Entertainment Music Jon Batiste Wins Album of the Year for We Are at 2022 Grammys: 'It's More Than Entertainment for Me' "It's more than entertainment for me. It's a spiritual practice, and there's so many people that went into making this album," Batiste told the crowd By Daniela Avila Daniela Avila Instagram Twitter Editorial Assistant, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Greta Bjornson Greta Bjornson Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 3, 2022 11:49 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jon Batiste. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Jon Batiste won big! At Sunday's Grammy Awards show in Las Vegas, the musician took home the coveted prize of album of the year for We Are, shortly after bringing the house down with a high-energy live performance. "Wow. I believe this to my core: There is no best musician, best artist, best dancer, best actor," he said while accepting his award. "The creative arts are subjective, and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most." ANGELA WEISS/getty Olivia Rodrigo Recalls Watching Beyoncé's 2010 Grammys Performance 'Like 25 Times' as a Kid: 'So Enamored' "It's like a song or an album is made and it almost has a radar to find the person when they need it the most," Batiste said. "I'd like to thank God. I just put my head down and I work on the craft every day. I love music. I've been playing since I was a little boy." "It's more than entertainment for me. It's a spiritual practice, and there's so many people that went into making this album," Batiste continued, mentioning his family members who helped, including his dad. Check out PEOPLE's full Grammy Awards coverage to get the latest news on music's biggest night. He added, "Every single artist that was nominated in this category I actually love and have had experiences — out-of-body experiences — with your music. I honor you, and this is for real artists, real musicians, let's just keep going. Be you." Batiste, 35, who had the most nominations at the award show, previously told host Janine Rubenstein of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast that "music keeps me young." RELATED VIDEO: Jon Batiste Talks On His Philosophy of "Always Being Present" While Living in the Moment "My [album] has life and is an artistic achievement [that has components] of the past, present and future," he said of the album at the time. The musician, who is the bandleader and musical director for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert told Colbert the night the Grammy news was announced, "There is so much happening for me in my life right now." He continued, "And this is happening and there is something in this that is bigger than me and just adulation for me that I have to learn in this. I'm so grateful." The Grammys are airing live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, and streaming and on demand from Paramount+.