62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[4] It recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from October 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019.[5][6] Alicia Keys hosted the ceremony, having hosted the previous year's ceremony as well.[7]

62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Official poster
DateJanuary 26, 2020 (2020-01-26)
8:00–11:40 p.m. EST
LocationStaples Center
Los Angeles, California
Hosted byAlicia Keys
Most awardsFinneas (6)[1][2]
Most nominationsLizzo (8)
Website62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Television/radio coverage
Viewership18.7 million[3]

Lizzo received the most nominations of any artist with eight, followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six each.[8] Finneas received the most awards with six.[9][10] Eilish became the first artist to win the major four categories of Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist in the same year since Christopher Cross in 1981.[11]

Ten days prior to the ceremony, Recording Academy president Deborah Dugan was relieved of her duties as president and CEO and placed on administrative leave from the organization. She sparked controversy by claiming that the organization engaged in corruption and favoritism; Champagne Billecart-Salmon responded by pulling their ads from the broadcast, and Megyn Kelly, Gabrielle Union, and others tweeted their support of Dugan.[12] The ceremony was held on the same day as the death of basketball player Kobe Bryant, to whose memory Keys and Boyz II Men dedicated their performance of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday".

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