The full list of Grammy 2022 nominees was released this week.
Taking place on January 31st 2022, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Some incredible artists have been nominated for an award including ABBA, Lady Gaga, BTS, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish.
Most of the nominees are the biggest names in music right now, but there’s one nomination that’s caused quite a stir on social media…
Beethoven nominated for 2022 Grammy
Amongst the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dolly Parton and Kanye West, 18th century German composer Beethoven has been nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award.
Yes, THE Beethoven who was born in 1770 and died in 1827 is in the running to win a Grammy an impressive 194 years after his death. Well, kind of.
His original symphonies aren’t nominated for a Grammy, but some other musicians have covered his famous music, and that’s what is in the running to win an award.
What category is he nominated in?
Two of Beethoven’s symphonies are nominated for awards in the ‘Best Engineered Album, Classical’ category.
His famous “Cello Sonatas” has been covered and re-released by French-born American cellist Yo-Yo Ma with his friend and pianist Emanuel Ax.
The album is called Hope Amid Tears and consists of five of Beethoven’s sonatas for cello and piano in the order in which they were composed.
In the same Grammy category is Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” which has been engineered by Mark Donahue, Manfred Honeck, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
This cover is also nominated for a Grammy in another category, ‘Best Orchestral Performance’ due to its contribution from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven Grammy jokes flood Twitter
Whilst Beethoven himself isn’t actually nominated for a Grammy, jokes are flooding Twitter as people imagine the composer himself arriving on the stage to collect the award.
This will be Beethoven re-emerging after his Grammy nomination:
He’s turning in his grave right now:
Me digging up Beethoven to ask if he wants the Grammy:
Beethoven hearing he’s nominated for a Grammy:
He’s waiting to come back to life for the 2022 ceremony:
Me trying to figure out how Beethoven got nominated for a Grammy:
Beethoven accepting his 64th Grammy Award:
And the winner is… Beethoven: