The 2020 Grammy Award was a spectacular show. Alicia Keys returned as host, and with one of the big winners, Lizzo, honored Kobe Bryant, the NBA star who played most of his games in the Staples Center where the show was held and died earlier that day.
Away from the legendary basketball star and the way he was honored, the day was also a big day for some new faces in the industry. Some of the big winners were new to the Grammy stage, which is inspiring. Here are the top winners on that special night.
At 18, Billie Eilish literarily set the Grammy stage on fire. She did not just win big; she did so in the most remarkable manner, sweeping the four main Grammy categories – Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the year. She is only the second person ever to do that, the first female, and, of course, the youngest person to achieve the feat. She added the award for Best Pop Vocal Album to bring her total win to 5 on the night.
Lizzo was also a big winner on the 2020 Grammy award night. With her three awards, she was second only to the big winner, Eilish. Her breakout hit, Truth Hurts, earned her the Best Pop Solo Performance, a category that had the likes of Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift as nominees. She won Best Urban Contemporary Album with ‘Cuz I Love You’, as well as Best Traditional R&B Performance for ‘Jerome’. The awards are clearly a testimony to her versatility.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X was also a big winner on the night. He scooped the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Old Town Road’ with Billy Ray Cyrus. The official movie of the song also fetched him the Best Music Video Award. It was an impressive outing for the youngster who was also nominated for Album of the Year and New Artist, losing both to the eventual biggest winner, Billie Eilish.
There you have it! Above are some of the biggest winners from the 2020 Grammys. The award show honored some of the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the year 2020. While Kobe Bryant’s death darkened the day, the 62nd Grammy was a big success. Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Lil Nas X wouldn’t agree less.