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Grammy Awards 2020: Full List of Winners

  • The 62nd Grammy Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday, January 26, 2020.
  • It was hosted by Grammy-winning singer, Alicia Keys.
  • The event was dedicated to NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, who died along with his daughter and three others in a helicopter crash a few hours earlier.
  • Billie Eilish was the biggest winner of the night, going home with 5 awards.

The Grammy Awards initially called the “Gramophone Award” is an award presented by the recording academy to acknowledge achievements in the music industry.

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The award is usually presented annually in grand ceremonies featuring performances by prominent artists and presentation of the awards.

The first Grammy Awards ceremony held on May 4th, 1959 to honour the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Similarly, this year’s Grammy Awards held on 26 January 2020 to honour accomplishments for the year 2019.

62nd Annual Grammy Awards honour Kobe

The host for this year’s Grammy Awards, Alicia Keys, dedicated the event to NBA Basketball legend Kobe Bryant who lost his life in a helicopter crash earlier that evening.

She said, “Here we are together on music’s biggest night, celebrating our artists that do it best, but, to be honest with you we are all feeling crazy sadness right now because earlier today Los Angeles, America,and the whole wide world lost a hero.

“And we’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.

“I know how much Kobe loved music, so we got to make this a celebration in his honour”, she concluded.

Billie Eilish was the biggest winner of the night

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 14: Singer Billie Eilish arrives for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Glenn Francis/Pacific Pro Digital Photography)

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, an American singer and songwriter, was the biggest winner of the night. She bagged a total of 5 Awards, including record of the year, album of the year, best new artist, best pop vocal album, and song of the year.

Full list of winners at the 62nd Grammy Awards

Category Winner
Record of the Year Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Album of the Year Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Best New Artist Billie Eilish
Best Rap/Sung Performance DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle, John Legend – “Higher”
Song of the Year Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Best Rap Album Tyler, the Creator – IGOR
Best Comedy Album Dave Chappelle – Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
Best Country Duo/Group Performance Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
Best Pop Solo Performance Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical FINNEAS
Best Pop Vocal Album Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]”
Best Americana Album Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma
Best American Roots Song I’m With Her – “Call My Name”
Best American Roots Performance Sara Bareilles – Saint Honesty
Best World Music Album Angelique Kidjo – Celia
Best R&B Album Anderson .Paak – Ventura
Best Urban Contemporary Album Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Best R&B Song PJ Morton – “Say So [ft. JoJo]”
Best Traditional R&B Performance Lizzo – “Jerome”
Best R&B Performance Anderson .Paak – “Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]”
Best Alternative Music Album Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride
Best Rock Album Cage the Elephant – Social Cues
Best Rock Song Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”
Best Metal Performance Tool – “7empest”
Best Rock Performance Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Best Musical Theater Album Hadestown
Best Contemporary Classical Composition Jennifer Higdon, composer – Higdon: Harp Concerto
Best Classical Compendium Nadia Shpachenko – The Poetry of Places
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Joyce Didonato – Songplay
Best Classical Instrumental Solo Nicola Benedetti – Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Attacca Quartet – Shaw: Orange
Best Choral Performance Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir – Duruflé: Complete Choral Works
Best Opera Recording Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus – Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Best Orchestral Performance Los Angeles Philharmonic – Norman: Sustain
Producer of the Year, Classical Blanton Alspaugh
Best Engineered Album, Classical Kronos Quartet – Riley: Sun Rings
Best Rap Song 21 Savage – “A Lot [ft. J. Cole]”
Best Rap Performance Nipsey Hussle – “Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]”
Best Tropical Latin Album (Tie) Marc Anthony – Opus Aymée Nuviola – A Journey Through Cuban Music
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) Mariachi Los Camperos – De Ayer Para Siempre
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album Rosalía – El Mal Querer
Best Latin Pop Album Alejandro Sanz – #ELDISCO
Best Roots Gospel Album Gloria Gaynor – Testimony
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for KING & COUNTRY – Burn the Ships
Best Gospel Album Kirk Franklin – Long Live Love
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton – “God Only Knows”
Best Gospel Performance/Song Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory”
Best Country Album Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’
Best Country Song Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”
Best Country Solo Performance Willie Nelson – “Ride Me Back Home”
Best Latin Jazz Album Chick Corea & the Spanish Heart Band – Antidote
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album Brian Lynch Big Band – The Omni-american Book Club
Best Jazz Instrumental Album Brad Mehldau – Finding Gabriel
Best Jazz Vocal Album Esperanza Spalding – 12 Little Spells
Best Improvised Jazz Solo Randy Brecker – “Sozinho”
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest – “All Night Long”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella Jacob Collier – “Moon River”
Best Instrumental Composition John Williams – “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite”
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mettavolution
Best Dance/Electronic Album The Chemical Brothers – No Geography
Best Dance Recording The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) Michelle Obama – Becoming
Best Children’s Music Album Jon Samson – Ageless Songs For the Child Archetype
Best Reggae Album Koffee – Rapture
Best Regional Roots Music Album Ranky Tanky – Good Time
Best Folk Album Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin
Best Contemporary Blues Album Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Best Traditional Blues Album Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men – Tall, Dark & Handsome
Best Bluegrass Album Michael Cleveland – Tall Fiddler
Best New Age Album Peter Kater – Wings
Best Music Film Beyoncé – Homecoming
Best Music Video Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Official Movie)”
Best Immersive Audio Album Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor – Lux
Best Remixed Recording Madonna – “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)”
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Best Historical Album Pete Seeger – Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Best Album Notes Steve Greenberg – Stax ’68: A Memphis Story
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Various Artists – Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary
Best Recording Package Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell
Best Song Written for Visual Media Lady Gaga – “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)”
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

If you recall, Nigeria’s very own Burna Boy was nominated for Best World Music Album; however, he lost it to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer, songwriter and actress.

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Victoria Michael is an entertainment & viral news reporter for Naijahomebased. She has a passion for writing.

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