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It was music's biggest night – but this year's Grammy Awards took on a mournful tone as stars and fans paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant. The show opened with tributes to Bryant from Lizzo and host Alicia Keys. The Los Angeles Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash earlier Sunday. The Grammys were held in the Staples Center, where the Lakers play their home games.

Lizzo garnered the most nominations this year, but Billie Eilish took home the coveted awards for record, song and album of the year, along with Best New Artist. Eilish was the youngest person ever nominated for all four awards at the same time. Lil Nas X was nominated six times and walked away with two wins.

The Recording Academy also honored slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who posthumously won the Grammy for best rap performance. DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill and others paid tribute.

Last year, former first lady Michelle Obama was a surprise guest at the Grammys. This year, she won the award for best spoken word album for the audio version of her memoir, "Becoming."


Longtime Grammy producer gets epic sendoff

In a tribute to longtime Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr and John Legend were joined by Ben Platt, Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang  and The War and Treaty to help say goodbye with a performance of "I Sing the Body Electric" from the movie musical "Fame." Ehlrich personally chose the song as a way to acknowledge the importance of music education in schools.

Ehlrich first produced the Grammys in 1980, the same year "Fame" was released. Ehlrich previously announced that he will be stepping down after this year's award ceremony. — Jordan Freiman, Amalia Nunez


Record of the Year

  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish — Winner
  • "Hey, Ma" — Bon Iver
  • "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
  • "Hard Place" — H.E.R.
  • "Talk" — Khalid
  • "Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo  
  • "Sunflower" — Post Malone and Swae Lee
Billie Eilish Wins Record Of The Year At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Album of the Year

  • "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" — Billie Eilish — Winner  
  • "I, I" — Bon Iver
  • "Norman F***ing Rockwell!" — Lana Del Rey
  • "Thank U, Next" — Ariana Grande
  • "I Used to Know Her" — H.E.R.
  • "7" — Lil Nas X
  • "Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)" — Lizzo
  • "Father of the Bride" — Vampire Weekend
Billie Eilish Wins Album Of The Year At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Best New Artist

  • Billie Eilish — Winner  
  • Black Pumas
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalía 
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola
Billie Eilish Wins Best New Artist At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Ozzy Osbourne presents at Grammys following Parkinson's diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, presented the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance on Sunday. After presenting the award, the couple then introduced H.E.R. This was Osbourne's first public appearance since announcing he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Osbourne, one of the pioneers of hard rock and metal as both a solo artist and with Black Sabbath, also appeared at the red carpet ceremony with a cane.

British singer Ozzy Osbourne (L) and wife British television personality Sharon Osbourne present the award for Best Rap/Sung Performance during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Getty
By Jordan Freiman

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • "Higher" — DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend — Winner
  • "Drip Too Hard" — Lil Baby and Gunna 
  • "Panini" — Lil Nas X 
  • "Ballin" — Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
  • "The London" — Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott
DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle And John Legend Win Best Rap/Sung Performance At 2020 GRAMMY Aw… by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Nipsey Hussle remembered with all-star performance

Slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who won Best Rap Performance — and has two Grammy nominations including Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Higher" with DJ Khaled and John Legend — was remembered with an all-star tribute. The performance kicked off with Meek Mill before John Legend, DJ Khaled and gospel singer Kirk Franklin joined together to perform the nominated track. 

They ended the performance with images of Nipsey and Kobe Bryant displayed on a screen as they paid their respects. 

Nipsey Hussle, Kobe Bryant tribute — 2020 Grammy Awards
Images for the late Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant are projected onto a screen while YG, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and Roddy Ricch perform onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Getty
By Amalia Nuñez

Song of the Year

  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) — Winner  
  • "Always Remember Us This Way" — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • "Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • "Hard Place" — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. and Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • "Lover" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • "Norman F***ing Rockwell" — Jack Antonoff and Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • "Someone You Loved" — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • "Truth Hurts" — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson and Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)
Billie Eilish Wins Song Of The Year At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Demi Lovato makes comeback with powerful performance

In her first major comeback since her 2018 overdose, Demi Lovato delivered an emotional performance of her song, "Anyone." Lovato was so overwhelmed, she had to restart the song shortly after she began, and a tear could be seen rolling down her cheek. 

In an interview with New Music Daily with Zane Lowe for Apple Beats 1, Demi Lovato revealed the song was written just days before her near-fatal overdose, and saw the song as a "cry for help." Demi Lovato is now clean and sober and is gearing up to perform the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl. 

Lovato released the track shortly after the performance.

By Amalia Nuñez

Lil Nas X brings out Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo and Mason Ramsey for "Old Town Road"

Winning two out of his six nominations of the night so far, Lil Nas X performed his hit "Old Town Road" with a star-studded cast including Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Mason Ramsey and BTS. A Kobe Bryant jersey was seen onstage at the beginning of the performance.

