Another year’s Grammy Awards is over and among the major winners this year were Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic. Unlike the Academy Awards, the Grammys show was drama free so we could just sit back and enjoy the music.

Jon Batiste at the 2022 VF Oscar Party / Image credit: OConnor-Arroyo/AFF/PA Images

Jon Batiste at the 2022 VF Oscar Party / Image credit: OConnor-Arroyo/AFF/PA Images

This year’s Album of the Year didn’t go to the usual chart-topping pop superstar; instead the award went to jazz singer Jon Batiste for his eighth studio album We Are. He’s the first black artist to take home the award since 2008 when Herbie Hancock landed Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters

Batiste also landed Best American roots performance and Best American roots song for his track Cry, and tied for Best score soundtrack for visual media with Carlos Rafael Rivera’s soundtrack for The Queen’s Gambit, Batiste’s being Soul on which he worked alongside Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Silk Sonic also landed a total of four awards; his number one debut single Leave the Door Open won Record of the year, Song of the year, Best R&B song and Best R&B performance - the latter for which he tied with Jazmine Sullivan and her song Pick Up Your Feelings. Sullivan also won Best R&B album for Heaux Tales.

Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton and Foo Fighters all won three awards apiece; Olivia with the Best new artist, Best pop vocal album (Sour) and Best pop solo performance (Drivers License); Chris with Best country album (Starting Over), Best country song (Cold) and Best country solo performance (You Should Probably Leave); and Foo Fighters with Best rock performance (Making a Fire), Best rock song (Waiting on a War) and Best rock album (Medicine at Midnight) - their final album featuring late drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away on March 25th.

MORE: Jon Batiste wore a 15-foot cape for his Grammy Awards performance

The other big winner was Kanye West who landed Best rap song for Jail featuring Jay-Z and Best melodic rap performance for Hurricane with the Weeknd and Lil Baby.

by for