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Viktor Kniš
April 4, 2022, 7:59am
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Grammy Music Awards: Ukrainian Musicians Wear Bulletproof Vests Instead of Tuxedos (+ grammy results)

The prestigious music awards were overshadowed by the war in Ukraine.

Viktor Kniš
April 4, 2022, 7:59am
Reading time: 1:24
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Grammy Music Awards: Ukrainian Musicians Wear Bulletproof Vests Instead of Tuxedos (+ grammy results)
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Olivia Rodrigo won the prestigious award for Best New Artist, Silk Sonic took home the Record and Song of the year and Jon Batiste won the Album of the Year. The 64th Grammy Awards went smoothly, without bringing any musical surprises. Probably the biggest shock for the music fans was Drake's decision to withdraw all his nominations at the last minute.


Album: Jon Batiste – We Are
Record: Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Pop Vocal Album: Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
R&B Album: Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
New Artist : Olivia Rodrigo
Song: Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Rap Album: Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Rap Song: Kanye West featuring Jay-Z – Jail
Rap Performance: Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties 
Pop Duo/Group Performance: Doja Cat featuring SZA – Kiss Me More
Pop Solo Performance: Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
Dance/Electronic Album: Black Coffee – Subconsciously

Zelenskyy spoke out: Ukrainian musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos

Biggest surprise of the evening was the speech of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He asked for support for his country and called on musicians to talk about the fate of Ukraine fighting the Russian invasion.


"The war. What could be bigger contrast to music? The silence of destroyed cities and murdered people," said Zelenskyy in his pre-recorded video. "Our loved ones don't know if we'll be together again. The war will not allow us to choose who will survive and who will remain in eternal silence. "


"Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos. They sing to the injured in hospitals and to those who cannot hear them. Music will find its way" said the Ukrainian leader.


"Fill the silence with your music. Fill the silence today, tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on your social media, on television, support us as much as you can, just, do not be quiet. And then peace will come to our cities," said Zelenskyy.


After Zelenskyy's speech, the American singer John Legend performed his song Free, joined on stage by Ukrainian musicians Siuzanna Iglidan and Mika Newton, and the poet Ľuba Jakymčuk.



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