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All about the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020

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This year the Grammy Awards which took place on 26th January 2020 faced the challenge of a huge tragedy-Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash earlier that day.

The awards show was held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles which is the home of the late basketball star. With a passionate opening speech and music performance with Boyz II Men, host Alicia Keys paid tribute to the legend in his homeland.

Highlights of the Evening:

Billie Eilish

If we take a look at the wins from the biggest night of music industry it is clear that 18-year-old Billie Eilish stole the show with 5 wins out of her 6 nominations including album, song, and record of the year, plus best new artist. She is now the youngest person to win the album of the year.

Billie and her older brother and producer Finneas gave a touching performance of her song “When The Party’s Over” for her first-ever Grammy performance. They matched in white suits and had a sweet moment when the song was over and he applauded her.



Billie and Finneas at Grammy
Billie and Finneas at the Grammys

Sean Comb’s Speech

There were many mild acknowledgments of the controversies that have now been surrounding the Recording Academy for more than two weeks. Another such time when Sean Combs received the “Salute to Industry Icons Award” at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala and he did not shy away from speaking the truth. “Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammy. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be,” he said. “For years we’ve allowed institutions that have never had our best interests at heart to judge us. And that stops right now.” He challenged the Recording Academy to make essential changes in the coming years and urged everyone to be part of the evolution. He also said that “We have the power. We decide what’s hot. If we don’t go, nobody goes. We don’t support, nobody supports.”

Sean at Grammy
Sean at the Grammys

All about Lizzo

Lizzo gave a powerful performance of her song “Cuz I Love You,” after dedicating the night to Kobe Bryant. She performed her hit single “Truth Hurts”. She won three awards- Best pop solo performance, Best urban contemporary album, and traditional R&B performance.

Lizzo at the Grammys
Lizzo at the Grammys

Jonas brothers

Ten years after their last Grammy nomination, The Jonas Brothers had the audience jamming out to their new single “What A Man Gotta Do.”

 

Jonas Brothers at the Grammys
Jonas Brothers at the Grammys

 

Camila Cabello 

Camila Cabello brought tears to our eyes as she serenaded her father Alejandro, whom she brought to the show as her date, with her single “First Man” as home videos of the pair played in the background.

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Demi Lovato’s “cry for help” performance

Demi Lovato in her first performance in more than a year and half performed “Anyone” which she wrote shortly before her July 2018 overdose. She got a standing ovation for the same.

Demi Lovato at the Grammys
Demi Lovato at the Grammys

Take a look at the winners below:

Record of the Year
WINNER: “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish

Album of the Year 
WINNER: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Song of the Year
WINNER: “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Best New Artist
WINNER: Billie Eilish

Best Pop Solo Performance
WINNER: “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
WINNER: “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Best Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Best Traditional R&B Performance
WINNER: “Jerome,” Lizzo

Best Urban Contemporary Album
WINNER: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo

Get the full list of winners here

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