BILLIE EILISH and her brother FINNEAS cleaned up at the “Grammys” last night . . . and ALICIA KEYS was joined by BOYZ II MEN for a tribute to KOBE BRYANT. Music’s biggest night started with a musical tribute to KOBE BRYANT. ALICIA KEYS walked onto the “Grammy” stage at the Staples Center and said, quote, “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now . . .
“Because earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero. And we’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” Then she started singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” . . . and BOYZ II MEN came out and joined in. (Here’s video.)
It was a big night for BILLIE EILISH. She won five Grammys, including Album, Song, and Record of the Year, plus Best New Artist. At 18, she’s the youngest person to be nominated for, and win, all four of those honors. But her brother FINNEAS was the biggest winner of the night with SIX. In addition to winning several awards with Billie for her album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and the song “Bad Guy” . . . He also won Producer of the Year and Best Engineered Album. Their performance of “When the Party’s Over” was one of the highlights of the show.
LIZZO led all artists with eight nominations, and came out with three wins, including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome”. She also kicked the night off with “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts”. She also had one of the most inspiring speeches of the night, too. (WARNING: This clip contains profanity.)
Speaking of inspiring moments, TYLER, THE CREATOR brought his MOM onstage and thanked her when he won Best Rap Album. But in a backstage interview he added that categorizing his music as rap almost felt like a backhanded compliment.
And DEMI LOVATO got a standing ovation for her comeback performance of “Anyone” . . . even though she had a little hiccup at the beginning. And no, you weren’t seeing things: NICK JONAS did have something in his teeth.
This Year’s Grammy Winners
Album of the Year: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, Billie Eilish
Record of the Year: “Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish
Song of the Year: “Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish
Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
Best Pop Vocal Album: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, Billie Eilish
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Truth Hurts”, Lizzo
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group: “Old Town Road”, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Look Now”, Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Best Rock Song: “This Land”, Gary Clark Jr.
Best Rock Album: “Social Cues”, Cage the Elephant
Best Rock Performance: “This Land”, Gary Clark Jr.
Best Metal Performance: “7empest”, Tool
Best Alternative Music Album: “Father of the Bride”, Vampire Weekend
Best R&B Song: “Say So”, PJ Morton, featuring JoJo
Best R&B Album: “Ventura”, Anderson .Paak
Best R&B Performance: “Come Home”, Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Jerome”, Lizzo
Best Rap Song: “A Lot”, 21 Savage featuring J. Cole
Best Rap Album: “Igor”, Tyler, the Creator
Best Rap Performance: “Racks in the Middle”, Nipsey Hussle, featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Higher”, DJ Khaled, featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Cuz I Love You”, Lizzo
Best Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now”, Tanya Tucker
Best Country Album: “While I’m Livin'”, Tanya Tucker
Best Country Solo Performance: “Ride Me Back Home”, Willie Nelson
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group: “Speechless”, Dan + Shay
And here are a few other random winners:
Best Folk Album: “Patty Griffin”, Patty Griffin
Best Americana Album: “Oklahoma”, Keb’ Mo’
Best Reggae Album: “Rapture”, Koffee
Best Dance Recording: “Got to Keep On”, The Chemical Brothers
Best Contemporary Blues Album: “This Land”, Gary Clark Jr.
Best Gospel Album: “Long Live Love”, Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Album: “Burn the Ships”, For King & Country
Best Latin Pop Album: “#Eldisco”, Alejandro Sanz
Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album: “El Mar Querer”, Rosalía
Best Comedy Album: “Sticks & Stones”, Dave Chappelle
Best Spoken Word Album: “Becoming”, Michelle Obama
Best Children’s Album: “Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype”, Jon Samson
Best Score: “Chernobyl”, HBO
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “I’ll Never Love Again” (for “A Star Is Born”)
Best Music Video: “Old Town Road”, Lil Nas X, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Best Music Film: “Homecoming”, Beyoncé
(You can sort through the winners in ALL 84 CATEGORIES at Grammy.com.)