A Stack Of Your Fave Aussie Artists Have Been Nominated For Grammys

A lot of hometown heroes are finally getting their dues.

The Kid Laroi and Hiatus Kaiyote lead 2022 nominations for the Grammys

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Well, the nominations for the Grammys are finally in, and it’s a bumper year for Aussies making waves abroad, with homegrown heroes The Kid Laroi, AC/DC and Hiatus Kaiyote all snagging major international plaudits.

It caps off an extraordinary year for The Kid Laroi, the 18-year-old megastar who has collaborated with Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, all while carving out a sound and a vibe that is entirely his own. Born in Waterloo, NSW, the wunderkind started out releasing bars via Soundcloud, before attracting the attention of DJ Marcus Jr., who took him under his wing and honed his singular talents.

But it was F*ck Love, his 2020 mixtape that really catapulted the performer into the big leagues. Attracting attention from critics both at home and abroad, the mixtape was immediately recognised as the sound of an artist making the world their own.

Now, all that hard work has paid off, with The Kid Laroi nabbing a nomination at the Grammys for Best New Artist.

As for AC/DC, they are truly a band that need no introduction, and have been honoured in three distinct Grammy categories, picking up nominations for Best Rock Performance, Best Music Video and Best Rock Album.

Elsewhere, Hiatus Kaiyote, known for their boundary-pushing blend of R&B and soul, have been nommed for Best Progressive R&B Album, an honour bestowed upon their first album in six yearsMood Valiant.

In terms of international heavy-hitters, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish have all nabbed a host of awards, including nominations for the much-desired Album of the Year award. In terms of who will actually take out the top plaudit, it’s sensible not to underestimate Eilish — she’s a Grammy favourite, and her new record, Happier Than Ever, has been heralded by critics as one of the most accomplished and moving works in her entire back catalogue.

The 2022 Grammys go down on 31 January 2022, so we still have a few months before we find out just who the voting body have fallen in love with. Fingers crossed that Laroi takes out the Best New Artist gong — he deserves it.