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BTS, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Lil Nas X perform onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Getty
By Amalia Nuñez

Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. perform "Walk This Way"

Despite the ongoing drama with drummer Joey Kramer, Aerosmith's performance went off without a hitch. The legendary rockers opened their performance with "Living On The Edge" before Run-D.M.C. joined them to perform their groundbreaking 1986 collaboration "Walk This Way." 

Run-D.M.C. paid tribute to their late band member, Jam Master Jay, who passed away in 2002, by using his logo as a backdrop. A member of Run-D.M.C.'s entourage also held up a number 24 Lakers jersey in honor of NBA player Kobe Bryant, who died earlier Sunday.

Steven Tyler, Run DMC — Grammy Awards 2020
Singer-songwriter Steven Tyler (L) and guitarist Joe Perry (R) of Aerosmith and Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC perform during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Getty
By Amalia Nuñez

Best Rap Album

  • "Igor" — Tyler, The Creator — Winner
  • "Revenge of the Dreamers III" — Dreamville
  • "Championships" — Meek Mill 
  • "I Am > I Was" — 21 Savage 
  • "The Lost Boy" — YBN Cordae

The rapper was the first artist of the evening to get the "wrap it up" music treatment.

Tyler, The Creator Wins Best Rap Album At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Ariana Grande brings the sound of music with a medley of hits

Returning to the Grammy stage, five-time nominee Ariana Grande began her performance with "Imagine" before transitioning into "7 Rings," which included a quick outfit change and a lingerie party backdrop. Grande closed out her medley with "Thank You Next."

By Amalia Nuñez

Camila Cabello performs "First Man" in touching tribute to her father

Camila Cabello — 2020 Grammy Awards
Camila Cabello performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Getty

Grammy nominee Camila Cabello sang "First Man" off her sophomore album, "Romance," in an emotional performance dedicated to her father, who is in the audience. Cabello is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Senorita" with Shawn Mendes.

By Amalia Nuñez

Best Comedy Album

  • "Sticks & Stones" — Dave Chappelle  — Winner  
  • "Quality Time" — Jim Gaffigan
  • "Relatable" — Ellen DeGeneres
  • "Right Now" — Aziz Ansari
  • "Son Of Patricia" — Trevor Noah
By Jordan Freiman

Usher, Sheila E and FKA Twigs perform medley in honor of Prince

Usher — 2020 Grammy Awards
An image of the late Prince is projected on a screen while Usher, Sheila E. and FKA Twigs perform onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Getty

In a star-studded performance, R&B singer Usher performed "Little Red Corvette" and "When Doves Cry" with Sheila E — a frequent collaborator of the late Prince. Singer FKA Twigs then joined them onstage to perform "Kiss." The Prince tribute is a teaser for the upcoming special "Let's Go Crazy: A Grammy Salute to Prince" airing Tuesday, January 28 on CBS.

Usher — 2020 Grammy Awards
Usher (C) performs onstage Sunday night. Getty
By Amalia Nuñez

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "Speechless" — Dan + Shay — Winner  
  • "Brand New Man" — Brooks and Dunn with Luke Combs
  • "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" — Brothers Osborne
  • "The Daughters" — Little Big Town
  • "Common" — Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile
Dan + Shay Win Best Country Duo/Group Performance At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo — Winner  
  • "Spirit" — Beyoncé   
  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
  • "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande 
  • "You Need to Calm Down" — Taylor Swift
Lizzo Wins Best Pop Solo Performance At 2020 GRAMMY Awards by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

Alicia Keys: "We're literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built"

Host Alicia Keys also paid tribute to Kobe Bryant at the top of the award show, noting, "We're literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built."

Boyz II Men then joined Keys onstage and sang "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday."

Alicia Keys Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant In 2020 GRAMMY Awards Opening by CBS on YouTube
By Jordan Freiman

"Tonight is for Kobe": Lizzo kicks off 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

Lizzo, who has the most nominations of any artist this year, kicked off the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards by saying "Tonight is for Kobe."

Legendary Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash earlier on Sunday. The Lakers play their home games at the Staples Center, where the Grammys are being held. A large crowd of Lakers fans came to mourn the late NBA star.

The eight-time nominee then launched into a performance of  "Cuz I love you" before switching into an energetic rendition of her 2017 hit "Truth Hurts". Earlier in the night it was announced Lizzo won Best Contemporary Album for "Cuz I Love You", and Best Traditional Performance for her song "Jerome."  — Jordan Freiman, Amalia Nunez

Lizzo — Grammy Awards 2020
Singer-songwriter Lizzo performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Getty


Non-televised Grammy awards

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - "A Star Is Born"

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Hildur Guðnadóttir - "Chernobyl"

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • Lady Gaga - "I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)"

Best Recording Package

  • Chris Cornell - "Chris Cornell," Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura and Joe Spix, art directors

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Various Artists - "Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary," Masaki Koike, art director

