There were the best and worst moments at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. In the case of the former, it would be 18-year-old Billie Eilish taking home five Grammy awards in a single night. The worst could be tied to the fact that basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his daughter had passed on the same day. The sad event outdid those who went out of their way to steal the night with their out-of-this-world fashion.
Talented Individuals Around the World Receive Grammy Awards
On January 26, 2020, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards was held n Los Angeles, the United States, and awards were presented to talented individuals around the globe. Those who walked away with an award were majorly from the music industry. However, the nominees came from several countries including China, Mexico, Nigeria, etc.
Billie Eilish, on the other hand, who has stolen the attention of music enthusiasts for her songs, was among those who won an award. However, hers was more spectacular given that she amassed four of the biggest ones in a night and another in a different category. Her awards were for the Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, as well as, Best Pop Vocal Album.
Nominees in the Same Category as Eilish
It may also be worth taking a look at artists who were nominated for the categories Eilish won.
For the Record of the Year, the nominees were:
- "Talk," Khalid
- "Hard Place," H.E.R.
- "Hey, Ma," Bon Iver
- "Truth Hurts," Lizzo
- "7 Rings," Ariana Grande
- "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish *WINNER
- "Sunflower," Post Malone & Swae Lee
- "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
Album of the Year
- "I,I"- Bon Iver
- "7," Lil Nas X
- "Cuz I Love You," Lizzo
- "I Used to Know Her," H.E.R.
- "Thank U, Next," Ariana Grande
- "Father of the Bride," Vampire Weekend
- "Norman F***ing Rockwell," Lana Del Rey
- "When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go," Billie Eilish *WINNER
Song of the Year
- "Lover," Taylor Swift
- "Norman F***ing Rockwell," Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey
- "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell *WINNER
- "Bring My Flowers Now," Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker
- "Hard Place," Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins
- "Someone You Loved," Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman
- "Always Remember Us This Way," Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna
- "Truth Hurts," Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John
Eilish Becomes Second Youngest to Win Four of the Biggest Awards
Interestingly, Billie Eilish is the second youngest person to win four of the biggest categories in the Grammy Awards (the first was Christopher Cross in 1981). The singer is a new name in the music industry, and she gained fame for her songs including "Bad guy" and "Everything I wanted". Bad Guy, for instance, has attracted several musicians like Justin Bieber, who have collaborated with her to remix the song.
While speaking as she was presented the Song of the Year award, Eilish said:
"I never thought this would happen in my whole life...I grew up watching them [the Grammys]. ... I'm so honored and grateful to be here, amongst all of you. I love you to my core, I grew up watching all of you."
Lizzo Bags Best Pop Solo Performance
Asides from Eilish, another first-time Grammy winner who is not entirely new to the music industry is Lizzo. Her songs like “Truth Hurts”, “Good as Hell”, and “Juice,” have been topping charts in several countries. It came as no surprise when she won an award for the Best Pop Solo Performance.
Despite the celebration, it was less exciting than what the organizers would've expected. The latter could be attributed to the death of Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, which occurred in a helicopter crash hours before the Grammy awards were dished out.
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