Grammys 2020: All the winners and highlights

  • Posted on: 27 January 2020
  • By: Digital

It was music's biggest night – but this year's Grammy Awards took on a mournful tone as stars and fans paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant. The show opened with tributes to Bryant from Lizzo and host Alicia Keys. The Los Angeles Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash earlier Sunday. The Grammys were held in the Staples Center, where the Lakers play their home games.

Lizzo garnered the most nominations this year, but Billie Eilish took home the coveted awards for record, song and album of the year, along with Best New Artist. Eilish was the youngest person ever nominated for all four awards at the same time. Lil Nas X was nominated six times and walked away with two wins.

The Recording Academy also honored slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who posthumously won the Grammy for best rap performance. DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill and others paid tribute.

Last year, former first lady Michelle Obama was a surprise guest at the Grammys. This year, she won the award for best spoken word album for the audio version of her memoir, "Becoming."

Record of the Year

  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish — Winner
  • "Hey, Ma" — Bon Iver
  • "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
  • "Hard Place" — H.E.R.
  • "Talk" — Khalid
  • "Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo  
  • "Sunflower" — Post Malone and Swae Lee
  • Album of the Year
  • "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" — Billie Eilish — Winner  
  • "I, I" — Bon Iver
  • "Norman F***ing Rockwell!" — Lana Del Rey
  • "Thank U, Next" — Ariana Grande
  • "I Used to Know Her" — H.E.R.
  • "7" — Lil Nas X
  • "Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)" — Lizzo
  • "Father of the Bride" — Vampire Weekend
  • Best New Artist
  • Billie Eilish — Winner  
  • Black Pumas
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalía 
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola
  • Best Rap/Sung Performance
  • "Higher" — DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend — Winner
  • "Drip Too Hard" — Lil Baby and Gunna 
  • "Panini" — Lil Nas X 
  • "Ballin" — Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
  • "The London" — Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott
  • Song of the Year
  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) — Winner  
  • "Always Remember Us This Way" — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • "Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • "Hard Place" — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. and Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • "Lover" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • "Norman F***ing Rockwell" — Jack Antonoff and Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • "Someone You Loved" — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • "Truth Hurts" — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson and Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)
  • Best Rap Album
  • "Igor" — Tyler, The Creator — Winner
  • "Revenge of the Dreamers III" — Dreamville
  • "Championships" — Meek Mill 
  • "I Am > I Was" — 21 Savage 
  • "The Lost Boy" — YBN Cordae
  • Best Comedy Album
  • "Sticks & Stones" — Dave Chappelle  — Winner  
  • "Quality Time" — Jim Gaffigan
  • "Relatable" — Ellen DeGeneres
  • "Right Now" — Aziz Ansari
  • "Son Of Patricia" — Trevor Noah
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • "Speechless" — Dan + Shay — Winner  
  • "Brand New Man" — Brooks and Dunn with Luke Combs
  • "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" — Brothers Osborne
  • "The Daughters" — Little Big Town
  • "Common" — Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile
  • Best Pop Solo Performance
  • "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo — Winner  
  • "Spirit" — Beyoncé   
  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
  • "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande 
  • "You Need to Calm Down" — Taylor Swift
  • Non-televised Grammy awards

