received nominations in country music categories.