The city of Los Angeles hosted the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, January 26, 2020, the event was held at the Staples Center.
The annual Grammy Awards event is held to recognize the best of the best in the music industry worldwide, the skills ratings are usually broken down into categories like “best rock”, ” best pop “, “best country”, etc.
Artists were selected to cover the eligibility year, which was between October 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019.
Alicia Keys was the host of this year’s Grammy, recall that the names of those nominated in all 84 categories were announced by Gayle King, Bebe Rexha and host Alicia Keys on November 20, 2019, during CBS’ This Morning Show.
It was Lizzo’s day as Lizzo received the most nominations for any individual artist with eight, followed by Billie Eilish set a record for receiving five Grammys making it the most awards received by a single artist. She won the Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist in a single Grammy Award night, the last time this feat was achieved was in 1981 when Christopher Cross won all four categories.
On the African front, Nigeria’s Afro-fusion sensation, Burma Boy (Damini Ogulu) and Beninese Angelique Kidjo were both nominated for the ‘Best World Music’ category, but Nigerian Burma Boy lost this category to Angelique Kidjo, but while making her thank you speech, she honored Burma Boy as the ‘African Giant’ crooner.
Below is the list of winners mentioned so far:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
– “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Best Pop Vocal Album
– “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish
Best Rock Performance –
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
Best Rock Song –
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Best Rock Album –
“Social Cues,” Cage the Elephant
Best Alternative Music Album
– “Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend
Best Metal Performance –
Best R&B Performance
– “Come Home,” Anderson.Paak featuring André 3000
Best R&B Song –
“Say So,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton featuring JoJo)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
– “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe),” Lizzo
Best R&B Album
“Ventura,” Anderson .Paak
Best Traditional R&B Performance –
Best Rap Performance –
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy
Best Rap Song –
“A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage and Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
Best Country Solo Performance –
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
Best Country Album
– “While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker