The Grammys, hosted by Alicia Keys, were about more than music this year, as the late Kobe Bryant was honored throughout the night.
Following the tragic death of the Lakers legend, the biggest names in the music industry paid tribute to Bryant. His presence was felt throughout the event with his jersey hanging on the Staples rafters and Lil Nas X and Run D.M.C wearing it during their performances. In addition, Bryant was mentioned during the tribute to L.A rapper Nipsey Hussle, who won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance.
The award show went on and 18-year-old Billie Eilish had a memorable night, snagging Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Song of the Year.
Lizzo also had a great night after being nominated in eight categories and winning Grammys for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Demi Lovato also had her return to the Grammys, while Usher paid tribute to Prince. The performances of the night were Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Camilla Cabello, and Black Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s duet.
Other winners were Clark, who won three Grammys in the Blues and Rock categories for This Land. A Star is Born won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written For Visual Media for “I’ll Never Love Again,” HBO’s Chernobyl won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Beyoncé’s Homecoming won Best Music Film Prize.