The last night on 26 January was held the 62 edition of some emotional Grammy awards that will go down in history as the saddest of those held to date. The former Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, had lost his life, along with his daughter of only 13 years, a few hours earlier, in a helicopter accident. The gala could not be suspended despite the immense pain of death – tragic, unexpected – of which he was one of the most important and beloved figures of American and world sport.
It was the great Alicia Keys who won 15 Grammys who served as a master of ceremonies for the second year in a row..The New York composer personified the sadness of all attendees for the fatal news and appealed to everyone’s heart, influencing the enormous power of music: “I know it is the most healing thing in the world, so let’s try to heal now same We are all feeling an infinite sadness right now,” she said after slowly and excitedly taking the stage, after the wonderful opening performance in a sublime performance by singer Lizzo.
The show, conceived as a live musical show rather than an awards ceremony, could not leave anyone indifferent already by itself. As expected, attendees enjoyed performances full of spectacle, stunning choreography and an elaborate staging, which had their maximum representation in the appearances of Billy Eilish, Lizzo, Rosalia and the great pop diva of the moment, Ariana Grande, that last year he decided not to act after fighting with the Academy.
The tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle, shot dead recently, the performance of the BTS Koreans with Lil Nas X and his tribute to Prince, as well as the rocker performance of Aerosmith contributed the decibels and unbridled energy to later be the beautiful Camila Cabello that did the same with more emotion and feeling than ever when singing the song “Firts man”, dedicated to his father, present at the show, and could not contain the tears at the performance of his daughter.
Leaving aside the splendid performances that were the protagonists of the show, and that had more merit given the circumstances that everyone was going through, these 2020 Grammys have stood out for being the year in which more female presence has long been . Young and emerging artists who have broken into the music industry with a blatant talent.
One of the most acclaimed was Lizzo, who at 31, is the rapper of the moment with her album Cuz I love you and the song Truth Hurts. Lizzo took eight nominations and it is the first time in history that there were two nominated artists in the four major categories. Behind was Lil Nas X, who could have won him for Old Town Road, along with more women nominees: Ariana Grande, H.E.R, Lana del Rey and Maggie. It was, finally, the very young Billie Eilish, who accumulated 6 nominations for Bad guy, who had to climb, blushing and in recent times, several times to receive the award in the different categories. This young artist breaks into the industry with the album When we all fall asleep, where do we go ?, recorded at age 17 on homemade recordings made with her brother at her home in Los Angeles and has been considered the artist of the year. Billie Eilish took the Grammy home to the song of the year, recording of the year, pop album of the year and best new artist. His brother and producer of his award-winning album also won two other awards: producer of the year and best engineering for an album. Billie Elish made history last night by being the youngest artist to win 5 awards, beating Taylor Swift in youth, who was awarded at the age of 20 for her Fearless album in 2009.
In the Latin section, the Catalan singer Rosalía won the golden gramophone as the best urban and alternative Latin rock album for her album “El Mal Querer”, with which she also destroyed the last Latin Grammy delivery held in Las Vegas , where he amazed the world with his staging. Alejandro Sanz, meanwhile, took a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album.
Here is the list of the awards for each category:
Album of the year: Billie Eilish- ‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’
Recording of the year:Billie Eilish – ‘Bad guy’
Song of the year:Billie Eilish – ‘Bad guy’
Best new artist: Billie Eilish
Best rap album: Tyler, the Creator ‘IGOR’.
Best rap performance: DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – ‘Higher’. –
Best Music Video:Old Town Road (Lil Nas)
Best Pop Duo/ Performance(Lil Nas)
Best Music Film for Homecoming(Beyoncé)
Best Audio Recordingof “Becoming” (Michelle Obama)
Best pop solo performance: Lizzo –‘Truth Hurts’.
Best duo or group performance in country: Dan + Shay – ‘S’.
Best comedy album: Dave Chapelle – ‘Sticks & Stones’.
Best album by a Latin rock artist, urban or alternative: ‘El Mal Querer’- Rosalía
Best Latin Album: ‘El Disco’, Alejandro Sanz.
“I don’t know if I can get to the stars or the moon, or wherever. If I fall off the cliff, or from the pedestal, whatever, I’ll still have learned something” Kobe Bryant