2020 Grammy’s Filled With Many Surprises

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Fabian Palomera, OwlFeed Journalist

The 2020 Grammys took place on January 26th and consisted of awarding artists for their hard work throughout the year. Many artists took home multiple awards while other artists were left without recognition.

Billie Eilish was the winner of the night as she not only took the highest amount of awards but also what some may consider the most influential awards.

Eilish took home the award for Best Album, Song, New Artist, Record and Pop Vocal Album, completing sweeping her competition.

When accepting the award for best song of the year, Eilish said, “Why? Oh my god, so many other songs deserve this, I’m sorry. I genuinely want to say I’m so grateful and I’m so honored to be here.”

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Despite the admiration for Billie Eilish, some believe that other artists were more worthy. “I think Billie is deserving of some of the awards that she won but I definitely think that there’s another artist that could beat her for Record or Album of the Year,” said Ashley Hardy, a senior here at Agua Fria. “Do I think her songs are life-changing? No, but everyone else does and that’s all that matters.”

Although it was already a night to remember performances from several artists only made it better.

Lizzo, who recently went viral from her song “Truth Hurts,” was the opener for the event and dedicated the night to Kobe Bryant, who had passed away earlier that day.

“Tonight is for Kobe,” said Lizzo before begging her performance of “Cuz I Love You,” which led to an immense amount of cheers for the legend that passed.

Lizzo went on to win best R&B performance as well as Best Urban Contemporary Album of the Year.

Another moment that surprised many was when Tyler the Creator won best rap album and how he went about receiving the award.

“Alright so I don’t know if I’m going to be up here again so bare with me,” said Tyler. “I never fully felt accepted in rap so for y’all to always stand by me and get me here, I really appreciate that.”

Many took Tyler’s speech sincerely as his growth throughout the past couple of years has been exponential and is of course due to the constant support for his art and the quality of work he produces.

Another up-and-coming artist who took home an award was Rosalia who makes Latin music. Rosalia took home the Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album for the year and was completely blindsided.

“Seriously, I’m in shock. This is the last thing I expected, I swear to God,” said Rosalia in Spanish.

Alicia Keys then promptly closed the ceremony with a reference to Kobe and his family.

The 2019 Grammys were for sure something to remember but if an artist wants to reach the 2020 expectations they better keep the good work coming.