The 2020 Grammy’s Award: Tragic News, Wins, and Performances
The Grammy’s is the most awaited music ceremony every year. The awards night for this year took place on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. This was the 62nd edition of the event. This year’s event recognized artists from across the globe for their contributions from October 1, 2018, until August 31, 2019. With all the hard work and contribution to bring the best music to their fans and audiences, all music performers were eager to witness the ceremony and win awards for different categories in music.
A Sad Opening for Grammy’s 2020
The much-awaited ceremony began with a performance by the spectacular artist, Lizzo. Her performance of the song “Cuz I Love You” was an ode to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Kobe died earlier that day in a helicopter crash.
The supposed-to-be joyous celebration became a somber one due to the tragic news. The accident involved the demise of basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people who were in the copter on that fateful day!
It may be a sad day for some because of the incident, but the awards ceremony continued with joy and success after paying tribute to the late basketball star. Lizzo then gave the audience a powerful performance of “Truth Hurts.” That was the start of an energetic night.
The host of the program, Alicia Keys, gave an opening speech, welcoming the audience with a note paying tribute to the star and other members who lost their lives. Grammys 2020 took place at the Staples Center, home of Grammys ceremonies throughout the years and the LA Lakers. It was a genuinely heartfelt moment. Everyone prayed, and well wishes poured for all families of the victims. Later, a beautiful collaboration of Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men happened with the song “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye.”
Grammys 2020 Winners
The nominations and awards still saw a lot of celebration and joy, more so for all the up-and-coming artists that had their breakthrough in recent times. Getting an award from the Grammys is everyone’s dream when you are part of the music industry. One of the most famous names in the music scene, Billie Eilish, was the talk of the night.
She took home not one but four awards this year. Her awards include Best Record of the Year for her song, “Bad Guy” and Best Song of the Year for the same song, as well as Album of the Year for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where do We Go?.” Her name was on the nominations even for the Best New Artist of the night.
Lizzo, one of the famous pop artists today, took home the Best Pop Solo Performance award. Other stars in the nomination for this category were Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish. Artist Lil Nas X, who featured Billy Ray Cyrus for their song “Old Town Road,” won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award. His solo performance of his winning music, “Old Town Road,” won hearts all around. His next song was a team-up with fellow artists Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo, and Mason Ramsey, who came together to deliver a spectacular music performance.
Along with the first awardees, The Chemical Brothers duo also won awards for Best Dance Recording. Their music, “Got to Keep On”, earned them the Best Dance/Electronic Album for “No Geography”. Singer and Songwriter Gary Clark Jr. won awards in the categories Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for his masterpiece, “This Land.”
There are more names to quote for the winners as the Grammys have a long list of categories to recognize the best music artists of the generation.
Highlights of the 2020 Ceremony
Heartfelt performances won the hearts of the audience — for instance when Camila Cabello sang “First Man,” a song that’s an ode to her father who was present in the audience. The performance gave an emotional ambiance to everyone as it also brought a powerful moment that relates and connects to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.
Grammys 2020 has given prestigious awards to new artists and performers of today’s music generation. Despite the tragic news, they were still able to complete the awarding concerning all artists who deserved to be known and recognized in the world of music. For other artists, though they did not receive awards, being at the Grammys is a tremendous honor as they celebrate the music and artists that inspire and entertain today’s generation.
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