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Jon Batiste Nominated For 11 Grammy Awards

by Music-News.com on November 25, 2021

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Jon Batiste “doesn’t even have a reaction” to his Grammy nominations yet.

Jon was stunned to receive 11 nods when the shortlist was unveiled by the Recording Academy on Tuesday (23.11.21) and he insisted every single one was “unexpected” so he still hasn’t fully taken in the exciting news.

He said: “I was astounded.

“I was just jumping up and down in the living room and people were blowing my phone up. Every nomination was unexpected.

“I just put my head down and do the work and create, [So] when we started getting these nominations rolling in… I don’t even have a reaction yet. I’m still taking it in. It’s so much.”

But Jon admitted the recognition has moved him to tears because he made his recent music will immersed in the Black Lives Matter protests.

He said: “We made these albums in the pandemic, people were suffering in the streets, I was leading protests for Black Lives Matter after George Floyd was killed, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, these things were on my heart when I was creating this music, finishing it, and when we were creating the soundtrack for Soul, which was at the same time.

“[Considering] everything that went into it, and to come out of it and receive the recognition, it just brings me to tears. I’m so moved.

“I’m overwhelmed with joy and I’m grateful.”

And Jon is thankful the recognition on the Grammy shortlists will open up more opportunities for him.

He said: “I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was a little boy, and I just really love music and I love what it can do in the world. And now, I have a lot of opportunities now, more than I had yesterday, to continue to do that.”

Jon Batiste is nominated for Record of the Year for ‘Freedom’, as well as Album of the Year for ‘We Are’, and his work on the ‘Soul’ soundtrack with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross gave him a nod in the Best Score Soundtrack for a Visual Media Album category.

In addition, Jon is shortlisted for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Album, Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, and Best Music Video.

The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place on 31 January.

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