By: Alyssa Naumann
The 2020 GRAMMYs was an epic night of awards and performances from some of the best in the music industry. Let’s take a look at some memorable moments and performances from this years GRAMMYs along with the winners of some big awards.
The show opened with Lizzo, who was nominated for eight GRAMMYs, the most of any artist this year. She sang “Cuz I love You” and “Truth Hurts,” kicking off the GRAMMYs with her unbelievable performing skills and voice. Following Lizzo was the introduction of host Alicia Keys, who gave a beautiful tribute to Kobe Bryant after his passing.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton performed a debut of their duet “Nobody But You,” a slow song that highlighted the artist’s voices. The Jonas Brothers reunited this year and were an instant hit. They performed their song “What a Man Gotta Do,” an upbeat song that got the crowd dancing and singing along. The Jonas Brothers were nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song “Sucker.” However the award was given to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for their summer hit, “Old Town Road.”
The GRAMMY award for Best Pop Solo Performance went to Lizzo for “Truth Hurts.” She was absolutely speechless when receiving the award and grateful for the support she has gotten along the way. The award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to Dan & Shay for their song “Speechless.”
Usher gave a remarkable tribute to Prince and other artists like Camila Cabello, Tyler the Creator, and H.E.R. Lil Nas X, BTS, Mason Ramsey, and Billy Ray gave an iconic performance of “Old Town Road,” which also won Best Music Video. Another memorable performance of the night came from Demi Lovato who choked up at the beginning of her singing her song “Anyone.” She wrote the song days before suffering a drug-related medical emergency in 2018 and just today returned to the stage for the GRAMMYs. After gathering herself and restarting the song, she poured her soul onto the GRAMMY stage, getting a standing ovation in the end.
Probably the biggest moment of the GRAMMY awards is Billie Eilish, who won all four of the General Field awards. For Song and Record of the Year, Eilish took the GRAMMYs for her song “Bad Guy.” She also won Album of the Year for her album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? as well as Best New Artist. She gave credit to other amazing artists in her speeches and even said that Ariana Grande deserved Album of the Year more than her. After winning the last GRAMMY of the night, Eilish was left speechless and her speech was “thank you, bye.” Eilish is the second person in history to win all four of the General Field awards in one year after Christopher Cross in 1981. She is also the first female to do so and the youngest to just be nominated for all four categories.
Other awards and performances were amazing, but these were some of the biggest moments from the awards and will go down in GRAMMY history. After Kobe’s accident earlier today, the GRAMMYs brought good music and talented artists to the stage.