Best Album Notes

  • Steve Greenberg - "Stax '68: A Memphis Story"

Best Historical Album

  • Pete Seeger - "Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection"

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Billie Eilish - "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" Rob Kinelski and Finneas O'Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer

Best Remixed Recording

  • Madonna - "I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)"

Best Immersive Audio Album

  • Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor - "Lux"

Best Music Video

  • Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Official Movie)"

Best Music Film

  • Beyoncé - "Homecoming"

Best New Age Album

  • Peter Kater - "Wings"

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Michael Cleveland - "Tall Fiddler"

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men - "Tall, Dark & Handsome"

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"

Best Folk Album

  • Patty Griffin - "Patty Griffin"

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Ranky Tanky - "Good Time"

Best Reggae Album

  • Koffee - "Rapture"

Best Children's Music Album

  • Jon Samson - "Ageless Songs For the Child Archetype"

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

  • Michelle Obama - "Becoming"

Best Dance Recording

  • The Chemical Brothers - "Got to Keep On

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • The Chemical Brothers - "No Geography"

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela - "Mettavolution"

Best Instrumental Composition

  • John Williams - "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite"

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • Jacob Collier - "Moon River" 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest - "All Night Long"

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Randy Brecker - "Sozinho"

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Esperanza Spalding - "12 Little Spells"

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Brad Mehldau - "Finding Gabriel"

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Brian Lynch Big Band - "The Omni-american Book Club"

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Chick Corea & the Spanish Heart Band - "Antidote"

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Willie Nelson - "Ride Me Back Home"

Best Country Song

  • Tanya Tucker - "Bring My Flowers Now"

Best Country Album

  • Tanya Tucker - "While I'm Livin'"

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • Kirk Franklin - "Love Theory"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton - "God Only Knows," Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone and Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

  • Kirk Franklin - "Long Live Love"

 Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • for KING & COUNTRY - "Burn the Ships"

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Gloria Gaynor - "Testimony"

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Alejandro Sanz - "#ELDISCO"  

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • Rosalía - "El Mal Querer"

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Mariachi Los Camperos - "De Ayer Para Siempre"

Best Tropical Latin Album - Tie

  • Marc Anthony - "Opus"Aymée Nuviola - "A Journey Through Cuban Music"

Best Rap Performance

  • Nipsey Hussle - "Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]"

Best Rap Song

  • 21 Savage - "A Lot [ft. J. Cole]," Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage and Anthony White, songwriters

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Kronos Quartet - "Riley: Sun Rings," Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer

Producer of the Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh  

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic - "Norman: Sustain"

Best Opera Recording

  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children's Chorus - "Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Best Choral Performance

  • Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir - "Duruflé: Complete Choral Works"

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Attacca Quartet - "Shaw: Orange"

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Nicola Benedetti - "Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite"

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Joyce Didonato - "Songplay"

Best Classical Compendium

  • Nadia Shpachenko - "The Poetry of Places"

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Jennifer Higdon, composer - "Higdon: Harp Concerto"

Best Musical Theater Album

  • "Hadestown"  

Best Rock Performance

  • Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"

Best Metal Performance

  • Tool - "7empest"

Best Rock Song

  • Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"

Best Rock Album

  • Cage the Elephant - "Social Cues"

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Vampire Weekend - "Father of the Bride"

Best R&B Performance

  • Anderson .Paak - "Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]"

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Lizzo - "Jerome"  

Best R&B Song

  • PJ Morton - "Say So [ft. JoJo]"  

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Lizzo - "Cuz I Love You"

Best R&B Album

  • Anderson .Paak - "Ventura"

Best World Music Album

  • Angelique Kidjo - "Celia"

Best American Roots Performance

  • Sara Bareilles - "Saint Honesty"

Best American Roots Song

  • I'm With Her - "Call My Name," Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan and Sara Watkins, songwriters

Best Americana Album

  • Keb' Mo' - "Oklahoma"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Lil Nas X - "Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters - "Look Now"

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Billie Eilish - "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Finneas
By Jordan Freiman

Nipsey Hussle to be honored at Grammys

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle will be honored at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. DJ Khaled, John Legen, Meek Mill and others will be part of the performance.

By Jordan Freiman

DK Khaled talks to CBS "Sunday Morning" before the Grammys

DJ Khaled sat down for an interview with CBS "Sunday Morning" correspondent Kelefa Sanneh to talk about his career and much more. In the interview, which aired Sunday, Khaled wasn't shy about his many talents.

"Ask me what I do," he said.

"What do you do?"  Sanneh indulged.

"I'm a genius!" Khaled replied. "It's too many things I do."

By Jordan Freiman

Taylor Swift will not attend 2020 Grammys

Two days before the Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift ended speculation she would perform at the show. Swift will not attend the ceremony, Entertainment Tonight reported, despite being nominated for three awards: best pop vocal album, song of the year and best pop solo performance.

By Jordan Freiman
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