Grammy Recap

Grammy Recap

Grammy Recap

Billie Eilish made history at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, becoming the youngest person to win the show’s four biggest awards, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Eilish also won Best Pop Vocal Album, winning awards in five of the six categories for which she was nominated. After winning for Song of the Year, “Bad Guy,”, Eilish said “I never thought this would happen in my whole life. I feel like I jump around at these things and I never take anything seriously, but I genuinely want to say that I’m so grateful and I’m honored to be here.” Lizzo also had a big night, picking up a win for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts” and two R&B awards. After a 47-year wait, country singer Tanya Tucker won her first Grammy award for Best Country Song, that she will share with co-writer Brandi Carlile after 14 nominations. “After 50 years in this business, and it’s still unbelievable to me that I still have a few firsts left. So after 14 trips, 14 nominations, this is the first win, and I can’t believe it,” she said. Tucker also won Best Country Album for While I’m Livin’.  Other winners included Tyler, the Creator, who won Best Rap Album for Igor, posthumous win for Nipsey Hussle, and a win for former first lady Michelle Obama, who took home the prize for Best Spoken Word Album for Becoming.
Here are many of Sunday’s Grammy Winners:
  • Album of the Year: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
  • Record of the Year: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
  • Song of the Year: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters
  • Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Look Now — Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
  • Best Rock Song: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.
  • Best Rock Performance: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.
  • Best Metal Performance: “7empest” — Tool
  • Best Rock Album: Social Cues — Cage The Elephant
  • Best Alternative Music Album: Father Of The Bride — Vampire Weekend
  • Best R&B Performance: “Come Home” — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Jerome” — Lizzo
  • Best R&B Song: “Say So” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
  • Best R&B Album: Ventura — Anderson .Paak
  • Best Rap Performance: “Racks In The Middle” — Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
  • Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Higher” — DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
  • Best Rap Song: “A Lot” — Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)
  • Best Rap Album: Igor — Tyler, The Creator
  • Best Country Solo Performance: “Ride Me Back Home” — Willie Nelson
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Speechless” — Dan + Shay
  • Best Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters
  • Best Country Album: While I’m Livin’ — Tanya Tucker
  • Best Latin Pop Album: #Eldisco — Alejandro Sanz
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: El Mal Querer — Rosalía
  • Best American Roots Performance: “Saint Honesty” — Sara Bareilles
  • Best American Roots Song: “Call My Name” — Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her)
  • Best Americana Album: Oklahoma — Keb’ Mo’
  • Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): Becoming — Michelle Obama
  • Best Comedy Album: Sticks & Stones — Dave Chappelle
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)
  • Best Music Film: Homecoming — Beyoncé
  • Best Dance Recording: “Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album: No Geography — The Chemical Brothers

 

The death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant cast a shadow over the 2020 Grammys on Sunday, and the show’s first performer Lizzo spoke for the entire audience as she kicked off the show with the dedication, “Tonight’s for Kobe,” before ripping into a medley of her biggest hits.

Host Alicia Keys paid tribute to Bryant with a powerful a cappella tribute to the athlete and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, with help from Boys 2 Men.

Later, Demi Lovato made a triumphant return to the stage with an emotional performance of her new song “Anyone,” earning a standing ovation from the crowd.

Billie Eilish delivered an intimate performance of her song “When the Party’s Over,” with brother Finneas on piano.

Later, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch and YG combined for a moving tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, with Mill singing a new song called “Letter to Nipsey.” DJ Khaled then gave a shout out to the late rapper and Bryant. “Rest in peace Nipsey Hussle. Rest in peace Kobe Bryant,” he said.

The night also featured performances from Little Nas X (& many friends) doing “Old Town Road,” and an Aerosmith and Run-DMC reunion for “Living on the Edge” and “Walk This Way.”

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