2020 Grammy Awards

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Mattingly Sullivan, Multimedia Editor

The 2020 Grammys hosted by Alicia Keys were held at the Staples Center on January 26.

There were many performances this year including Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Camilla Cabello, Billie Eilish, Blake Shelton, Jonas Brothers, Usher, Tyler the Creator, Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, Gary Clark Jr, and Bonnie Raitt. Many of these performances were outstanding and left the audience in awe. 

Some of the best moments were Billie Eilish winning five big Grammy awards, Lizzo performing with a flute, Tyler the Creator’s performance, Usher’s Prince tribute, and so much more. The Grammys never disappoint anyone.

Billie Eilish won record of the year, the album of the year, the song of the year, best pop vocal album, and best new artist–she swept away all of the biggest awards of the night at only eighteen years old. Before one of her victories was announced she even voiced, “Please don’t be me.” Also, in her speech, she stated that she wishes Ariana Grande got the award over herself.

The best pop solo performance went to Lizzo for  “Truth Hurts.” Best pop duo/group performance went to Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus for the song everyone knows, “Old Town Road.” They also won the best music video/film.

News broke about Kobe Bryant hours before the awards, and many celebrities have their condolences while giving their speeches. The awards were held at the Staples Center, which is where the Lakers would play.

This night was filled with lots of wins and losses and some great performances by some of the best artists in pop music.