2020 Grammy Winners

Updated: Mar 12

It looked like a showdown between three of the past year’s most popular breakout artists, with Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo facing off in the top Grammy categories, including best new artist. But, it turns out, it was a coronation for Eilish, who won the four top prizes—best new artist plus record, song, and album of the year— in addition to Grammys in pop categories, too. She made history in 2018 with a series of chart records; the Grammys, it seemed, wanted in on that history.


Predicting the Grammy winners for 2020 seemed particularly difficult this year, given the swirling controversy surrounding the Recording Academy—which hands out the awards—and allegations made by former president Deborah Dugan that, among other things, the process of voting for the awards was badly flawed. For a time it seemed impossible the Grammy Awards could even happen— and that was even before news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash broke hours before the ceremony, leading to a somber opening to music’s biggest night.


For more Grammys coverage, get the story behind Billy Porter’s show-stopping motorized hat, read about how the Grammys paid tribute to Bryant throughout the night, and see all the looks from the red carpet.




ALBUM OF THE YEAR

i,i, Bon Iver

Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana del Rey

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, BILLIE EILISH

Thank U Next, Ariana Grande

I Used to Know Her, H.E.R.

7, Lil Nas x

Cuz I Love You, Lizzo

Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend


RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Hey Ma,” Bon Iver

“BAD GUY,” BILLIE EILISH

“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande

“Hard Place,” H.E.R.

“Talk,” Khalid

“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X

“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

“Sunflower,” Post Malone and Swae Lee


SONG OF THE YEAR

“Always Remember Us This Way,” Lady Gaga

“BAD GUY,” BILLIE EILISH

“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

“Hard Place,” H.E.R.

“Lover,” Taylor Swift

“Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana del Rey

“Someone You Love,” Lewis Capaldi

“Truth Hurts,“ Lizzo


BEST NEW ARTIST

Black Pumas

BILLIE EILISH

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Maggie Rogers

Rosalía

Tank and the Bangas

Yola


BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Spirit,” Beyoncé “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “TRUTH HURTS,” LIZZO “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift


BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers “OLD TOWN ROAD,” LIL NAS X FEATURING BILLY RAY CYRUS) “Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Señorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello


BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

The Lion King: The Gift,Beyoncé WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO?, BILLIE EILISH Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran Lover, Taylor Swift


BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“Love Again,” Daniel Caesar and Brandy “Could've Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller “Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane “Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Day “Come Home,” Anderson Paak feat. Andre 3000


BEST R&B SONG

“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller “Look At Me Now,” Emily King “No Guidance,” Chris Brown feat. Drake “Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye “SAY SO,” PJ MORTON FEAT. JOJO


BEST R&B ALBUM

1123, BJ The Chicago Kid Painted, Lucky Daye Ella Mai, Ella Mai Paul, PJ Morton VENTURA, ANDERSON .PAAK


BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“Middle Child,” J. Cole “Suge,” DaBaby “Down Bad,” Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy “RACKS IN THE MIDDLE,” NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. RODDY RICCH & HIT-BOY “Clout,” Offset Featuring Cardi B


BEST RAP SONG

“Bad Idea,” YBN Cordae feat. Chance The Rapper “Gold Roses,” Rick Ross feat. Drake “A LOT,” 21 SAVAGE FEAT. J. COLE “Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy “Suge,” DaBaby


BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE

“HIGHER,” DJ KHALED FEATURING NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND “Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby & Gunna “Panini,” Lil Nas X “Ballin,” Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch “The London,” Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott


BEST RAP ALBUM

Revenge of the Dreamers III, Dreamville Championships, Meek Mill I Am Greater Than I Was, 21 Savage IGOR, TYLER THE CREATOR The Lost Boy, YBN Cordae


BEST COUNTRY SONG

“BRING MY FLOWERS NOW,” TANYA TUCKER “Girls Goin' Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert “Some Of It,” Eric Church “Speechless,” Dan and Shay


BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

“All Your’n,” Tyler Childers “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde “RIDE ME BACK HOME,” WILLIE NELSON “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton “Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker


BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne “SPEECHLESS,” DAN + SHAY “The Daughters,” Little Big Town “Common,” Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Desperate Man, Eric Church Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett WHILE I’M LIVIN’, TANYA TUCKER


BEST ROCK ALBUM

Amo, Bring Me the Horizon SOCIAL CUES, CAGE THE ELEPHANT In The End, The Cranberries Trauma, I Prevail Feral Roots, Rival Sons


BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

“Pretty Waste,” Bones UK “THIS LAND,” GARY CLARK JR. “History Repeats,” Brittany Howard “Woman,” Karen O & Danger Mouse “Too Bad,” Rival Sons


BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

U.F.O.F., Big Thief Assume Form, James Blake I,I, Bon Iver FATHER OF THE BRIDE, VAMPIRE WEEKEND Anima, Thom Yorke


BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Apollo XXI, Steve Lacy CUZ I LOVE YOU, LIZZO Overload, Georgia Anne Muldrow Saturn, NAO Being Human In Public, Jessie Reyez


BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

“Time Today,” BJ The Chicago Kid “Steady Love,” India.Arie “JEROME,” LIZZO “Real Games,” Lucky Daye “Built For Love,” PJ Morton Featuring Jazmine Sullivan


BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

LP5, Apparat NO GEOGRAPHY, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape), Flume Solace, RÜFÜS DU SOL Weather, Tycho


BEST DANCE RECORDING

“Linked,” Bonobo “GOT TO KEEP ON,” THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS “Piece Of Your Heart,” Meduza Featuring Goodboys “Underwater,” RÜFÜS DU SOL “Midnight Hour,” Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign


BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres Right Now, Aziz Ansari Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah STICKS & STONES, DAVE CHAPPELLE


BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

The Lion King: The Songs, (Various Artists) Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, (Various Artists) Rocketman, (Various Artists) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, (Various Artists) A STAR IS BORN (VARIOUS ARTISTS)


BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy,” Toy Story 4 “Girl In The Movies,” Dumplin’’’

“I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN,” A STAR IS BORN “Spirit,” The Lion King “Suspirium,” Suspiria


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“We’ve Got To Try,” (The Chemical Brothers) Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer “This Land,” (Gary Clark Jr.) Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer “Cellophane,” (FKA Twigs) Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer “OLD TOWN ROAD (OFFICIAL MOVIE),” (LIL NAS X & BILLY RAY CYRUS) CALMATIC, VIDEO DIRECTOR; CANDICE DRAGONAS, MELISSA LARSEN & SAUL LEVITZ, VIDEO PRODUCERS “Glad He’s Gone,” (Tove Lo) Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer


BEST MUSIC FILM

HOMECOMING, (BEYONCE) Remember My Name, (David Crosby) Birth Of The Cool, (Miles Davis) Shangri-La, (Various Artists) Anima, (Thom Yorke)


BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM

Beastie Boys Book, (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers BECOMING, MICHELLE OBAMA I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Eric Alexandrakis Mr. Know-It-All, Jon Waters Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, Sekou Andrews & The String Theory


BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations Hadestown Moulin Rouge! The Musical The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Oklahoma!


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

FINNEAS Jack Antonoff Dan Auerbach John Hill Ricky Reed


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