The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 26, 2020. It took place at the Staples Center in London. Nominations were announced in all 84 categories by Gayle King, Alicia Keys, and Bebe Rexha on November 20, 2019. The event was hosted by Alicia Keys, who had also hosted the 61st Grammys.
Kobe Byrant’s death in a helicopter crash was acknowledged in the opening minutes of the Grammys. Lizzo opened up about what she felt and said that ‘tonight is for Kobe.’ Keys, the host of the show, shared her thoughts and said that we are all feeling 'crazy sadness' right now, because earlier today LA, America, and the whole world lost a hero, and that we are literally standing heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs took the stage and called out the Grammys for hating Rap and R&B artists. His speech about the same garnered him a standing ovation from artists like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and several other music industry players.
He said that he is saying this with love to the Grammys. He said that he is talking about that pain, and he is speaking up for all the artists, producers, and executives.
Diddy felt that hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. He said that it is not a revelation, it is present and has been present for a long time now, and it is not limited to just music. It is present in films and sports, and all around the world.
Sean Combs - #Diddy dedicated his Grammy's Icon Award presented by Clive Davis to the R&B/Hip Hop artists that deserved top Grammy's Album of Year award but didn't get them because of racism and Beyonce's Lemonade was one of the albums. #GRAMMYLive #GRAMMYAwards2020 pic.twitter.com/Oh0ux3e15v— SouleFull (@FullSoule) January 26, 2020
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