GRAMMYS

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.

(Check out lists of memorable moments here and here.  And here’s a list of the “biggest snubs and surprises.”)

  • 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.)

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