Last night was the 62nd edition of one of the biggest music award ceremonies in the world and well, it was quite the show! From emotional tributes paid to Kobe Bryant after the shocking news of his death to artists making history to extravagant outfits to stellar performances! Here’s all you need to know…
BILLIE EILISH BROKE RECORDS
The biggest winner this year, hands down, was Billie Eilish. She became the youngest ever solo performer to win Album of the Year for her album “When we all fall asleep where do we go”, which also scooped the top prize for Best Pop Album.
Massive Bay hit “Bad Guy” also won Record of the Year and Song of the Year – and the young legend herself was crowned Best New Artist. Billie is the youngest ever artist to win Album of the Year and the first female artist to win the four biggest awards in the same year!
THERE WERE OTHER WINNERS
Lizzo won the trophy for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus won the awardsfor Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Beyonce’s Homecoming won Best Music Film and The Chemical Brothers won Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Other winners include Cage The Elephant, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson and Tyler, The Creator.
DEMI LOVATO GAVE HER FIRST PERFORMANCE AFTER HER OVERDOSE
Visibly very emotional, Demi Lovato returned to the stage for the first time since her 2018 overdose.
She performed “Anyone”, a song she wrote and recorded just four days before her overdose. Clearly very nervous, she had to restart the song but that didn’t stop her from smashing it and giving us one of the memorable performances of the Grammys:
EMOTIONAL TRIBUTES WERE PAID TO KOBE BRYANT
The awards ceremony took place just hours after the news of Kobe and his 13 year old daughter’s deaths broke, and everyone was still stunned.
Thousands of mourners gathered outside the Staples Center, where he often played, at the same time as the Grammys was going on inside. Lizzo and Alicia Keys led the tributes to the basketball legend.