Jon Batiste Wins Grammy Album of the Year

April 4, 2022
"The darkness will try to overtake you, but just turn on the light. Focus on the light. Hold onto the light."

Musician Jon Batiste reflecting on life-events. His wife, author Suleika Jaouad, recently underwent her second bone marrow transplant — an attempt to save her life as she fights leukemia once again. The couple learned of Batiste’s Grammy nominations on Jaouad’s first day of chemotherapy during this second cancer fight; she previously battled leukemia a decade ago. Batiste was the most nominated artist this year and won the most Grammys — 5 — including Album of the Year. He says he believes music is “more than entertainment … it’s a spiritual practice.”

Jon Batiste on the healing power of music and love

Acceptance Speech – Album of The Year:

He also won Best Music Video:

by Jenna Lee,