JUST IN: Filipino-Americans Olivia Rodrigo, Bruno Mars, H.E.R. win Grammys

H.E.R. win Grammys
Filipino-American artists Olivia Rodrigo, Bruno Mars, and H.E.R. scored major wins at the 64th Grammy Awards. Screengrabs from Recording Academy / GRAMMYs on YouTube.

Filipino-American artists Olivia Rodrigo, Bruno Mars, and H.E.R. have bagged major wins at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

These three artists who have proudly declared their Filipino heritage made waves at the highly-anticipated awards show honoring music’s best and brightest broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 4, 2022, in Manila (April 3 US time).

Longtime Grammy favorite Bruno Mars led his fellow Fil-Am artists on music’s biggest night by winning all four of the awards that he was nominated for alongside American singer Anderson .Paak of the R&B superduo Silk Sonic.

Mars and his music partner rapper Anderson .Paak shared four awards in this year’s event, including:

  1. Record Of The Year
  2. Song Of The Year
  3. Best R&B Performance
  4. Best R&B Song for their collab single, Leave The Door Open

Teenage pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo won three out of her historic seven nominations in all four of the Big Four categories on her debut appearance at the 2022 Grammys.

The 19-year-old Time Magazine’s Entertainer of the Year who was born to an American mother and a Filipino-American father won the following:

  1. Best New Artist crown at the Grammy Awards, marking a breakout year of awards and new milestones for the rising star.
  2. Best Pop Solo Performance for her record-breaking hit, Drivers License
  3. Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut studio album, Sour

Singer-songwriter Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson, better known professionally as H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed), became a five-time Grammy winner following her two double wins in 2018 and again in 2021.

H.E.R. took home the win for Best Traditional R&B Performance with her Globe-nominated song, Fight For You, from the soundtrack of the film “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Filipinos were well represented in this year’s awards as several nominees, including rapper Saweetie and Robert “Bobby” Lopez with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez were of Filipino descent.

Five proudly Filipino-American artists bagged a total of 22 top nominations at the 64th Grammy Awards, which were originally scheduled to take place in January 2022 but were postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The star-studded event was hosted by Trevor Noah and featured performances from Silk Sonic, BTS, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R., Carrie Underwood, Rachel Zegler, and many more.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipino-American artists Olivia Rodrigo, Bruno Mars, and H.E.R. who have bagged major wins at the 64th annual Grammy Awards show in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

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