The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Was An Emotional Night Of Tributes; You Could Feel The Love In Each Performance.
The 62nd annual Grammy Awards held over the weekend was emotional, heart felt, inspiring, and empowering. The night started with a beautiful tribute to the late, Kobe Bryant(Who died in a helicopter crash just hours before the Grammys.)
The host, Alicia Keys and Boyz 2 Men sang “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”. It brought instant tears through out the entire Staple Center, home to Kobe, and the L.A. Lakers.
There were plenty of tributes through out the evening, and heart felt performances. Lizzo kicked it off with a shout out to Kobe before performing her greatest hits, including “Truth Hurts”.
Usher, FKA Twigs and Prince’s longtime collaborator Sheila E put together an awesome tribute to the late, PRINCE. They performed a few of the late singer’s hits “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss.”
Singer, Camila Cabello payed tribute to her father in the audience, singing “First Man”, and it was tear dropping.
Also, an amazing tribute to the late, Nipsey Hussle with a performance by DJ Khaled, Jon Legend, Kirk Franklin, Meek Mill, Roddy Rich, and YG for the hit song, “Higher”. In which Hussle was featured on. Later, winning an award for best Rap Song.
Check out the full list of Grammy winners below….
Record of the Year: “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
Album of the Year: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
Song of the Year: “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
Rap/Sung Performance: “Higher” DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle, John Legend
Rap Album: IGOR, Tyler, The Creator
Comedy Album: Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle
Country Duo/Group Performance: “Speechless,” Dan + Shay
Pop Solo Performance: Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, FINNEAS
Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Look Now, Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Rap Song: “A Lot,” J. Cole, DJ Dahi, 21 Savage, Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage & J. Cole)
Rap Performance: “Racks In The Middle,” Nipsey Hussle f/Roddy Ricch & Hit Boy
Alternative Music Album: Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend
Rock Album: Social Cues, Cage The Elephant
Rock Song: “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
Metal Performance: “7empest,” Tool
Rock Performance: “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
R&B Album: “Ventura,” Anderson .Paak
Urban Contemporary Album: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo
R&B Song: “Say So” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton & JoJo)
Traditional R&B Performance: “Jerome,” Lizzo
R&B Performance winner: “Come Home,” Anderson .Paak & André 3000
Music Film: Homecoming, Beyoncé, Ed Burke, video directors; Steve Pamon, Erinn Williams, video producers
Music Video: “Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, CALMATIC, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen Ekholm, Saul Levitz, video producers
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “I’ll Never Love Again,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey, Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Chernobyl, Hildur Gudnadottir
Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Country Album: While I’m Livin’, Tanya Tucker
Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth, Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
Country Solo Performance: “Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
Americana Album: Oklahoma, Keb Mo
American Roots Song: “Call My Name” Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her)
American Roots Performance: “Saint Honestly,” Sara Bareilles
World Music Album: Celia, Angelique Kidjo
Musical Theater Album: Hadestown
Contemporary Classical Composition: Higdon: Harp Concerto, Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare, Rochester Philharmonic)
Classical Instrumental Solo: “Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite,” Nicky Benedetti, Cristi Macelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
Classical Compendium: The Poetry of Places, Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
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The show started off on a somber note, as celebrities on the red carpet paid tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash that morning. Both stars and co-host Ryan Seacrest repeatedly emphasized that the Staples Center, where the Grammys took place and Bryant spent his career, was the “house of Kobe.”
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