This year’s 62nd Grammys was filled with acts that will not soon be forgotten. The event was held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 26. If you weren’t able to watch the live event, here are some of the highlights that you missed.
Kobe Bryant Tribute
At the start of the awards show, host Alicia Keys honored Kobe Bryant’s passing, saying “We’re all crazy sad right now,” and followed it up with a breathtaking performance with Boyz II Men in honor of Bryant. Following this, Lizzo hopped on the mic to shout out “This is for Kobe,” and sang a gut-wrenching rendition of “Cuz I Love You.”
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X came in with another hot remix of “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS and Nas, his namesake. Lil Nas X won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo for “Old Town Road,” a chart-topper for 17 weeks since its debut in August, according to Billboard. He won another Grammy this year for Best Music Video, also for “Old Town Road.”
Lizzo started off the night with a rendition of “Cuz I Love You” as a tribute to Kobe Bryant, and finished the night with three Grammy wins in the categories Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts,” Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Cuz I Love You.”
Lovato’s performance of “Anybody” was a showstopper. Written in 2018 before an almost fatal drug overdose, Lovato performed her new song for the very first time at the Grammys. She was very emotional, as this was her first time performing in public in two years.
Eilish finished the night with a total of five Grammys, in categories including Best New Artist, Record of the Year for “Bad Guy” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Eilish took to the stage to perform “When the Party’s Over,” one of her more famous songs from the “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” album.
The 2020 Grammys was a night to remember filled with many performances by talented musicians, giving recognition to their hard work and dedication to the music industry. For more highlights on what happened at this year’s Grammys, check out their website.