Entertainment News Update: The 62nd Grammy Awards were dominated by 18-year-old Billie Eilish. The first-time Grammy nominee secured five awards including record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, best new artist and best pop vocal album.
Eilish worked on her album “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” with her producing partner and brother Finneas O’Connell. O’Connell also won for producer of the year and best engineered album (non-classical).
“We didn’t make this album to win a Grammy,” O’Connell said during his acceptance speech for album of the year alongside his sister. “We didn’t think it would win anything ever. We wrote an album about depression, suicidal thoughts, and climate change, and being the bad guy, whatever that means.”
“We stand up here confused and grateful,” he said.
Not only was she the youngest artist to be nominated for the top four prizes at the award show, she is also the youngest to win the top four prizes.
Lizzo, the pop and R&B star of hits like “Truth Hurts,” “Juice” and “Good as Hell,” was nominated for eight awards, the most of any other nominee. She is a first-time Grammy nominee and took home three prizes on Sunday.
Ahead of the televised show, Lizzo garnered a Grammy win for best traditional R&B performance for “Jerome” and best urban contemporary album for “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe).”
She won the first award of the evening, taking home best pop solo performance for “Truth Hurts.”
Lil Nas X, the rapper behind “Old Town Road” also received six nods and took the stage with Billy Ray Cyrus, Korean Pop sensation BTS, DJ phenomenon Diplo and Mason Ramsey, the kid who went viral for yodeling at a Walmart.
Lil Nas X and Cryus won best music video and best pop duo/group performance ahead of the televised portion of the Grammy Awards.
Demi Lovato also took the stage on Sunday, marking her first performance since her 2018 overdose. She was clearly emotional while singing a new song called “Anyone,” a piece she said she wrote just a few days before her hospitalization.
Sharon and Ozzy Osborne presented the award for best rap/sung collaboration to DJ Khaled and John Legend, who had worked alongside the late Nipsey Hussle. The pair dedicated the award to Hussle and to Bryant.
Ozzy Osborne, the lead singer of Black Sabbath, recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Performers paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who passed away in a helicopter crash earlier in the day. The awards ceremony took place at Los Angeles’s Staples Center where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers.