Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a powerful pre-taped message to the Grammy Awards on Sunday evening.

“Our musicians wear body armour instead of tuxedos,” he told stars including Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, referring to the ongoing war with Russia.

“They sing to the wounded in hospitals, even to those who can’t hear them. But the music will break through.”

He urged musicians to “fill the silence” left by Russian bombs “with your music”.

“Support us in any way you can, but not with your silence,” he continued. “Fill the silence with music.”

The video message was played ahead of a performance by John Legend of a new song, called Free.

The US star was joined on-stage by Ukrainian musicians Mika Newton and Suzanna Iglidan, while a poem was read by their compatriot Lyuba Yakimchuk, who recently fled the country.

(Left to right) Mika Newton, John Legend, and Siuzanna Iglidan performed onstage during the 64th Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday
Image caption, (Left to right) Mika Newton, John Legend, and Siuzanna Iglidan performed onstage during the 64th Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday

Rain down freedom until we’re all free” sang Legend, who was also accompanied by a gospel choir, as images of those affected by the conflict played out on screens behind him.

At the end of the track, viewers were given the details of a charity helping Ukrainian refugees.

Prior to Legend’s performance Mr Zelensky asked: “What’s more opposite to music?… The silence of ruined cities and killed people.

“The war doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence,” he added, but spoke of his country defending its freedom “to live, to love, to sound”.

He signed off his video message by saying he hoped his countrymen and women could soon “be free like the people on the Grammy stage”.

Since the conflict began in February, many Ukrainian musicians, producers and DJs have joined the fight against Russia, and also found themselves acting as war reporters and military fundraisers.


Record of the Year

“I Still Have Faith In You,” ABBA

“Freedom,” Jon Batiste

“I Get A Kick Out Of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Featuring SZA

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Montero” (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X

“drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER


Song of the Year

“Bad Habits,” Ed Sheeran

“A Beautiful Noise,” Alicia Keys Featuring Brandi Carlile

“drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Fight For You,” H.E.R.

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Featuring SZA

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X

“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile


Album of the Year

We Are,” Jon Batiste *WINNER

“Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe),” Justin Bieber

“Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Back Of My Mind,” H.E.R.

“Montero,” Lil Nas X

“Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo

“Evermore,” Taylor Swift

“Donda,” Kanye West


Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

FINNEAS

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER

Saweetie


Best Pop Solo Performance

“Anyone,” Justin Bieber

“Right on Time,” Brandi Carlile

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish

“Positions,” Ariana Grande

“Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER


Best Pop Duo or Group Performance

“I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Lonely,” Justin Bieber & benny blanco

“Butter,” BTS

“Higher Power,” Coldplay

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat feat. SZA *WINNER


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Love for Sale,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga *WINNER

“‘Til We Meet Again (Live),” Norah Jones

“A Tori Kelly Christmas,” Tori Kelly

“Ledisi Sings Nina,” Ledisi

“That’s Life,” Willie Nelson

A Holly Dolly Christmas, Dolly Parton


Best Pop Vocal Album

“Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe),” Justin Bieber

“Planet Her (Deluxe),” Doja Cat

“Happier Than Ever”, Billie Eilish

“Positions,” Ariana Grande

“Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER


Best Dance Recording

“Hero,” Afrojack & David Guetta

“Loom,” Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo

“Before,” James Blake

“Heartbreak,” Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

“You Can Do It,” Caribou

“Alive,” Rüfüs Du Sol *WINNER

“The Business,” Tiësto


Best Rap Album

“The Off-Season,” J. Cole

“Certified Lover Boy,” Drake

“King’s Disease 2,” Nas

“Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler, the Creator *WINNER

“Donda,” Kanye West


Best Rap Performance

“Family Ties,” Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

“Up,” Cardi B

“My Life,” J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray

“Thot S***” Megan Thee Stallion


Best Rap Song

“Bath Salts,” DMX, Jay-Z, Nas

“Best Friend,” Saweetie, Doja Cat

“Family Ties,” Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar

“Jail,” Kanye West, Jay-Z *WINNER

“My Life,” J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray


Best Latin Pop Album

“Vertigo,” Pablo Alborán

“Mis Amores,” Paula Arenas – Mis Amores

“Hecho A La Antigua,” Ricardo Arjona

“Mis Manos,” Camilo

“Mendó,” Alex Cuba *WINNER

“Revelación,” Selena Gomez


Best Musica Urbana Album

“Afrodisíaco,” Rauw Alejandro

“El Último Tour Del Mundo,” Bad Bunny *WINNER

“Jose,” J Balvin

“KG0516,” KAROL G

“Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) 8,” Kali Uchis


Best American Roots Performance

“Cry,” Jon Batiste *WINNER

“Love and Regret,” Billy Strings

“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free,” The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck

“Same Devil,” Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile

“Nightflyer,” Allison Russell


Best R&B Performance

“Lost You,” Snoh Aalegra

“Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Damage,” H.E.R.

