The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.It recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from October 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Nominations were announced in all 84 categories by Gayle King, Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha on the set of CBS This Morning on November 20, 2019.
Keys hosted the ceremony, having hosted the previous year’s ceremony as well.
Lizzo received the most nominations of any artist with eight, followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six each. Eilish and her brother Finneas received the most awards, with five wins each. Upon this, Eilish became the first artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist in the same year since Christopher Cross in 1981.
Aerosmith was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two nights prior to the telecast. This was set to be the first edition of the Grammy Awards that the new Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan would have presided over; however, she was relieved of her duties as President and CEO and placed on administrative leave from the organization on January 16, 2020.
According to Wiki post, Recording Academy Chairman Harvey Mason Jr. took over as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mason presided over the ceremony instead of Dugan.
The ceremony was held at the Staples Center on the same day as the death ofbasketball player Kobe Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers — the arena is the team’s home venue.
Several tributes to Bryant were included in the ceremony, including a performance of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by host Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men, while Lil Nas X, Lizzo and DJ Khaled all incorporated tributes to Bryant into their performances.
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