The Grammy Awards: Wins and Tributes

The Grammy Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious events in all of music. Last night's event provided it us with some memorable moments.

Wins and tributes. These were the best two words to describe last night’s Grammy Awards. The award shows have always been well renowned for rewarding some of the best that the music industry has to offer. The event was held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The event was marred by the tragic demise of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who had died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Countless tributes were made to the basketball great by several of the industry’s most famous artists.

Alicia Keys dedicates her performance to the late basketball legend, (Source: The Boston Globe)


One of them was last year’s breakout star, Lizzo. She dedicated her performance to the late basketball legend. Her performance was a medley of some of her best work including the smash hit ‘Truth Hurts’. R&B legend Alicia Keys also dedicated her performance last night to the former LA Lakers star. She performed ‘Its So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’ with Boyz II Men.


Other tributes included the one from DJ Khaled, where he performed alongside John Legend, Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Rich and YG. Although the performance was dedicated to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle, the artists later pointed to an image on the screen of Hussle and Bryant together. Khlaed later went on to dedicate the performance to Bryant as well.

Billie Eilish wins five awards at last night’s ceremony. (Source: Los Angeles Times)


However, the Grammy Awards was not just known for its tributes to Kobe Bryant. The event was also known as a night where the young upstart Billie Eilish dominated. The up and coming young artist won five awards last night. These awards included best album, record and song of the year for her chart topping smash hit ‘Bad Guy’.


She was joined on stage with her brother, Finneas O’Connell, to accept the award for best song of the year. O’Connell worked alongside his sister on her album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go’. The singer and her brother dedicated the award to Eilish’s large fan base.

Lizzo wins an award for best solo pop performance. (Source: Deadline)


Other prominent winners included Lizzo who won the award for best solo pop performance and Lil Nas X who won the award for best music video and pop duo/group performance for his chart buster ‘Old Town Road’.


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