A Night to Remember

By: Katie Haley, Staff

On Sunday January 26th, the 62nd Grammys happened at the Staples Center in Los Angles California, hosted by Alicia Keys.

Billie Eilish was nominated for 6 Grammys and took home 5. She won best new artist, record of the year, best pop vocal album, best song for her track “bad guy,” and album of the year. As the cameras were on Eilish when announcing the award she mouthed “please don’t be me.” In 2016 Eilish first got recognized for her song “Ocean Eyes” that was only available on Sound Cloud at the time. Eilish’s career has taken a huge turn the past 3 years and at the age 18 has won 5 Grammys and was the first artist born in 2000 to have a No. 1 album in the United States.

Sunday night wasn’t only a night of celebration for some of the best artist in the world, but also a day our Country will never forget. Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna passed away in a helicopter accident. Lizzo, Alicia Keys, and Boys II Men performed “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye” in honor of Kobe and his family.

Demi Lovato performed her song “Anyone” for the first time. Lovato wrote this song a few days before she overdosed, saying it was a “cry for help.” At first Demi started to choke up and the audience gave her a standing ovation. She then tried a second time to perform her song, fans said her performance was “powerful.” This was the first time Lovato has performed on stage since she overdosed in 2018.

Lil Nas X and BTS performed Nas’ single that was number 1 on the charts for over 17 weeks, Old Town Road. The 13-year-old yodeling boy, Mason Ramsey made an appearance as well. It was Ramsey’s first Grammy performance for BTS and Ramsey who is only 13, being known as one of the youngest Grammy performers ever.

Rapper, Nipsey Hussle who died in March 2019 who won the best rap performance award for his song “Racks in the Middle,” was honored by John Legend, Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch, and YG. As Hussle’s grandmother, Margaret Boutte accepted the award on his behalf she said, “I wanted to thank all of you for showing all the love that I have felt for him all of his life and will always live in my heart.” “So, thank you, thank you, thank you.”

The night ended with a tribute to Ken Ehrlich. Camila Cabella, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Platt, Misty Copeland, and more sang and dance together to “I Sing the Body Electric.”, from sound track for the 1980 film Flame.

Sources:

https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/grammys-2020-highlights-highs-lows-whoas.html

https://pitchfork.com/news/grammys-2020-all-of-the-performances/

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/grammys-2020-top-moments-show-n1123551

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