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER (tie)

“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER (tie)


Best R&B Song

“Damage,” H.E.R.

“Good Days,” SZA

“Heartbreak Anniversary,” Giveon

“Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic *WINNER

“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Album

“Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies,” Snoh Aalegra

We Are,” Jon Batiste

“Gold-Diggers Sound,” Leon Bridges

“Back Of My Mind,” H.E.R.

“Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER


Best Country Solo Performance

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs

“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

“All I Do Is Drive,” Jason Isbell

“camera roll,” Kacey Musgraves

“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER


Best Country Duo or Group Performance

“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood

“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne *WINNER

“Glad You Exist,” Dan + Shay

“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King & Miranda Lambert


Best Country Song

“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris

“camera roll,” Kacey Musgraves

“Cold,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER

“Country Again,” Thomas Rhett

“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes

“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton


Best Country Album

“Skeletons,” Brothers Osborne

“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

“The Marfa Tapes,” Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram

“The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson

“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER


Best Rock Performance

“Shot in the Dark,” AC/DC

“Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A),” Black Pumas

“Nothing Compares 2 U,” Chris Cornell

“OHMS,” Deftones

“Making a Fire,” Foo Fighters *WINNER


Best Rock Song

“All My Favorite Songs,” Weezer

“The Bandit,” Kings of Leon

“Distance,” Mammoth WVH

“Find My Way,” Paul McCartney

“Waiting on a War,” Foo Fighters *WINNER


Best Rock Album

“Power Up”, AC/DC

“Capitol Cuts- Live From Studio A,” Black Pumas

“No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1,” Chris Cornell

“Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters *WINNER

“McCartney III,” Paul McCartney

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Updated: 13 April 2022.

“Leave the door open” by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) – so 70s Motown!


Leave the Door Open Lyrics
Song by Silk Sonic

Say baby, say baby, say baby

What you doin’? (What you doin’?)
Where you at? (Where you at?)
Oh, you got plans? (You got plans?)
Don’t say that (shut yo’ trap)

I’m sippin’ wine (sip, sip)
In a robe (drip, drip)
I look too good (look too good)
To be alone (woo-hoo)

My house clean (house clean)
My pool warm (pool warm)
Just shaved (smooth like a newborn)

We should be dancing, romancing, in the east wing
And the west wing of this mansion, what’s happenin’?

I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say
Is coming straight from the heart
So if you tryna lay in these arms

I’ma leave the door open
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave the door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)

That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re coming through

Ooh, you’re so sweet (so sweet)
So tight (so tight)
I won’t bite (uh-uh)
Unless you like (unless you like)

If you smoke (what you smoke?)
I got the haze (purple haze)
And if you’re hungry, girl, I got filets (woo-hoo)

Ooh, baby, don’t keep me (waiting)
There’s so much love we could be making (shamone)

I’m talking kissing
Cuddling
Rose petals in the bathtub, girl, let’s jump in
It’s bubblin’

I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say
Is coming straight from the heart
So if you’re tryna lay in these arms

I’ma leave the door open
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave the door open, girl, mmm
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)

That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re coming through
(C’mon girl)

La, la, la, la-la-la-la
I need you, baby

La, la, la, la-la-la-la
I got to see you, baby

La, la, la, la-la-la-la
Girl, I’m tryna give you this
Ah

Hey, hey
I’ma leave my door open, baby (I’ma leave the door open)

I’ma leave
I’ma leave my door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
And I’m hopin’
Hopin’ that you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re coming through, woo

Tell me (tell me that you’re coming through)

Woo, woo-woo, woo, woo-woo, woo, woo-woo
Woo, woo-woo, woo, woo-woo, woo, woo-woo

la, la, la, la-la
(Tell me that you’re coming through)

Girl, I’m here just waiting for you (ayy)
Come on over, I’ll adore you (I gotta know)
(La, la, la, la-la-la-la)
I’m waiting, waiting, waiting for you (tell me that you’re coming through)
Girl, I’m here just waiting for you
Come on over, I’ll adore you
(La, la, la, la-la-la-la)

Songwriters: Brandon Anderson / Christopher Brown / Dernst Emile / Peter Hernandez
Leave the Door Open lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc



“Fill the silence with music.” by Zelensky and Grammys 2022 Results Link: https://tinyurl.com/Grammys2022Results