Fil-Am music artists Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, and H.E.R. dominate Grammy 2022 nominations

Published November 24, 2021, 2:07 PM

by John Legaspi

Yes! Our girls just did that

Olivia Rodrigo dominates Grammy 2022 nominations with seven nods including the four big categories, making her the second-youngest artist to do it after Billie Eilish. This is also a historic moment as she is the first Filipino-American music artist to do the Big Four nomination sweep.

“Woke up this morning to seven Grammy nominations,” the 18-year-old singer posted on Instagram. “When I was younger, my family lived a few blocks from the Staples Center, where the Grammys took place every year. I would always walk outside the arena and look at the plaques on the ground with all the winners’ names in wide-eyed wonder. I went to the Grammy museum so many of my free weekends because I was so fascinated by the history of the show and all of the incredible musicians that made it up. Many dreams have come true for me this year but this one is probably the most meaningful. Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and supported the songs I write. And thank you to the Recording Academy for the recognition. I’m beyond humbled. Truly a day I will never forget. So grateful aghhh.”

Here’s a rundown of her nominations:

Album of the year: “Sour”

  • Song of the year: “Drivers License”
  • Record of the year: “Drivers License”
  • Best new artist
  • Best pop vocal album: “Sour”
  • Best pop solo performance: “Drivers License”
  • Best music video: “Good 4 U”

The ultimate bop of our pandemic summer in 2021, “Sour “ was first released in May. The album presents pop, folk music, and alternative pop songs, which were inspired by Olivia’s favorite singers such as Alanis Morissette, Taylor Swift, and Kacey Musgraves.

Also snagging nominations for the upcoming awards are Fil-Am music artist Saweetie and the 2021 Song of the Year winner H.E.R. Saweetie is also making her Grammy Awards debut as a nominee for the Best New Artist and Best Rap Song for her track “Best Friend.” H.E.R. is also in the line to win Album of the Year and Best R&B Album with “Back of My Mind,” two out of her eight nominations.

Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R., and Saweetie

“It means that there’s another Filipino girl out there and Black girl out there who says, ‘I can do that too,’” H.E.R. said during her acceptance speech at the 2021 Grammy Awards. And it looks like many are following her suit.

Together with Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars is also nominated for Record Of The Year, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Song with “Leave The Door Open.”

Get to know more about the Grammy 2022 nomination here.