2020 Grammy Awards

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2020 Grammy Awards

Madison Auleman, Staff Writer

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The Annual Grammy Awards is an award show focused on the best recordings, compositions, and artists that are in the eligible year. The event is produced by the network CBS and was hosted by singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, who has won fifteen Grammys herself. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards gave out ninety-four awards, some going down in history.

The individual going home with the most Grammys on January 26, 2020 was Billie Eilish. The singer/songwriter won best album and best pop/vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Her song and record “Bad Guy” also won. Eilish also secured Best New Artist. This makes Billie Eilish the second person in the history of the Grammys to win four major categories: song, record, album, and new artist. 

Lizzo, the popular rapper and singer/songwriter, won three separate awards. Her hit song ¨Truth Hurts” won best pop solo performance, and her song “Cuz I Love You” won best urban contemporary album. Lizzo also won best traditional R&B performance for her song “Jerome.”

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus won best pop/duo group performance and best music video for their hit song “Old Town Road.” 

The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards were Roberta Flack, Public Enemy, John Prine, Iggy Pop, Chicago, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Isaac Hayes. 

The rest of the awards are as follows:

  • Tyler the Creator won Best Rap Album for his album “Igor”
  • Reeve Carney won Best Musical Theater Album for the Broadway musical “Hadestown”
  • J. Cole and 21 Savage won Best Rap Song for their song “A Lot”
  • Michelle Obama won Best Spoken Word Album award for her album “Becoming”
  • Angélique Kidjo won World Music Album for her album “Celia” 
  • Tanya Tucker won both best Country Song and Best Country Album for “Bring My Flowers Now” and the album “While I’m Livin’”
  • Nipsey Hussle was awarded Best Rap Performance for “Racks In The Middle”
  • John Legend won Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Higher”
  • The Chemical Brothers won Best Dance Recording for “Got to Keep On” and Best Dance/ Electronic Album for “No Geography”
  • Lady Gaga won Best Song Written for Visual Media for “I’ll Never Love Again” and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for “A Star is Born”
  • Tool won Best Metal Performance for their song “7empest”
  • PJ Morton won best R&B Song for “Say So”
  • Anderson Paak won Best R&B Album for “Ventura” and Best R&B Performance for “Come Home”
  • Vampire Weekend won Best Alternative Music Album for “Father of the Bride”
  • Gary Clarl Jr. won Best Rock Song for “This Land”
  • Koffee won Best Reggae Album for their album “Rapture”
  • Cage the Elephant won Best Rock Album for “Social Cues”
  • Hildur Guõnadóttir won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the TV series “Chernobyl”
  • Finneas O’Connell won Best Producer for Non-Classical, along with Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
  • Dave Chappelle won Best Comedy Album for “Sticks & Stones”
  • Dan + Shay won Best Country Duo/ Group Performance for “Speechless”
  • Beyoncé won Best Music Film for “Homecoming”
  • Willie Nelson won Best Country Solo Performance for “Ride Me Back Home”
  • Vicky Karayiannis won Best Recording Package with “Chris Cornell”
  • Tracy Young won Best Remixed Recording for “I Rise”
  • Alejandro Sanz won Best Latin Pop Album for “El Disco”
  • Jacob Collier won Best Arrangement (Instrumental or A Cappella) for “Moon River” along with Best Arrangement, Instruments & Vocals for “All Night Long”
  • Aerosmith won Person of the Year
  • Kirk Franklin won Best Gospel Album for “Long, Live, Love” and Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Love Theory”
  • For King & Country with Dolly Parton won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ Song for “God Only Knows” and the band won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “burn the ships”
  • Rosalía won Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album for “El Mal Querer”
  • Gary Clark Jr. won Best Rock Performance for “This Land”
  • Keb’ Mo’ Best American Album for “Oklahoma”
  • Michelle Cleveland won Best Bluegrass Album for “Tall Fiddler”
  • Brad Mehldau won Best Jazz Instrumental Album for “Finding Gabriel”
  • Gustavo Dudamel won Best Orchestral Performance for “Norman: Sustain”
  • John Williams won Best Instrumental Composition for “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite”
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox won Best Opera Recording 
  • Mickey Smith Jr. won Best Music Educator
  • Aymée Nuviola won Best Tropical Album for “A Journey Through Cuban Music”
  • Marc Anthony won Best Tropical Latin Album for “OPUS”
  • Elvis Costello won Best Traditional Pop/Vocal Album for “Look Now”
  • Esperanza Spalding won Best Jazz Vocal Album for “12 Little Spells”
  • Peter Kater won Best New Age Album for “Wings” 
  • Jennifer Higdon won Best Contemporary Classical Composition for “Harp Concerto”
  • Brian Lynch won Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for “The Omni-American Book Club”
  • Robert Simpson, Houston Chamber Choir, and Ken Kowan won Best Choral Performance for “Complete Choral Works”
  • Chick Corea and The Spanish Heart Band won Best Latin Jazz Album
  • Gary Clark Jr. won Best Contemporary Blues Album for “This Land”
  • Jon Samson won Best Childrens’ Album for “Ageless: Songs for the Child Archetype”
  • Joyce DiDonato won Best Classical Vocal Solo for “Songplay”
  • Randy Brecker won Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Sozinho”
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for “Mettavolution”
  • Sarah Jarosz won Best American Roots Song for “Call My Name”
  • Delbert McClinton won Best Traditional Blues Album for “Tall, Dark, and Handsome”
  • Woodstock- Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive won Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
  • Sara Bareilles won Best American Roots Performance for “Saint Honesty”
  • Steve Greenberg won Best Album Notes for “Stax ‘68: A Memphis Story”
  • Patty Griffin won Best Folk Album
  • Morton Lindberg won Best Surround Sound Album for “Lux”
  • Nicola Benedetti won Best Classical Instrumental Solo for “Violin Concerto/ Fiddle Dance Suite”
  • Robert Sentelli won Best Historical Album
  • Gloria Gaynor won Best Roots Gospel Album
  • Ranky Tanky won Best Regional Roots Music Album for “Good Time”
  • Blanton Alspaugh won Producer of the Year (Classical)