2020 Grammy Awards: Winners, Hosts, Performances and More

Written By Alla Levin
January 27, 2020
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Grammy Awards 2020: Winners, Hosts, and More

This year’s greatest music night is shaped by a party.

But will you be able to distinguish between your Bon Iver from your Billie Eilish?

If you still find yourself unsure about how to go about it, we are here to help you.

We will basically make you know the nominees, the winners, the hosts, performances, and others.

Here is a cheat sheet that to help you know everything about the 62nd annual Grammy awards rocking 26 of January 2020.

Stick on!

What is the Grammy Award?

Grammy Awards will involve recognition of the best compositions, recordings, artists released between Oct. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019.

Being a gilded gramophone, the Grammy Award is an early version of a record player/speaker combo.

When are the Grammy Awards?

This annual awards ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles aired on 26/8/2020 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Moreover, you can watch wall to wall coverage But as early as 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT to E’s “Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2020 Grammy Awards,” which then segues into “Live from the Red Carpet” at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Then there will be an “After Party: The 2020 Grammy Awards” which will highlight clearly the major occurrences form the nights, including fashion standouts, buzzworthy performances, and speeches, surprise wins and snubs. This is scheduled to kick off at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT.

This will certainly make you exhausted but what compares to being informed at the next day!

Who was hosting the Grammys?

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Host Alicia Keys walks onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The hosts for this event was Alicia Keys. This was the second year she was hosting the Grammy Awards.

She has previously scoped 15 of the awards herself putting her in a better position to handle the event competently.

Who was performing at the Grammys?

Though there were some possible changes, and the tunes they are tuning are not yet announced, we expect performances from Aerosmith who four awards already.

Billie Eilish who is having six nominations, the Voice” super couple Blake Shelton with eight nominations, Lizzo who has already scooped eight nominations, and Gwen Stefani with one award.

Who are the 62nd annual Grammy Awards nominees and winners?

As mentioned, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X take a leading position in nomination for Grammy Awards.

Along with Bon Iver, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, H.E.R. and Vampire Weekend, they are all eyeing the album of the year.

Notably, Nas X and Lizzo are up for the Best New Artist together with other upcoming champions, such as Spanish flamenco pop fusion sensation Rosalía.

Basically, four categories are up for grabs: a record of the year, the album of the year, the song of the year and best new artist.

Nominees and Winners for the Record of the Year:

Album of the Year:

WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

  • Hey Ma (Bon Iver)
  • Big Guy (Billie Eilish)
  • 7 Rings (Ariana Grande)
  • Hard Place (H.E.R)
  • Talk (Khalid)
  • Old Town Road (Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • Truth Hurts (Lizzo)
  • Sunflower (Post Malone & Swae Lee)

Song of the Year:

WINNER: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

    • “Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
    • “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
    • “Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
    • “Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
    • “Norman F— Rockwell!” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
    • “Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
    • “Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Album of the Year:

WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

  • I,I” (Bon Iver)
  • Norman F—— Rockwell” (Lana Del Rey)
  • When We All Fall Asleep
  • Thank U, Next (Ariana Grande)
  • I Used to Know Her” (H.E.R.)
  • 7″ (Lil Nas X)
  • Where Do We Go?” (Billie Eilish)
  • Cuz I Love You” (Lizzo)
  • Father of the Bride (Vampire Weekend)

Best New Artist nominees:

WINNER: Billie Eilish

  • Black Pumas
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalía
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola

Record of the year:

WINNER: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

    • “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
    • “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
    • “Hard Place” — H.E.R.
    • “Talk” — Khalid
    • “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
    • “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
    • “Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Aerosmith will not up for any awards but he will receive the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year Award.

On the other hand, Sean “Diddy” is expected to grab the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons for his 25-year hip-hop career.

Difference between Record and Song of the Year

Lizzo, Alicia Keys open Grammys 2020 with Kobe Bryant tribute

Song of the year refers to the songwriter’s award whereby the artist receives an award if he wrote the song.

On the other hand, the record of the Year goes to the artist and producers, the engineers who performed the recording work, mixing and mastering engineers.

Song of the Year is a songwriters’ award; if the artist did not write the song, it does not go to them.

Who was going to win?

Honestly, we can’t tell until the winners are announced. But as per the past events, we already know that Lizzo and Eilish have made splashes previously.

Also, we know that Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” set a record for spending 17 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 charts.

Although the charts don’t necessarily represent the list of winners for Grammy awards 2020, we are apparently not seeing these names the last time.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the show with your friends and fans.

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