The 2020 Grammys leave viewers with heartfelt smiles

By Delaney Cairns

The Grammys are always an amazing night full of crazy fashion statements, awards, and of course, breathtaking music performances by the most popular singer-songwriters of the year.

This year, the night began with the red carpet featuring some very interesting and noteworthy outfits. Including, but definitely not limited to, Billie Eilish in a neon green and black, oversized suit, Ariana Grande in a grey dress as big as the sun, and Lil Nas X in a pink studded cowboy suit.

The show kicked off with Lizzo singing hit songs “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts”. She began a powerful statement: “This is for Kobe,” referring to the death of the famous basketball legend the morning before the show. 

Next, the host of the night, Alicia Keys performed a Kobe Bryant tribute with the band, “Boyz”, followed by a performance by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Then, the Jonas Brothers performed a comeback with the song “What a Man Gotta Do.” They also kept many people talking on social media about Nick Jonas’ food in his teeth after the performance.

Shortly after, came the awards. The first award of the night was presented to Lizzo for the best pop solo performance. To viewers surprise, a very powerful and energetic performance came next from Tyler the Creator while best country duo/group performance was awarded to Dan and Shay for their song “Speechless.”

Usher then gave a tribute performance to Prince including some very impressive splits near the middle of the production leaving the crowd shocked. Next, a performance by Camilla Cabello debuting a new, moving song dedicated to her dad and everything he has done for her.

The show quickly turned back to awards with the best comedy winner being given to Dave Chapel who did not attend the ceremony. This award was followed by impressive concerts by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Aerosmith, and DMC. Tyler the Creator was then awarded with the best rap album Grammy. Followed by a very confusing, but interesting show by Lil Nas X, Billie Ray Cyrus, BTS, and Mason Ramsey (the “yodeling kid”) all performing a new remix of the very popular song “Old Town Road.” 

Demi Lovato, just returning from a long break for rehab, performed an emotional and beautiful song that left listeners everywhere in tears and gasps. There was also a Nipsey Hussle tribute, to the rapper who was killed in 2019, with singers John Legend, Meek Mill, and DJ Khaled. 

The “big three” Grammys were awarded to Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, including album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year along with many other smaller, but equally significant awards throughout the night.

The last couple of performances by the end of the night included shows from, Brittany Howard and Alicia Keys, Rosalia, H.E.R, and Bonnie Raitt.

The 2020 Grammys was a breathtaking year for the music industry and all of the attentive listeners as talented artists were recognized and awarded for their continuous efforts and love for the art, in front of fans on one beautiful and emotional night.