    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - "A Star Is Born"
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir - "Chernobyl"
  • Best Song Written for Visual Media
  • Lady Gaga - "I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)"
  • Best Recording Package
  • Chris Cornell - "Chris Cornell," Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura and Joe Spix, art directors
  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
  • Various Artists - "Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary," Masaki Koike, art director
  • Best Album Notes
  • Steve Greenberg - "Stax '68: A Memphis Story"
  • Best Historical Album
  • Pete Seeger - "Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection"
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
  • Billie Eilish - "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" Rob Kinelski and Finneas O'Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer
  • Best Remixed Recording
  • Madonna - "I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)"
  • Best Immersive Audio Album
  • Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor - "Lux"
  • Best Music Video
  • Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Official Movie)"
  • Best Music Film
  • Beyoncé - "Homecoming"
  • Best New Age Album
  • Peter Kater - "Wings"
  • Best Bluegrass Album
  • Michael Cleveland - "Tall Fiddler"
  • Best Traditional Blues Album
  • Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men - "Tall, Dark & Handsome"
  • Best Contemporary Blues Album
  • Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"
  • Best Folk Album
  • Patty Griffin - "Patty Griffin"
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album
  • Ranky Tanky - "Good Time"
  • Best Reggae Album
  • Koffee - "Rapture"
  • Best Children's Music Album
  • Jon Samson - "Ageless Songs For the Child Archetype"
  • Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
  • Michelle Obama - "Becoming"
  • Best Dance Recording
  • The Chemical Brothers - "Got to Keep On
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album
  • The Chemical Brothers - "No Geography"
  • Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela - "Mettavolution"
  • Best Instrumental Composition
  • John Williams - "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite"
  • Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
  • Jacob Collier - "Moon River" 
  • Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
  • Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest - "All Night Long"
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo
  • Randy Brecker - "Sozinho"
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album
  • Esperanza Spalding - "12 Little Spells"
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album
  • Brad Mehldau - "Finding Gabriel"
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
  • Brian Lynch Big Band - "The Omni-american Book Club"
  • Best Latin Jazz Album
  • Chick Corea & the Spanish Heart Band - "Antidote"
  • Best Country Solo Performance
  • Willie Nelson - "Ride Me Back Home"
  • Best Country Song
  • Tanya Tucker - "Bring My Flowers Now"
  • Best Country Album
  • Tanya Tucker - "While I'm Livin'"
  • Best Gospel Performance/Song
  • Kirk Franklin - "Love Theory"
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
  • for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton - "God Only Knows," Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone and Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
  • Best Gospel Album
  • Kirk Franklin - "Long Live Love"
  •  Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
  • for KING & COUNTRY - "Burn the Ships"
  • Best Roots Gospel Album
  • Gloria Gaynor - "Testimony"
  • Best Latin Pop Album
  • Alejandro Sanz - "#ELDISCO"  
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
  • Rosalía - "El Mal Querer"
  • Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
  • Mariachi Los Camperos - "De Ayer Para Siempre"
  • Best Tropical Latin Album - Tie
  • Marc Anthony - "Opus" | Aymée Nuviola - "A Journey Through Cuban Music"
  • Best Rap Performance
  • Nipsey Hussle - "Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]"
  • Best Rap Song
  • 21 Savage - "A Lot [ft. J. Cole]," Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage and Anthony White, songwriters
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical
  • Kronos Quartet - "Riley: Sun Rings," Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer
  • Producer of the Year, Classical
  • Blanton Alspaugh  
  • Best Orchestral Performance
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic - "Norman: Sustain"
  • Best Opera Recording
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children's Chorus - "Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox"
  • Best Choral Performance
  • Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir - "Duruflé: Complete Choral Works"
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
  • Attacca Quartet - "Shaw: Orange"
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo
  • Nicola Benedetti - "Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite"
  • Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
  • Joyce Didonato - "Songplay"
  • Best Classical Compendium
  • Nadia Shpachenko - "The Poetry of Places"
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition
  • Jennifer Higdon, composer - "Higdon: Harp Concerto"
  • Best Musical Theater Album
  • "Hadestown"  
  • Best Rock Performance
  • Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"
  • Best Metal Performance
  • Tool - "7empest"
  • Best Rock Song
  • Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"
  • Best Rock Album
  • Cage the Elephant - "Social Cues"
  • Best Alternative Music Album
  • Vampire Weekend - "Father of the Bride"
  • Best R&B Performance
  • Anderson .Paak - "Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]"
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance
  • Lizzo - "Jerome"  
  • Best R&B Song
  • PJ Morton - "Say So [ft. JoJo]"  
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album
  • Lizzo - "Cuz I Love You"
  • Best R&B Album
  • Anderson .Paak - "Ventura"
  • Best World Music Album
  • Angelique Kidjo - "Celia"
  • Best American Roots Performance
  • Sara Bareilles - "Saint Honesty"
  • Best American Roots Song
  • I'm With Her - "Call My Name," Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan and Sara Watkins, songwriters
  • Best Americana Album
  • Keb' Mo' - "Oklahoma"
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
  • Lil Nas X - "Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]"
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters - "Look Now"
  • Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Billie Eilish - "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
  • Finneas