Major Moments From The 2020 Grammys

Billie Eillish was nominated for six Grammys and went home with five.

Billie Eillish was nominated for six Grammys and went home with five.

Bridget McAree, Staff Writer

Billie Eillish swept the award show winning five Grammys including “Record of The Year” and “Best New Artist.” Eillish, who is only 18 years old, is the youngest recipient to receive a Grammy. Deborah Dugan, the former president of the Recording Academy, sparked controversy surrounding the voting process of the awards, which made the hard to predict. 

However, there were creative and beautiful outfits, including Billy Porter’s moving hat. Also, the Grammy’s did a wonderful job of paying tribute to Kobe Bryant, who had died in a tragic helicopter accident earlier that day.

Tyler The Creator, a popular rapper, won “Best Rap Album” for his album IGOR. Cage the Elephant won “Best Rock Album” for their album Social Cues. They performed in Atlanta last year at Shaky Knees and there has been speculation they will tour here again soon. 

Lizzo, who is famous for her pop song “Truth Hurts,” also won a Grammy for “Best Pop Solo Performance.” Although the song came out in 2017, it recently became popular this year. 

“Old Town Road” was one of the most played songs of 2019. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus took home a Grammy for Best Pop Duo Performance. This was Lil Nas X second Grammy after winning his first earlier that evening for “Best New Artist.”

Overall, Billie Ellish, Lizzo, and Lil Nas X received the most recognition for their works of 2019. Billie, who was nominated for six Grammys, won five. Lizzo, who was nominated for eight Grammys, won three Grammys, including “Best Pop Solo Performance,” “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” and “Best Traditional R&B Album.” Lil Nas X was nominated for six Grammys and won two . He took home the trophies for “Best Music Video” and “Best Pop Duo” for Old Town Road.