Billie Eilish makes history at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards

By Tribute on January 27, 2020 | 3 Comments


Billie Eilish photo: Recording Academy/GrammysThe 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles, with Billie Eilish breaking the record for the youngest artist to take home four major awards since 1981.

Not only does this make Eilish the second artist to achieve this victory, the first being Christopher Cross, but also the first female to do so. In addition, Eilish is the youngest solo performer to ever win Album of the Year, taking the crown from Taylor Swift, who won best album at age of 20 for “Fearless.”

Although it was a night of accomplishments for many talented artists, there was a palpable cloud of sadness over the Staples Center, as a few hours before the ceremony, news broke of the tragic passing of the legendary Kobe Bryant.

Crowds of Kobe fans gathered outside the Staples Center prior to the Grammys to mourn the late basketball icon.

Lizzo opened the ceremony by performing “Cuz I Love You,” dedicating the song to Kobe Bryant, “Tonight is for Kobe!” shouted Lizzo. Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men followed up with a heart-felt performance also paying tribute to Kobe. Later on, John Legend, DJ Khaled, and YG paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle, and Kobe Bryant, alongside Meek Mill, Roddy Rich and Kirk Franklin.

 

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However, the night was not all sad, especially for the young, talented Billie Eilish who walked home with a grand total of five Grammys, four of which are in major categories. She took home Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Bad Guy” and Album of the Year for “When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go.” She also took home Best Pop Vocal Album.

Other highlights of the night include Lizzo, who took home three Grammys, a performance by Rap Album of the Year winner Tyler the Creator (who let out a controversial speech), followed by a tribute to Prince by Usher and Sheila E., and other performances by Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X and K-pop sensation BTS just to name a few.

Demi Lovato also had significant and emotional night as she performed for the first time since her suspected overdose in 2018. When she tried to sing her new song “Anyone,” which she had written right after her overdose, she had to restart, after choking up during the performance.

The Jonas Brothers performed their latest single, “What A Man Gotta Do,” along with a preview to an unreleased track — however the performance will be most-remembered for the food stuck in Nick’s teeth. LOL. Following the performance Nick poked fun at himself.

All in all it was a very emotional night, marked by victories and losses, filled with performances that were memorable for greatness and others for failures. ~Emily Chavez

Select list of major winners at the 2020 Grammy Awards

Record of the Year
“Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish *WINNER
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
“Talk,” Khalid
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album of the Year
“I,I”- Bon Iver
“Norman F***ing Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey
“When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go,” Billie Eilish *WINNER
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“I Used to Know Her,” H.E.R.
“7,” Lil Nas X
“Cuz I Love You,” Lizzo
“Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend

Song of the Year
“Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell *WINNER
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker
“Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins
“Lover,” Taylor Swift
“Norman F***ing Rockwell,” Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey
“Someone You Loved,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman
“Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John

Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish *WINNER
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalia
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Best Country Solo Performance
“All Your’n,” Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson *WINNER
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay *WINNER
“The Daughters,” Little Big Town
“Common,” Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) *WINNER
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
“It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Some of It,” Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
“Speechless,” Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best country album
“Desperate Man,” Eric Church
“Stronger Than The Truth,” Reba McEntire
“Interstate Gospel,” Pistol Annies
“Center Point Road,” Thomas Rhett
“While I’m Livin’,”Tanya Tucker *WINNER

Best rap album
“Revenge Of The Dreamers III,” Dreamville
“Championships,” Meek Mill
“I am > I was,” 21 Savage
“Igor,” Tyler, The Creator *WINNER
“The Lost Boy,” YBN Cordae

Best Rap Performance
“Middle Child,” J. Cole
“Suge,” DaBaby
“Down Bad,” Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy *WINNER
“Clout,” Offset Featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“Higher,” DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend *WINNER
“Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini,” Lil Nas X
“Ballin,” Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch
“The London,” Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“Bad Idea,” Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)
“Gold Roses,” Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake)
“A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole) *WINNER
“Racks in the Middle,” Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
“Suge,” DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

