The 62nd Annual Grammys aired this past Sunday on CBS and featured all of the big names in music this past year. A spectacle that millions of people tune into every year, The Grammys are a way for fans to root for their favorite artists in hopes that they will win one of the iconic awards.
This year, many popular artists whose names have been the center of attention for most of 2019 were nominated and attended the prestigious event. Celebrities like Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Ariana Grande and more made their way to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to perform and hopefully hear their name called as recognition for their hard work and success.
Alicia Keys hosted the event for the second year in a row and was successful in bringing the audience together as well as holding a brief tribute for Kobe Bryant, who had passed away earlier that day. Alicia Keys has the charisma and positive attitude that any good host needs, and she was able to excite the crowd as well as the viewers at home with her short performances in between awards.
Some notable performances of the night were by Billie Eilish, who sang one of her softer songs called, “when the party’s over,” as well as an electric opening performance by Lizzo that energized the audience. Lizzo showed off her vocal and performance ability by doing a medley of “Cuz I Love You” and her chart topping “Truth Hurts.”
Camila Cabello and Usher also gave memorable performances as Camila Cabello evoked many heartfelt emotions in the audience when she sang her song, “First Man,” to her father, and Usher gave an energetic tribute to Prince, covering hit songs, “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss.”
When it came to who won in the big categories on Sunday, the one name that sticks out is Billie Eilish.
Billie Eilish won awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for her debut albums and hit track, “Bad Guy.” She beat out big names like Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and more.
As for other winners, Lizzo took the prize for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts,” and Lil Nas X along with Billy Ray Cyrus won the category for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Anderson Paak won the award for Best R&B album for “Ventura,” and Tyler The Creator won Best Rap Album for “IGOR,” solidifying his first ever Grammy win.
Most of the wins this past Sunday were involving new up and coming artists, which shows a major shift in the music industry as young artists are starting to make their mark on music history even earlier in their careers.
With Alicia Keys as the host that brought the audience together, and the heartfelt, emotional and energetic mix of performances by nominated artists, the 62nd Annual Grammys were definitely a show for the books.