The Grammys 2020 ceremony was full of so many snubs, surprises, and sensational moments. From Demi Lovato’s emotional performance of “Anybody” to Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s duet, there really wasn’t a slow part. And that’s saying something, seeing as how the show clocked in at three hours.
If you missed the show, though, no worries: We have your full Grammys 2020 recap right here—a roundup of all the moments your pop culture and music-obsessed coworkers will be talking about this morning. Read up before you get to the office so you can get in on the conversation, too. And if all else fails, just say “Lizzo! Queen!”
Below, the biggest moments from the 2020 Grammys:
Lizzo’s performance. What a way to open the show. The singer/rapper gave powerful renditions of her songs “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts.” She dedicated the performance to Kobe Bryant, who passed away suddenly on Sunday (January 26) in a helicopter accident.
Alicia Keys’s speech about Bryant. She hosted the show, and took a moment to honor the late athlete before going into business as usual. “Earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero,” she said. “We are literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built. Right now, Kobe and his daughter, Gianna, and all those that have been tragically lost today are in our spirit, hearts, and prayers.” She was then joined by Boyz II Men, and the group sang a tribute to him.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s joint performance. The couple sang their new song “Nobody but You.”
The Jonas Brothers’s return to the Grammys stage. They performed “Only Human” from their album, Sucker, and their new song “What a Man Gotta Do.” The cameras were sure to pan to the Jonas Brothers’s wives (Priyanka Chopra, Danielle Jonas, and Sophie Turner), who seemed to be having a blast.
Lizzo’s emotional acceptance speech for Best Pop Solo Performance. She referenced Bryant, saying, “This whole week I be lost in my problems, stressed out, and the in an instant all of that can go away. All of my problems that I thought were as big of the world are gone.” She then urged artists to keep making “music that liberates people…Let’s continue to reach out…and lift each other up.”
Tyler, The Creator; Boyz II Men; and Charlie Wilson’s performance of “Earfquake.” All those clones?! I’m still shaking.
The Prince tribute. Usher was joined by Sheila E and FKA Twigs, and together they brought down the house with covers of “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Kiss.”
Camila Cabello’s performance, which was dedicated to her father. She sounded pitch-perfect singing her track “First Man,” and brought her dad (who was in the audience) to tears.
Ariana Grande’s medley. She performed “Imagine” and “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, which is the sonic template for her hit “7 Rings.” She then performed “7 Rings,” reenacting scenes from the Julie Andrews classic, and ended things with “Thank U, Next.”
Billie Eilish’s intimate performance of ”when the party’s over.” The vocals. The feels. I’m unwell. Eilish went on to take home the Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year (“Bad Guy”) and Album of the Year (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?).
Demi Lovato’s first performance since her 2018 overdose. She debuted a new song, titled “Anyone,” and it was emotional. “Tired of empty conversation,” she sang. “‘Cause no one hears me anymore…Anyone, please send me anyone. Lord, is there anyone? I need someone. Anyone, please send me anyone. Lord, is there anyone? I need someone.” Lovato teared up at one point, and the audience enveloped her in a warm, encouraging applause–followed by a standing ovation.
Rosalía’s high-energy set. She served looks, choreography, and pure show-womanship. It was a true highlight.