Best R&B Performance
“Come Home,” Anderson .Paak & André 300 *WINNER
“Love Again,” Daniel Caesar & Brandy
“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo & Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Jerome,” Lizzo *WINNER
“Time Today,” BJ The Chicago Kid
“Steady Love,” India.Arie
“Real Games,” Lucky Daye
“Built For Love,” PJ Morton & Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
“Say So” — Pj Morton, Songwriter (Pj Morton Ft. Jojo) *WINNER
“Could’ve Been” — Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, Songwriters (H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller)
“Look At Me Now” — Emily King & Jeremy Most, Songwriters (Emily King)
“No Guidance” — Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, Songwriters (Chris Brown Ft. Drake)
“Roll Some Mo” — David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, Songwriters (Lucky Daye)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Apollo XXI,” Steve Lacy
“Cuz I Love You (Deluxe),” Lizzo *WINNER
“Overload,” Georgia Anne Muldrow
“Saturn,” Nao
“Being Human in Public,” Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album
“1123,” BJ The Chicago Kid
“Painted,” Lucky Daye
“Ella Mai,” Ella Mai
“Paul,” PJ Morton
“Ventura,” Anderson .Paak *WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Spirit,” Beyoncé
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo *WINNER
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus *WINNER
“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Pop Vocal Album
“The Lion King: The Gift,” Beyoncé
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish *WINNER
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“No. 6 Collaborations Project,” Ed Sheeran
“Lover,” Taylor Swift
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Sì,” Andrea Bocelli
“Love (Deluxe Edition),” Michael Bublé
“Look Now,” Elvis Costello & The Imposters *WINNER
“A Legendary Christmas,” John Legend
“Walls,” Barbra Streisand

Best Comedy Album
“Quality Time,” Jim Gaffigan
“Relatable,” Ellen Degeneres
“Right Now,” Aziz Ansari
“Son Of Patricia,” Trevor Noah
“Sticks & Stones,” Dave Chappelle *WINNER

Best Latin Pop Album
“#ELDISCO,” Alejandro Sanz *WINNER
“Vida,” Luis Fonsi
“11:11,” Maluma
“Montaner,” Ricardo Montaner
“Fantasía,” Sebastian Yatra
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“El Mal Querer,” Rosalía *WINNER
“X 100PRE,” Bad Bunny
“Oasis,” J Balvin & Bad Bunny
“Indestructible,” Flor De Toloache
“Almadura,” iLe

Best Rock Performance
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. *WINNER
“Pretty Waste,” Bones UK
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
“Woman,” Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad,” Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance
“7empest,” Tool *WINNER
“Astorolus – The Great Octopus,” Candlemass ft. Tony Iommi
“Humanicide,” Death Angel
“Bow Down,” I Prevail
“Unleashed,” Killswitch Engage

Best Rock Song
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., Songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.) *WINNER
“Fear Inoculum,” Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, Songwriters (Tool)
“Give Yourself A Try,” George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross Macdonald, Songwriters (The 1975)
“Harmony Hall,” Ezra Koenig, Songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard, Songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album
“Social Cues,” Cage The Elephant *WINNER
“Amo,” Bring Me The Horizon
“In The End,” The Cranberries
“Trauma,” I Prevail
“Feral Roots,” Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album
“Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend *WINNER
“U.F.O.F.,” Big Thief
“Assume Form,” James Blake
“i,i,” Bon Iver
“Anima,” Thom Yorke



Comments & Discussion

  1. Susan • January 27, 2020 @ 1:45 PM

    Wow I was looking for somewhere to sum up all the awards and this summer it up perfect! Thank you 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 A beautiful evening filled with beautiful tributes!! Amazing!

  2. Lucy • January 27, 2020 @ 2:08 PM

    A very informative article, describing the excitement of the event while being sensitive about the news of Kobe Bryant.
    Nicely written!

  3. Gabriel • February 10, 2020 @ 7:04 PM

    Great review!!


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