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Tyler, the Creator performs “EARFQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND” with 25 Igor clones.

Tyler, the Creator performs “EARFQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND” with 25 Igor clones.

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Tyler, the Creator performs “EARFQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND” with 25 Igor clones.

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Tyler, the Creator performs “EARFQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND” with 25 Igor clones.

Taylor Schmitz, Staff Writer

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This time of the year typically brings cold weather that is sure to keep people indoors; however, it is not all bad. Award season is in full swing and the Grammys play a major role in them. Last Sunday, the 62nd Grammy Awards took place with over 18.7 million viewers, proving that the show is more successful than ever.

One of the biggest stars of the night was Lizzo. She opened the show with some of her most popular songs, “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts.” She was nominated for a total of eight awards and ended up winning Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album. 

Another artist who racked up the awards was newcomer Billie Eilish, who won five out of her six nominations, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Eilish also got the chance to perform “when the party’s over” on stage with her brother.

Other memorable performances included songs by the Jonas Brothers, Ariana Grande and a duet by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. The Grammys also had a lot of heartfelt moments like Camila Cabello’s “My Oh My” performance dedicated to her father and Demi Lovato, who teared up while singing “Anyone.” However, Tyler, the Creator was the artist who had everyone talking. He was joined by Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson and they performed his biggest hits, “EARTHQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND.” What made his performance the most memorable was the wild set complete with flaming houses, garbage cans and a total of 25 clones of Tyler, the Creator’s persona, Igor, walking up to the stage in single-file.

The night also served as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. His jerseys hung on the stadium wall and could be found in multiple performances, including one laying on a chair during Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” Billy Ray Cyrus had number 24 written on his guitar and the Jonas Brothers wore purple ribbons in honor of Bryant. Host Alicia Keys said a few words to honor the basketball star and then was joined by Boyz II Men and began singing, “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” as a musical tribute.

Other tributes include one to rapper Nipsey Hussle, through a performance by YG, Meek Mill, John Legend, Roddy Rich, DJ Kahled and Kirk Franklin. Usher also performed the songs “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss” by Prince with Sheila E. to honor Prince. As always, Usher got the audience on their feet with his spot-on Prince attire and impeccable dance moves.

This year’s Grammy Awards offered captivating entertainment for all of those who watched. From big awards and show-stopping performances to heartfelt tributes, the 2020 Grammys had it all.