Jon Batiste Wins Album of the Year

As most of you know, I really don't follow today's music much but sometimes we find a diamond in the rough and that diamond this year is Jon Batiste who's Album won Album of the year last night at the grammy's. He'res the story for Yahoo.com.


The singer and Late Show With Stephen Colbert bandleader and musical director beat out a formidable crop of recent releases that included Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Love for Sale, Justin Bieber's Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Doja Cat's Planet Her (Deluxe), Billie Eilish's Happier Than Ever, H.E.R.'s Back of My Mind, Lil Nas X's Montero, Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, Taylor Swift's Evermore, and Kanye West's Donda.

The win was Batiste's fifth of the evening, after he snagged the awards for Best Music Video for his song "Freedom"; Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for "Cry"; and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the animated film Soul, which he wrote with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.