On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy revealed the full slate of nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Over the past few tumultuous years, the Recording Academy has overseen changes in leadership and nominating procedures, with one more twist being announced just this morning before the nominations were unveiled: the Big Four general field categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) would grow from 8 to 10 nominees each. This is the second expansion in recent years, with only five nominees in those categories through 2018. The 10 nominees for Album of the Year include on-again-off-again rival superstars Kanye West and Taylor Swift. West, who was nominated for Album of the Year for each of his first three albums, has not been in the category since 2007\u2019s Graduation. In one of this year\u2019s biggest surprises, his chart-topping album Donda breaks a streak of over a decade of snubs that included 2010\u2019s mega-acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Swift, who just won her third Album of the Year in March for folklore, is up again for its follow-up, evermore. She announced earlier in the year that she would not submit Fearless (Taylor\u2019s Version), a re-recording of her 2008 album that won two Grammys, for awards consideration this year. Rounding out the AOTY category are Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Jon Batiste, and Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett. As expected, 2021\u2019s breakout star Olivia Rodrigo is the only artist up for all of the Big Four categories. Because that quartet of awards includes Best New Artist, it\u2019s only possible to sweep all of the general field awards at the beginning of your career, and it\u2019s been done only twice in history: by Christopher Cross in 1981 and by Billie Eilish in 2020. Eilish herself has already made history again this year. With \u201cHappier Than Ever\u201d up for Record of the Year, she\u2019s now only the fifth artist to be nominated for the award three years in a row, following \u201cBad Guy\u201d and \u201cEverything I Wanted,\u201d which both won. Surprises and Snubs Jon Batiste, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who leads the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was seldom mentioned in predictions for this year\u2019s Grammy nominations. But he wound up leading the field with 11 nominations \u2013 approaching the record for most nominations in one year at 12, which is shared by Michael Jackson and Babyface. Batiste, who became an Oscar winner earlier this year for his score for Soul, could once again share an award with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the film in the Grammy category Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. The secret to Batiste\u2019s potentially huge Grammy night haul is that he blends so many genres in his work that he\u2019s up for awards including Best R&B Album (for We Are), Best Jazz Instrumental Album (for Jazz Selections: Music From and Inspired by Soul), and Best American Roots Song. This year\u2019s biggest (and strangest) snub may be for Texas singer Kacey Musgraves. In 2019, she took home four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album, for Golden Hour. But last month, a few weeks after she released the follow-up album Star-Crossed, a Recording Academy committee decided that the album would not be eligible for Best Country Album, instead of putting it in competition for Pop Vocal Album. Ultimately, Star-Crossed came up empty in all of the pop and general field categories. Instead, the only two nominations Musgraves got this year are for the album track \u201cCamera Roll,\u201d in the Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance categories, rendering the Academy\u2019s committee ruling all the more curious. Things turned out better for Brandi Carlile, who was taken out of contention for Americana categories in another controversial committee ruling this year. Her single \u201cRight On Time\u201d is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. Her latest album, In These Silent Days, wasn\u2019t available since it was released following the eligibility date. Although The Weeknd announced that he will not submit his music to the Grammys in the future after last year\u2019s surprise snub of After Hours, he\u2019s up for three Grammys for his work on Kanye West\u2019s Donda, including a Best Melodic Rap Performance nomination for their hit collaboration \u201cHurricane.\u201d Donda\u2019s nominations also shine a Grammy spotlight on some of the album\u2019s more controversial guests, including Marilyn Manson, who\u2019s currently facing multiple lawsuits for sexual assault, and DaBaby, who was dropped from several festivals this year following homophobic comments at Rolling Loud. Controversial comics Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. are also up for Grammys this year, for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album, respectively. Notable Firsts The veteran Minnesota indie band Low just garnered the first Grammy nominations of its long career. The band\u2019s 13th album, Hey What, released by Sub Pop, is up for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical against nominees including Yebba and The Marias. Swedish pop superstars ABBA are this year\u2019s comeback kids, with a Record of the Year nomination for \u201cI Still Have Faith In You\u201d (that song\u2019s parent album, Voyager, was released in November and won\u2019t be eligible for Grammys until next year). It\u2019s the group\u2019s first-ever Grammy acknowledgment, as ABBA was never nominated during its wildly popular \u201870s and \u201880s heyday. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are up for six awards for their second collaborative album of jazz standards, Love For Sale. It\u2019s Bennett\u2019s final album, with the legendary 95-year-old crooner retiring this year following a 2016 diagnosis of Alzheimer\u2019s disease. And it gives Bennett the distinction of the longest span of time between first and last Album of the Year nominations, 59 years after his nod for I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Bennett also won the award in 1995 for his MTV Unplugged). The last jazz album to be nominated for Album of the Year was Herbie Hancock\u2019s River: The Joni Letters, which beat out Kanye West and Amy Winehouse to take home the award in 2008. The 64th Annual Grammys will be broadcast on CBS on January 31, 2022 live from the Los Angeles venue currently known as Staples Center, which will be rechristened the Crypto.com Arena next month.