The 62nd Grammy’s Winners + Highlights

The 62nd Grammy’s Winners + Highlights

The 62nd Grammy’s Winners + Highlights

Last night the 62nd Annual Grammy awards were held in Los Angeles, and it was night full of both celebration and emotion. Let’s start with the highlights. If you’re looking for the winners, scroll down.


Hosted for the second year in a row by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys, the show opened with a ceiling-shattering performance by Lizzo, which she dedicated to Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter accident earlier that day.

And then Alicia solemnly took the stage to open up the ceremony with a touching message to everyone who is mourning Kobe’s death. Looking so gorgeous that it’s just stupid, she provided just the right touch of love and empathy that we all needed. She was then joined on stage by Boyz II Men as they dedicated a sweet a capella rendition of “Hard to Say Goodbye” to the NBA legend and his daughter Gigi. (This is where I promptly broke out into tears.)

And then the party was really on. There were also performances by (not in order) Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, latin pop sensation Rosalia, Ariana Grande, The Jonas Brothers, Tyler the Creator, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Usher with a Prince tribute, DJ Khaled and John Legend with a tribute to Nipsey Hussle, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Tanya Tucker, H.E.R., Aerosmith with Run DMC, Alicia Keys, and two emotional performances by Camilla Cabello and Demi Lovato.

In short, there were a LOT of performances. But here were the most interesting ones.

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato. She was so emotional singing her song “Anyone” that she had to restart. And then she BLEW the stage away.

Camilla Cabello. The show was teasing her performance as an emotional tribute to a “special man” in her life. But it wasn’t for Shawn Mendes. It was for her dad :’)

Tyler, The Creator. He’s a weird dude, for sure. But his performance was startling yet spell-bounding. Here’s a snippet.


In terms of winners, the night belonged to Billie Eilish. She swept up the four biggest categories of the night: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Lizzo also took home top awards of Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Here’s the full list of winners below!

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 rap album
“IGOR,” Tyler, the Creator

Best rap performance
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy

Best rap song
“A Lot,” 21 Savage featuring J. Cole

Best rap/sung performance
“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend

Best R&B album
“Ventura,” Anderson .Paak

Best R&B song
“Say So,” PJ Morton featuring JoJo

Best R&B performance
“Come Home,” Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000

Best urban contemporary album
“Cuz I Love You,” Lizzo

Best pop vocal album
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish

Best pop solo performance
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

Best pop duo/group performance
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Best traditional pop vocal album
“Look Now,” Elvis Costello & the Imposters

Best rock album
“Social Cues,” Cage the Elephant

Best rock song
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.

Best rock performance
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.

Best alternative music album
“Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend

Best country album
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker

Best country song
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Best country solo performance
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson

Best country duo/group performance
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay

Best dance/electronic album
“No Geography,” The Chemical Brothers

Best dance recording
“Got to Keep On,” The Chemical Brothers

Best comedy album
“Sticks and Stones,” Dave Chapelle

Best music video
“Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus

Best contemporary instrumental album
“Mettavolution,” Rodrigo y Gabriela

Best metal performance
“7empest,” Tool

Best traditional R&B performance
“Jerome,” Lizzo

Best new age album
“Wings,” Peter Kater

Best jazz vocal album
“12 Little Spells,” Esperanza Spalding

Best improvised jazz solo
“Sozinho,” Randy Brecker

Best jazz instrumental album
“Finding Gabriel,” Brad Mehldau

Best large jazz ensemble album
“The Omni-American Book Club,” Brian Lynch Big Band

Best Latin jazz album
“Antidote,” Chick Corea & the Spanish Heart Band

Best gospel performance/song
“Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin

Best contemporary Christian music performance/song
“God Only Knows,” For King & Country & Dolly Parton

Best gospel album
“Long Live Love,” Kirk Franklin

Best contemporary Christian music album
“Burn The Ships,” For King & Country

Best roots gospel album
“Testimony,” Gloria Gaynor

Best Latin pop album
“#Eldisco,” Alejandro Sanz

Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album
“El Mal Querer,” Rosalía

Best regional Mexican music album (Including Tejano)
“De Ayer Para Siempre,” Mariachi Los Camperos

Best tropical Latin album
(tie) “Opus,” Marc Anthony and “A Journey Through Cuban Music,” Aymée Nuviola

Best American roots performance
“Saint Honesty,” Sara Bareilles

Best American roots song
“Call My Name,” I’m With Her

Best Americana album
“Oklahoma,” Keb’ Mo’

Best bluegrass album
“Tall Fiddler,” Michael Cleveland

Best traditional blues album
“Tall, Dark & Handsome,” Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men + Dana

Best contemporary blues album
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.

Best folk album
“Patty Griffin,” Patty Griffin

Best regional roots music album
“Good Time,” Ranky Tanky

Best reggae album
“Rapture,” Koffee

Best world music album
“Celia,” Angelique Kidjo

Best children’s album
“Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype,” Jon Samson

Best spoken word album (includes poetry, audiobooks and storytelling)
“Becoming,” Michelle Obama

Best musical theater album
“Hadestown,” original Broadway cast recording

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
“A Star Is Born,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best score soundtrack for visual media
“Chernobyl,” Hildur Guðnadóttir

Best song written for visual media
“I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version),” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best instrumental composition
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” John Williams

Best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella
“Moon River,” Jacob Collier

Best arrangement, instruments and vocals
“All Night Long,” Jacob Collier featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest

Best recording package
“Chris Cornell,” Chris Cornell

Best boxed or special limited-edition package
“Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary,” various artists

Best album notes
“Stay ’68: A Memphis Story,” Steve Greenberg

Best historical album
“Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection,” Pete Seeger

Best engineered album, nonclassical
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish

Producer of the year, nonclassical

Best remixed recording
“I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix),” Madonna

Best immersive audio album
“LUX,”Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene and Nidarosdomens Jentekor

Best engineered album, classical
“Riley: Sun Rings,” Kronos Quartet

Producer of the year, classical
Blanton Alspaugh

Best orchestral performance
“Norman: Sustain,” Los Angeles Philharmonic

Best opera recording
“Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus

Best choral performance
“Duruflé: Complete Choral Works,” Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir

Best classical instrumental solo
“Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite,” Nicola Benedetti

Best chamber music/small ensemble performance
“Shaw: Orange,” Attacca Quartet

Best classical solo vocal album
“Songplay,” Joyce DiDonato

Best classical compendium
”The Poetry of Places,” Nadia Shpachenko

Best contemporary classical composition
“Higdon: Harp Concerto,” Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Best music film
“Homecoming,” Beyoncé


(Washington Post)


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