With everything that happened in 2020, it might have been weird to hold a ceremony for the best music of the year. Yet, the Grammys pulled it off.
It was a big year for the music industry as a whole. With everyone being home during the quarantine, everyone had more time to do the things that they love. For many, that included listening to music. It became a type of coping mechanism for those who struggled with the lasting effects of quarantine.
With cameos from Taylor Swift, BTS, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, DaBaby, and more, the Grammys had a star studded line-up for this year, despite COVID-19’s many restrictions on big award shows, and gatherings.
The two biggest Grammys of the Year were Album and Record of the Year. Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for her album smash, Folklore. Billie Eilish won Record of The Year for her hit Everything I Wanted.
Beyonce had a great year and it showed. She secured four Grammys, making it 28 total in her lifetime; she holds the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist.
Megan Thee Stallion was the first female rapper to win best new artist since Lauryn Hill in 1999. She also secured herself two Grammys in the categories of Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for her song Savage.
The Weeknd, who had a breakout year, was missed by the Grammys. He wasn't nominated for a single Grammy, despite his hits like “Blinding Lights”, and his album “After Hours”, both of which were received really well overall.
The Grammys this year was one to remember and we can only hope that next year we have one to remember post COVID-19.